|Baltimore Ravens: Super Bowl Odds - Win Totals|
|Written by Jean Hougaard|
|Thursday, 18 July 2013 05:51|
After pulling off an improbable championship season, the Baltimore Ravens return in 2014 with much of the same team intact minus one Hall-of-Famer Ray Lewis. Despite going 4-0 in the playoffs to eventually defeat the San Francisco 49ers (34-31) in the championship game, the Ravens had a mediocre regular season by all accounts going 10-6 overall, 8-4 in the AFC conference and 4-2 in the AFC North division. Bookmakers are expecting much of the same from Baltimore this year listing the squad as 22/1 longshots in Super Bowl odds to win.
The regular season win totals for the Ravens has been set at a low 8½ OVER -135 while the UNDER would return +105 on a $100 bet. "Purple Pain" ended the regular season ranked a decent 15th overall with an average of 233.7-passing yards per game while the running game ranked 11th with an average of 118.8-yards per game. QB Joe Flacco returns behind center after throwing 3,817-yards for 22-touchdowns with RB Ray Rice looking to better last season's mark of 1,143-yards for just 9-TD's. Flacco won't have WR Anquan Boldin down the sidelines this season as he took his talents to San Francisco which leaves a majority of the offensive plays to WR Torrey Smith who hauled in 49-receptions for 855-yards and 8-touchdowns.
The tough Baltimore defense kept the Ravens in each game allowing opponents just 228.1-passing yards per game ranking 17th in the league and 20th overall allowing 122.8-rushing yards per game. Defense will be the key for Baltimore to make return to the championship game with Ray Lewis now retired and Ed Reed signing with the Houston Texans. 2014 Super Bowl odds in Vegas have posted a line of 22/1 for the Ravens to pull off another improbable run to hoist the Lombardi trophy, 9/1 to win the AFC Conference and +190 to win the AFC North. Baltimore will begin week 1 action on the road against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos for Thursday night football on September 5th and will be home at M&T Stadium for week 2 to face the Cleveland Browns on September 15th.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 21 July 2013 23:04|