Baltimore vs. Cincinnati,
12/30/2012 13:00 EDT,
Score: 17 - 23
Point Spread: -2½/-105 Cincinnati
Cincinnati has really turned things around this season, going 6-1 over their last seven games, including a big win last week over the Pittsburgh Steelers that locked up the sixth seed in the AFC. The team's only loss during that stretch was to the Dallas Cowboys and came on a last second field goal to lose by a single point.
Baltimore on the other hand is headed the opposite direction. Sure they beat the NY Giants last week but in the three weeks prior were a home loss to Pittsburgh without Big Ben, at Washington, and a 17 point defeat at home to the Denver Broncos.
The only thing I don't love about this game is that it doesn't mean anything to Cincinnati. Sure, if they win they can claim a share of the division title, and that might mean something to a team with such a poor history, but they can't move up to the five seed. Without knowing their motivation and if they will rest their starters for the playoffs, I'm only going to play this one for action.
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