The Baltimore Ravens will play host to the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 as they’ll look to build upon a strong opening-week victory over the New York Jets.
The AFC East gauntlet continues for the Ravens, although their opponents this week should pose a bit more of a challenge than their Week 1 adversaries. The Dolphins are a good team, and they proved that with a convincing 20-7 victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday.
A high-powered offense led by a talented skill position group combined with an unheralded defense makes this Dolphins team dangerous. The Ravens will need to be at their best to secure a victory.
Let’s take a look at some of the best bets for this week’s Ravens/Dolphins matchup. All odds are courtesy of FanDuel.
Best Ravens Bets Week 2
Mark Andrews anytime touchdown scorer (+140)
This feels like a relatively safe bet every week. If you’re betting on any player to score a touchdown this week, your money should be on Ravens tight end Mark Andrews.
Andrews went scoreless in Week 1, but the 27-year-old has hauled in 26 touchdowns over the last three seasons and remains the preferred target of Lamar Jackson. Take this bet every week and reap the rewards.
Most receiving yards: Tyreek Hill (+200)
Placing a bet on who will be the leading receiver in any given game feels risky, but there’s less risk involved when that player is Tyreek Hill. Hill made his Dolphins debut in Week 1 to the tune of an eight-catch, 94-yard performance.
Hill wasted little time establishing himself as the go-to guy in the Dolphins offense, and that should continue in Week 2 against an injury-riddled Ravens secondary.
Lamar Jackson 200+ passing yards (-240)
Lamar Jackson’s passing yards over/under is set at 225.5 this week, and while I’m tempted to take the over on that, an even safer bet would be to bet on a different prop.
Jackson threw for 213 yards last week despite the Ravens’ offense being dormant for much of the first half. Even if J.K. Dobbins returns, the Ravens’ ground game might still struggle against a strong Dolphins front-seven.
If that’s the case, expect the Ravens to continue relying on Jackson and the passing game, allowing him to easily hit on this over.