Ravens (-4) at Raiders Betting Preview

Published on 09/13/2021
By Scott Gramling
Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson
Baltimore's Lamar Jackson is a dual-threat weapon at quarterback.
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Baltimore Ravens (-4.5) at Las Vegas Raiders
Monday 9/13, 8:15 p.m. ET

Three things you should know before betting on Ravens-Raiders:

1. Baltimore has thrived as a road favorite the past couple of years, going 12-1 straight-up and 9-2-2 against the spread when laying points away from home since the start of the 2019 season. That includes marks of 9-1 straight-up and 8-1-1 against the spread in the 10 of those 13 games that were played against AFC opponents, with the lone loss coming in New England last November in monsoon-like conditions. Even with that one included, the Ravens have outscored opponents by an average margin of more than 17 points over those 13 games as a road favorite since the start of 2019.

2. Each of the past nine games the Raiders have played as a home underdog have gone Over the total dating back to the start of October 2019. An average of 58 total points have been scored in those games, with Vegas and its opponent both scoring 20 or more points all nine times. There was only one Raiders game in 2020 in which fewer than 49 points were scored, and that was a November game in Cleveland that featured sleet and hail to go along with wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour.

3. This will be Baltimore’s 17th appearance on Monday night during the John Harbaugh era. The Ravens have gone 10-6 straight-up and 11-5 against the spread over their previous 16 Monday night games, which includes records of 8-5 straight-up and 10-3 against the spread on the road.

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