Baltimore have been hit by a spate of injuries heading into their season opener but even on the road the Ravens offense should still cause the Raiders plenty of headaches.
No team has been hit harder by injury heading into Week 1 than Baltimore. The Ravens have lost the top two in their RB depth chart in JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards as well as CB Marcus Peters and top draft pick WR Rashod Bateman. They still have Lamar Jackson though and clearly have a major edge in coaching. Jon Gruden does not have the depth of thinking to be able to go with the unique Ravens offense. Baltimore have covered 8 of their last 11 as a road favourite and 21 of their last 29 on grass. Las Vegas have covered just 1 of 5 on grass.
The Raiders were a mammoth over team last year and they look to be heading down a similar path this year. The over hit in 13 of 16 Raiders games last year. It has hit in nine straight when Las Vegas are a home underdog. The over has hit in seven of the last 10 when the Ravens have played on grass. The Raiders are going to need to throw and the Ravens will put up points. This should be a high-scoring affair.
Speedster Marquise Brown will be the beneficiary of a tremendous matchup against a disastrous Raiders secondary, led by horrific safety Jonathan Abrams. Hollywood has 10 of his 15 TDs on the road and has scored three TDs in as many Monday Night Football appearances.
SAME GAME MULTI
Lamar Jackson TD/Lamar Jackson Over 70.5 Rush Yards/Mark Andrews Over 58.5 Receiving Yards($6.00)
Lamar Jackson has topped 71 yards in five of his last six games as the Ravens seem to have accepted that he is more reliable running option than passer. He has scored five touchdowns in his last seven appearances. Mark Andrews is Jackson’s reliable outlet and will get the largest target share no risk.