We mentioned earlier in the week after the Ravens’ impressive debut on Monday night and the Eagles’ sloppy performance in Cleveland on Sunday that the casual NFL observer may be inclined to go with the Ravens this week. And while many analysts are doing so, there’s a big red caution light that suggests the Eagles are going to take down the Baltimore Ravens. That caution light, of course, is the almighty point spread.
You can apparently forget that Joe Flacco looked potent in the no-huddle offense while Michael Vick sputtered and spun four interceptions. And you can apparently also forget that both Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson are dinged up, too. With all signs pointing to the Ravens coming into Philadelphia and getting the better of the Eagles, the point spread is actually rising in the Eagles’ favor. They’re now a three-point favor at Bovada–up from the one-point favorites they opened as. And sometimes, friends, the line just tells us all we need to know.