The Ravens are getting action in NFL preseason odds on the futures board to win the Super Bowl and they are also attracting attention for their preseason games.
NFL preseason bet schedule information has the Ravens opening up with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, August 12th. The Ravens will be favored in that game since they are at home. In Week 2 of the preseason the Ravens are at Washington for their rivalry game against the Redskins. Baltimore hosts the New York Giants in week 3 of the preseason while they finish up at St. Louis on September 2nd.
Baltimore is 14-1 to win the Super Bowl and those odds could come down even further before the regular season begins in September. The Ravens have an offense that is expected to be improved this season with the addition of wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Quarterback Joe Flacco finally has a big play receiver and the addition of Boldin should open up the offense. Baltimore is taking no chances as they believe they can win the Super Bowl. They signed quarterback Marc Bulger as an insurance policy in case anything happens to Flacco. The Ravens were not confident in their backup quarterbacks, Troy Smith and John Beck. The Ravens are going to be paying Bulger $3.8 million and that is a lot of money for a backup quarterback. That tells you that the Ravens are serious about winning the Super Bowl.
The addition of Bulger could be important in NFL preseason odds because now the Ravens have another experienced quarterback. Teams that have the best quarterback depth are the ones to watch in the preseason. The addition of Bulger gives the Ravens two solid quarterbacks and then two decent backups in Smith and Beck that will want to impress since the Ravens will only keep one of them.
The Ravens open up the regular season on Monday Night Football on ESPN against the New York Jets. Baltimore is a three-point underdog in that game against the Jets with the total at 37.5.