Baltimore Ravens Top NFL Spreads Week 1-16

Posted by Aaron . on June 24, 2016 in

Few teams in the NFL endured more grueling seasons than the Baltimore Ravens did last year. It seemed like each week brought new names to the injured list, and when Joe Flacco went down for the remainder, it was time to pack the bags and start thinking about next year. Well, now next year is here, and the Ravens will be motivated. Flacco is healthy, and despite the fact that the Ravens will have two (and maybe three) strong opponents in the AFC North, I seem them contending for a wild card, if not the division outright. Find the latest NFL betting picks here.

Baltimore Ravens Top NFL Spreads Week 1-16

 

 

Week 2: Baltimore (-3) at Cleveland

Have you been reading my previews? Then you know that I’m a fan of the return of RGIII. Will he be ready to outduel Joe Flacco in Week 2, though? That’s a completely different conversation. The Browns have a stout defense, but so do the Ravens, and Flacco has a ton more seasoning against solid defensive schemes than what Griffin has put up with. So while the Browns will put up a game effort, I don’t see them winning this one, or keeping the Ravens within a field goal. I like Baltimore to win and cover.

Week 3: Baltimore at Jacksonville (PK)

This line has got to be weighted down by what the Ravens did last year. While the Jaguars showed some impressive moments last year, a healthy Flacco should be able to impose his will on the Jacksonville defense, and the Ravens’ secondary should find some catchable balls coming their way from Blake Bortles, who showed some improvement last year but also still had a way of throwing that crucial pick at just the wrong time. I like Baltimore to win.

Week 5: Washington at Baltimore (-2.5)

Yes, the Redskins are the defending NFC East champs, and Kirk Cousins looks like he’s arrived as an NFL starting quarterback. However, if you watched how the Green Bay Packers gradually squeezed the life out of them in the wild card round of the playoffs, you saw how the Ravens will do it. A beleaguering pass rush, a commitment to stopping the run, and three-and-outs for Washington down the stretch. Meanwhile, the Ravens’ offense will find the holes in the Washington secondary and take off in the second half. I like Baltimore to win and cover.

Week 11: Baltimore at Dallas (-4.5)

The Cowboys have a shot at being one of the elite teams in the NFC this year — as long as all three of the kingpins of their offense remain healthy. Their defense was pretty solid last year; it was that mammoth gap in time of possession that left them exhausted in too many fourth quarters. When the Ravens come to town, the Cowboys should more than have their offense down. Their pass rush should get to Flacco and force him into quick throws, and the Ravens’ running game is not a strength. I like Dallas to win and cover.