The Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens close out another lengthy week, with Covid-19 pushing the game to Tuesday evening. This originally was scheduled for Thursday Night Football, but the Ravens Week 12 postponements from Thanksgiving pushed it back. The game kicks off at 8:05 p.m. ET and airs on FOX, NFL Network, and Amazon Prime,
The Ravens welcome back a host of players from the Covid-19 injured reserve list. Among others, they’re getting back QB Lamar Jackson, RBs Mark Ingram and JK Dobbins, and center Matt Skura on offense, and DL Calaid Campbell and OLB Pernell McPhee on defense. All have dealt with extensive layoffs, but getting them back on the field provides some significant upgrades across the board.
With all that being said, where are the bettors placing their money as we get closer to game time? Let’s check it out below! All the odds and info were provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.
The Ravens opened near a touchdown favorite due to the questions around roster availability, but as more players have been activated, the line has climbed to its current 9. The betting public has been on Baltimore, with 69 percent of handle and 67 percent of bets.
Is the public right? If you got the Ravens early, you have benefited from this line move. The Ravens have stumbled a bit, but the loss to the Steelers requires some adjustment given how many players were missing. I’d lean Cowboys at 9 points given the layoff across the board.
The point total has not seen much movement and currently sits at 45.5. The public likes the over, with 65 percent of handle and 59 percent of bets.
Is the public right? If Dallas is going to make this interesting, I think it’s in more of a higher-scoring affair with Andy Dalton getting on track a bit. I’m siding with the over with Dalton getting a little more comfortable after his return.
The Ravens are sizable favorites to win, with moneyline odds of -400 to the Cowboys +335. 88 percent of moneyline handle and 86 percent of bets have been on the Ravens to win.
Is the public right? The Cowboys might be worth a small investment if you think the Ravens’ various player layoffs impact them. I’m staying away from an outright win bet on Dallas, but the Ravens could have some issues as they try and get back on track.
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