The Denver Broncos (3-8) and the Baltimore Ravens (7-4) square off in Week 13 for an AFC battle at M&T Bank Stadium. The Denver Broncos have completely fallen off as they sit dead last in the AFC West standings and have now lost three straight contests.
As for the Ravens, they are coming off a loss to the Jaguars 28-27, but they still are tied atop the AFC North Standings. Who will be victorious?
Let’s take a closer look at the Broncos vs Ravens matchup so you can get ready to make your bets against their NFL Betting Lines.
NFL Week 13 Betting Preview for Denver Broncos at Baltimore
Broncos’ Offensive Struggles Continue
What in the world is happening in Denver? Nathaniel Hackett and the Denver Broncos are making a case for the worst team in the NFL after posting another stinker last week.
Against the Panthers, the Broncos’ offense posted just ten points and 246 yards in their third straight loss. Something needs to change in Denver, as the Broncos have managed to lose seven of their last eight contests.
Even after switching play-callers from Nathaniel Hacket to Gary Kubiak, the Broncos offense is still averaging a league-worst 14.3 points per game. Russell Wilson is having the worst year of his career, as the veteran has thrown just seven touchdowns in 11 games while throwing five interceptions.
On the defensive side of the ball, Denver has consistently put together strong numbers as they rank third in yards allowed 306.4 and points per game (17.4).
The defense has continued to give the team a chance to win the game, but the biggest issue for the Broncos has been their offense. Injuries aside, this Broncos team needs to score if they want to win this game.
Raven Tied For Division Lead
In Week 12, the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Baltimore Ravens 28-27, handing them a painful loss and pushing them to a tie with the Bengals in the AFC North. Baltimore led for three quarters, but their offense struggled in the red zone settling for four field goals.
Despite some late struggles, Baltimore has been consistent on both sides of the ball all season. On the offensive end, the Ravens rank ninth in total offense averaging 356.1 yards per game.
In addition to Lamar Jackson’s 20 total touchdowns, the rushing attack got a huge boost with Gus Edwards back in the fold coming off of injury. The run-first offense will surely look to attack the Broncos at home.
When it comes to the defense, the unit surrendered 28 points to the Jaguars in Week 12, but the team put up four sacks and forced one turnover.
In the defeat, Baltimore struggled to contain Trevor Lawrence, giving up 332 yards of total offense; however, the unit as a whole has been one of the most trusted defenses as they have surrendered just 20.6 points per game.
Betting Odds and Lines
The Baltimore Ravens enter this matchup as 8.5-point favorites (-110), according to MyBookie. In terms of the moneyline, the Broncos enter this matchup as +310 road underdogs, while the Ravens come into this one with odds of -390 as home favorites. When it comes to the O/U, the total for this one has been listed at 38 points, according to MyBookie.
NFL fans appear to be waiting for the Broncos to improve each week, but they keep falling short. Denver comes into this contest not just with a three-game losing streak but also with a 1-5 road record for the year.
Bet against the Broncos in this one, as they have lost seven of their last eight straight up while failing to cover the spread in each of their last three contests.
The Baltimore Ravens will undoubtedly win at home. Baltimore is tied for first place in their division, so they have a lot more to play for.
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens have something to prove, while Denver and their league-worst offense will utterly fall short again.
Betting Pick: Baltimore Ravens -8.5 (-110)