We are still waiting on all the NFL training camps to open across the country, but most of us already have a pretty clear idea as to who we will believe the Super Bowl contenders will be this season. Of course, surprises happen, and dark horse teams always seem to emerge, but for the most part, the teams that we expect to be very good usually deliver the goods. At this point of the proceedings, it’s always fun to look at individual teams and try to predict whether they will go over or fall under the win total that the bookies post at the start of the season. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the Baltimore Ravens schedule for the coming season so you can plan your bets against their NFL Team Totals odds.
Baltimore Ravens Win/Loss Betting Odds and Prediction for the 2021-22 Season
Ravens Divisional and Playoff Chances
Back in 2019, the Ravens won 14 games but saw their playoff race end at the first hurdle. They took a bit of a step back last season, although 11 wins is certainly not a bad season. That said, it wasn’t enough to win the AFC North, with the Steelers winning the division. This season, the expectation is that the Steelers will take a step back, which means you have to like the Ravens chance of landing on top again, although the Cleveland Browns will have something to say about that.
It would seem that the bookies agree with that assessment, as they have the Ravens in as the favorites to win the North at +135, with the Browns really close. I would certainly think that the Ravens are good for double-digit wins this season, but we will dig a little deeper into their schedule in the next section. This is a team that looks good enough to go all the way, but this is just about the regular season win total, so let’s break that down.
Ravens 2021 Schedule and Win Total
Based on the records of teams from last season, the Ravens have a tough road ahead of them in 2021, as they have the 2nd hardest schedule in the league. You would like them to win in the opening game of the season against the Las Vegas Raiders, but things get much tougher in Week 2, as they will face the Kansas City Chiefs. That will be a good early test and will show us just where this teams stands against the best in the AFC.
They have a much more manageable stretch after that, with winnable games against the Lions and Broncos, but then things get tough again, with the Colts and Chargers up next. From Week 12 on is when the Ravens will get their toughest test of the season, as their schedule gets very tough from that point forward. They will have 4 games against the Browns and Steelers, as well as matchups against the Packers and Rams in there. It’s a brutal stretch of games that could set the Ravens up for a deep playoff run if they can win a bunch of those games.
The bookies have the Ravens win total set at 10 ½, which, given their strength of schedule, should give you an idea of just how good this team could be. I think the OVER is a very good bet here, as I think Baltimore could win 12 games this season.