NFL picks and predictions, Vikings vs. Ravens 2013: Baltimore expected to win

Baltimore is at home and needs the game, helping to make them a heavy favorite.

The Baltimore Ravens will host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in an almost must-win contest.

Baltimore is holding onto the sixth and final AFC playoff spot currently at 6-6, and could move into great position with a win over the 3-8-1 Vikings. The Ravens have won two straight games and look primed to make a nice run into the postseason. That is, if they don't stumble on their way there.

Around the football world, it is very hard to find anyone who does not believe they will win this game. Over at ESPN.com, all 13 of the experts rolled with the defending Super Bowl champions. Only three of the eight analysts at CBSSports.com believe Baltimore will cover the 7.5-point spread, but all believe it will beat Minnesota.

It is also a clean sweep with our guys here at SB Nation, with all six taking the Ravens to get over the .500 mark.

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