DraftKings have posted that the week 13 NFL schedule has placed Baltimore Ravens as a 5.5-point favorite over San Fransico’s 49ers rival in the Super Bowl Matchup. Both teams are the leading candidates on DraftKings listing.
Baltimore (9-2) is at +333 while 49ers is at +650 on the sportsbook’s listing. The two are among the top four picks expected to win the championship for this season although both are considered second choices to win their conferences.
According to casino.org, the first choices go to New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints who are the favorites in the race for the AFC and NFC titles.
Both Ravens and 49ers will not miss the playoffs but the two need to get a home-field advantage. With the potential Super Bowl, the two have a chance to prove its worth against the other.
The Niners need this chance more than the Ravens since they have not yet played against an elite opponent in the season. Now they are up against both Ravens and New Orleans. Ravens won over the Patriots placing them at an advantage against San Francisco.
While everyone else sees the matchup as special, Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers’ quarterback thinks the whole year had been hectic for the team thus they’re prepared. He added that the team was not viewing the game differently they instead viewed it as one of their normal weekly games.
Week 3 matchups feature two important matches that AFC teams will be racing for the final playoff position. Bufallo Bills (9-3) already have the first wild card spot while five other teams are within one game.
Of the five teams, Indianapolis Colts (6-5) and Tennessee Titans will play against each other at Lucas Oil Stadium. The match will have divisional implications for both teams as they are shy one game from the Houston Texans in the AFC South lead. In as much as Colts has a one-point head start, both teams need a win if they want to take part in the playoffs.
In other news, Cleaveland Browns will face Pittsburgh Steelers in a rematch game to follow up the Week 11 game that had ended in a fight. The brawl started when Myles Garret hit Mason Rudolph with his (Rudolph’s) helmet that he had pulled off.
Browns still won the game and are at a two-point favorite for the coming rematch. Freddie Kitchens, Browns’ coach stirred up some controversy by wearing a t-shirt that had “Pittsburgh started it” printed on it. He posted this on social media however he asked his team to ignore the arguments surrounding the previous match.
In Monday’s conference speech, he advised his team to show up for the game ready to do their job. Apart from winning the match, all the other things were irrelevant, or should we say “fluff” as he puts it.
AFC playoff aside, Sunday Night Football game will also feature awesome games for those interested. New England Patriots (10-1) will face Houston Texas (7-4) who are leading the AFC South. However, Patriots have a three-point favorite.