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Friday, February 1, 2013

2012 Super Bowl Preview

Well I guess technically it is 2013, but we'll go with the 2012 moniker for consistency.  Another week of losing money in the Conference title games.  This time "only" $3,700, for -$20,200 for the postseason.  I covered a spread (Ravens) and tied the other, moving to 1-8-1 ATS.

Without further ado, let's move along to get this out of the way so I can stop losing money:
February 3, 2013: 18:30 EST
Baltimore Ravens (+3.5, +170) vs. San Francisco 49ers (-3.5, -170) O/U 47.5
I saw something in Joe Flacco that I hadn't seen before.  Poise, confidence, and determination.  If he can go into New England and win, he can win on a neutral field against what I think isn't as good as a team.  The 49ers are playing with house money here, as Colin Kaepernick has come from nowhere to be "the man."  He's proved everything he can, but I think the Ravens defense contains him. Flacco (and a good backfield and reliable receivers) will be able to move the ball enough.  Ravens in a close one.
Final Prediction: Ravens 21, 49ers 17.

Mercifully this will all come to an end (from a gambling standpoint).  Hopefully on a positive note!

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