Ravens vs. Raiders Free NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Friday, September 18, 2015 7:31 PM UTC

Friday, Sep. 18, 2015 7:31 PM UTC

Baltimore suffered a 19-13 loss to Denver & Oakland were routed 33-13 by Cincinnati. Which team will avoid an 0-2 start? Read on for our full game preview and free NFL picks.

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open: -6 -105 at Pinnacle

The Ravens started out as 6-point favorites on the road and the NFL odds have moved to -6.5 as Derek Carr is still dealing with a hand injury, but that shouldn't be a huge difference. The Raiders just aren't a good a football team and the Ravens should be angry with how they played on Sunday, not to mention, they'll be playing for Suggs, who was the heart and soul of the defense and really, the team as a whole.

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As was mentioned, there is the injury to Suggs, who suffered his second torn Achilles and this might be it for the 32-year-old, although he'll surely try and come back. But that isn't all for the Ravens as tackle Eugene Monroe didn't practice because of a concussion, and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan is battling knee problems.

Also mentioned was Carr's hand injury which forced him to leave the Cincinnati game, and the Raiders will be happy to have him back because the Matt McGloin era isn't pretty. Charles Woodson has a separated shoulders and the defensive back probably won't play this week. Other than that, it's all hands on deck for Oakland, and they're still not very good.


Both teams are 2-4 ATS in their last six games, but in their last six ATS on the road, the Ravens are 4-2. while the Raiders are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 at home. Overall, the Raiders have been ugly, losing 20 of their last 23 SU and in their last six games, the Raiders have allowed 31 points or more four times..

The Ravens have had the upper hand over the Raiders with records of 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings, although it's slightly better for the Raiders at home, where they're 3-5 SU and 3-4 ATS with the Ravens since 1983; in five of those meetings, the Raiders were in Los Angeles, while the Ravens were then known as the old Cleveland Browns.

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