Baltimore Ravens Are Once Again Getting No Respect From Odds Makers

By Dan Abeshouse
Daryl Smith
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It never seems to end for the Baltimore Ravens. They’re like the Rodney Dangerfield of the NFL, as they get no respect. Depending on where you look, the visiting Green Bay Packers are listed as three or three and half point favorites against the Ravens in their upcoming Week 6 contest.

The Ravens have been one of the best home teams for years now, as they’re 16-2 in their last 18 regular season home games. I figured Vegas would have learned their lesson after the road favorite Houston Texans got crushed in Baltimore 30-9 earlier in Week 3. The Ravens are 2-0 at home this year, while the Packers are 0-2 on the road. Are the Packers even that good? They’re 2-2, with both wins coming at home against a bad Washington Redskins team and the Detroit Lions with no Calvin Johnson.

I’m not saying the Packers aren’t capable of winning in Baltimore, because they are. I’m saying that they don’t deserve to be a road favorite against a really good home team like the Ravens. And let us not forget that the Packers will be without their best player on defense, Clay Matthews. They also have a shaky offensive line going against one of the best pass rushes in the league. I expect Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil to get some good pressure on Aaron Rodgers.

I’m not mad though — the Ravens relish the underdog role and always have. My advice to all Ravens fans going to the game on Sunday, is make sure to express your anger and frustration over this every time the Packers are on offense. We can all get those decibel levels a little higher.

Dan Abeshouse is a Baltimore Ravens Writer for Follow him on Twitter @Danabeshouse82, Like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google


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