|Written by Mick Bergen|
|Saturday, 02 February 2013 13:04|
Bookmakers have listed the Baltimore Ravens as underdogs pretty much throughout the playoffs so why would the championship game be any different? The current Vegas lines have the Ravens +4 while the over/under total has slowly moved up to 48. While wagering on the final outcome of XLVII could return a profit, there are numerous Super Bowl betting props for team and individual player events that could also increase your bankroll before the final whistle. Baltimore has been listed as +105 underdogs to receive the opening kick-off and EV money to be the first team to score while the total team points for the Ravens has been posted at 21½ with the OVER -135 and the UNDER +105.
Behind quarterback Joe Flacco, Baltimore's total first half points has been listed at 10½ with the OVER favored at -125 and the UNDER -105. Since the Ravens are expected to kick-off XLVII in New Orleans on February 3rd, it would make sense the squad would return +110 if they are the team to record the first 1st down of the game. Baltimore could also return a substantial profit in Super Bowl betting props for being the first team to pass the 50-yard line and enter the red zone at +110. QB Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense have been potent during the postseason and would return 4/1 if their first scoring play is a touchdown followed by a rushing TD at 6/1. A defensive or special teams score would pay out 15/1 with a field goal at 7/2 and a safety at 40/1.
Flacco has been labeled as the most boring quarterback in the league but that hasn't stopped the 5-year pro from reaching the title game and being listed as an 11/4 favorite to win the most valuable player award. With the legendary career of LB Ray Lewis coming to an end on Sunday, bookmakers have listed the 17-year pro as a 15/2 favorite to win the MVP followed by RB Ray Rice at 12/1, WR Anquan Boldin at 16/1 and WR Torrey Smith at 20/1. As for the first Baltimore receiver to haul in a competition, Super Bowl betting props have Rice listed at 13/2, Boldin at 7/1 and Smith at 17/2. Wagering on the point spread is always fun but if you want to make a profit throughout the game, the be sure to view over 500 props and also receive a 50% welcome bonus for betting on the Baltimore Ravens only at - Bovada.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 03 February 2013 23:10|