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    Re: 3 point dogs

    They did good beating an already dead Packer team, I'm still surprised they put up 48 since they aren't normally high scoring. But they're not playing the Packers next week.

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    Re: 3 point dogs

    "Vikez4Lyfe" wrote:
    Man I hope we can take this one.. From the looks of the Pack game it's gonna be a good game.. Hopefully Boller doesn't pull another Montana game against us!
    Hope for the best.
    Ravens sure didnt look like a 5-9 team Monday nite

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    Re: 3 point dogs

    Here's a link to an article about the game from a Sports Betting perspective:
    -- Sarcasm always turned on --

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    Re: 3 point dogs

    Yah they looked good but our D can stop Boller im pretty sure.. Jamal is gonna run against his future team!!! Wishful thinking but I really want him

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    Re: 3 point dogs

    I feel another 5 picks!!

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    Re: 3 point dogs

    we were underdogged against the steelers as welll
    We're bringing purple back.

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    Re: 3 point dogs

    I understood us being underdogs against a steelers team that most think is a better squad than us, but I am surprised we are getting three in Baltimore. We have won three straight road contests ... including two against "lesser" teams ... I would think this would give us the edge on the road against another "lesser" team. Especially with Lewis done for the year and Reed still going in and out with injuries ... I would be surprised if we don't win this game, that is why being and underdog seems really odd ... but the big thing is hoping the "underdog" Packers top the Bears so that when we kick off we know that we have A LOT to play for!!

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    Re: 3 point dogs

    That is a load of crap.. just one week doesnt speek how the teams have been doing in the past...
    They were playing a team with a losing record, we were playing with against a winning record.
    They were playing a team with a high draft spot, we were playing a team that is going to be in the playoffs...

    Don't think it's going to be as highly contested as one might think. Member the 6 game winning streak, against losing teams, and they're a losing record team.. They didn't look at that stat...

    Ugh, that whole thing is retarded.
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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    Re: 3 point dogs

    "jimmymac" wrote:
    Here's a link to an article about the game from a Sports Betting perspective:

    Read jimmymac's article ... it makes sense in this situation:

    Early money swings Vikings-Ravens line

    By Jeff Mason
    Tue, Dec 20, 2005

    Oh what a difference a night can make.

    The Minnesota Vikings opened Monday as 1 ½-point road favorites for their matchup with the Baltimore Ravens on Christmas Day. By lunch time Tuesday, the line had already swung in the Ravens favor, setting them as 2 ½-point faves.

    “(The opening line) was set before the Monday nighter,� says Tony Williams, head oddsmaker at “Sometimes, all it takes is a 40-point win to change the perception of things.�

    Williams says he expects 3-to-1 action on the Ravens this week, claiming the public will be heavily influenced by the Ravens’ 48-3 win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night as 3 ½-point favorites:

    “You could be 0-10, if you go out and beat someone badly, that’s what the public’s going to remember.�

    Nonetheless, the Ravens sit at 5-9 and 6-8 against the spread – their playoff hopes long vanquished. They’ll face an 8-6 Vikings squad grasping for their playoff lives.

    “When a line moves between plus-3 and minus-3, all you’re really doing is asking a team to win,� says Covers Expert Ted Sevransky.

    Minnesota had its six-game winning streak snapped at home on Sunday against Pittsburgh. It was a performance exposing a Vikings team many felt couldn’t move the ball against a good defense.

    During its six-game run, Minnesota’s average opponent ranked 20th in the league in total defense. Pittsburgh ranks fifth in the league, Baltimore sixth.

    “Any time a team has a blowout win in a nationally televised game, they’re going to be favored if they’re playing at home the next week,� says Sevransky.

    Baltimore’s defense has been expecially dangerous at home, allowing just 12 points per game. The Ravens are 5-2 at M&T Bank Stadium this season and 4-3 against the spread. However, they’ve only covered once at home when facing a team with a winning record. That was a 16-13 win over Pittsburgh as 3 ½-point underdogs– a game in which Tommy Maddox started for the Steelers.

    “In general, I trust the early money more than the late money,� says Sevransky “Minnesota had no business being favored.

    “We all know about the Vikings history – their struggles in December in the cold. That’s something trend bettors will take into perspective.�

    Minnesota is 0-4 straight up and 1-3 against the spread in cold weather cities over its last three Decembers. The Vikings have had the luxury of playing two home games and a road dome game (Detroit) so far this winter, going 2-1 both straight up and against the spread.

    Till it's proven differently, thats the way the odds bounce.

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