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NFL Betting Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Washington Commanders

August 21, 2023


The Baltimore Ravens are 1-0 in the preseason following a 20-19 win at home against the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday in week 1 of the NFL preseason.

Meanwhile, the Washington Commanders are 1-0 in the preseason following Friday’s 17-15 win on the road against the Cleveland Browns in week 1 of the NFL preseason.

BookMaker has the Baltimore Ravens listed as 3-point favorites on the road against the Washington Commanders and has set the total for the over/under plays at 38.5 points. Which team will improve to 2-0 in the preseason with a win in this matchup on Monday night? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring in the preseason.

Baltimore Ravens Team Preview

The Baltimore Ravens enter this game with a record of 1-0 in the preseason following a 20-19 win at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Ravens are 0-1 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as a favorite this season.

Offensively, Baltimore is averaging 20 points per game in the preseason. The Ravens are averaging 272 total yards, 140 passing yards, and 133 rushing yards per game. Tyler Huntley leads the team in passing completing 8 of 11 attempts for 88 yards and a touchdown while adding 13 rushing yards. Justice Hill leads the team in rushing with three carries for 48 yards. Sean Ryan leads the team in receiving with four receptions for 37 yards.

Defensively, the Ravens are allowing an average of 19 points per game. Baltimore is allowing an average of 335 total yards, 217 passing yards, and 154 rushing yards in the NFL preseason this year.

Washington Commanders Team Preview

The Washington Commanders enter this game with a record of 1-0 in the NFL preseason following a 17-15 win on the road against the Cleveland Browns. The Commanders are 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season.

Offensively, the Commanders are averaging 17 points per game in the preseason. Washington is averaging 276 total yards, 178 passing yards, and 111 rushing yards per game. Sam Howell leads the team in passing completing 9 of 12 attempts for 77 yards and a touchdown. Chris Rodriguez Jr. leads the team in rushing with five carries for 39 yards. Byron Pringle leads the team in receiving with one reception for 32 yards.

Defensively, Washington is allowing an average of 15 points per game. The Commanders are allowing an average of 374 total yards, 270 passing yards, and 117 rushing yards per game in the preseason.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Baltimore has won four of the last seven games in the series and has won by an average score of 19 to 15.86 while both teams are 3-3-1 ATS in those matchups. The Commanders have won two of the last three games in the series, however, the Ravens have outscored the Commanders by an average of 23 to 21.33 points per game while the Commanders are 2-0-1 ATS in those contests.

The under has hit in five of the last seven games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 34.86 points per game in those contests. The over has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 44.33 points per game in those matchups.

Washington enters this game as the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The Commanders are 2-0-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Washington Commanders +3 on BookMaker for this matchup on Monday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Washington Commanders +3