The Baltimore Ravens will flock into St. Louis on Thursday night to butt heads with the Rams in their final tuneup prior to the start of the NFL regular schedule. The game will take place in the Edward Jones Dome beginning at 7:00ET.
Baltimore (2-1) appears more than ready for the 2012 regular season after dismantling the Jaguars 48-17 last Thursday. Joe Flacco will get a well deserved day off this Thursday evening after throwing for 266 yards on 27-36 and 2 TD’s against Jacksonville. The Ravens did lose 2 backup safeties when both Emanuel Cook and Sean Considine had to leave the game due to injuries.
St. Louis (1-2) lost a close one, 20-19 to the Cowboys last week and have not shown any consistency through their 3 exhibition contests. New head coach Jeff Fisher has said he plans to use QB Sam Bradford and the rest of the Rams starters extensively against the Ravens even though this is the last preseason contest normally reserved for backups and rookies. Check the NFL Betting lines for Bills vs. Lions Game.
Last year the Ravens trounced the Rams 37-7 early in the regular season. In their three regular season meetings since 2001, the Ravens have won twice, with the Rams winning once.
The Ravens are 2-1 SU on the preseason, and 1-0 SU away from home. They are 2-1 ATS overall, and 1-0 ATS on the road. The Rams are 1-2 SU this year, and 1-0 SU in St. Louis. They are 2-1 ATS overall, going 1-0 ATS at home. Start your NFL Preseason Betting action on Ravens vs. Rams Game.
With the statement by Fisher to use his starters, St. Louis is a 4.5 point favorite over Baltimore who will primarily field their 2nd and 3rd strings. This will be the first time that the Rams have been favored this preseason. The Ravens are 1-0 ATS as the away underdog. The moneyline on the Rams is a -$110, same as the under/over of 39.5 pts.
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