Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens Week 4 Complete Betting Preview and Odds
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Time: 4:25 PM ET
Location: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver
TV Network: CBS
Denver Broncos Record: (3-0-0 SU, 3-0-0 ATS)
Baltimore Ravens Record: (2-1-0, 1-2-0 ATS)
NFL Week 4 Matchup: Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Denver Broncos are riding a three-game winning streak into Week 4, but the jury is out on Teddy Bridgewater and the Bronco’s hot start to the season. This Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, however, should be revealing. How the Broncos perform will confirm whether they are the real deal.
The Baltimore Ravens have won two straight to improve to 2-1 on the season, but both wins were too close for comfort. Thus, the jury is out on the Ravens, too, in a sense. The Ravens need to have a great performance against the league’s best defense to convince their critics. Whether they deliver remains to be seen.
With more questions than answers, the Broncos vs. Ravens Odds make for a fascinating read. Books opened with the Ravens as the notional 1-point road favorites, but the line has moved since. Some shops have this game as a pick’em, while others are floating the Broncos now as the -1 home chalk. Heavy public betting towards the Broncos at early doors appears to be responsible for this dramatic 180-degree turn. Whether this holds until kick-off, only time will tell.
Denver Broncos Odds & Overview: Are the Broncos Legit?
The Broncos emerge as the surprise package of the AFC West, sat pretty atop the standings jointly with the Raiders behind a 3-0 record. Separately, the Kansas City Chiefs are down in the division’s basement.
Few would have predicted the AFC West unfolding in such a manner through the first three weeks of the season. It feels like an aberration, some kind of twilight zone. For the Broncos, the task is to prove otherwise: that they belong at the top of the AFC West and in the conversation.
Taking the shine off of the Bronco’s perfect start to the season are wins against questionable opponents. Beating the NY Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, and NY Jets is hardly a ringing endorsement of their contender credentials. The Giants, Jaguars, and Jets are a combined 0-9 SU on the season.
Not until the Broncos beat a quality team, with legitimate contender written all over it, will bettors be able to buy what Teddy Bridgewater and the Broncos are selling.
Baltimore Ravens: Are the Ravens Just Lucky?
After the stunning loss to the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1, the Ravens rebounded with back-to-back wins over the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions to improve to 2-1. As things currently stand, the Ravens tie the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns at the top of the AFC North standings.
Pure luck has the Ravens on pace in the division because both victories were by the skin of their teeth and could have gone either way. The Chiefs shot themselves in the foot and practically gift-wrapped the 36-35 win at the M&T Stadium in Week 2, while Justin Tucker needed a record-setting 66-yard field goal to lift his side to the narrow 19-17 win over the Lions.
Getting a handle on the Ravens based on these performances is challenging. For one, they showed grit, determination, fight, and ambition – all of which are great qualities that will be useful as the season progresses. Unfortunately, however, this kind of football isn’t sustainable in the long haul. Eventually, luck runs out.
Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens Odds
|Ravens||-104||+0.5 (-107)||Over 45 (+100)|
|Broncos||-102||-0.5 (-110)||Under 45 (-110)|
Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens Betting Preview
This is the toughest game on Sunday’s jampacked slate to predict in the betting, and the coy Broncos vs. Ravens Odds on offer don’t help either. The odds are tighter than an accountant’s purse, signaling the win is totally up for grabs by either side.
Consensus betting reveals a conspicuous lean towards the Broncos at home, with more than two-thirds of early bets recorded. Whether this remains the case as kick-off approaches remains to be seen, but if the early betting trend on Denver continues, the public may bet up the Broncos further. At which point, the Ravens – potentially at +1.5 or +2 – could be in the value spot for NFL picks.