This week the 2-8 Raiders head east to Baltimore to face the 5-5 Ravens. They arrive significant underdogs. Depending on where you’re getting your line, the Raiders range from 10.5-point underdogs to 12-point underdogs. Either way oddsmakers don’t see this one as a close game. Here is the line courtesy of OddsShark.
This line ties the one the Raiders had against the Chargers two weeks ago — a game in which they lost by 14. For the Ravens, it’s the most they’ve been favored by all season, beating their previous line as 7.5-point favorites over the Bills in the season opener.
The Raiders are coming off a win in Arizona, but it was a ugly one in which neither team was playing like they deserved to win it. Lamar Jackson is making his second start for the Ravens after rushing 26 times for 119 yards to beat the Bengals last week. Running back Gus Edwards also rushed for 114 yards and now they face the worst run defense in the league.
Heading east for a 10am kickoff never plays in favor of a West Coast team either.