These are two teams that are both dealing with quarterback issues that could impact the NFL betting results. Baltimore should be a slight NFL betting favorite in NFL odds week 4 action.
NFL betting shows that Baltimore has three quarterbacks competing for the starting job. Kyle Boller has started in the past but really has never shown much according to football betting stats. Troy Smith has looked the best in the preseason and he could start the season as the number one guy according to NFL betting experts. NFL betting information shows that Joe Flacco is the rookie that Baltimore drafted to be the future quarterback and it is only a matter of time before the starting job is his.
Atlanta has quarterback issues of their own according to NFL betting experts, similar to those of Baltimore. Football betting information shows that the Falcons have the veteran Chris Redman and the rookie Matt Ryan. The future of the franchise is Ryan so it is only a matter of time before he takes the job according to football betting information.
Both Atlanta and Baltimore will be playing starters a little more than you might expect in the final preseason game according to NFL betting information because of the quarterback issues. The ultimate starter for both teams will need the added reps, so this game could be more like a regular season game, at least for a while. Normally starters only get token appearances in the final week according to NFL betting information and the NFL odds week 4 numbers reflect that fact.
In addition to both teams having quarterback issues, both teams also have new head coaches according to NFL betting information. The NFL betting question is which of these two new coaches will want to end the preseason with a win and which one will want to protect his players from injury? Usually in the preseason you have some history to look at in how a coach will handle the final preseason game and apply that to the NFL betting equation, but that is not the case here.