After a disappointing, sluggish game from the Ravens offensively, no one could fault the oddsmakers at DraftKings sportsbook for making this game a bit tighter. Add in the Jaguars are at home and gained extra time to prepare against the Ravens, and one could ascertain an argument for a three-points or less kind of line. Taking note of the Ravens’ measly 3-7 record in away games against the Jaguars and you start to get the feeling that this is a cumbersome game for the Ravens, but the oddsmakers won’t go quite as far.
Spread: Ravens -4.5
Moneyline: Ravens -205, Jaguars +175
Though the litany of reasons above suggest otherwise, I think the Ravens will cover the spread. They expect to have running back Gus Edwards back, and young quarterbacks have fits against the Ravens in their first meeting. I expect no difference with quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who will be going against a takeaway-generating, sack-feasting squad.
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