Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl LV Odds & Analysis After Draft For 2020

Posted by Derrick Harper on April 28, 2020 in

After finishing 14-2 during the 2019 regular season, the Baltimore Ravens were looking to make a Super Bowl run. Unfortunately, the Ravens ran into the Tennessee Titans in the playoffs, and their Super Bowl run was stopped. Now the Ravens are looking to get over the final hurdle and make their way to the 2021 Super Bowl along with their betting NFL odds.

Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Odds & Analysis After Draft For 2020

The Ravens come into the 2020 season at 7:1 to make the Super Bowl. They only trail another AFC team, the Kansas City Chiefs, who come in at 6:1. Through free agency and the draft, the Ravens have made numerous improvements. Let’s take a look at what the Ravens have done to improve their chances at making the Super Bowl.

Baltimore did very little with the free agent market. They did sign former Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe, but other than that they didn’t make any other notable signings of free agents from other teams. They made sure to re-sign cornerback Jimmy Smith, defensive tackle Jihad Ward, and wide receiver Chris Moore.

Their biggest improvements came via the 2020 NFL Draft. The Ravens linebacking corps were one of their main weaknesses in 2019. By drafting LSU linebacker Patrick Queen in the 1st round, and Ohio State linebacker Malik Harrison in the 3rd round, the Ravens are excited about their linebacking group.

They also added a potential star on the defensive line with 3rd round pick Justin Madubuike from Texas A&M. Combine that with the trade that they made for Calais Campbell, and the Ravens have a formidable defensive line with a ton of depth.

Their third 3rd round pick was Devin Duvernay out of the University of Texas. He will help to bolster a group that is still in need of improvement. The Baltimore Ravens will still look to upgrade their receiving corps.

The Ravens didn’t lose many to free agency, and will return their core group from the 2019 season. Lamar Jackson, the 2019 NFL MVP, will lead the way. Mark Ingram, and 2nd round draft choice, J.K. Dobbins will man the backfield. Even though there is a large hole on the offensive line due to the retirement of Marshall Yanda, the Ravens still should have a stout unit.

As for the defense, the Ravens have made improvements. The line will be improved, they upgraded their linebacking unit, and the secondary group was and will continue to be one of the best in the NFL. Their cornerback group could be the best coverage group in the league.

Barring any injuries, the Ravens should be one of the best teams in the NFL. If Lamar Jackson can continue to play at the level he played at in 2019, the offense should be tough to stop. If the Ravens can get some help for their wide receiving group, and Jackson can continue to rely on tight end Mark Andrews, the Ravens should score plenty of points.

Defensively, the Ravens made a lot of improvements. They needed to do this to help stop their main competition to take the AFC’s spot in the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs. Their defense will also have to handle an improved Cleveland Browns offense, along with the return of Big Ben in Pittsburgh. It’s Super Bowl or bust this year in Baltimore, and the Ravens are ready for the challenge!