The Baltimore Ravens take on the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on Monday Night Football. Both teams look to start off strong, with the Raiders especially looking for a big win after finishing last season 2-6 at home.
Baltimore had a stellar 2020 season, finishing 11-5 and falling short to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Round. With 2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson ready to go and the Raiders having their key skill players suiting up, Monday night figures to be an intriguing showdown.
Heading into Monday night, here are the most-bet props that give key insight into what bettors are thinking, via BetMGM:
- Lamar Jackson and Derek Carr both to record 225+ passing yards (+175)
- Lamar Jackson to score the first touchdown of the game (+650)
- Darren Waller to be the first touchdown scorer for the Raiders (+450)
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The Ravens played the Raiders in 2018, with Baltimore pulling off a big 34-17 win as Jackson racked up 249 total yards and two touchdowns. With that in mind, it makes sense why bettors seem to have a strong amount of confidence in Jackson to have a big game on Monday night.
Raiders big-play tight end Darren Waller collected 107 receptions for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns in 2020. Bettors are expecting a big night from Derek Carr, and that essentially means a great game from Waller would be close to guaranteed.
Our projections see the Ravens vs. Raiders matchup going slightly over the total of 50.5. For Monday night, 50% of the tickets have been on the over and 57% of the handle is on the over.
With our projections seeing a somewhat high-scoring game, there is a solid chance of many of these offense-based props hitting on Monday night.