Back in March, DraftKings Sportsbook projected the Baltimore Ravens to win 8.5 games in 2023. The projection was released prior to quarterback Lamar Jackson re-signing. But now, 12 games into the season, the Ravens have beat the original projections total and find themselves in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the by-far more challenging conference.
The Ravens have come a long way from the original projection, which pinned them at the bottom of the AFC North with the Pittsburgh Steelers at 8.5 wins. The sportsbook also had the Bengals projected to win 11.5 games and the Cleveland Browns were projected at 9.5 wins. Oh, how the mighty have fallen...
Nonetheless, they did get the division right. It’s been a highly-contested battle up until quarterback Joe Burrow went down with a season-ending injury. The Browns aren’t out of it yet either, even after losing Deshaun Watson and signing former Ravens legend Joe Flacco, who will start in Week 13. And per usual, Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin is dragging a poor team kicking and screaming to a .500 or better record.
But back to the Ravens, where the former projected bottom dweller of the AFC North is now a contender to win the AFC and Super Bowl.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Ravens are heavily favored to win the division.
BAL Ravens: -340
PIT Steelers: +400
CLE Browns: +800
CIN Bengals: +50000
While they’re favored to win the division, they’re third-best in odds to win the conference.
KC Chiefs: +190
MIA Dolphins: +340
BAL Ravens: +400
JAX Jaguars: +500
Only two more teams are ahead of them from the NFC in odds to win the Super Bowl.
SF 49ers: +330
KC Chiefs: +425
PHI Eagles: +550
MIA Dolphins: +800
BAL Ravens: +850
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.