The New England Patriots will look to extend their straight-up home winning streak on “Monday Night Football” to seven games when they host the Baltimore Ravens as seven-point betting favorites on the NFL lines at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
New England also has emerged victorious in each of its past three outings, lifting the team’s SU record to 10-2 and into position to possibly clinch an eighth straight AFC East title with a win in Monday night’s Ravens vs. Patriots betting matchup at Gillette Stadium.
The Patriots head into Week 14 holding a three-game lead over the 7-5 Miami Dolphins in the division. They can lock up the AFC East crown with a win over Baltimore, combined with a Miami loss or tie in their matchup with the Arizona Cardinals at Hard Rock Stadium.
New England is coming off a 26-10 victory over the Los Angeles Rams last weekend, easily covering as sizable 13-point home chalk. However, the Patriots have failed to record consecutive SU wins on home turf since September, going 2-2 SU and ATS in their past four.
The team also has alternated between ATS wins and losses over its past four games, including a 31-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks as 7 1/2-point home chalk in Week 10. But the Patriots’ defense has tightened up considerably since that loss, surrendering just 14.6 points per game over New England’s past three, forcing the point total UNDER on each of those occasions.
The Ravens fly north on a 4-1 SU and ATS run that has lifted them to the top of the AFC North. It has been a streaky campaign for Baltimore, which opened with three straight wins, followed by four losses, before its current surge lifted them to 7-5.
That leaves the Ravens deadlocked with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North race heading into Week 14. But Baltimore currently gets the nod atop the division on the strength of its 21-14 win over the Steelers five weeks ago.
The Ravens find themselves in the playoff hunt despite their disappointing road record this season. Baltimore is winless in three straight road games, SU and ATS, and 4-10 SU in its past 14 games away from M&T Bank Stadium.
Baltimore also has failed to cover in four straight road dates, ending a 5-0 ATS run. The Patriots have taken two straight from the Ravens, and 10 of their past 13, including seven home wins. However, New England is winless ATS in its last five home meetings with Baltimore and 3-5-1 ATS in the teams’ past nine meetings overall, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
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