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NFL Betting Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Detroit Lions

October 22, 2023


The 1st place team in the NFC North will travel to take on the 1st place team in the AFC North when the Detroit Lions travel to Baltimore, Maryland to face the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in week 7 of the NFL season with the game airing on Fox on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM ET.

The Detroit Lions enter this game with a record of 5-1 following a 20-6 win on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while covering the 3-point spread as a road favorite in week 6 of the NFL season. Detroit scored 20 points while compiling a total of 380 yards offensively which included 353 passing yards and 40 rushing yards while allowing 6 points and 251 total yards defensively which included 206 passing yards and 46 rushing yards. Jared Goff led the team in passing, completing 30 of 44 attempts for 353 yards and two interceptions while adding three rushing yards. Craig Reynolds led the team in rushing with ten carries for 15 yards while adding two receptions for 28 yards. Amon-Ra St. Brown led the team in receiving, catching 12 of 15 targets for 124 yards and a touchdown.

Baltimore enters this game with a record of 4-2 following a 24-16 win on the road against the Tennessee Titans while covering the 5-point spread as a road favorite in week 6 of the NFL season. The Ravens scored 24 points while compiling a total of 360 yards offensively which included 223 passing yards and 139 rushing yards while allowing 16 points and 233 total yards defensively which included 150 passing yards and 129 rushing yards. Lamar Jackson led the team in passing, completing 21 of 30 attempts for 223 yards with a touchdown and an interception while also leading the team in rushing with 62 yards on 13 attempts. Mark Andrews led the team in receiving, catching four of six targets for 69 yards.

BookMaker has the Baltimore Ravens listed as 3-point favorites at home against the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon in week 7 of the NFL season. Baltimore has won five of the last seven games including the previous four meetings in a row while winning by an average margin of 6.57 points per game over the last ten and 9.33 points per game over the last three games in the series. The Ravens are 4-3 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings. Detroit is 5-1 ATS overall, 3-0 ATS on the road, and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season while the Baltimore Ravens are 4-2 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS at home, and 3-2 ATS as a favorite on the year. 

Detroit has looked like one of the best teams in the NFL this season and enters this game on a four-game winning streak while winning by at least 14 points in each of those matchups and while the Ravens have been the dominant team in the series, winning five of the last seven including the previous four matchups this isn’t the Detroit Lions of old. The Lions will have another statement win on Sunday when they travel to face the Baltimore Ravens because of their defensive play which is why I am taking the money line for the Detroit Lions at +142 in week 7 of the NFL season. 

Spooky Express Pick: Detroit Lions Moneyline (+142)