The Ravens are slight underdogs against the host Denver Broncos ahead of their matchup Sunday, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.
The Ravens (2-1) opened as narrow favorites last week, but after they escaped Detroit with a last-second win over the Lions, and the Broncos cruised to a 3-0 start, Denver has emerged as a 1½-point favorite.
In double-digit wins over the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets — three of the NFL’s five winless teams — the Broncos have allowed a combined 26 points. Denver crushed the Jets in their home opener Sunday, 26-0, led on offense by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (19-for-25 for 235 yards). But the team is now down two explosive receivers in Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler, who tore his ACL in the win.
The Broncos have covered the spread in all three games this season, but the Ravens are 6-1 against the spread in their past seven games as an underdog. In Week 2, they knocked off Denver’s AFC West rival, the Kansas City Chiefs, in Baltimore, 36-35.
The Ravens lead the all-time series 8-6, including a playoff win in both of their Super Bowl runs, but Denver has won the past two meetings at Empower Field at Mile High. Quarterback Joe Flacco powered the Ravens to a 27-14 win in their last matchup, in 2018.
The over-under for Sunday’s game is 44 points.