It should be a brutal, hard hitting game on NBC’s Sunday Night Baseball, as two teams that look awfully similar to one another square off. The Baltimore Ravens will come home to take on the New York Jets.
Year To Date Record: 11-9 ATS
Upset Record: 2-8 -$550
Week 4 NFL Matchup: New York Jets @ Baltimore Ravens
Date: Sunday, October 2nd, 8:25 ET
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
NFL Week 4 Lines: Baltimore -3.5
Week 4 NFL TV Schedule: NBC
Jets Notes: The Jets really didn’t look all that great last week on the road against the Oakland Raiders, and that definitely gives us cause for concern. This is a shorter road trip, but it is definitely a tougher one, as the Raiders probably aren’t a legitimate Super Bowl contender as Baltimore is. Head Coach Rex Ryan’s defense has allowed a whopping 20.3 points per game thus far on the season. something that you normally don’t see from a unit like this. Of course, the offense has done its job at 27.7 points per game, which is why the Jets enter this week just a game out of the AFC East lead. QB Mark Sanchez put up some good numbers last week, throwing for 369 yards and two TDs, but in truth, he has thrown at least one pick in all three efforts.
Ravens Notes: Baltimore had some issues on the road two weeks ago against the Tennessee Titans, but when push came to shove, it came out last week and absolutely beat the snot out of the St. Louis Rams in a game that was over before it really ever got started. We’ve seen two good games and one putrid game from QB Joe Flacco to start the season, and we wouldn’t be surprised if this is his most important game all season long. That being said, the man of the hour is going to be RB Ray Rice. Rice accounted for 140 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1, and now, against a similar defense, he is going to have to put up similar numbers for the Ravens to win.
The Final Word: The Ravens have historically dominated this series, winning every game that these two have played since 1997. Last year, they won 10-9 in a brutal game at New Meadowlands Stadium, and now that they are back at home, we tend to think that they are going to be the winning ATS side.
Week 4 NFL Pick: Baltimore -3.5
NFL Football Prediction: Baltimore 20 – New York 14