The Ravens are field-goal favorites over the host New England Patriots ahead of their matchup Sunday, according to Las Vegas sportsbooks.
After a stunning collapse in a Week 2 loss to Miami, the Ravens are three-point favorites over New England, which fell to the host Dolphins in Week 1 before bouncing back Sunday with a narrow road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sunday’s game will be the Patriots’ home opener. New England went 4-5 at Gillette Stadium last season and 5-4 against the spread. With quarterback Lamar Jackson as their starter, the Ravens went 2-4 against the spread away from Baltimore last year, though they did win comfortably in a season-opening road win over the New York Jets earlier this month.
After allowing 469 passing yards to Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday, the Ravens will face another former Alabama quarterback in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Mac Jones leads the Patriots’ offense, while former star Ravens outside linebacker Matthew Judon headlines their defense. Judon, who had a career-high 12 1/2 sacks last season, has two in two games this year.
The Patriots lead the all-time series 11-4 and have won four of their past five meetings. The Ravens were touchdown favorites entering their 2020 matchup in New England but lost, 23-17, in a rain-soaked prime-time game. They’re 0-6 in regular-season games in New England.
The over-under for Sunday’s game is 43 points.