• The Baltimore Ravens have (+220) short odds to be unable to make it to the playoffs.
• The Ravens have (+1300) longshot odds to lose in the Super Bowl should they make and win in the playoffs.
• Ravens RB JK Dobbins has suffered a preseason ACL injury that will sideline him for the entire season.
BALTIMORE – This NFL season is bringing plenty of team prop bets to regulated online sportsbooks and the Baltimore Ravens has one particular wager that is attracting a lot of sports betting action.
Gamblers are wagering on the Ravens stage of elimination, with the shortest odds being that the Ravens will miss out on the playoffs entirely.
Those betting on the NFL are also putting money on the Ravens to lose in the Wildcard Round.
Ravens Prop Betting
Looking at this team prop, sports bettors can see that sportsbooks do not expect much from the Ravens this season with the short odds all being on Baltimore seeing eliminations early or missing the playoffs entirely.
NFL 2021-2022 – Stage Of Elimination BAL Ravens
- Lose In Championship Round +550
- Lose In Divisional Round +300
- Lose In Super Bowl +1300
- Lose In Wildcard Round +250
- Not Make Playoff +220
- Win Superbowl +1400
The Baltimore Ravens lost in the Divisional Round of the playoffs last season. This was also the first time the team won a single playoff game during the Lamar Jackson era.
While “Not Making The Playoffs” has the shortest odds at (+220), the Ravens have not missed the playoffs since drafting Jackson and have won no less than 10 games while he’s been a part of the team.
Looking toward the upcoming season, taking the Ravens to lose in the Wildcard Round or the Divisional Round is the wisest choice based on their past success. However, underdog bettors may want to take these wagers before the odds shift and they lose a shot at a bigger potential payout if the underdog wins.
AFC North Improvements
The Ravens have dominated the AFC North for the last four seasons but the division has seen major improvements that won’t make it easy for the Ravens to take the top seed without great effort on the part of the team.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have gone all-in on their defense this season and were already the number one defense for the bulk of the season last year which helped them claim the top spot in the AFC North.
The Cleveland Browns who beat the Steelers last season are also seeing improvements made within their team this preseason. The Browns have improved on defense and will be seeing the return of WR Odell Beckham Jr. who will look to boost the team’s already solid offense.
Even the Cincinnati Bengals are improving, seeing the return of young QB Joe Burrow and a stronger defense through various offseason moves.
Football betting fans may look at the divisional rival improvements and believe the Ravens have not done enough to compete against these teams, hence why having them miss the playoffs has gotten a lot of betting action with sportsbooks recently.
Injuries Affecting Odds
What could also explain why sports fans are taking such action on the Ravens are injured players. RB JK Dobbins is out for the upcoming season due to an ACL tear.
Worst case scenario and not at all surprising. Tough news for Ravens and Dobbins. Ravens are off today, practice tomorrow AM https://t.co/zZPITEZlWL
— Morgan Adsit (@MorganAdsit) August 29, 2021
Dobbins was expected to help the Ravens dominate their dynamic rushing offense this season. The Ravens suffering such a big loss before the season starts could definitely affect regulated sports betting odds with this team prop.
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