NFL Playoff Betting – Ravens, Titans square off in defensive showdown

by on February 3, 2013


Saturday should be a thrill for NFL betting fans, as two games take place in the NFL playoffs. Ravens vs Titans odds and Cardinals vs Panthers odds lead the way this weekend.


Ravens vs Titans odds – Saturday, January 10 at 4:30 p.m. ET


The Titans are coming off a much-needed bye week. The injury report was growing near the end of the regular season, so the extra week off will probably do wonders for this team. Still, online betting fans are wondering if Tennessee has already lost all of its momentum.


Baltimore, meanwhile, is riding a three-game winning streak into the divisional round. The Ravens have won six of their last seven, including last week’s 27-9 dismantling of Miami in the Wild Card round. It was all about defense for Baltimore last week, as the Ravens created five turnovers and a touchdown against the overwhelmed Dolphins.


Tennessee enters the game as a three-point favorite on Ravens vs Titans betting—which, not coincidentally, is the margin the Titans upended Baltimore by in Week 5. It was a bitter battle, with Tennessee winning 13-10, and more of the same can be expected this week. Both teams play tough defense and run the football, and there’s little to believe either time will stray from that strategy now.


These teams are surprisingly even-matched, but the Titans have a big edge in experience at quarterback. Rookie Joe Flacco looked plain at best in his first NFL playoff start last week, throwing for just 135 yards. There won’t be many points on the board, but Tennessee should be able to scrape by with a win. Bet on the Titans.


Cardinals vs Panthers odds – Saturday, January 10 at 8:15 p.m. ET


Carolina enjoyed a bye during the Wild Card round, but it will head into this weekend’s match-up with the Arizona Cardinals as a 10-point favorite. The Panthers knocked off Arizona in Week 8, winning 27-23 at home. Another close game is likely despite the big spread.


The Cardinals can certainly throw the football. Quarterback Kurt Warner put up 271 yards and a pair of scores last week in a surprising 30-24 win over Atlanta, and he has two of the NFL’s best receivers at his disposal in Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin (who combined for 173 yards and two touchdowns against the Falcons).

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