Sports Betting Spotlight: Baltimore Ravens 2017 season preview

The Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart (@KellyInVegas) and Wynn sports book director Johnny Avello preview the Ravens’ season in the seventh of a series of 32 NFL team videos in 32 days.

The Ravens finished 8-8 last season, 7-9 against the spread and went under in nine of their 16 games.

Baltimore is led by quarterback Joe Flacco and added wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and running back Danny Woodhead to an offense that returns wideouts Mike Wallace and Breshad Perriman.

The Ravens were ninth in scoring defense (20.1 ppg) last season and return six-time Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs, still plugging away at age 34.

Baltimore has had only one losing record in the last 10 years, its 2017 season win total is 8.5 and its plus-145 to make the playoffs.

2017 Sports Betting Spotlight schedule*

Aug. 11: Pittsburgh Steelers

Aug. 12: Tennessee Titans

Aug. 13: Indianapolis Colts

Aug. 14: Cleveland Browns

Aug. 15: Cincinnati Bengals

Aug. 16: Jacksonville Jaguars

Aug. 17: Baltimore Ravens

Aug. 18: Houston Texans

Aug. 19: Chicago Bears

Aug. 20: New Orleans Saints

Aug. 21: Atlanta Falcons

Aug. 22: Minnesota Vikings

Aug. 23: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Aug. 24: Carolina Panthers

Aug. 25: Detroit Lions

Aug. 26: Green Bay Packers

Aug. 27: San Francisco 49ers

Aug. 28: New York Giants

Aug. 29: Washington Redskins

Aug. 30: Dallas Cowboys

Aug. 31: Seattle Seahawks

Sept. 1: Los Angeles Rams

Sept. 2: Philadelphia Eagles

Sept. 3: Arizona Cardinals

Sept. 4: Oakland Raiders

Sept. 5: Buffalo Bills

Sept. 6: Kansas City Chiefs

Sept. 7: New England Patriots

Sept. 8: New York Jets

Sept. 9: Miami Dolphins

Sept. 10: Los Angeles Chargers

Sept. 11: Denver Broncos

*Schedule is subject to change

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Contact reporter Todd Dewey at or 702-383-0354. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.

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