2020 put plenty of assumptions about the Baltimore Ravens to bed. Lamar Jackson won his first career playoff game and pulled off his first 10-point comeback (conveniently, both in the same game). While 11-5 and a Divisional Round appearance is nothing to be ashamed of, Ravens fans can’t help but feel they deserved more. Their superstar defense was on fire and their run game was pristine, but Baltimore was unable to find the end zone and a costly 101-yard pick six all but sealed that Divisional loss. The foundation is set, and the Ravens will be back.
The Ravens were able to bring back most of their free agents– namely Tyus Bowser and Derek Wolfe– but lost stud linebacker Matt Judon and pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue. They also picked up a big piece on the offensive line, guard Kevin Zeitler, and Baltimore expects to be back in the running for 2021. Their draft will be one to keep an eye on as they could go a number of ways: pass rusher, offensive weapon, or bulking up the offensive line.
As long as John Harbaugh is coaching this team, they’ll be a perennial playoff contender.
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Ravens prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. For example, Lamar Jackson’s Week 14 rushing prop total against the Cleveland Browns was 86.5 yards. Those who speculated that Jackson would rush for 87 or more yards would bet the over while those who thought Cleveland would hold him to 86 or less rushing yards would take the under. Jackson rushed for 124 yards in the Ravens’ win and bettors who took the over would have won the bet.
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Ravens futures odds
Futures are long-term bets that can range from an offseason to a full season (or beyond). Team win totals, award winners, and player performance are common futures. For example:
2020 Odds to win NFL DROY
- Chase Young -110
- Patrick Queen +450
- Kenneth Murray +1000
- Jaylon Johnson +1500
This line for the Defensive Rookie of the Year would often be bet before the season starts. Futures allow for bettors to capitalize on players they think are favorites to win awards long before the odds shift away from their favor. For example, Queen opened with odds of +900 to win the DROY award after the NFL Draft; his odds will shift as the season develops based on his performance for the Ravens defense.
Ravens Super Bowl LVI odds
The Baltimore Ravens opened with +1200 odds to win Super Bowl LVI. Those odds are good enough for fourth in the NFL and second in the AFC.
Ravens AFC North odds
The Ravens came up short of the 2020 AFC North title, but are expected to compete for it again in 2021.
Ravens win totals
11 wins (-125 over)/(+100 under)
11 wins might seem like a lofty total at first glance, but remember the NFL extended the regular season to 17 games. They re-signed a pair of defensive stars and John Harbaugh has established what we can expect from the Ravens.
Baltimore Ravens 2021 schedule and betting odds
Check back for the complete Ravens 2021 schedule along with the opening spreads for every game.
How to bet on the Baltimore Ravens
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Ravens -185
- Panthers +310
The Ravens are considered heavy favorites in this matchup (indicated by -185), requiring a $185 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Panthers are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $410 total for a $100 bet ($310 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Ravens -6.5 (-110)
- Dolphins +6.5 (-110)
In this example, Baltimore is favored by 6.5 points, indicated by “-6.5.” If the Ravens win the game 27-20, the Ravens (-6.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Dolphins keep the game within seven and lose 23-17, the Dolphins (+6.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, in Baltimore’s Week 14 matchup against the Cleveland Browns, the game had a 53.5 point over/under total. The Ravens won the game 47-42, totaling an exciting 89 points. Those that bet the over in that game would have cashed out.
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Ravens (-225) were heavily favored against the Bengals (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Ravens to win would win just $4.44.
However, say the Ravens fell to a big 21-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Bengals, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Ravens to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Baltimore (+130) at halftime and the Ravens pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Bengals (+190) in that game, but Buffalo jumps out to a 24-0 first half lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Baltimore (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Ravens 2020 recap
Record ATS: 10-6
Over/under record: 7-9
The Ravens finally overcame the stigma of not being able to win a playoff game or some back from a deficit under Lamar Jackson, but fans likely still felt like their team was capable of more. The Ravens’ offense at its best was explosive, especially down the final stretch of the season. However, their mid-season cap in points seemed to be roughly 21 points. Their defense stepped up to the plate, but was gashed in games against Cleveland (42 points allowed) and Tennessee (30 points).
Baltimore, almost more so than any other team in the NFL, was capable of total blowouts. In eight instances this season, the Ravens won by 14 or more points, including 32- and 35-point decimations of Cleveland (Week 1) and Cincinnati (Week 17). Their explosive rushing offense and ability to score in bunches led to Vegas spotting games involving the Ravens lots of points– frequently above 52 points. Thanks to their sturdy defense, Ravens games finished with a 7-9 record against the spread.
Ravens 2021 offseason moves
Key re-signings: DE Derek Wolfe (three years, $12 million), LB Tyus Bowser (four years, $22 million), RB Gus Edwards (one year, $3.4 million), EDGE Pernell McPhee (one year, $1.2 million)
Key free agent losses: LB Matt Judon (to Patriots), EDGE Yannick Ngakous (to Raiders), C Matt Skura (to Dolphins)
Key free agent signings: G Kevin Zeitler (three years, $22.5 million)
Draft pick position needs: EDGE, S, WR