Baltimore Ravens Vs. Washington Football Team Preseason Odds And Betting Preview

Baltimore tied the NFL preseason record of 19 consecutive wins in their contest against Carolina last week. They look to make it 20 wins and break the record when they wrap up preseason play against Washington early Saturday evening. The Football Team is coming off a victory against Cincinnati.

Multiple sportsbooks have the Ravens favored by 4 points, including FanDuel. With much of their games being low-scoring, the total is listed between 31.5 and 32.5 points on most oddsboards.

For those who like Washington to snap Baltimore’s winning streak, the Football Team can be taken on the moneyline with +160 odds.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. ET at FedExField.

FanDuel OddsSpreadTotalMoneyline
Baltimore Ravens-4 (-115)O 31.5 (-120)-190
Washington Football Team+4 (+105)U 31.5 (+100)+160

Baltimore Looks Solid In Carolina Domination

The Ravens defense lived up to expectations in an easy 20-3 victory over the Panthers, with Baltimore covering the spread as a 3.5-point favorite. Carolina head coach Matt Rhule opted to put in quarterback Sam Darnold for one series, and that was it. On the other side, quarterback Tyler Huntley saw all the action, completing 24 of 34 passes for 187 yards, no touchdowns, and one pick.

During Baltimore’s 19-game winning streak, they have covered the spread in 17 contests. In the first two games of this preseason, the defense has done enough to keep the total from going ‘over’. It’ll have to play at that high caliber again to keep the total from going ‘over’ 31.5 points.

With how ugly preseason games can get, there’s always a chance for the ‘under’ to hit. But things may be a little different for the third week when starters typically play the most. There isn’t a fourth week of the preseason, but there is still a week off before the regular season begins.

Head coach John Harbaugh doesn’t reveal who he’ll play before preseason games, so we won’t know if quarterback Lamar Jackson will take any snaps. Huntley is the only other active QB on the roster, and we should expect him to take all the snaps again. Even if Jackson does play, it will be on a limited basis.

Washington Improves With Victory Over Cincinnati

The Football Team’s 17-13 win over the Bengals was not enough to cover the 5-point spread last time out. While they tallied 336 total yards of offense to Cincinnati’s 214, they were held out of the end zone until the final quarter. This helped keep the game below the total of 35 points. QB Joe Burrow did not play for the Bengals.

The WFT is now 0-2 against the spread and 2-0 to the ‘under’ this preseason, as their 22-13 loss to New England as 2-point underdogs stayed ‘under’ 37. Overall, the offense has been mediocre. It didn’t help that Ryan Fitzpatrick overthrew both Logan Thomas and Adam Humphries in the end zone against the Bengals.

Expect the Football Team to put in a good effort Saturday. This is a great test for an offense that needs more connection with its new quarterback. Having someone like wide receiver Curtis Samuel would help as he returns from injury. However, don’t expect him to be on the field. Head coach Ron Rivera said the new Washington receiver should start practicing next week.

Sports Betting Recommendations

This is a pretty tough task for Washington to stop Baltimore’s winning streak. The Ravens should play strong on defense and continue to make things difficult for Fitzpatrick and the WFT offense. Even on the road and with the likelihood of one quarterback in the game, Baltimore has a great chance to capture a record 20 NFL preseason wins.

As for the total, it’s probably a good idea to stay away. Scoring has been trending downward for preseason contests, but Saturday’s total is pretty low to expect another ‘under’. There could easily be some late scoring in the fourth quarter to put the game ‘over’.

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Brian Spaen

Brian Spaen is the Managing Editor 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.