Ravens vs Jets Expert Picks & Predictions for Week 1 NFL Game
The 2022 NFL season is finally here and the Week 1 schedule is chock full of exciting showdowns. One of those includes a matchup between the Joe Flacco-led New York Jets playing host to the Baltimore Ravens — the team that Flacco spent the majority of his career with.
The Ravens hope that their late-2021 collapse was just an anomaly. Lamar Jackson is still one of the best quarterbacks in the league and will rely on the likes of sophomore wideout Rashod Bateman and tight end Mark Andrews to make up for the offseason loss of Marquise Brown.
Meanwhile, the Jets aim to finally show signs that they're ready for the next level. It's been well over a decade since New York last made the playoffs, so can it begin its journey back to the postseason with an upset win against Baltimore?
Here's what projection models and experts across the industry have to say about the Ravens vs Jets Week 1 matchup.
Ravens vs Jets Projections
ESPN FPI: Ravens (73.5%)
numberFire: Ravens (67.1%)
FiveThirtyEight: Ravens (62%)
Betting Favorite: Ravens (-6.5)
Projected Winner: Ravens (4)
Ravens vs Jets Expert Picks
ESPN Experts: Ravens (9)
Sports Illustrated Experts: Ravens (5)
CBS Sports Experts: Ravens (4), Jets (4)
Expert Totals: Ravens (18), Jets (4)
It's easy to see that the Ravens are the clear-cut favorites here. A total of 81.8% of experts are projecting a Baltimore victory this Sunday, which aligns with how the betting odds have looked heading into Week 1.
FiveThirtyEight gives the Jets their best chance of winning at 38%, which really isn't anything to write home about.
Unless the Ravens have a terrible collapse, Baltimore should kick off the 2022 NFL season with a 1-0 record.
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