Monday Night Football Betting – Season Opener on ESPN as Jets host Ravens

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The season opener of Monday Night Football betting features the New York Jets hosting the Baltimore Ravens in the regular season opener at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

It is a great way to start the season with Rex Ryan’s Jets against a Baltimore team picked by many in NFL betting to be Super Bowl contenders.

The Jets are 1.5 point favorites in NFL betting at Sbg global and the total on the game is 36. Both the Jets and the Ravens are among the favorites from the AFC to reach the Super Bowl so this game should be intense.  The teams have been trash talking all week too and that doesn’t hurt either.

High Profile Jets – There is not a team in the NFL with a higher profile than the Jets. Head coach Rex Ryan is always running his mouth about something and the team has been featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series. New York added running back LaDainian Tomlinson, wide receiver Santonio Holmes, defensive end Jason Taylor and cornerback Antonio Cromartie in the off-season and just last week they finally signed star cornerback Darelle Revis.

Ravens Newcomers – The Ravens added wide receivers Anquan Boldin, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Donte’ Stallworth in addition to defensive backs Josh Wilson and Ken Hamlin, and defensive lineman Cory Redding. The Ravens were pretty good without all of those players and with the new additions; the Ravens are one of the Super Bowl favorites in NFL betting.

Defense Rules – The Ravens and the Jets are known for their defenses.  The total on this game is 36 and that seems too high.  The last time they played was three years ago and the game ended 20-13 in favor of the Ravens. Baltimore leads the all-time series with the Jets having won five of the six meetings.  Looking at the trends for the total we find that the Under is 5-1-1 in the Ravens last 7 road games and in Week 1 the Ravens have gone under in 9 of their last 12 games. The Jets have gone over in four of their last five dating back to last season.  If you are looking for a side play in Monday Night Football betting then keep in mind that the Ravens are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and the Jets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. the AFC.

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