Ravens vs. Patriots Week 3 picks and odds: Put your faith in Baltimore
Baltimore is primed for a bounce back in New England. Photo by Julio Cortez/AP.

After a late-game collapse against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, the Baltimore Ravens head to New England in search of a bounce-back performance.

The pregame narrative: Baltimore is coming off a shocking loss to Miami while the Patriots managed a workmanlike 17-14 win over the Steelers in Week 2. Both teams have played the Dolphins with the Ravens losing by four and the Patriots falling by a 13-point margin.

Check out our Ravens vs. Patriots Week 3 picks for September 25.

Ravens vs. Patriots Week 3 picks overview

PicksOddsBet now
Ravens -2.5-122Add to betslip
Ravens to score first and win+160Add to betslip
Patriots under 20.5 points-107Add to betslip

Odds as of 1:16 p.m. on 09/23/2022.

Ravens vs. Patriots Week 3 picks

Best bet: Ravens -2.5 (-122)

Because of the nature of Baltimore's defeat in Week 2, it's easy to write the team off, but there have been encouraging signs for the Ravens in the first two games of the season.

Lamar Jackson has been stellar thus far, leading the NFL in passing touchdown percentage, yards per completion, net yards/attempt and adjusted net yards/attempt.

He's on pace to obliterate a number of career bests, and his 119 rushing yards last week showed that his dual-threat functionality remains elite.

Lamar Jackson has exploded out of the gate in 2022. Photo by Nick Wass/AP

The Ravens' overall rushing attack has been stymied by minimal production from the running back position, but J.K. Dobbins may return and add some explosiveness to the backfield this week.

Baltimore's secondary is undoubtedly a concern, but New England's passing game is among the least dynamic in the league and top receiver Jakobi Meyers may not suit up in this one.

The best thing New England has going for it is a solid defence, but Baltimore's passing production — and rushing potential — have us skeptical that the Patriots can keep a lid on the Ravens' attack.

Key stat: Baltimore has scored 40 more points than New England this season.

Quick picks

Ravens to score first and win (+160): There's plenty of juice on Baltimore's moneyline (-148), which makes this bet an appealing way to get behind the favourites. New England has scored just 24 points so far and got shut down by a Miami Dolphins defence that conceded 38 points to the Ravens last week.

We like Baltimore to win this game, and their vastly superior offensive firepower makes them a solid bet to get on the scoreboard earlier than the Patriots.

Patriots under 20.5 points (-103): Although the Ravens defence got caved in last week, top corner Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey both practiced on Thursday, and should be better equipped to keep the passing offence under wraps.

Even if Peters and Humphrey aren't quite at 100% the Patriots offence is one of the least threatening units in the NFL. New England hasn't topped this total yet and its pass-catching group is one of the least dynamic in the NFL.

The Patriots' best playmakers are running backs Damien Harries and Rhamondre Stevenson, but the Ravens have allowed just 169 yards on the ground this season — the seventh-lowest total in the NFL.

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