|-7.5 BAL (-110) @ Fanduel|
The set-up: The Ravens went 14-2 last year and they're one of the favorites to come out of the AFC this season. The Browns went 6-10, but they're expected to do a bit better thi syear. Cleveland has a new head coach though with a few new systems and I think that's going to translate into early struggles in this difficult road environment. I heard a lot of people suggest that the limited practice time heading up to the regular season would benefit the defenses, but I'll argue that veteran and well oiled offensive units can "flip the script" on that line of thinking and take advantage of defensive units which enter the season a step behind. Cleveland's strength last year was in fact its defense, but I think the unit is going to be in for a long day vs. Jackson and company.
The pick: Baltimore is 4-1 ATS in its last five Week 1 games (the Browns are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Week 1 games!), while Cleveland is 0-6 ATS in its last six on the road. Baltimore outscored its oppposition by an average of 15.5 points per game last year and all signs point to a similar "rocking chair" victory for it in Week 1 as well. Lay the points.
This is an 8* DESTRUCTION on the Baltimore Ravens.
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