The Baltimore Ravens visit the Miami Dolphins in one of three preseason games scheduled to kick off the week on Thursday night, with Baltimore a field-goal betting favorite.
The Baltimore Ravens are a perfect 5-0 straight up and against the spread over their last five preseason games after an impressive 23-3 victory over Washington last week. The Ravens will try to extend their preseason winning streak on the road against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night.
Baltimore is a 3-point road underdog in Miami at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Under head coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens have been a consistent preseason moneymaker over the last few seasons with a 10-3 SU and 11-2 ATS record since the start of the 2014 season. The Ravens are 3-0 SU and ATS as an underdog over that stretch.
With the news that Ryan Tannehill will have season-ending ACL surgery, the Dolphins will have no quarterback controversy this year as newly signed Jay Cutler is set to be the starter for as long as he stays healthy. Cutler will make his Dolphins debut in limited reps on Thursday as he tries to get acclimated to his new offense. Miami defeated the Atlanta Falcons last week 23-20 without Cutler.
Baltimore at Miami is one of three games on Thursday, with the other two being Buffalo at Philadelphia (-4) and Tampa Bay (-1) at Jacksonville. The Eagles are 9-2 SU and ATS over their last 11 preseason games, according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
The only game on the schedule for Friday night should be a good one as the Minnesota Vikings visit the Seattle Seahawks. With their 17-10 road win over Buffalo last week, the Vikings continued their preseason dominance and improved to 14-1 SU and 13-2 ATS over their last 15 preseason games. Minnesota is a 3-point underdog on Friday.
Seattle has also been an excellent preseason team in recent years with a 17-5 SU and ATS record over its last 22 preseason contests. The Seahawks had the biggest blowout on the board last week in a 48-17 drubbing of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Preseason Week 2’s card includes nine games on Saturday, two games on Sunday, and wraps up with a game between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns (-1) in Cleveland on Monday night. The UNDER is 8-0-1 in Cleveland’s last nine preseason games.
NFL Preseason Week 2 Betting Lines (see the complete list at OddsShark)