Ravens Playoff Chances, Scenarios, Super Bowl Odds, More

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Todd Olszewski/Getty Images. Pictured: Lamar Jackson.

Ravens Playoff Chances

Our Model’s Projection
To make playoffs
94%

For weeks the Ravens have been projected to make the playoffs without actually sitting in that No. 7 spot. Now they enter Week 17 in the No. 6 spot with a 94% chance of making the playoffs, according to our model.

The Ravens are in with a win over the Bengals. If that doesn’t happen, they need the Browns or Colts to lose.

Ravens Odds at Bengals

Odds
Bet Now At
Ravens -13

Baltimore doesn’t have to cover the spread to make the playoffs, but our NFL PRO Report has tracked 71% of bets expecting the Ravens to do so.

The Ravens are -770 on the moneyline, meaning you would have to risk $770 to profit $100 (convert more odds using our calculator). Seems likely enough, but the Bengals are coming off back-to-back upsets against the Steelers and Texans.

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How the Ravens Got Here

Baltimore raced out to a 5-1 record even with Lamar Jackson looking less than his MVP self early on. The Ravens responded to a Week 8 loss with a 24-10 win over the Colts. But three losses in a row and a 6-5 record had Baltimore bettors asking what went wrong.

Jackson missed one of those games, though, and the schedule softened at the right time: The Ravens are riding four-win streak after taking down the Cowboys, Browns, Jaguars and Giants.

Should Baltimore win on Sunday and finish 11-5, eight of those wins will have been against teams with losing records. Their only wins against winning teams were twice against the Browns and that Week 9 victory against the Colts.

No matter what happens, Baltimore will finish under their preseason win total of 11.5.

Ravens Super Bowl Odds

Odds
Bet Now At
+1300

No other team wants to see the Ravens in the playoffs, even those that think they’ve figured something out about a Jackson-led offense. Our model gives the Ravens a 7.4% chance of winning the Super Bowl, which means there’s slight value on their +1300 odds, which give them a 7.1% implied probability.