Power of the Dark Side

Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders – 8:15 p.m. ET

In the span of just a few weeks, the Ravens lost their three starting running backs and Marcus Peters (knee) for the season. With Lamar Jackson under center, you can’t count them out of this game completely, but they may need a half to get adjusted to this new normal.

The initial shock could be particularly tough given this is the first game in Las Vegas’ “Death Star” with a full contingent of fans; it is bound to be raucous. The Raiders will also benefit from a revamped defense led by new additions Yannick Ngakoue and Casey Hayward.

This line jumped up to 3.5 and immediately came back down Monday morning, indicating some sharps snapping this one up. This is still a solid number, though, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see Vegas tied or leading at half.

Pick: Raiders 1st Half +3 (-115)*

DFS Value Play: Bryan Edwards ($5,600)