With the lone exception of the Broncos upsetting the Steelers, the NFL playoffs have played out as expected. In the AFC, the two teams with the best regular season records – the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens – will face one another in the conference championship game.
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots (-7), o/u 50
The Ravens will travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the Patriots. TheGreek.com was the first offshore to open the line on this game and posted New England (-7) with a total of 51. Early bettors pounced on the Pats and the under and TheGreek adjusted the line to Patriots (-7.5) and 50.
This opening line was a far cry from the advance line (released before the Patriots/Broncos and Ravens/Texans games) which had Patriots (-3.5) vs. Baltimore. With the Patriots domination of Denver and the anemic performance by the Ravens offense against Houston, the line moved 4 points (and through the key number of 7) from the look-ahead number.