The Baltimore Ravens did not have Lamar Jackson on the field in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL preseason, but they still got the job done. Will they be able to win again this week? Or will the Carolina Panthers finally get that W? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Baltimore Ravens vs Carolina Panthers Preseason Week 2 Game on August 21, 2021
Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
When: Saturday, August 21, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL Network
Betting on the Baltimore Ravens (odds)
Regular Season Record: 1-0
Trace McSorely got the start in Baltimore’s preseason Week 1 game against the New Orleans Saints, but it was Tyler Huntley who ended up having the better game and probably the advantage in the battle for the backup quarterback role. Huntley went 12 of 16 for 79 passing yards and a rushing touchdown while McScorely was 11 of 18 for 86 passing yards and an interception in the 17-14 home win. Jake Verity and Justin Tucker should not be ignored as well because both kickers could drill field goals from way out, giving Baltimore’s offense a chance to score even when the team’s drives hit the fourth down from well behind the field-goal range. Against the Saints, the Ravens made two field goals behind the 50-yard line and all three from at least 40 yards away. Also watch out for the Ravens’ defense that had three sacks and three interceptions in Week 1.
The Ravens are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 preseason games.
Betting on the Carolina Panthers (odds)
Regular Season Record: 0-1
The Panthers squandered a five-point lead going into the fourth quarter of their Week 1 preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at home and eventually lost to the tune of a 21-18 score. Despite the loss, rookie running back Chubba Hubbard shined for Carolina, as he rushed for 80 yards on seven carries. As a team, the Panthers had 123 rushing yards on 22 carries. Although the Ravens showed great pass defense in Week 1, the Saints managed to rush for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, which is a good sign for Hubbard and the Panthers’ ground attack. Carolina has to be more careful with the ball, though, after the Panthers had three fumbles (1 lost) against the Colts. On the flipside, the Panthers’ defense looked generally good in the Indianapolis game in which they forced a total of three turnovers.
The Panthers are 5-4-1 against the spread in their last 10 preseason games.
The Panthers win, 18-13.
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