“It’s always nice to be able to stretch downfield a little bit. Seam routes, vertical routes — get some big chunk plays, which are huge for the offense.”
-Dennis Pitta, tight end, Baltimore Ravens
Some smart YouWager football bettors think that Dennis Pitta could be the most underrated player in Super Bowl XLVII
In the postseason of the 2012 NFL football wagering season, this Baltimore tight end has made 10 receptions and two touchdowns. During the regular season, Pitta made 61 catches and scored seven touchdowns. While the uneducated were watching Rob Gronkowski, Tony Gonzalez and Jimmy Graham, the online betting community noticed just how consistent Pitta has performed.
The San Francisco 49ers have been watching, too.
Donte Whitner, a defensive back for the 49ers, told a YouWager news source, “Pitta is starting to emerge as a top guy for them. He’s getting behind the defense, he’s scoring in the red zone, and he’s becoming just a reliable, all-around guy for them — developing into a top tight end in the National Football League.”
A top NFL analyst at YouWager admits the combination of Joe Flacco’s strong arm and Pitta’s vertical approach could work well for the team. Pitta’s favorite route, YouWager’s football expert has noticed, is often straight up the field, then, he likes to make for a corner of the end zone. It’s the kind of route that’s hard to cover.
Wade Harman, Baltimore’s tight ends coach told YouWager’s source, “I think he’s always had that talent, obviously. He’s getting better, learning what we’re doing, understanding defenses, learning how to spread his routes. I think he’s got a good relationship with Joe, and when (defenses) take somebody away outside … it benefits people inside.”
Pitta could be an effective weapon against San Fran’s defense. The 49ers seem to put most of their energy into the front seven. Along with Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith, with Pitta in the mix, Flacco could have some serious options with his air attack, sharp sportsbook bettors say.
Pitta told YouWager’s source, “Playing this team, you have to be aggressive. You have to have big plays and play aggressive downfield.”
For a little while, Pitta seemed to slip under the radar. He signed a three-year contract with the Ravens in the summer of 2010. In his rookie year, Pitta made only only one catch for a single yard. But in the 2011 NFL football betting season, QB Flacco frequently threw to Pitta. He made 40 catches for 405 yards and three touchdowns. In Baltimore’s 2012 season opener in Cincinnati, Pitta caught 5 passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. Flacco hit Pitta successfully ten times.
At YouWager, the Baltimore Ravens are 3.5 point underdogs in Super Bowl XLVII. The total is 47.5 Game time on Sunday is 6:30PM Eastern.