Ravens vs. Dolphins Point Spread: NFL Week 1 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Aug 31, 2019

The Baltimore Ravens have won three season openers in a row. They are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games overall.

Baltimore
14-2
AT
September 08, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami
5-11
Pointspread -7 -110
Moneyline -305
Over / Under o +41

82%

Betting Action

18%

Pointspread +7 -110
Moneyline +251
Over / Under u +41

82%

Betting Action

18%

The Baltimore Ravens have made winning their regular season openers a habit in recent years as they’ve won three in a row. Head coach John Harbaugh and his staff will hope that trend continues this season. Baltimore should have an excellent opportunity to open the year with a victory when they visit the Miami Dolphins in Week 1, the team with the lowest regular season win total projection.

Will the Ravens continue their Week 1 dominance? Or will Miami shock the football world and open with a win at home? Here is a closer look at the matchup.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Baltimore has won double-digit games in five of their last nine seasons under Harbaugh. They will likely need that trend to continue in order to make the playoffs in the loaded AFC. In addition to their strong record in season openers, the Ravens are 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games overall. Baltimore is also 5-2 ATS in its last seven September games.

Meanwhile, Miami is primed to miss the postseason for the 16th time in the last 18 seasons. With the Dolphins are focused on building for the long term, things could get ugly in the short term. Miami is 5-0 against the spread in Week 1 games over the last five seasons. However, the Dolphins are 0-5 ATS in their last five contests against Baltimore at home.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have an opportunity to turn a lot of heads this season. Second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson is part of a new wave of mobile quarterbacks with the potential to put up big numbers this season. With a year of experience under his belt and an improved cast of talent around him, the stage is set for him to produce. Baltimore added running back Mark Ingram and wide receivers Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and Seth Roberts to improve on the offensive side of the football.

Meanwhile, the defense lost a lot of veterans but has a strong core of youth – especially in the secondary. They also brought in safety Earl Thomas whose presence will solidify a talented group of playmakers. The Ravens have emphasized team speed on both sides of the football. After another successful exhibition run, it will be interesting to see if they can carry over the momentum in to the regular season.

Miami Dolphins

Miami is a team in transition with question marks at the most important position on the field. The Dolphins traded for quarterback Josh Rosen in the offseason with the hope that he could become their franchise signal-caller. However, veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick impressed in the

preseason and ultimately won the starting job. The good news for Fitzpatrick is that Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker and running back Kenyan Drake are all on the roster heading into Week 1. The bad news is that they might not be there long as Miami looks to trade veterans for future assets. The mood around this team is generally sour as the players know that this is a rebuilding year. With veterans being shopped and a general lack of talent already, it makes it harder for them to perform well.

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