NFL odds: Patriots favored by a touchdown against Ravens on Monday night
The Patriots (10–2) have not been tested much this season outside of their divisional games, but that could change when they host the Ravens (7–5) on Monday as seven-point home favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Baltimore, which has endured and up-and-down season, is on a hot streak as of late, winning four of its last five games. The last time the two teams met was in the 2015 AFC Championship Game; the Patriots won 35–31, but the Ravens covered the seven-point spread. The Patriots went on to win their fourth Super Bowl over the Seahawks that season.
The Ravens have gone 3–6 straight up in its previous nine meetings against the Patriots dating back to 2007, but are 5-3-1 against the spread.
The AFC East-leading Patriots, who continue to be Super Bowl favorites this season despite losing All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski, are riding a three-game winning streak, but the losing teams—the Los Angeles Rams, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers—have a combined record of 8–28 heading into Week 14. The last time New England played a team over .500, they lost at home to the NFC West-leading Seahawks 31–24 in Week 10 on Sunday Night Football.
The Patriots’ other loss came against the Bills in Week 4 with third-string rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett under center due to the suspension of Tom Brady and an injury to backup Jimmy Garoppolo.
The AFC North-leading Ravens have won two in a row since falling on the road as seven-point underdogs on the NFL point spreads to the Cowboys, who currently own the NFL’s best record at 11–1.
Baltimore has home wins over the Dolphins and Bengals the last two weeks, and the team is 4–1 SU and ATS in its past five since a four-game skid.