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Odds in Favor of John Harbaugh Coaching Ravens in 2019

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NFL Football

Updated Apr 8, 2020 · 7:58 PM PDT

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With the Ravens riding a three-game losing skid, John Harbaugh's job may no longer be safe in Baltimore. Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr) [CC License]
  • There’s a prop bet on if John Harbaugh will be head coach of the Baltimore Ravens in 2019
  • Harbaugh has won 95 games since he was hired as Ravens coach in 2008, fourth-most in the NFL
  • He is one of seven coaches to guide his current team to a Super Bowl win

Is John Harbaugh on thin ice? That may depend upon which prop wager you are sizing up.

It’s good to be a football coach named Harbaugh if you are in charge of the Michigan Wolverines. Jim Harbaugh has the Maize and Blue contending for the NCAA playoff.

It’s not so good to be a football coach named Harbaugh if you are in charge of the Baltimore Ravens. John Harbaugh’s Ravens are in free fall, entering their bye week spiraling downward on a three-game losing streak.

Harbaugh is a prominent figure in a pair of prop bets. The first is all about him: a will he or won’t he be coach of the Ravens when the 2019 NFL season opens.

Odds John Harbaugh Coaches the Ravens in 2019

What Will John Harbaugh be for Game 1 of the 2019 NFL Season Odds
Head Coach of Baltimore Ravens -110
Head Coach of Another Team +250
A TV Analyst +700
None of the Above +270

Sportsbooks are strongly in the corner of Harbaugh still wearing the headset on the Ravens’ sideline next season. Well, at least in this wager they are in that camp.

On the other hand …

There’s also a prop on the next NFL head coach to be out of work, and considering they seem fairly confident that Harbaugh’s services will be retained in Baltimore, it may come as a surprise to find out how bullish he’s featured in this bet.

Odds to be Next NFL Coach to leave their post

Coach Odds
Dirk Koetter +225
Vance Joseph +450
John Harbaugh +500

*Follow the link in the table to see odds for all contenders

Only Dirk Koetter of the hapless 3-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Vance Joseph, in charge of the 3-6 Denver Broncos and 8-17 as an NFL head coach, are given a better chance than Harbaugh to be the next NFL bench boss to be gone from their current position.

What Is The Smart Money Play?

Harbaugh won’t be the next coach to go, but to suggest that his job isn’t in jeopardy would be pure folly. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti mulled firing Harbaugh after a 9-7 non-playoff campaign in 2017.

Baltimore drafted its next quarterback (Lamar Jackson) this season and announced Eric DeCosta would succeed Ozzie Newsome as general manager in 2019.

Harbaugh is just 44-45 since guiding the Ravens to victory in Super Bowl 47 and 8-35 against playoff teams in that span.

Unless they turn it around the rest of the way, this team looks ripe for a regime change.

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