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Surprising Ravens Aim for Four Straight vs. Raiders

It’s still early, but the Baltimore Ravens (3-0) have completely erased the memory of last year’s disappointing 5-11 campaign. Next up on the docket is a Week 4 matchup with the Oakland Raiders (2-1) at M&T Bank Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Raiders' last nine games as road underdogs.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Ravens' last eight games against the AFC West division.
  • The Raiders are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games as underdog.

The Ravens, who opened as 3.5-point home favorites, have had a major edge in this series lately. Oakland is a measly 2-10 SU and 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games against Baltimore. Sportsbooks opened the total for the contest at 46.5.

That doesn’t mean the Ravens are a sure thing when it comes to cashing spread tickets, however. Joe Flacco and company are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games in Maryland, but they covered there in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills.

The betting public and oddsmakers still aren’t quite sure what to make of the new-look Raiders. Oakland was an NFL doormat for over a decade, but the front office did a nice job by bringing in exciting young pieces like Derek Carr and Amari Cooper to jump-start the offense. Many people expected the Raiders to contend for a playoff spot this year, although it still remains to be seen if they’ve reached that level yet.

Baltimore wasn’t in the AFC North conversation entering the year, but they’ve snatched the division lead with relative ease as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals have faltered. A relatively soft schedule has benefited John Harbaugh’s club, as wins over the Bills, Browns and Jaguars weren’t necessarily considered to be tough games.

Stringing wins together has been a tall order for the black and silver lately. Dating back the last few years, the Raiders are 2-15 SU in their last 17 games after a victory.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Baltimore Ravens in this one found them as -3.5-point favorites earlier in the week at [custom bodog-link], while the total was sitting at 45.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Ravens to win this game on Sunday 30-13. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Oakland Raiders vs Baltimore Ravens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Baltimore bring a 3-0 record (2-1 ATS) to the Week 4 betting matchup against the 2-1 Oakland Raiders, who are 2-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Baltimore go 1-2 so far and the Raiders go 2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Oakland injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Baltimore Ravens rated this week at No. 15 and the Oakland Raiders sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Baltimore's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 19 PPG, against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 26.33 PPG. The Ravens aerial game is averaging 242 yards per game, less than the Raiders secondary allows through the air, 340 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Oakland Raiders feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 134.5 yards per game. The Baltimore Ravens, meanwhile, ranks No. 25 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michael Crabtree hauled in 8 passes for 102 yards against the Tennessee defense in the team's last game, leading Oakland over the Titans 17-10 on Sunday.

The Ravens grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Jaguars in their last game, winning 19-17 at EverBank Field.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
  • Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
  • Oakland is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore
  • Oakland is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore
  • Baltimore is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
  • Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
  • Baltimore is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Oakland
  • Baltimore is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to San Diego, Sunday, October 9th
Baltimore home to Washington, Sunday, October 9th

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