It's important to be realistic. Sure, the New York Jets might be huge underdogs to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Sure, Joe Flacco might be the starting quarterback while Zach Wilson recovers from injury. And sure, the Jets might have covered the spread just twice in their last dozen games against the Ravens.
But, it's also important to be optimistic. Wouldn't it be easier to wipe those tears away with a bunch of dollars? Say, $150 in free bets worth?
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Ravens vs Jets Prediction and Pick
Ravens -6.5 (-118) vs Jets
It's unfortunate the Jets have to play Baltimore to open the season, because I'm expecting huge things from the Ravens this year. Lamar Jackson is still a cheat code, and the team as a whole should be much healthier in 2022.
I love the skill position players New York assembled in the offseason. Elijah Moore, Garrett Wilson, Corey Davis, Michael Carter Jr., and Breece Hall are all pieces to what will be a successful offense. That being said, Joe Flacco hasn't been a good quarterback for nearly 10 years now, and New York is simply overmatched.
The Jets are 1-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games as home underdogs and won't be able to contain Lamar. Baltimore is familiar with Flacco's limitations from his time with the Ravens, and the coaching staff should exploit his inadequacies.
It's okay to bet against your team if it makes you money. There's nothing wrong with a nice little emotional hedge, after all! Back Baltimore to open the season with a convincing win as Flacco proves he's not capable of filling Zach Wilson's shoes.
Elijah Moore Any Time Touchdown Scorer (+250)
FanDuel not only lets you bet on the game itself, but you can bet on individual performances as well. I'm targeting Elijah Moore to score a touchdown with beautiful +250 odds, as I think the Jets will have to play catch up from the opening quarter.
Moore scored a touchdown in four of his final five games last year, emerging as one of the best young wide receivers in the NFL. Baltimore's secondary remains suspect, and Moore will have ample opportunity to cash in on this prop with a healthy dose of targets.
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