The schedule isn’t doing any favors for the Detroit Lions to start the season. This week, they’ll play host to the Baltimore Ravens, who are riding high after a dramatic win over the Chiefs on Sunday night. Baltimore’s a big favorite in this one, and it could still feature plenty of scoring. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Baltimore Ravens-Detroit Lions matchup in Week 3 of the NFL season. Odds come via DraftKings Sportsbook.
Ravens vs. Lions Week 3 odds
Spread: Ravens -8
Point total: 50
Moneyline: Ravens -435, Lions +330
Our picks for Ravens vs. Lions
Pick against the spread: Ravens -8
Jackson gave everyone a scare late in the week when he missed practice on Thursday. Despite some chatter that it was due to a sore hip from an end zone flip in last week’s win over the Chiefs, it was actually described by the team as a stomach illness. All signs point to him playing this week, which should mean an easy win for the Ravens.
And if you’re worried about a trap game, the Ravens are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games after a win. They’re also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a losing record.
Over/under 50 points: Over 50
Whatever their faults, the Lions have been able to put up a few points in garbage time this season, racking up 33 points against the 49ers in Week 1 and 17 in a blowout loss to the Packers last week. We should also point out that the Ravens have hit the over in five of their last seven.
Preferred player prop: Jared Goff over 1.5 passing touchdowns (+120)
The Ravens have given up 68 points in two games. That number includes a game against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, but it’s not a defense immune to opposing passers. They won’t have to keep their foot on the gas in this one either, giving Goff a little room to work in the second half. Goff has five touchdown passes on the season, three in the opener and two last week. He should be able to add a couple more this week.
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