|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLNFL football handicappers will have an inter-conference NFL betting matchup of playoff contenders to pick from as the Packers host the Ravens from Green Bay. NFL football results have been up and down on both teams this year although the Green Bay Packers have seemed to have found their NFL betting stride as of late.
The Baltimore Ravens have a NFL football record of 6-5 both straight up and against the NFL betting board. The Ravens have failed to cover the NFL football betting number in 3 out of their last 4 games, however. Last week Baltimore scored an important NFL football win over Pittsburgh 20-17 but failed to cover as 9-point home favorites.
Baltimore went under the NFL football total for the first time in 5 games in that win. The Ravens remain one of the top defensive units in NFL football as they rank 5th overall for points allowed. Their offense ranks 12th for scoring. Quarterback Joe Flacco has been inconsistent this year with a QB rating of 90.2 and a 13/8 touchdown to interception ratio. Ray Rice has been solid out of the backfield with 821 yards rushing and 4.9 yards per carry average.
The Green Bay Packers have responded well after their humiliating loss at Tampa Bay as they have won 3 consecutive NFL football matchups straight up with 2 payouts and a push against the spread.
Green Bay now has a NFL football record of 7-4 straight up and 6-4-1 against the number. The Packers rank 6th in NFL football for points scored while ranking 12th in points allowed. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers ranks as one of the top signal callers in the NFL for passing efficiency as he has a 104.9 QB rating based on a completion rate of 66%, 3136 yards passing, and a 22/5 touchdown to interception ratio.
Donald Driver is Rodgers’ favorite target as he has caught 53 passes for 845 yards and 5 touchdowns. Ryan Grant has been efficient at hauling the mail with 890 yards rushing and 4.3 yards per carry average. Neither team can afford a loss in this one and a hard fought affair is expected.