Ravens Playoff Chances, Scenarios, Super Bowl Odds, More
Todd Olszewski/Getty Images. Pictured: Lamar Jackson.
Ravens Playoff Chances
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
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.
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
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.