Baltimore Ravens (6-2) at New England Patriots (3-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 8:20 pm (Gillette Stadium)
The Line: New England Patriots +7.5 -- Over/Under: 41.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots meet in what seems to be an annual matchup in week 10 NFL Sunday Night Football action at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
The Baltimore Ravens look to remain undefeated on the road to keep pace in the AFC North. The Baltimore Ravens have won 10 straight road games. Lamar Jackson is completing 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,513 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. Jackson has one or less passing touchdowns in four of his last seven games. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 714 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Willie Snead IV has 20 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 170.1 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 469 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 17.8 points and 324.9 yards per game. Patrick Queen leads the Baltimore Ravens with 52 tackles, Calais Campbell has four sacks and Marcus Peters has three interceptions.
The New England Patriots look for back-to-back wins for the first time this season to stay in the playoff conversation. The New England Patriots have split their last four home games. Cam Newton is completing 68.1 percent of his passes for 1,417 yards, two touchdowns and seven interceptions. Newton has zero touchdown passes in his last four games. Damiere Byrd and Julian Edelman have combined for 652 receiving yards on 47 catches while Jakobi Meyers has 23 receptions. The New England Patriots ground game is averaging 159.6 yards per contest, and Damien Harris leads the way with 350 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, New England is allowing 24.3 points and 352.9 yards per game. Adrian Phillips leads the New England Patriots with 56 tackles, Chase Winovich has 2.5 sacks and J.C. Jackson has five interceptions.
The Ravens are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 vs. AFC and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Patriots are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games, 35-17-3 ATS in their last 55 games as an underdog and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Ravens last 7 vs. AFC. The under is 4-1 in Patriots last 5 home games. The Ravens are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in New England. The underdog is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings.
The Baltimore Ravens are obviously clearly the better team here, and they've won 10 straight on the road dating back to last season. The New England Patriots aren't a good football team this season and would have lost to the Jets on Monday night if New York didn't completely throwaway the final five minutes and hand over the game to keep tanking alive. There's no logical reason to back the Patriots right now. With that said, I still have a hard time turning down the Pats and all of these points. This is just the third time in the last 10 years the Patriots have been underdogs by seven or more points. The Ravens are also playing back-to-back road games, which is never easy in this league regardless of opponent.
I may end up regretting this, but I still want to back the Patriots in the big underdog role.