It’s never too early for NFL fans in Maryland to start thinking about sports betting. The Baltimore Ravens’ season might still be a few months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t place a bet.
With any luck, Maryland betting apps will be available in time for the season, but for now, folks in the Old Line State can get in on the action at retail sports betting locations at five Maryland casinos.
There are already plenty of futures and prop bets available for the Ravens at various sportsbooks.
One of the more fun props out there is regular season wins. Let’s take a look at what we can expect from the Ravens this year to help you decide if they will go over or under the win total that the books have set.
Baltimore Ravens Season Wins Total
A Look At Last Season
After going 11-5 in 2020, the expectations were high for the Ravens last year. That was until they lost their top three running backs and top cornerback to injury before the season even started.
In what seemed like an unprecedented string of misfortune, RBs J.K Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Justice Hill, and CB Marcus Peters all went down in the preseason to put a damper on the team’s outlook.
Despite all that, the Ravens got out of the gate with an 8-3 start, and the playoffs looked like a certainty. They put together a hodgepodge committee of veteran running backs, including Latavius Murray and Devonta Freeman, who both did an excellent job filling the void.
But the hits kept on coming for Baltimore, as a hobbled Lamar Jackson finally succumbed to his injuries and missed the season’s last four games. The Ravens lost their final six contests to finish 8-9 and miss the big dance for the first time since drafting Jackson.
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What Can We Expect From The Ravens This Year
The Ravens shocked Lamar Jackson and most of the Baltimore faithful by shipping top wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to the Arizona Cardinals in a draft-day move.
Furthermore, they didn’t take a receiver in the draft, leaving 2021 first-round pick Rashod Bateman as the team’s top outside threat.
The good news is that Baltimore will have its top backs healthy, and Lamar Jackson appears to be ready to roll. TE Mark Andrews will continue to do Mark Andrews things, and some nice draft additions should improve the defense.
The Ravens selected Notre Dame standout safety, Kyle Hamilton, with the 14th overall pick of the draft. They later added outside linebacker David Ojabo out of Michigan and UConn defensive tackle Travis Jones in rounds two and three.
The Ravens now know who they’ll be playing in 2022, and based on their opponents’ combined win rate of .474 (136-151-2) in 2021, they’ll have the league’s 10th easiest schedule.
If the Ravens have even half of the bad injury luck they had last year, they should still be able to eclipse the current 9.5 regular season wins that many of the sportsbooks have set. Before last year’s 8-9 record, the Ravens had a three-year string of 11-5, 14-2, and 10-6.
Our pick: Over 9.5 wins
Retail Sports Betting Locations In Maryland
Maryland is slated to have up to 60 online betting licenses and 17 retail locations. It’s hard to know when mobile betting will be available, but for now, NFL fans can place their wagers at five different in-person casinos.
- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore – 1525 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230
- MGM National Harbor – 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
- Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel – 7002 Arundel Mills Cir, Hanover, MD 21076
- Hollywood Casino Perryville – 1201 Chesapeake Overlook Pkwy, Perryville, MD 21903
- Ocean Downs Casino – 10218 Racetrack Rd, Berlin, MD 21811
Bingo World in Baltimore could be the sixth casino to soon be taking bets. BetRivers Sportsbook recently qualified for a potential operator license in Maryland and, if approved, would be the official sports betting operator of the casino.
You can place all of your futures, prop bets, and more at Maryland’s retail sports betting locations. Follow Maryland Sharp for updates on the future of online wagering in MD and all things sports betting.