Baltimore Ravens (4-5) at Green Bay Packers (5-4)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 19, 2017, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Green Bay Packers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 38
The Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers meet Sunday in NFL action at Lambeau Field.
The Baltimore Ravens need a win here after losing five of their last seven games to get back to a .500 record. The Baltimore Ravens have lost nine of their last 11 road games. Joe Flacco is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 1,551 yards, eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Flacco has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last seven games. Jeremy Maclin and Mike Wallace have combined for 577 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Benjamin Watson has 38 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 120.9 yards per contest, and Alex Collins leads the way with 521 yards on 93 carries. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 19 points and 310.6 yards per game. C.J. Mosley leads the Baltimore Ravens with 76 tackles, Terrell Suggs has 5.5 sacks and Eric Weddle has three interceptions.
The Green Bay Packers look for back-to-back victories to stay in the playoff race until Aaron Rodgers returns. The Green Bay Packers have won six of their last eight home games. Brett Hundley is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 701 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Hundley enters this game with just 132 career pass attempts under his belt. Davante Adams and Randall Cobb have combined for 865 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Jordy Nelson has 33 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 105.4 yards per contest, and Aaron Jones leads the way with 370 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 23 points and 353.6 yards per game. Blake Martinez leads the Green Bay Packers with 76 tackles, Nick Perry has seven sacks and Damarious Randall has three interceptions.
The Ravens are 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a bye week. The Packers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in November, 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win. The Ravens are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings, the home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Other than the questionable status around Brett Hundley, who suffered a hamstring injury last week but is likely going to play, I'm not sure why the Ravens are favored in this game. Sure, the Ravens have had an extra week to prepare and get some guys healthy, but Baltimore is a subpar blah team no matter how you slice it. Besides blowing out the Miami Dolphins, the Ravens have done nothing over the last two months to inspire confidence they can win a game in Lambeau regardless who the quarterback is. The Packers looked sharp last week, as Hundley had the best game of his career, the defense took away the Bears bread and butter and running back Jamaal Williams shined in place of the injured Jones. The Packers are the better team with or without Rodgers and should win this game outright, so give me the points.