Baltimore Ravens vs Denver Broncos Betting Preview

Published on September 5th, 2013 3:39 pm EST

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The Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos will officially kick off the NFL season later tonight when they do battle in Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The Ravens dispatched of the Broncos in memorable fashion last postseason en route to winning the Super Bowl 34-31 over the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens are going to have a tough time repeating this season, as they lost a record eight starters to free agency in the offseason.

The Broncos, on the other hand, will be out for blood. Many people are picking the Broncos to win the Super Bowl this season, and they will obviously be looking to get off to a strong start.

The Broncos are favorites to win at home against the defending Super Bowl champions - here are the current betting odds:

Baltimore Ravens, +7, -105
Denver Broncos, -7, -115

The line had been -7.5 for the Broncos in the weeks leading up to this game but has changed slightly just ahead of the kickoff.

The over/under line is set at 48 points:

Over 48 Points, -110
Under 48 Points, -110

The money line, which is the odds to win the game straight up, looks like this:

Baltimore Ravens, +255
Denver Broncos, -315

So, according to these odds, a successful $100 wager on the Ravens would yield a total profit of $255, while a successful $315 bet on the Broncos would return a total profit of $100 if they were able to win.

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Let's take a look at some of the other odds that are currently available to bet on:

Team to Score First?

Baltimore Ravens, +135
Denver Broncos, -175

First Score of Game?

Touchdown, -175
Field Goal, +135
Any Other Score, +3300

Race To Ten Points

Baltimore Ravens, +150
Denver Broncos, -200

Winning Margins

Ravens To Win by 1-6 Points, +600
Ravens To Win by 7-12 Points, +1000
Ravens To Win by 13-18 Points, +1800
Ravens To Win by 19-24 Points, +3300
Ravens To Win by 25-30 Points, +6600
Ravens To Win by 31-36 Points, +10000
Ravens To Win by 37-42 Points, +15000
Ravens To Win By 43+ Points, +12500

Broncos To Win By 1-6 Points, +400
Broncos To Win By 7-12 Points, +333
Broncos To Win By 13-18 Points, +450
Broncos To Win By 19-24 Points, +650
Broncos To Win By 25-30 Points, +900
Broncos To Win By 31-36 Points, +1400
Broncos To Win By 37-42 Points, +2800
Broncos To Win By 43+ Points, +2000

Tie, +3300

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Which is these two teams is going to win the opener of the NFL regular season later tonight? Can Joe Flacco lead his team to victory, or will Peyton Manning and the Broncos come out on top?

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