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by: AnthonyP On  Saturday, January 3, 2009

Baltimore RavensMiami DolphinsNFL Playoff Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins

Dolphin Stadium will be the unlikely site of a Wild-Card Round matchup on Sunday, as the resurgent Miami Dolphins play host to the Baltimore Ravens.

Oddsmakers currently have the Ravens listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Dolphins, while the game’s total is sitting at 37½.

The Ravens defeated Jacksonville 27-7 as a 10-point favorite on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (37.5).

Le’Ron McClain rushed for 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 25 carries for Baltimore, while Joe Flacco passed for 297 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions in the win.

The Dolphins defeated the Jets 24-17 as a 2.5-point underdog in Week 17. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (43).

Chad Pennington passed for 200 yards with two touchdowns for the Dolphins and Ted Ginn Jr. caught two passes for 71 yards with a touchdown in the win.

Team records:
Baltimore: 11-5 SU, 12-4 ATS
Miami: 11-5 SU, 8-8 ATS

Baltimore most recently:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3

Miami most recently:
When playing in January are 4-6
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 5 games at home
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home


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