1. The Baltimore Ravens will beat the Houston Texans by more than 20 points
The Baltimore Ravens are 10-point favorites, so most people out there believe that this will be about where the final score lies. However, there is usually a winner or loser on these bets, so the question is, do the Ravens win by more than ten or less?
We say that you could forget the spread and take the Baltimore Ravens to win by 20 points, and potentially get a higher payout. The 10-point win may be expected, but the 20-point would be a bold call for the start of the season.
Still, the Ravens can do it. We saw them blow a fourth-quarter lead against the Ravens back in 2019. Beyond that, they have blown out the Jets, Dolphins, and Browns in the games that Lamar Jackson started for them in the opening games. He always plays well in week one.
When you factor in that the Texans have a bad offensive line right now, they are on the road, they have a rookie quarterback, and the Ravens have spent a lot of time preparing for this, it is easy to see this one getting a little bit out of control.
The Ravens could get up big at halftime and watch the Texans cut into this lead, but in most cases, the Ravens win this game something like 31-7. Look for the Ravens to not only cover but win by at least a touchdown more than the spread.