|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the MLBFootball betting will conclude its second full week of preseason sports betting action from Baltimore as the Ravens host the New York Jets and an old friend. Football betting fans will see former long time Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan return as head coach of the New York Jets in a sports betting homecoming of sorts.
Ryan lost his football betting debut as head coach of the Jets last week in a 20-23 upset home loss as a 3-point favorite with the game going well over the sports betting over/under of 32.5. The Jets did have some NFL betting positives to take from the game but there were also some concerns that they will need to address.
Rookie number one draft pick Mark Sanchez saw limited football betting action in that preseason opener but was impressive as he went 3-4 for 88 yards. Erik Ainge saw most of the football betting action and was 10-17 for 148 yards and 1 touchdown. Receiver David Clowney caught 3 passes for 102 yards and a score.
Shonn Greene had a solid football betting performance as he ran for 45 yards on 9 carries. The major football betting problem for the Jets in that exhibition loss to the Rams was their run defense as they allowed 193 yards on 29 attempts. The Jets also lost 2 fumbles and had 0 takeaways.
The Ravens had a highly successful preseason football betting opener as they shut out the Washington Redskins 23-0 for an easy cover as 3-point chalks. The game went under the football betting over/under of 31.5. The Baltimore defense looked as great as ever as they held Washington to 56 yards rushing on 19 attempts and limited a trio of Redskin quarterbacks to just 140 yards passing.
Baltimore had 2 takeaways and 3 sacks in the game. The Ravens gave their quarterbacks plenty of work including starter Joe Flacco who was 9-15 for 103 yards. Troy Smith got a real long look and went 14-30 for 200 yards and a touchdown. Smith is number two on the depth chart and should see plenty more action in this one along with third stringer John Beck.
Bet on the MLBGamblers might feel compelled to place their baseball bets on San Francisco. Rival evaluators who scouted the Giants’ offensive work during spring training all left thinking the same thing; pitchers from opposing teams will have to dig deep. Similar to the Kansas City Royals of the previous two years, the Giants are not known for striking out too often.