Thursday Night Action

WEEK 10

Baltimore Ravens (6-2, 2-2 road) at Atlanta Falcons (6-2, 4-0 home)

Thursday, November 11, 2010
Time:
8:20pm eastern
Weather: Indoors
Opening Line: Falcons -1/43
Current Line: Falcons -1/43.5

Last Meeting: November 19, 2006 in Baltimore (Ravens 24, Falcons 10)

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ATS: Against the spread

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0.
Ravens are 3-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Ravens are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
Ravens are 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog.

Atlanta Falcons

Falcons are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss.
Falcons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0.
Falcons are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite.
Falcons are 8-19-1 ATS in their last 28 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Analysis: Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is 17-1 during his three-year career when playing at home. Clearly, the Baltimore Ravens will have their work cut out for them Thursday night at the Georgia Dome.

The Ravens bring the NFL’s tenth ranked defense to Atlanta just four days after knocking off the Miami Dolphins in Baltimore 26-10. The 6-2 Falcons are coming off a 27-21 home win over division-rival Tampa Bay.

Here’s the key for what you need to know tonight: The Falcons hold the edge in yards per play, turnover differential, penalties called against and sack differential.

Prediction: A close game with the winner being the team that commits fewer turnovers and wins the time of possession battle.

Current Record: 6-4-1

Pick: Atlanta

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