Vegas’ Prediciton of Ravens Season

Though not much is going on in the world of football (though the end of the lockout is looking to come by mid-July!), there are a few things that have come about as of late related to our Ravens.

I conducted a poll on the site a few weeks ago asking you guys how you thought this year’s season will go for the Ravens. 47% of you believe they will win the Superbowl. 34% says we go 12-4 or better making the playoffs and finally beating the Steelers but no Superbowl. Finally, 19% of you think the Ravens will go 11-5 or better and lose to the Steelers in the playoffs again.

While I don’t want to be too optimistic before the season starts and say the Ravens will go to the Superbowl, Las Vegas favors the Ravens very heavily for next season. Cantor Gaming, Nevada’s sportsbook operator, favors the Ravens in 14 of the 16 games of the regular season. The two games that the Ravens are projected to lose are against the Steelers at Heinz Field and the San Diego Chargers, who we play in San Diego. The Ravens have never won 14 games, they’re best record coming at 13-3 in 2006.

As for Vegas’ numbers for the Steelers, they also have them winning 14 of 16 games. The two they are projected to lose are to the Ravens at M&T Bank in week 1 and the Indianapolis Colts. If everything goes as planned, both the Ravens and Steelers will have the same overall record, the same conference record, and will each have a win and a loss against each other so it would have to go to an even further tie breaker. But, I think we all know that neither of these predictions will probably come true.

What do you guys think of Vegas’ predictions?

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  • Evan

    The spreads are created to make both teams attractive to bettors. The Ravens are heavily favored in a handful of games against bottom-feeder teams but the rest of our games are 3 or 4 point spreads… very tough to choose either side.

    Of course, we’re still at least 90 days away from any NFL action so these spreads will bounce around…. a lot.