The Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Chargers meet in NFL action in this week’s edition of Sunday Night Football. Let’s preview this game and give out a Baltimore Ravens vs Los Angeles Chargers prediction.
Ravens Take Down Bengals
The Baltimore Ravens come into this one looking to build on their 34-20 win over Cincinnati to get to 8-3 on the year. Lamar Jackson has thrown for 2,441 yards, 12 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 69.5% passing while also rushing for 535 yards and 5 touchdowns. Gus Edwards has a team-high 564 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns while Justice Hill has 259 rushing yards and 3 TDs. Zay Flowers has a team-high 588 receiving yards on 53 grabs while Mark Andrews has 544 receiving yards but will be out for the rest of the season with an injury. Odell Beckham Jr. has 374 receiving yards while two more Ravens have 200+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Roquan Smith has a team-high 118 total tackles while Justin Madubuike has a team-high 9.5 sacks and Jadeveon Clowney has 6.5 sacks while Kyle Van Noy has 6 sacks on the year. Geno Stone also has 6 interceptions as well this season.
Baltimore Ravens Team Facts
The Ravens have lost seven of their last eight games as favorites following a home win.
The Ravens have failed to cover the spread in each of their last eight games as favorites following a home win.
The Ravens have won the first half in each of their last eight games as favorites.
The Ravens have won the first quarter in each of their last eight games against AFC opponents.
The Ravens have scored the first touchdown in each of their last nine games as favorites against AFC opponents.
Chargers Fall To Packers
The Los Angeles Chargers are in a tough way here after falling to 4-6 on the year after a 23-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers in their last matchup. Justin Herbert has thrown for 2,609 yards, 19 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 66.2% passing while Austin Ekeler has a team-high 396 rushing yards with 4 touchdowns and Joshua Kelley has 352 rushing yards as well on the year. Keenan Allen leads the Chargers’ receiving group with 84 grabs for 1,011 yards and 7 touchdowns this season. On defense, Kenneth Murray Jr. has a team-high 75 total tackles while Khalil Mack has a team-high 11 sacks and Joey Bosa has 6.5 sacks but is doubtful for this game with an injury.
Los Angeles Chargers Team Facts
The Chargers have won four of their last five games as underdogs against AFC North opponents.
The Chargers have failed to cover the spread in 10 of their last 11 home games against AFC North opponents.
The Chargers have won the first half in each of their last six games as underdogs following a road loss.
The underdogs have won the first quarter in three the Chargers' last four Week 12 games.
The Chargers have scored the first touchdown in each of their last six games following a road loss.
The Chargers rank 32nd in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game this season (291.6).
The Chargers rank T1st in the NFL in fumbles recovered this season (9).
The Ravens rank 1st in the NFL in rushing yards per game this season (155.1).
The Ravens rank 1st in the NFL in sacks this season (44.0).
I’m leaning towards the under here. I get why this is a big total with the Ravens’ offense humming the last few weeks, but I want to see how they get along without Mark Andrews as he’s been one of the biggest parts of the Ravens’ offense. On the other side of the coin, the Chargers have been growing increasingly frustrated, and I wonder If that’s going to take a toll on the team going forward and going against this Ravens defense likely won’t help matters. Give me the under here.