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Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 12/18/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Eagles (5-8) at Baltimore Ravens (7-6)
Date & Time Sunday December 18, 2016, 1:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -6 -- Over/Under: 41.5
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NFL | Philadelphia Eagles (5-8) at Baltimore Ravens (7-6)

The Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday afternoon in a NFL showdown at M&T Bank Stadium.

The Philadelphia Eagles look to play spoiler that would also snap a four-game losing streak. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost six straight road games. Carson Wentz is completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 3,215 yards, 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Wentz has one or less touchdown pass in eight of his last nine games. Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz have combined for 1,329 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Darren Sproles has 47 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 108.6 yards per contest, and Ryan Mathews leads the way with 487 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 20.9 points and 344.5 yards per game. Nigel Bradham leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 81 tackles, Brandon Graham has five sacks and Rodney McLeod has three interceptions.

The Baltimore Ravens look for their eighth victory of the season to remain in the AFC wild card race. The Baltimore Ravens have won four straight home games. Joe Flacco is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 3,582 yards, 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Flacco has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last five games. Mike Wallace and Steve Smith Sr. have combined for 1,549 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Dennis Pitta has 65 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 86 yards per contest, and Terrance West leads the way with 652 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 18.2 points and 311.5 yards per game. Zachary Orr leads the Baltimore Ravens with 122 tackles, Terrell Suggs has eight sacks and Eric Weddle has four interceptions.

The Eagles are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Ravens are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-16 ATS in their last 22 games in December. The under is 4-1 in Ravens last 5 home games and the over is 10-1 in Eagles last 11 road games.

The Baltimore Ravens are playing their best football of the season right now and had a chance to beat the New England Patriots on Monday night but fell just short. Either way, the confidence is back with the Ravens and the offense is helping out the defense finally. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles continue to find ways to lose and look like a team that's just waiting for the offseason to arrive. Not to mention the Eagles have lost six straight road games and have failed to cover all of those games. You have to like the Ravens by a touchdown in this spot.

Baltimore Ravens -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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