Ravens Cruise To Franchise-Record Win Over Dolphins
Lamar Jackson posted a perfect passer rating en route to a lopsided victory
Ravens @ Dolphins
★★ Ravens (-7 and -340)
Outcome: 59-10 Ravens
The Ravens offense erupted for a franchise-record 59 points. They posted 42 points in the first half, beating the Dolphins into oblivion on their own turf. It’s widely known that the Dolphins are rebuilding and are garbage this season, but there’s still plenty of opportunity to place significant wagers against them.
BetQL’s model had the Ravens as 11-point favorites and the four point difference in the spread made this a 2-star bet, along with their moneyline being a 2-star wager. Although our projections were more modest (largely due to the fact that the game was played in Miami), there was still enough reason to make a sizable wager on Baltimore.
Baltimore’s offense behind Lamar Jackson thrived, as Jackson went 17-for-20 with 324 passing yards, including a whopping five touchdown throws. Two of those touchdown passes went to rookie speedster Marquise Brown, as he piled on 147 receiving yards on just four catches. Rookie tight end Mark Andrews was also very impressive, tallying eight catches for 108 yards and a score. Mark Ingram pounded the ball for 107 yards and two scores on just 14 carries in his Ravens debut. There was simply nothing the Dolphins could do.
It was expected that Miami would fail to have much success in 2019 and there will be times to bet against them all season long. Week 1 was one of those chances. The Ravens’ dynamic offense proved to be far too much for the pathetic Dolphins squad.
BetQL gave reason for some extra confidence in wagering against them, especially in regards to the spread that had Baltimore favored by just seven points. Vegas missed the mark in this one and the Ravens looked very impressive on Sunday.