Ravens vs. Patriots odds, picks and predictions for AFC Championship game

Rob Carr

The Ravens are labeled as the underdog on Sunday, but not everyone is picking against them. Here's a look at who the experts are predicting to win in this weekend's AFC Championship.

As the No. 4 seed heads to take on the No. 2 seed in Foxborough after beating the same team earlier this season, you might expect the odds on this matchup to be pretty close. That's not the case with the Ravens taking on the Patriots on Sunday.


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Baltimore hits the road as a 7.5 point underdog. The Ravens managed to pull off a one-point victory at home against the Patriots earlier in 2012, as Justin Tucker connected on a 27-yard field goal with time expiring. They also nearly missed sending last year's AFC Championship into overtime had it not been for a shanked 32-yard chip shot from Billy Cundiff.

SB Nation's Joel Thorman believes the Patriots no-huddle attack is too much for any defense to handle. He's predicting a 33-27 win going in Bill Belichick's favor.

Over at Yahoo! Sports, Mike Silver and Jason Cole like the Patriots as well. Les Carpenter, though, went against the grain in choosing Jon Harbaugh's squad.

Keep searching and you'll find even more indecision on who walks away with a win here. Out of eight analysts at ESPN, four of them are picking the Ravens this time around. Mike Golic, Merril Hoge, Chris Mortenson and Seth Wickersham all like Baltimore.

Now here's what it gets humorous. Every expert at CBS picked the Ravens to win. Yes, all eight of them. Maybe they're all in on one big secret here? Whatever the case, CBS might be renamed to soon to suit the Ravens.


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