The Baltimore Ravens have been one of the most successful teams in the NFL over the past few years, winning a total of 35 games since the 2018 season.
The Ravens have just one losing season since 2008 and have made the playoffs nine times since then. But it's been a while since they have been in the Super Bowl or even a conference championship game.
The last time the Ravens made it to the AFC Championship Game was in 2012 when they won the Super Bowl with a red-hot Joe Flacco.
For those who engage in Maryland sports betting, the question is, will this the year the Ravens finally make it back to the Super Bowl and take home their third Lombardi Trophy?
Let's look at where the DraftKings Sportsbook Maryland futures lines are for the Baltimore Ravens during the 2021 season.
Ravens Super Bowl Odds
The Ravens are currently +1400 to win the 2021-22 Super Bowl, which happens to be the fifth-best odds in the NFL. Only the Chiefs (+500) and Bills (+1100) have better odds to win the Super Bowl from the AFC than the Ravens.
Considering that the Ravens have won at least double-digit games in all three seasons with Lamar Jackson under center, Baltimore would be among the contending teams in the AFC to consider when betting on the NFL in MD.
Baltimore appears to have the right recipe for success when it comes to building a Super Bowl contender.
They have a franchise quarterback who is a good candidate for league MVP still on a rookie deal. They've added a ton of pieces to their already elite offense and the defense is among the best in football. Combine that with one of the best special teams units in the NFL and this team is built to win in the playoffs.
Still, can they get past teams like the Chiefs and Bills in the AFC? That remains to be seen. But they are at 14-1 to win the Super Bowl.
When reading the sports betting odds, you'll see the Ravens have the third-best odds to win the AFC as they currently sit at +650 on DraftKings. The Chiefs (+250) and the Bills (+500) sit ahead of them, but this might be the better value bet despite the lower odds.
Ravens Win Total Odds
The over/under for wins for the Baltimore Ravens is set at 11, which feels about right. That might seem high, but the Ravens have won 11 or more games in each of the past two seasons. With an extra game added to the 2021 schedule, it doesn't feel all that unlikely that they can get to 12-5.
The biggest obstacle in the way of Baltimore getting to 12 or more wins might be its division, which could be among the most competitive in football. The Browns and Steelers both won double-digit games last season and both appear ready to make the playoffs once again. So if the Ravens can go 4-2 (or better) in their division, over 11 wins seem right given the rest of their schedule.
It’s worth noting that only the Chiefs (12) and Buccaneers (11.5) have higher projected win totals on DraftKings Sportsbook than the Ravens this season. Expect the Ravens to win double-digit games for the fourth consecutive season and be in the playoffs once again.