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2011 Super Bowl XLV: Baltimore Ravens Odds
The Baltimore Ravens could be one of the better values in 2011 Super Bowl odds as a +1400 longshots to win the world championship of pro football this season. Baltimore finished with a record of 12-4 straight up and 8-7-1 against the spread to finish in a first place tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North but the Men of Steel got the tie breaker advantage. Heading into Super Bowl XLV predictions as underdogs, Baltimore went UNDER the total in 9 of their games this season and finished the season strong with 4 consecutive straight up wins and 3 payouts in that span.
The Ravens will open playoff action in Super Bowl odds on Sunday at Kansas City in the AFC wild card round. The Ravens were 5-2-1 against the spread on the road this year with 5 of their 8 away games going UNDER the total. Defense remains the strength of Baltimore as it has been for the past decade as the Ravens rank 10th overall in the NFL for total defense and 3rd for points allowed. Quarterback Joe Flacco will lead the Ravens as longshot in 2011 Super Bowl XLV predictions after having a nice bounce back season. Flacco finished the year with a 93.6 QB rating, a 62% completion percentage which was good for 3,622 yards and a 25/10 TD/INT ratio.
The Ravens are a well balanced team despite being longshots in Super Bowl odds especially with Ray Rice rushing for 1,223 yards and 5 TD’s. Among their signature wins this year Baltimore defeated the Jets at New York, the Steelers at Pittsburgh and the reigning champion New Orleans Saints at home. The Ravens have the combination of a balanced offense with excellent rushing and a proven defense that could make them a valuable commodity at +1400 in 2011 Super Bowl XLV predictions. Baltimore is well coached and a confident team that won at New England in the playoffs last season.
Bishop Whitmore is Editor in Chief of VegasSportsOdds.com and has been in the sports entertainment industry for the past 10 years consulting for various media outlets and sportsbooks. View daily sports reviews, poker strategies and casino rooms from Bishop Whitmore at VegasSportsOdds.com.
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