coleryan Posts:11963 Followers:19
01/20/2013 02:24 PM

A look at the game in New England from the parking lot

coleryan Posts:11963 Followers:19
01/20/2013 02:25 PM

Patriots rushed for 2.2 yards per carry in first game against Ravens.

coleryan Posts:11963 Followers:19
01/20/2013 02:26 PM

sideline report

Just ran into Eddie DeBartolo Jr. on the sidelines. Asked him about 49ers' chances today. "This is a warm-up game"

coleryan Posts:11963 Followers:19
01/20/2013 02:28 PM

49ers (-4, 48.5) vs. Falcons TRENDS

Since Colin Kaepernick took over as starting quarterback, the 49ers are scoring 25.44 points a game, with seven of his eight starts going OVER the total.

The Falcons defense allowed a league-worst 8.9 yards per rush against quarterbacks with at least 30 rushes this season, according to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News.

The Falcons are 34-8 straight-up at home under coach Mike Smith, 24-16-2 against the spread.

The 49ers are 11-5 straight-up on the road under coach Jim Harbaugh, 10-6 against the spread.

Falcons kicker Matt Bryant has made 33 of 38 field goals this season, including 4-for-4 on kicks from 50-plus yards and three game winners.

49ers kicker David Akers has made 29 of 42 kicks; nine of his misses came from within 50 yards.

coleryan Posts:11963 Followers:19
01/20/2013 02:30 PM

The Super Bowl Networks are worried about: Baltimore vs Atlanta 13.7% Chance

coleryan Posts:11963 Followers:19
01/20/2013 02:32 PM

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, despite QB rushing record last week, went just 2-2 on road as a starter during 2012 regular season

coleryan Posts:11963 Followers:19
01/20/2013 02:36 PM

NFL Market Update : Books ended up with more balance than expected on SF/ATL as far as SIDE goes as some "late" money on Home Dog helped.. OVER is getting one-sided by public on SF/ATL..so even w/ some "Steam" on UNDER it won't help limit much of the exposure. RAVENS getting lots of love as well in late game on Spread & Money-Line..OVER is also leaving books exposed even w/ wiseguy's help.

coleryan Posts:11963 Followers:19
01/20/2013 02:36 PM

Ravens vs. Patriots (-8, 51.5)

Underdogs of more than seven points in the playoffs are 50-65-1 against the spread since 1968. The Ravens were 8- to 8.5-point underdogs as of Friday afternoon.

The Ravens have won twice in their last 22 games as underdogs of more than seven points.

The Patriots are 136-36 straight-up as favorites under Bill Belichick.

The Patriots are 12-5 straight-up in revenge games under Bill Belichick, 13-4 against the spread. The Ravens defeated New England, 31-30, in Week 3.

The OVER is 40-15 in the Patriots’ last 55 games overall and 22-8 in the last 30 at Gillette Stadium. The last five Ravens-Patriots games have averaged 48.4 points.

Fourteen of the 23 Patriots playoff games under Belichick have stayed under the total. The Patriots, under Belichick, have been in 28 games where the total was greater than 50. Sixteen of those games stayed under the total.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker has made 30 of 33 field goals this season, 4-of-4 from 50-plus yards.

Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has made 29 of 35 field goals this season, including his last 10 attempts.

coleryan Posts:11963 Followers:19
01/20/2013 02:38 PM

COLE's NFL PICKS

The Ravens are a very good team on a run and they seem like they are getting the bounces in every game they play. However this is the Patriots. The new offense and the awakening of the running game has made this team even more dangerous...the defense can blitz more and the aging d of the Ravens will be worn out after an overtime game at Mile High.

Patriots -8

coleryan Posts:11963 Followers:19
01/20/2013 02:40 PM

The Ravens went 6-9-1 against the spread in the 2012-13 regular season.

The Falcons finished 9-6-1 against the spread in the regular season, and the Patriots and 49ers both went 9-7 against the number.