49ers vs. Ravens Weather Forecast: Coaches, Players Preparing for Heavy Rain
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- Heavy rain is expected for Sunday's 49ers vs. Ravens (1 p.m. ET, FOX) NFL Week 13 matchup.
- FInd out how coaches and players are preparing for this wet weather forecast, and what it means for NFL bettors.
Sunday’s 49ers vs. Ravens matchup is one of only a handful of outdoor games that aren’t expecting double-digit winds, but that doesn’t mean weather won’t play a part in this key NFL contest.
In fact, coaches are already preparing for what looks to be rainy weather in Baltimore.
According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Baltimore practiced with wet footballs on Thursday with the expectation that precipitation will play a part in Sunday’s game.
With this in mind, let’s take a more-detailed look a the 49ers vs. Ravens weather forecast, as well as its effect on the over/under.
49ers vs. Ravens Weather Forecast
Sports Insight’s weather data is calling for average winds of 8-9 mph, just below the important double-digit threshold.
This is significant because NFL games played in breezes of at least 10 mph have finished under the closing total 56.3% of the time since 2003 per Bet Labs.
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While the wind is interesting to note, the rain clearly has the attention of coaches. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 100% chance of precipitation in Baltimore on Sunday, with at least a half inch of rain expected.
At the time of writing, the 49ers vs. Ravens over/under has ticked down from 46 to 45, but the market has yet to see a massive adjustment due to weather.
As we know from our Bet Labs data, wind has a measurable effect on scoring, so don’t be surprised to see the over/under drop even further from now until kickoff should forecasted winds speeds increase to 10 mph or higher.