- Young quarterbacks (23 and under) are 1-11 in postseason games and only 2-10 against the spread over the last ten years.
- Mike Vrabel and the Titans are 3-0 this year when being labeled as underdogs of four points or more.
- The Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans kick off at primetime (8:15 p.m. EST) on Saturday after the Vikings-49ers game.
BALTIMORE – The NFL’s Divisional Round takes place on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, as only eight teams are left fighting for the Lombardi Trophy. While the path toward the big game is still up in the air, the Baltimore Ravens are still the favorite (+200) to win the Super Bowl.
Their next battle comes against the Tennessee Titans, who possibly ended the New England Patriots dynasty after beating them in the wild card round. But where do they stand against the Ravens?
Getting to the AFC Championship is the goal of both teams but NFL betting trends may be viewing one team just a little higher up.
The Titans are 7-3-1 against the spread with Ryan Tannehill as the starter, as the game has gone over in nine of those contests. If the Titans can keep their high scoring output constant, bettors may soon be rewarded if the bet on the Titans to win the Super Bowl.
Though historical data rarely plays into account for the NFL playoffs, the road team has been the victor in all three of the postseason matchups that have taken place between Tennessee and Baltimore.
Using Trends To Bet On The Ravens, Titans
As the Ravens are favored by 10 points in Saturday’s 8:15 p.m. EST game, many bettors are hesitant when it comes to betting on double-digit favorites or underdogs in the NFL.
However, since 2011, teams in the postseason that are double-digit favorites are 6-0 against the spread, while those who are nine points or more are 8-2. Furthermore, when considered a double-digit favorite (including playoff games), the Ravens are 36-0 straight up.
Baltimore has also never lost as a 9.5-point or more favorite nor when they play at home and are an 8.5-point favorite. Still, the surging Titans could be the first team to knock Baltimore off their throne of perfection.
Under Coach Mike Vrabel, the Titans are 6-2 (7-1 ATS) when they are labeled as four-point (or more) underdogs. Tennessee has seen three games as such this season – all of which ended with a Titans’ victory.
Another interesting NFL betting trend concerns teams that are facing young quarterbacks. As Lamar Jackson is 23 years old, those betting on the Baltimore Ravens to win the Super Bowl will not be happy with the results of the last 10 postseasons.
Here, teams with young quarterbacks (23 and younger) are 1-11 straight up (2-10 ATS) in that span. While the MVP-like play of Jackson may cause this betting trend to hit on the opposite side, it is definitely one to pay attention to.
On the other side of the betting board, bettors can also look to take the over-under, which oddsmakers at Super Bowl betting sites are listing at 47 points. This wager may be more difficult to pin down though, as the strong running game from both teams can cause the score to be low, or it can allow for big plays to happen quickly.
Either way, the betting boards are loaded with Ravens and Titans betting lines, props, and odds for bettors’ enjoyment. With only seven games left in the NFL to bet on, the time is now to lock in NFL betting profits.
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Michael has been writing about sports for over a decade and his focus on NFL betting action has followed suit. As a Baltimore Ravens fan, he has been heavily invested in the AFC North since the turn of the century. When he is not writing about football, you can find him on the beach, in a casino, or at a bowling alley.