Los Angeles Chargers (4-1) vs. Baltimore Ravens (4-1)
October 17, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -3 / Los Angeles Chargers +3; Over/Under: 50.5
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The Baltimore Ravens and Los Angeles Chargers square off in an AFC week 6 NFL contest from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Chargers come into this game looking to build on their 4-1 start after a 47-42 win over the Browns in their last game. Justin Herbert has thrown for 1,576 yards, 13 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 67.2% passing while Austin Ekeler leads the Chargers in rushing with 349 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. Mike Williams leads the Chargers with 471 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns coming on 31 receptions while Keenan Allen has a team-high 34 grabs for 369 yards. Jared Cook has 210 receiving yards while Ekeler and Kalen Guyton each have 100+ receiving yards on the year. Defensively, Derwin James Jr. leads the Chargers with 43 total tackles while Joey Bosa has a team-high 2.5 sacks this season.
The Baltimore Ravens will be out to add to their impressive 31-25 win over the Colts on Monday night football. Lamar Jackson has thrown for 1,519 yards, 8 touchdowns and 3 picks on 67.1% passing while also leading the Ravens in rushing with 341 rushing yards. Ty’Son Williams and Latavius Murray each have 100+ rushing yards as well this season. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 57 receptions with each logging 400+ receiving yards this season. Sammy Watkins has 292 receiving yards while James Proche II and Devin Duvernay each have 100+ receiving yards on the year. Defensively, Patrick Queen leads the Ravens with 27 total tackles while Tyus Bowser and Odafe Oweh each have a pair of sacks this season.
Los Angeles is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against the AFC and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record. Baltimore is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games following a win.
Maybe it’s the obvious play here, but I’m going to side with the over. The Chargers just gave up 42 points to the Browns and the defense while having solid pieces like Bosa and James, have still had issues keeping points off of the board. On the other hand, the Ravens’ secondary is still banged up and I think Justin Herbert is just the man to take advantage of those deficiencies. Give me the over.