The Ravens won 14 games in 2019 and while they are expected to regress this year, oddsmakers are big believers in the squad. Analytics and oddsmakers have Baltimore favored all 16 games during the 2020 campaign, per ESPN (Caesar’s book).
The franchise’s toughest games will be at home against the Chiefs in week 3 and in Philadelphia against the Eagles in week 6. Baltimore is currently favored on both occasions by 2.5 points.
“We have the Ravens and Chiefs pretty much dead even on a neutral field,” said Jeff Davis, the director of trading at Caesars Sportsbook.
The Ravens overachieved last season, though this year, they won’t be sneaking up on anyone.
“I think there’s always a challenge when you have a target on your back, and that just comes with the territory,” Ravens All-Pro offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley said. “Everyone’s going to bring their best game when they play you, so you just have to be ready for that. And, if you’re not ready for that, then you really don’t deserve to be the best. So, that just comes with the territory.”
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