Ravens Continue Insane Preseason Trend, Reward Bettors Against Titans
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Preseason football may not mean anything in the grand scheme of things, but don't tell that to Jim Harbaugh's Ravens or anyone who bets on Harbaugh's squad in the preseason.
Evan Abrams of Action Network detailed just how dominant Baltimore has been in the preseason, but if you didn't have a chance to read his piece, let me restate the key stats.
The Ravens entered Thursday having won 20 consecutive preseason games, dating back to 2016.
In that period, the Ravens are 17-2-1 against the spread and you can now add a win in each column after Thursday's 23-10 win over the Tennessee Titans. Not only did the Ravens win, they also covered the 3.5-point spread.
The Titans briefly took the lead in the second quarter, nabbing a 10-7 edge, but the Ravens did Ravens things after that and dominated the contest.
Now, you can mark the Ravens as having won 21 preseason games in a row with an 18-2-1 ATS in that span. Nuts.
Just how much respect do oddsmakers have to give the preseason Ravens? Will the public force them into moving the line to an absurd amount?
It'll be interesting to see how this run plays out.