About the Author

Brian Spaen

Brian Spaen is an editor and contributor for Maryland Sharp. He has been a content writer and editor in various industries, including sports betting, environmental technology, and higher education. Brian is a graduate of Iowa State University and currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa. He’s an NFL and MLB fan.

Baltimore Ravens Enter Third Sports Gaming Partnership With Caesars Entertainment

September 8, 2021 | By: Brian Spaen

Caesars Entertainment has agreed to a partnership with the Baltimore Ravens. This new deal features sportsbook branding throughout M&T Bank Stadium and helps expand an entertainment district with the Horshoe Baltimore casino. It is the third gaming partner for the Ravens after the franchise secured partnerships with BetMGM and DraftKings earlier this year. The new […]

Maryland Sports Betting Committee Advances First Licenses In Debut Session

August 23, 2021 | By: Brian Spaen

Sports betting is getting closer to reality in Maryland, as the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC) held its first meeting last week. On August 16, the committee voted to move venues that have received designated licenses to further review. That process is overseen by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA). While 17 specific […]

Baltimore Ravens Vs. Carolina Panthers Preseason Odds And Betting Preview

August 19, 2021 | By: Brian Spaen

The Baltimore Ravens bring their lengthy preseason winning streak to the Carolina Panthers on Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium. Head coach Jim Harbaugh has a tradition of trying hard in preseason contests, which has led to 18 straight wins and a 16-2 record against the spread. The Ravens will likely be a publicly-backed […]

Will Washington Football Team Concede Least Points In 2021?

August 13, 2021 | By: Brian Spaen

The Washington Football Team hasn’t been known for putting out a stellar defensive unit. That changed quickly under head coach Ron Rivera’s first year. They allowed 329 points across 16 games in the regular season in 2020. That was good for fourth-best in the NFL, ranking just below recognized top-tier defenses in Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and […]

2021 Maryland Football Betting Preview Against West Virginia

August 10, 2021 | By: Brian Spaen

Maryland football opens up their season with an intriguing matchup against West Virginia. The Terrapins are looking for some improvement after collecting just five wins through the first two years under head coach Mike Locksley. They’ll have a significant challenge against a Power Five rival. Kickoff is set for Saturday, September 4th, at 3:30 PM […]

Can Baltimore Be Highest-Scoring NFL Team in 2021?

August 5, 2021 | By: Brian Spaen

One of the many season-long NFL props available is picking the highest-scoring team. Bettors select who they believe will aggregate the highest total points across the regular season. Touchdowns, field goals, extra points, safeties — whichever team has most of them over their 17 games will take the prop bet. The Baltimore Ravens have already […]

DraftKings NFL Team Specials For Baltimore, Washington

August 3, 2021 | By: Brian Spaen

DraftKings Sportsbook offers a handful of team-specific specials for all 32 NFL franchises. Will a quarterback reach a certain number of passing yards or touchdowns? Can the team’s leading pair of defenders hit a specific number of sacks or interceptions? Most of the props available provide high returns, including some incredible long-shot odds. What are […]