Historical Precedent Makes Ravens Great Bet to Win Super Bowl

Taking a look at the latest trending regarding DVOA that makes the Ravens a great bet to win Super Bowl 58.

Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh holds out the Vince
Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh holds out the Vince / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens secured the No. 1 seed, dismantled the Houston Texans, and are now one win away from Super Bowl 58.

On top of all that, they've already beat up on the Super Bowl favorite, the San Francisco 49ers, back on Christmas. If you're looking for any other evidence that the Ravens are in a great spot to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy, I'm here to give you exactly that.

Ravens Historic DVOA

Since DVOA was recorded, the Baltimore Ravens record the best mark in the history of the NFL and it's not even close. They have a 5.8% advantage on the next closest team, the 1985 Chicago Bears.

If you don't know what DVOA is, it stands for Defense-adjusted Value Over Average). To put it as simply as possible, the metric measures a team's success based on the down-and-distance of each play during the season and then compared to the league average.

Of the next 13 teams on the list, 11 of them played in the Super Bowl and 10 of them won the Super Bowl. The only teams to not make the Super Bowl were the 2020 Buffalo Bills and 2012 New England Patriots.

The bad news is the team the 2020 Bills lost to in the AFC Championship was the Kansas City Chiefs.

Regardless, DVOA makes the Ravens look like a fantastic bet to win Super Bowl 58. Let's take a look at their odds.

Ravens Super Bowl 58 odds

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