Went 3-1 picking games last weekend and 2-2 on my four bets. Very difficult to sit through betting Ravens scoring under 17.5 points when they have 14 with only half the first half clock gone. Nevertheless we move on to Championship Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO AT ATLANTA
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports - one of the more detailed, tape studied national reporters out there - said while studying Atlanta's defense against the read option he noticed they've repeatedly been torched by tight ends. Vernon Davis has shown in playoffs past he is capable of taking over a playoff game and Colin Kaepernick showed last week that NFL defenses may need an off-season to figure out how to stop him.
49ers 27, Atlanta 13
Bets: I have two...
- This beat me last week but why not drop a 100 on the +145 you're currently getting for the first score of this game being a field goal or safety.
- Kaepernick is currently +800 to score the first touchdown of the game. Why not?
BALTIMORE AT NEW ENGLAND
I don't see how the old defense, especially Ray Lewis, can stick with the tempo about to be thrown at them from the Patriots. I expect Tom Brady to use a combination of Welker, Hernandez and a healthy Woodhead to barrage the middle of the field with ease. On that same note I expect Ray Rice to have a nice game running the ball and Joe Flacco will pick apart the weak back end of the Patriots secondary. Coin flip game, high scoring.
Ravens 34, Patriots 31
Bets: Two more...
- Ravens +8. As you saw above I think the Ravens can win this game and I don't understand making them more than a touchdown underdog.
- I'm going with no scoring in the last two minutes of the first half at +250.