This interconference matchup features two first-place teams that have sneakily put together really good seasons. The Ravens (6-2) have posted three straight victories, while the Seahawks (5-2) come in riding a two-game winning streak.
Although teams like the Chiefs, Eagles, and 49ers have gotten more coverage, the Ravens are tied for the top spot in the AFC and the Seahawks sit just a game and a half behind in the NFC. With both teams aiming for a potential playoff bye, let’s dig in and see what type of betting value we can extract from this matchup.
Seahawks vs Ravens Odds
NFL odds used for this Seattle vs Baltimore preview were found at DraftKings Sportsbook and are current as of Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline: Ravens (-250) • Seahawks (+205)
- Spread: Ravens -6 (-110) • Seahawks +6 (-110)
- Total Points: Over 43 (-110) • Under 43 (-110)
- Implied Score: Ravens 24.5, Seahawks 18.5
Seahawks vs Ravens Predictions
Score Pick: Ravens 27, Seahawks 17
While their schedule hasn’t been the toughest, the Ravens have been rolling their recent opponents and have outscored their competition 93-46 over the last three games. Their defense is allowing the fewest points per game in the league at 15.1, and their offense is toward the top of the league with 25.3 points per game.
The Seahawks aren’t far behind offensively at 24.0 points per game, but their defense has been allowing close to 20 points per game (19.7 to be exact). The Seahawks’ offense has also struggled a bit of late, not putting up more than 24 points in a game since Week 3.
With their offense seemingly coming together at the right time, expect the Ravens to take their home matchup this week.
Seahawks vs Ravens Best Bets & Props
Ravens Over 24.5 (+100)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 2 units
Since the Baltimore offense has been firing on all cylinders, this is my NFL bet of the day. The Ravens have scored over this total in five of their eight games this season and should be able to take advantage of Seattle’s mediocre defense.
Lamar Jackson has had a bit of an inconsistent season, but he’s been playing really well lately and has been combining with Gus Edwards to form one of the best rushing attacks in the league. With rookie Zay Flowers leading the team in receiving yards, Mark Andrews isn’t the Ravens’ only passing-game option to threaten opposing defenses.
Getting to 25 points is manageable, and I like the +100 odds enough to take the value here.
Ravens -6 (-110)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit
Six points might sound like a lot, but the Ravens have been playing solid defense this season, as evidenced by their league-leading 15.1 points allowed to opponents. Seattle has playmakers on the offensive side of the ball, but they’ve been limited by both injuries and the inconsistent play of Geno Smith.
As you just read, the Ravens should be able to put up points this week, and it’s going to be a challenge for the Seahawks to stay within a touchdown of them.
Ravens To Win By 7-12 (+400)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 0.5 units
This one is a little specific, but I like the odds enough to try to squeeze into this win margin. The Ravens have won two of their last three games within this range, and the Seahawks should do enough to avoid the blowout. I’ve dropped down to a half-unit play due to the specificity of this bet, but there’s enough value at +400 to take the plunge.
Seahawks vs Ravens Same Game Parlay
Seahawks vs Ravens SGP (+268)
DraftKings Sportsbook • WAGER: 1 unit
- Ravens (-250)
- Lamar Jackson Anytime TD (+120)
- Geno Smith Under 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-175)
There’s a +900 bet on DraftKings for Jackson, Edwards, and Andrews as Anytime TD Scorers that I’m eyeing, but I’ll be a little more conservative with this one.
In addition to liking the Ravens to win, I think Jackson finds his way into the end zone as a rusher – which he’s already done five times this season. Smith has thrown two touchdown passes in each of his last two games, but he’s only done that three times all season.
The Ravens’ stout defense should be able to limit him through the air, as they’ve allowed the third-fewest passing yards per game to their opponents.