In today’s Baltimore Ravens season preview we look at Baltimore Ravens betting odds. The Baltimore Ravens finished the 2017 NFL season with a 9-7 record. They missed out on the playoffs after losing their final game of the season. This was to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals had already been eliminated from the playoffs.
This year, they are hoping they won’t need to wait until the last game of the season. This is to make the playoffs. Their odds of winning the Super Bowl this season is +4000.
Last season, the Ravens were a very good defensive team. Ravens would have won more games if their offense was consistent. The Ravens finished the year allowing 18.9 points per game. This was the sixth best mark in the league.
The Ravens will be hoping their defense continues to play well. This is with new defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale running the show. They resigned promising talent Brent Urban, who played well in the first two games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury.
They will also be expecting a big season from Willie Henry, who emerged as their best defensive lineman last season.
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Offensively, the Ravens made a few interesting moves. They signed former Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III. This will give them a veteran to backup Joe Flacco if he gets injured. Doesn’t play well next season. They also drafted another former Heisman winner in Louisville’s Lamar Jackson. They are hoping will be their quarterback of the future. This is why Baltimore Ravens betting is tough.
With the team being able to release Flacco after this season without taking a significant salary cap hit, Flacco will need to be at his best to remain with the team next year.
The Ravens also tried to add some depth to their wide receiver corps, but couldn’t come to terms with former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant. They were able to sign former Oakland Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree, who they are hoping will be an effective number one receiver for them this season. Latest Baltimore Ravens betting odds can be seen above.
With the other teams in the AFC North expected to be improved this season, the division will be much tougher than it was last year, but if the Ravens can get some consistency from their offense, they shouldn’t have any problems making the playoffs.