Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens (14-2 SU, 10-6 ATS) might have come up short of their Super Bowl hopes in 2019, but the AFC North residents had an eye-opening campaign for the ages a year ago and will enter the 2020 NFL regular season with some legitimate hopes of winning it all this coming season. Now, let’s find out what Baltimore’s 2020 schedule looks like along with their NFL odds and how they should fare in each and every game.
NFL Baltimore Ravens Calendar Analysis
After posting a league-high 14 wins in the regular season in 2019, Baltimore has the the easiest schedule in the league in 2020 (.438). The AFC North plays non-division games against the AFC South and NFC East this season and that means Baltimore will take on five teams in those two divisions alone that did not reach the postseason in 2019. Now, let’s find out what Baltimore’s 2020 schedule looks like and how they should fare in each and every game.
Sept. 13th vs. Cleveland
The Ravens got humbled in their 40-25 Week 4 home loss against the division rival Browns last season, which is why they’ll emphatically dispatch baker Mayfield and company in their regular season opener. Win.
Sept. 20th at Houston
Baltimore routed Houston 41-7 at home in Week 11 last season and while I’m not expecting the same kind of emphatic rout in this Week 2 meeting, I do like the Ravens to take care of business at home in this one! Win.
Sept. 28th vs. Kansas City
Rejoice NFL fans and betting enthusiasts…we’re all getting the meeting we were hoping for in last season’s AFC Championship game. I’m going with the Chiefs to get it done in a high-scoring affair featuring the league’s last two MVP winners. Loss.
Oct. 4th at Washington
Baltimore’s stout defense will harass young Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins throughout to get the win, although I can’t wait to see Chase Young get after Lamar Jackson in this affair. Win.
Oct. 11th vs. Cincinnati
Baltimore’s defense is going to make minced-meat out of Cincinnati rookie quarterback Joe Burrow to get the first win of what I expect to be a regular season sweep. Win.
Oct. 18th at Philadelphia
The Eagles might be playing at home in this Week 6 inter-conference clash, but I don’t think the Birds are the better team on either side of the ball. Baltimore wins a close affair even though Philly will put up a South Philly-sized fight in this one! Win.
Oct. 25th vs. Pittsburgh
Even though Ben Roethlisberger is back under center for the Steelers, Baltimore makes it three straight against their division rivals after getting the sweep a year ago. Win.
Nov. 1st Bye
Nov. 8th at Indianapolis
I like Indy’s addition of veteran quarterback Philip Rivers and I believe the Colts are going to get the big upset win in Week 10, simply because Baltimore has been on a red-hot roll and looks like they’ll be ‘due’ for a defeat in this affair. Loss.
Nov. 15th at New England
The Baltimore Ravens smacked New England senseless en route to a commanding 37-20 home win in Week 9 last season. Without Tom Brady under center, I’m expecting an even bigger beat-down coming for the hated Patriots. Win.
Nov. 22nd vs. Tennessee
The Titans pulled off a huge upset by shutting down Lamar Jackson en route to a stunning 28-12 road win over the Ravens in last season’s divisional round. This time around though, Baltimore will extract the revenge they’ve been waiting for all offseason. Win.
Nov. 26th at Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh gets some big-time revenge by eking out a narrow win against Baltimore in an extension of what has been one of the fiercest rivalries in the NFL for the decades now. Loss.
Dec. 3rd vs. Dallas
While I’m expecting Dallas to have one of the most explosive offenses in the league in 2020, I like Baltimore to get it done against the Boys by keeping Dak Prescott and company largely in check and getting another jaw-dropping dual-threat performance from Lamar Jackson. Win.
Dec. 14th at Cleveland
The Browns might be better under Kevin Stefanski than they were a year ago under the overmatched Freddie Kitchens, but Cleveland is going down for the second time as Baltimore looks to close out the regular season with some confidence-boosting momentum. Win.
Dec. 20th vs. Jacksonville
The Jaguars had one of the best drafts of any team in the league, but Jacksonville is still nowhere near Baltimore in terms of overall talent, experience and a handful of other categories. The Ravens cruise to victory in this Week 15 matchup. Win.
Dec. 27th vs. NY Giants
By the time this Week 16 matchup rolls around, I’m expecting the rumors to be flying non-stop that the Giants will fire overmatched first-year head coach Joe Judge. An emphatic loss in this one will only make those rumors intensify! Win.
Jan. 3rd at Cincinnati
I’m expecting Lamar Jackson to star in this one as the Ravens close out their 2020 season with an easy win against Cincinnati to hit the playoffs on a positive note. Win.
Overall Analysis and Prediction
I’ve got the ravens going 13-3 in 2020 to completely live up to their preseason billing as one of the top Super Bowl favorites in the AFC. Whether they get it done in the playoffs remains to be seen, but the ravens will easily record a dozen wins at the very least this coming campaign.
2020 Prediction: 13-3