If anyone thinks the Baltimore Ravens feel slighted by being underdogs on the Super Bowl odds menu, think again.
Baltimore just won outright on the road as a 9-point underdog at Denver and then as an 8-point underdog at New England. Getting 4.5 points (bet down to 4 points early in the week according to the NFL odds menu at OddsShark.com) just makes it easier.
Online sportsbooks like Bovada and most of the Las Vegas shops opened San Francisco as 4.5-point chalk for Super Bowl XLVII.
The total was sitting aorund 47 at most shops.
The fact Super Bowl underdogs are 8-3 ATS in the past 11 Super Bowls just gives more ammunition to Ravens backers, who feel the team can send Ray Lewis into retirement as a champion.
San Francisco got here with a dramatic rally from 24-7 down at Atlanta. Rookie QB Colin Kaepernick led the rally as the 49ers covered the closing spread of -3.5 (but failed to beat the opening number of -4.5). The final was 28-24.
Baltimore stifled Tom Brady in the second half e...