Raiders vs. Ravens odds, line, spread: Monday Night Football picks, predictions from model on 120-78 roll

by 24USATVSept. 13, 2021, 2 a.m. 26

The Baltimore Ravens will take on the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football. Baltimore went 11-5 last season and made the playoffs for the third consecutive year, while the Ravens were defeated by the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round. The Raiders had an inconsistent 2020 campaign in which they finished 8-8. Las Vegas failed to make the playoffs. Kickoff from Allegiant Stadium is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. The Ravens are four-point favorites in the latest Raiders vs. Ravens odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 50.5. Before locking in your Ravens vs. Raiders picks, check out the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,900 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters the 2021 season on an incredible 120-78 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Ravens vs. Raiders. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the NFL odds and trends for Ravens vs. Raiders:
• BAL: Ravens are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall
• LV: Over is 8-0-1 in Raiders' last nine games as a home underdog

Why the Ravens can cover

Quarterback Lamar Jackson completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,757 yards with 26 passing touchdowns a year ago. The 2019 NFL MVP also lead the Ravens in rushing with 1,005 yards with seven touchdowns, averaging 6.3 yards per carry.

Jackson is one of the most electrifying players in the game and looks to start his 2021 season with a bang. The former Louisville Cardinal averaged 317 total yards per game while having the most rushing attempts per game as quarterback with 10.6. Jackson is always a threat with his arm and legs.

Why the Raiders can cover

Derek Carr had a steady 2020 season. Carr completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,103 yards and 27 passing touchdowns. He did a strong job of keeping the ball away from his opponents, only tossing nine interceptions on the year.

In a three-year span from 2018 to 2020, the Fresno State product has completed at least 67 percent of his passes and 4,000 passing yards. With the loss of Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters, look for Carr to be more aggressive and take more chances downfield.

How to make Raiders vs. Ravens picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total. In fact, it says Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson barely tops 200 yards passing, while no Raider running back will go over 65 rushing yards. It also says one side of the spread cashes in more than 50 percent of simulations. You can only see who to back here.

So who wins Ravens vs. Raiders on Monday Night Football? And which side of the spread cashes over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Ravens vs. Raiders spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up well over $7,900 on its NFL picks, and find out.


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