Ravens vs. Lions Point Spread: NFL Week 3 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Sep 22, 2021

Jared Goff has his hands full leading Detroit's offence. If the Lions hope to pull out a win this week, their quarterback is going to need a stellar performance.

Baltimore
4-1
AT
September 26, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
Ford Field
Detroit
0-5
Pointspread -8 -106
Moneyline -405
Over / Under o +51

82%

Betting Action

18%

Pointspread +8 -113
Moneyline +329
Over / Under u +51

82%

Betting Action

18%

The Baltimore Ravens rebounded in a big way in Week 2, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in miraculous fashion. They needed it after stumbling in Week 1 against the Las Vegas Raiders. Baltimore could move to 2-1 this week when they face the hapless Detroit Lions. Detroit was handed yet another tough loss from their division rivals, the Green Bay Packers, on Monday. Can the Ravens use their last win as fuel to win this game or will the Lions finally grab their first victory?

The Ravens are 8-point favourites to win on the NFL odds, with a total of 49.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Ravens are currently 4-0 against the spread in their last four matchups when playing against teams with a losing overall record. They are also 6-1 ATS in their last seven when entering the game as the favourite. However, Baltimore is just 1-5-1 in their past seven games played during Week 3 of action.

Meanwhile, the Lions are just 3-14 ATS in their past 17 games when allowing more than 250 passing yards in their previous match. Detroit is also 2-6 ATS in their last eight games when picking up an ATS win the game prior. The over has been great for Detroit lately, as it has hit in eight of their last nine games when suffering a straight up loss in the game before.

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore is very depleted at the running back position but they found a way around it in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs. They ran for 251 yards on the ground while picking up 481 in total. Lamar Jackson has been incredible so far this season but the lack of weapons around him has been apparent. Gus Edwards, JK Dobbins and Justice Hill are three backs who are out for the year with different injuries. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have stepped up nicely as well as newly signed Latavius Murray and promoted Ty’Son Williams.

The Ravens’ defence has shown weakness, though, after allowing over 30 points in both of their contests so far. Marcus Peters is out for the year and their defence – at least for now – has taken a step back from last season. The Lions may not be the best team in the league but they have talent enough to make this game interesting, unless Baltimore gets settled in defensively.

Detroit Lions

Jared Goff has looked pretty good so far to start this season off. He has thrown for 584 yards, five touchdowns and only two interceptions through two games. However, the Lions have fumbled away games through the first two contests. They had early leads in both games but faded badly after halftime. There have been positives but it’s clear that this team is lacking the proper personnel to compete week-in, week-out.

The Lions run game has looked competent with the combination of D’Andre Swift and Jamal Williams handling those responsibilities. They’re actually fifth in the NFL in yards-per-carry (5.2) but when they fall behind, they have to abandon it.

On the other side of the ball, their defence has looked terrible. They allowed 41 points to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 and then 35 to the Packers last weekend. Baltimore is coming in with loads of confidence and momentum, so Detroit is probably going to need to beat them in a shootout if they hope to win.

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