Dolphins vs Ravens Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 2 NFL Game

Larry Rupp
Dolphins vs Ravens expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game.
Dolphins vs Ravens expert picks, predictions and projections for NFL Week 2 game. / AP Photos/Julio Cortez
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Fans are settling in after an exciting first week of NFL action and now buckling up for another exciting set of matchups in Week 2. A pair of undefeated team meet head-to-head as the Baltimore Ravens host the Miami Dolphins. Getting off to a 2-0 start is going to give the victor a huge advantage.

Baltimore will look to keep momentum rolling after leaning on quarterback Lamar Jackson's arm to take down the New York Jets, 24-9, in Week 1. Meanwhile, the Dolphins will aim to keep pace with the Buffalo Bills atop the AFC East after earning a gritty 20-7 Week 1 win over the New England Patriots.

Should Baltimore really be favored by over a field goal against an improved opponent? Does Miami have any chance at surprising the NFL world with an upset victory? Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Dolphins vs Ravens Week 2 matchup.

Dolphins vs Ravens Projections

ESPN FPIRavens (75.0%)
numberFireRavens (53.6%)
FiveThirtyEightRavens (60%)
Betting FavoriteRavens (-3.5)

Projected Winner: Ravens (4)

Dolphins vs Ravens Expert Picks

ESPN Experts: Ravens (8), Dolphins (2)
Sports Illustrated ExpertsRavens (4), Dolphins (1)
CBS Sports ExpertsRavens (7), Dolphins (1)

Expert Totals: Ravens (19), Dolphins (4)

It's not hard to tell that there's a clear consensus for this game. 19 of the 23 experts listed chose to back the Ravens at home, which lines up with what the betting markets are saying.

The projection models are backing up those picks, too. NumberFire was the only one to give Baltimore less than a 60% chance of taking down the Dolphins on Sunday.

Miami has shown that it should not be underestimated, so this game lines up to be a battle on Sunday afternoon.

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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