The last game for this NFL Thanksgiving triple header involves the 9-1 and NFC West leader San Francisco 49ers visiting the 7-3 and AFC North leader Baltimore Ravens this Thanksgiving Thursday at M & T Bank Stadium at 8:20 PM ET on November 24th, 2011.
The Harbaugh Bowl, as it has been defined by many, will face two of the best teams and defenses in the league. One factor to consider for this game is the fact that this will be San Francisco’s fourth game in Eastern Time zone and this one comes on a short week. This will be a high pace game where little things like that can prove to be the difference.
Both of these teams are tremendously good stopping the run. 49ers and Ravens rank 1st and 5th respectively in that category, and have conceded only 6 rushing touchdowns all by Baltimore, as the 49ers after 11 weeks have not allowed a single rushing touchdown this season. The difference relies then on the potential effectiveness of both passing attacks, and the Ravens have the advantage there with a more productive passing offense. Baltimore also has the advantage defending the pass so the game should be at their grasp.
San Francisco is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 5 games
San Francisco is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco’s last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games at home
This one looks more like a Steelers- Ravens game than a 49ers-Ravens game, as two of the best defenses face each other. It will all rely in the passing game, and we believe Joe Flacco and Ed Reed at home have the advantage there. Bet the Ravens to cover.
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