Baltimore vs. Denver, 09/05/2013 20:30 EDT, Score: 27 - 49

Point Spread: +7½/-110 Baltimore

Sportsbook: TopBet

Result: Loss

8* Ravens/Broncos Bookie SMASHER- The Baltimore Ravens are the defending Super Bowl Champs. I understand that the Ravens lost some weapons in the offseason, but I think it is very odd to see a Super Bowl Champ be this underrated heading into the season. Ray Rice is still one of the best running backs in the NFL, and Joe Flacco is emerging as a top QB. The Broncos defense is much worse this year without Dumervil (now a Raven) and Von Miller, who is suspended. The Broncos won't be able to rush the passer nearly as well here. This spread is just too big to pass up. The Ravens are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 week one games. They are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. Bet Baltimore +7.5 here.

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