Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens Odds: 70% of All Bets Are on the Underdog Raiders To Win
The final game of Week 1 features the Las Vegas Raiders playing host to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football.
In a tribute to Jeff Fisher's coaching career, the Raiders finished the 2020 campaign with a record of 8-8. Jon Gruden's squad started the season 6-3 before rattling off five losses in seven games to close it out. Not great.
Meanwhile, John Harbaugh's unit went 11-5 and clinched a wild card berth, though that may have been a bit underwhelming considering their league-best 14-2 record in 2019.
Ravens signal-caller Lamar Jackson took a step back from his MVP campaign two seasons ago, posting worse numbers in completion percentage, touchdown passes, yards, adjusted yards per attempt, passer rating, QBR, as well as rushing yards. His drop in production was a huge factor in Baltimore dropping from first in Offensive DVOA in 2019 to 11th in 2020.
While the public seems to be favoring the underdog Raiders, the sharps are not -- and there's plenty to suggest that we should fade the masses tonight.
Date: Monday, September 13
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Location: Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, NV)
Las Vegas Raiders Record: 0-0
Baltimore Ravens Record: 0-0
If you were to add three points for home field, oddsmakers are viewing Baltimore as seven-point favorites tonight, with their -190 moneyline carrying 65.5% implied odds.
|Team||ML Odds||Implied Probability||Public Betting %||Money %|
The contrast here could not be more start. While 70% of the bets are on the Raiders to come away victorious, that's backed up by just 44% of the handle. Meanwhile, Baltimore is seeing a solid 56% of the handle despite generating only 30% of the bets.
With the way these two teams have been trending recently, it makes sense to just follow the money.
Last season, the Raiders were just 2-6 straight up at home. While not having a crowd was certainly a contributing factor, it is still noteworthy, especially when you consider Baltimore's success on the road.
The Ravens' 14-4 record on the road since the start of 2019 is good for the third-best winning percentage in the league during that stretch. For the record, the Ravens are also 12-6 ATS in that split.
While there's a discrepancy in the handle and bets for the moneyline, the against the spread (ATS) bets are all Raiders.
|Team||Public Betting %||Money %|
|Las Vegas Raiders||64%||66%|
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