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With Lamar Jackson on the team, hope springs eternal for Baltimore Ravens fans. And thanks to the launch of legal sports betting across Maryland, now there is even more going on for those fans.
Not only will they be back in the stands for the NFL betting season, but once online sportsbooks launch, they’ll be able to bet on the game from their phones before and during the action. Plus, since M&T Bank Stadium is eligible to apply for a sports betting license, fans will likely see a sportsbook on-site, as well.
Here’s your complete guide to betting on the Baltimore Ravens online in Maryland, including the latest Ravens moneylines, point spreads, totals, and Super Bowl odds, plus how you can bet on them all right here at home.
Check below for the latest moneyline, point spread, and total lines from the top online sportsbooks in Maryland for the next Baltimore Ravens game. Click on any odds to go directly to the sportsbook, claim your online sportsbook bonus and start making your Ravens bets.
See below to compare Ravens spreads offered at top online sportsbooks. Click on the odds to go right to the online sportsbook, open your betting account, and get started.
Check below for the latest odds at Maryland online sportsbooks on the Ravens winning the AFC North, the AFC championship or the Super Bowl. Click on any odds to get started.
Lamar Jackson has made himself into a perennial MVP candidate. Here are the latest prop and MVP odds for Jackson from Maryland online sportsbooks:
As Super Bowl LVI approaches and the regular season winds down, the Baltimore Ravens are among the favorites to win an NFL title this season.
The Baltimore Ravens are poised for a playoff run. Can MD sportsbooks launch in time to capitalize on a potential flood of sports bettors?
Lamar Jackson MVP futures have gotten a lot shorter at future Maryland sportsbooks after the Ravens’ recent comeback win over Indianapolis.
You can bet on more than just the outcome of Ravens games with player and team futures and props. These are the season-long or game-within-the-game wagers that can add to the excitement of any game or season. Most player props are wagers on stats and things that might happen during a game:
Props can also be wagers on team-based accomplishments, like which team will have more rushing yards or whether the Ravens defense will have a pick six in the game.
Futures are generally season-long bets that include the following types of betting odds:
Most futures odds come out in the offseason and change throughout the year based on public perception, performance and player movement. However, you lock in the odds at the time you place a bet. The football betting odds are usually better on the true contenders the earlier you place that bet.
The Ravens are primetime darlings in 2021, playing no fewer than five games under the lights and possibly more with NBC Sunday Night Football’s flex scheduling. Here are all the Ravens’ primetime games currently on the 2021 NFL schedule:
Here are the current members of the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff:
The Baltimore Ravens have played home games at what was originally Ravens Stadium at Camden Yards since 1998. Here are the details about what is now M&T Bank Stadium:
Unless it’s a national primetime game on NBC (Sunday) ESPN and ABC (Monday) or FOX and the NFL Network (Thursday), Baltimore Ravens games against AFC opponents and NFC opponents on the road will be available on local CBS affiliates. Ravens home games against NFC opponents will be on local FOX affiliates. Plus, local radio broadcasts for all Ravens games are on 98 Rock, WBAL 1090 AM and 101.5 FM.
You can also watch and stream games with NFL Sunday Ticket on DirecTV. Plus, regular season games, the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl are available live and on demand online with NFL Game Pass. Local blackout rules apply for both.
From 1944 through 1996, this NFL franchise was known as the Cleveland Browns. The team’s owner at the time, Art Modell, relocated the franchise to Baltimore in 1996, adopting the new franchise’s nickname through a fan contest, alluding to the Edgar Allen Poe poem The Raven. Poe lived in Baltimore early in his career.
The team played the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons at Memorial Stadium. Ahead of the 1998-99 season, Ravens Stadium at Camden Yards (now M&T Bank Stadium) opened with the Ravens as its anchor tenant and operational partner.
In the 1999-2000 campaign, the team had its first non-losing season with an 8-8 record. The 2000-01 season would prove historic, as running back Jamal Lewis and a team defense that set many league records led the franchise to its first Super Bowl victory.
The Ravens would return to prominence in the 2012-13 season when head coach John Harbaugh outcoached his brother Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII.
Through much of the franchise’s recent history, the NFL has made a drastic transformation in its relationship with sports betting.
For decades, the NFL maintained a public position of staunch sports betting opposition. Commissioner Roger Goodell articulated that in 2015, telling Sports Illustrated that the league opposes legalized sports gambling. In 2017, the NFL was one of the plaintiffs that sued New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie over the state’s attempt to legalize sports betting.
Since the fall of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in 2018, however, that pendulum has swung completely the opposite way. Many NFL franchises and the NFL itself have not only partnered with sportsbooks, but the NFL also gets revenue from the sale of licenses that allows operators to use its data and trademarks for gambling purposes.
It’s a strong possibility that the stadium will be involved in sports betting, though the licensing process has yet to take place.
Under Maryland law, professional teams like the Baltimore Ravens and entities that own venues like M&T Bank Stadium are eligible to apply for sports betting licenses. It’s not yet clear whether the Ravens will do so, or if the stadium’s owner, the Maryland Stadium Authority, will take the reins.
Either way, BetMGM or another major sportsbook would likely be involved to run operations. It could include a fully-fledged retail sportsbook. Of course, most bettors will likely take advantage of betting on the mobile sports betting apps on their phones regardless.
However, a retail sportsbook could include actual betting windows and possibly kiosks to place an in-person bet. Additionally, there would likely be a bank of televisions, dining, drinks, and seating for people to hang out and watch other games besides just the ones featuring the Ravens.
If the Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, is any indication, the sportsbook might actually be available to the public instead of limiting retail betting to only those within the facility for a football game.
Most likely, the Ravens will contract with a gambling company like BetMGM that runs an online sportsbook rather than build out their own. The league and teams want to be at least an arm’s length away from betting action. Essentially, the team will likely use its license eligibility to broker an access deal with a partner.
Maryland law gives sports betting license holders the freedom to form such relationships. While it’s not yet clear that the Ravens themselves will hold such a license, the Maryland Stadium Authority will probably do so if the team doesn’t.
Whichever entity actually holds the license, there will probably be a betting app that gets priority status at M&T Bank Stadium because of such a deal.
Although we don’t know for sure if the Ravens themselves will get a Maryland sports betting license, the Ravens might partner with BetMGM now that a formal marketing deal is in place. But what other gaming partners are possible?
In 2018, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore became the official casino partner of the Ravens. Caesars, which owns Horseshoe Baltimore, has operated an online sportsbook under its own brand name but recently completed its acquisition of bookmaker William Hill. Caesars plans to keep the William Hill software in a rebranded Caesars Sportsbook app. Whichever one would have the same opportunity to potentially expand the casino’s deal with the Ravens.
However, there is not much need for Caesars to work with the team for access. Horseshoe Baltimore is eligible for the same betting license as the stadium is, so there isn’t much motivation to cut the NFL in on the action. Even the prime location of the stadium isn’t very appealing, as Horseshoe is literally a couple of blocks away on the same street.
Around the same time that Maryland finalized sports betting plans, the NFL announced its first-ever sports league-wide sports betting partnership. The league will work with FanDuel Sportsbook, Caesars, and DraftKings Sportsbook as partners. With that in mind, there is a chance DraftKings or FanDuel might land with the Ravens.
Given that FanDuel already works with the Washington Football Team in Virginia, and FedExField is also eligible for a sportsbook license, the best guess for a fit here would be DraftKings. However, there is certainly a chance a smaller operator with no land-based casino ends up at M&T Bank Stadium.
Still, BetMGM is obviously a contender. And its parent company, MGM Resorts International, operates one of Maryland’s busiest casinos: MGM National Harbor, a $1.4 billion casino and resort is in the Washington, DC, suburb of Oxon Hill.
MGM National Harbor President and Chief Operating Officer Jorge Perez see some possible synergy:
“BetMGM’s partnership with the Baltimore Ravens comes at a pivotal time for MGM National Harbor as we usher in the era of legalized sports betting in Maryland. We are confident that we will provide Ravens fans throughout the DMV with new and innovative ways to experience football season before, during and after games at our entertainment resort.”
The average ticket price for a Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium jumped from $141 in 2019 to $233 in 2020. Scarcity was an issue, and ticket prices should be back closer to 2019 levels this season.
Steve Bisciotti owns the Baltimore Ravens. The Aerotek staffing and recruiting company founder bought 49% of the team in 2000 and the remaining 51% in 2004.
Forbes estimates the Ravens are worth about $2.98 billion. That puts the team 16th in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys are No. 1, valued at $5.7 billion.
The Ravens’ name was chosen in a fan contest, but it was certainly inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven.” Poe spent part of his career in Baltimore and is buried there. There’s also a clear connection to MLB’s Baltimore Orioles and the team’s black bird logo.
The Ravens haven’t retired any numbers. However, Hall of Famers Jonathan Ogden, Ed Reed and Ray Lewis will likely be first on the list when the team does.
The Baltimore Ravens are on Twitter under the @Ravens account. The team joined Twitter in February 2009 and boasts 1.6 million followers.