You don’t get any prizes for winning games in the preseason, but that doesn’t mean that players and coaches don’t care about what happens over the course of those 4 games. This is especially true for the player in the first couple of weeks, as impressing the coaching staff in that first couple of games often means sticking around when the cuts begin to come. Every player in preseason wants to make the team, and while some have little shot at doing so, there are others who might just force their way into the final 53, or at least the practice squad.
It was a successful start to the preseason for both of these teams, so they will be looking to keep the positive vibes rolling when the Packers and Ravens hook up in Baltimore on Thursday night. The upcoming season is one that both of these teams enter with renewed hope and expectations, and while we won’t know how any of that plays out until the regular season starts, we can get a little bit of an idea from these games. The Ravens are favored by 5, with the point total set at 38.5.
Packers vs Ravens 2019 NFL Preseason Week 2 Spread & Pick
- When: Thursday, August 15 at 7:30 PM EST
- Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
- TV: NFL Network
- Radio: SiriusXM/NFL
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Preseason Week 2 Spread: Baltimore Ravens -5 (Total 38.5)
- Partly Cloudy: 31°C/88°F
- Humidity: 62%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Cloud Cover: 36%
- Wind: 7 mph E
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Green Bay Packers?
The Packers were able to come up with a 28-26 win over the Houston Texans in the opening game of the preseason, but this will be their first foray on the road. The big difference-maker in their opening game for the Packers was their ability to create some havoc on defense, causing the Texans to commit 4 turnovers. Houston gained 412 yards to the 237 gained by the Packers, but as is almost always the case, when you win the turnover battle, you very often win the game.
The Packers tend to do well against AFC opposition, going 4-1 ATS in those games. They are also 6-2 SU in their last 8 meetings with the Ravens, positing the same record ATS in those meetings. That said, they are 1-11 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
Team Stats (Offense)
- Points per Game: 19.86
- Passing Yards: 245.14
- Rushing Yards: 90.57
- Turnovers: 2.86
Why bet on the Baltimore Ravens?
There are going to be a lot of changes for the Ravens this season, most notably on the defensive side of the football, where there has been something of an overhaul. It’s never easy to make wholesale changes and see success, but the early results are good, with the Ravens shutting out the Jacksonville Jaguars 29-0 in the opening game of the preseason.
The Ravens held the Jaguars to just 112 total yards in that game, which may have as much to do with the offensive frailties of Jacksonville as opposed to anything that the Ravens did on the defensive side of the football. The Ravens are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home and have seen 5 of their last 7 meetings versus the Packers go UNDER.
Team Stats (Offense)
- Points per Game: 22.14
- Passing Yards: 208.86
- Rushing Yards: 92.00
- Turnovers: 1.86
Packers vs Ravens NFL Preseason Betting Trends
- Packers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
- Packers are 1-11 SU in their last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Green Bay’s last 5 games played in August
- Ravens are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
- Ravens are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against Green Bay
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 6 games played on a Thursday
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Packers vs Ravens
This will be a very good test for the Ravens defense, and it’s one that I think they will pass with flying colors. I like the Ravens to win and cover, and I also like the UNDER in this one.
Score: Green Bay Packers 10 – Baltimore Ravens 21