NFL Postseason Week 2 Betting: Baltimore Ravens @ Denver Broncos Pick and Prediction

BroncosThe AFC teams squaring off on Saturday afternoon are the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos. The Baltimore Ravens are the 4th seed in the AFC, while Denver came away with the best record in all of the AFC. The Ravens won the AFC East with their 10-6 record. Baltimore struggled down the stretch, but was able to come away with a win over the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos did not play in the first round of the postseason. The last time Denver lost a game was on October 7th to the Denver Broncos.

The Baltimore Ravens have a little bit of a feel good story, with Ray Lewis playing in his final season. The Ravens used that motivation in their final home game last week. Now, can  the Ravens use it to upset a tough Denver team. The Ravens quarterback has been Joe Flacco for quite some time now. Flacco went 2012, and threw for 3,800 yards and 22 touchdowns. Ray Rice, the running back and Torrey Smith, the Ravens top receivers are the main threats in the offense. Baltimore ranked 15th in passing the football, and 11th running it. The Ravens lost four of their final five regular season games.

The Denver Broncos would love nothing more than to help give Peyton Manning his second Super Bowl title. This is coming after a season where Manning did not play. Manning has thrown for over 4,600 yards and 37 touchdowns. His top recievers; both Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker combined for 2,500 yards and 23 touchdowns. Denver has been great defensively as well. This is virtually the same Denver team that won a postseason game last year, against the Steelers, on the defensive side of the ball.

Odds and Sports Betting Lines

  • Baltimore Ravens +9
  • Denver Broncos -9

Free Prediction and Pick

This should be an interesting bout. This game is expected to be the furthest point spread of all the games this weekend. Not many are giving Baltimore much of a chance in this one. The Broncos can be slowed down if a team takes care of the ball, and limits mistakes. Baltimore will try to do that, but they have too many major injuries to be taken serious to beat the Denver machine. We like the Broncos to win this game going away.

Prediction: Denver Broncos 31-14

The Denver Broncos are nearly a double digit favorite in this game. The Broncos are favored by 9. We like Denver to cover that spread. Manning does not quit, and the Broncos will continue to score regardless of the score. Baltimore has too many question marks defensively to keep up with Denver.

Pick: Denver Broncos -9