A history lesson for those who may not remember
December 22, 2017 9:18 AM
by Mark Mayer
VIP NFL Football's Dirty Dozen | The worst Pro Football teams against the spread coupled with bonehead decisions.
Maybe not having to deal with Andrew Luck for a second straight year is Baltimore getting even for losing its Colts to Indianapolis.
This history lesson is for the young millennials who may not remember when the Baltimore Colts, their great marching band and those wonderful cheerleaders were beloved in the Harbor City. Then those bad Irsays had the audacity to hire a Mayflower moving van and leave by dark of night for Indy.
This trilogy of hate was complete when the late Art Modell moved the original Cleveland Browns to Baltimore and turned them into Ravens. So now Baltimore hates Indy and Cleveland hates Baltimore. On the bright side, Baltimore got even by seeing 18 different QB’s for the second edition Browns since Joe Flacco took over in B’more.
But that’s for another day. This week it’s the Ravens a whopping 13.5 point favorite over Indy. After how favorites took the Vegas books to the cleaners a week ago, you can understand the hesitation to jump on the Colts.
Indy is our No. 8 ranked team in the Dirty Dozen at 6-8 against the spread, but they have enjoyed great success in tormenting their former fan base. The Ravens are just 3-8 against the Colts since they started playing each other.
Our recommendation is to avoid watching the game and take Under 41 since Indy is a sorry 3-11 overall plus the Ravens have three shutouts this season.