Preseason odds for NFL teams is a good way to look back to see expectations for the season and start to understand where things went wrong or right. Below, we will take a look at DraftKings Sportsbook’s preseason odds for win totals, division titles, player props and more while we discuss what led to their triumphs or disappointments.
Super Bowl: +2500
AFC North: +300
Win Total Over/Under: 8.5
The Baltimore Ravens were a polarizing team going into the 2019 season, and they landed with an over/under win total at 8.5, which they shattered early. The Ravens reached their ninth win during a 45-6 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 25 and entered the playoffs with the best record in the NFL at 14-2. Ultimately, the magical season for the Ravens ended with a 28-12 home loss to the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Baltimore’s offense was unstoppable at times this season, going for 40 or more five times in the regular season. During a three-game stretch in November, the Ravens averaged 45 points per game. Before the season started, John Harbaugh said he expected this season to change the way offensive football is played in the National Football League. We’ll see if defenses can do a better job stopping it in 2020 but he may be on to something if this continues.
Lamar Jackson MVP: +6600
Lamar Jackson rushing yards: 875.5
Lamar Jackson rushing attempts: 175.5
Lamar Jackson passing yards: 3,200.5
Lamar Jackson passing TDs: 16.5
Mark Ingram rushing yards: 950.5
Mark Ingram rushing TDs: 7.5
Marquise Brown OROY: +2800
If you went in on Lamar Jackson and found yourself with an MVP ticket on him, you played this NFL season right. Coming in at +6600 to be selected as MVP, Jackson absolutely earned that title this season, leading the Ravens to a 14-2 season for the best record in the NFL.
Jackson’s success led to plenty of overs on his statistics totals. He finished 73.5 yards short on reaching the over on total passing yards, but he beat a lot of the other major preseason categories. He went over the rushing attempts total by 0.5 attempts. Incredible. He also blew away his rushing yards total by 330.5 yards and passing touchdowns by 19.5.
Mark Ingram beat out his rushing yards total with 1,018 and finished with 10 touchdowns to eclipse the touchdown total. Marquise Brown came in with pretty decent odds to be in consideration to being the Offensive Rookie of the Year, but he did not receive a vote despite a decent rookie season. He finished with 46 catches for 584 yards and seven touchdowns.
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