The Baltimore Ravens head to Lincoln Field on Week 6 for a road contest against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Baltimore is 4-1 SU on the season with their only loss coming at the hands of Kansas they head to this contest after a near shut-out win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens were 32 seconds away from holding the Bengals scoreless but had to settle with a 27-3 win. Meanwhile, the Eagles lost 38-39 to the Pittsburgh Pirates to fall to 1-3-1 SU this season.
The Baltimore Ravens are looking to improve on their 4-1 start by picking up their third road win of the season. The Ravens head to Lincoln Field having won their last eight road assignments. Baltimore has also covered the spread in 10 out of its last 11 road assignments.
Lamar Jackson has passed for 949 yards with 9 touchdowns and two interceptions on the season. He has thrown for three or more touchdowns in half of his last eight games played. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 41 receiving yards with six touchdowns. Lamar Jackson leads the team in rushing at 238 yards with one touchdown.
Baltimore’s defense is just allowing 15.2 points and 335 total yards per contest. Patrick Queen leads the team with 42 tackles while Tyus Bowser has two sacks and Marcus Peters has two interceptions.
The Philadelphia Eagles need to turn things around after a 1-3-1 start to the year. Despite that, they are just 0.5 games behind the Dallas Cowboys in the weak NFC East division. Like many other NFL teams, the Eagles have been dealing with injuries to key players and that has prevented them from picking up momentum.
Carson Wentz has thrown for 1,188 yards and completing 60% of his passes. However, he has thrown only six touchdowns versus nine interceptions. Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward have 381 receiving yards and four scored between them. Meanwhile, Zach Ertz leads the team with 20 catches. Miles Sanders has rushed for 316 yards with three scores The Eagles ground game is averaging 107 yards per contest
On defense, the Eagles are allowing 355 yards of total offense per game and giving up an average of 29 points per contest. Nathan Gerry tops the team with 40 tackles while Brandon Graham has three sacks. Alex Singleton has one interception for the Eagles defense.
Baltimore is 16-2 SU in their last 18 games played. The Ravens are 8-0 SU in their last eight games played on the road, and 7-0 SU in their last seven games played against the NFC. Philadelphia is 1-4-1 SU in their last six games played. The Eagles are also 1-4-1 SU in their last six Sunday games, and 10-5 SU in their last 15 October games. Head to head, the Ravens have won two out of the last three meetings between these two teams.
The Ravens proved last week that they are more than just Lamar Jackson. Particularly, the Baltimore defense has looked stout lately. In their last game against the Bengals, seven different players recorded a sack and they held Cincinnati scoreless until the final period. The Ravens have forced at least one turnover in their last 18 games played. They rank third in the league with 10 turnovers forced this season and the Eagles rank 1st in turnovers committed with 11.
If the Eagles want to turn their season around, they must address their scoring struggles at their home field. Philly is coming off a 29-point effort against Pittsburgh, in a game where sophomore Travis Fulgham had a breakout game with 152 yards and a touchdown in 10 catches. That’s a good sign for a team that has seen DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery play in a total of only 16 games since the start of last season due to injuries.
This is Baltimore’s last games before their bye week so I expect them to be really focused. The Eagles have been hounded by their turnover problems all season long and this game should be no different. The Ravens have one of the best defenses in the league. That’s going to be trouble for Philly.
Prediction: Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games played. Baltimore is 0-4-1 ATS in their last five games against the NFC East division. The Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last six games played. Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in their last five games against the AFC. Head to head, the Ravens are 4-2 ATS in their last six games played against the Eagles.
The Ravens have been good at home lately but they’ve been even better on the road. Baltimore is 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games played away from home. The Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games played at Lincoln Field and they have scored 23 or fewer points in their last eight games at home. Meanwhile, Baltimore has held 10 out of their last 11 road opponents to 23 or fewer points. I like Baltimore to win this match by double digits. Give me the plus money here.
Prediction: Ravens -9
The total has gone under in five out of the last six games played by the Ravens. The under is 6-3 in their last nine games played in October. The total has gone over in five out of the last six Week 6 games played by the Eagles. The under is 8-1 in their last nine games played at home. Head to head, the over is 2-0-1 in the last three games played between the Ravens and Eagles.
These teams have combined to score an average of 37.6 points per game in their last 10 head to head meetings. The under is 12-2 in the Eagles’ last 14 home games against an opponent with a winning record. Baltimore’s defense had been stout on the road lately while the Eagles have found it difficult to put points on the board at Lincoln Field. I will have to side with the under in this contest.
Prediction: Under 47
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