Sunday, November 15, 2020, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts, 8:20 p.m. ET
Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots Betting Preview: Ravens (-7/-120), Patriots (+7/-103)
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens (6-2) aren’t putting up gaudy numbers this season, however the electric quarterback is part of a four-tiered attack that has enabled the team to boast the NFL’s top-ranked rushing offense (170.1 yards per game). Jackson, in fact, needs just 31 yards on the ground to join New England’s Cam Newton as the lone quarterbacks to rush for at least 500 yards in each of their first three seasons.
Jackson gashed the Patriots for three touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) in Baltimore’s 37-20 victory over New England on Nov. 3. Jackson has rushed into the end zone in three of his last five games overall and Gus Edwards extended his scoring streak to three contests with a 1-yard run in the Ravens’ 24-10 win in Indianapolis last Sunday.
Fellow running back Mark Ingram is trending toward returning from a two-game absence due to an ankle injury for Baltimore, which aims to look to exploit New England’s 25th-ranked rush defense (131.0 yards per game). Marquise Brown leads the team in receptions (30), targets (49) and receiving yards (417), while tight end Mark Andrews has a club-best five touchdown catches.
New England Patriots
Newton is no stranger to rushing touchdowns, as the former NFL MVP bulled his way into the end zone on two occasions in the Patriots’ 30-27 victory over the New York Jets on Monday. The victory allowed New England (3-5) to snap a four-game losing streak, a run that was its longest since 2002.
Damien Harris rushed for 71 yards against the Jets before sustaining a chest injury, however he was able to serve as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. Sony Michel (quad) could come off injured reserve for Sunday night’s game, while Rex Burkhead may also play a role after coming off season highs in both carries (12) and rushing yards (56) on Monday.
While the Patriots own the NFL’s fourth-ranked rushing offense (159.6 yards per game), the passing offense failed to take flight for much of the season before Jakobi Meyers set career highs in receptions (12) and receiving yards versus the Jets. Fellow wideout N’Keal Harry returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since sustaining a concussion against San Francisco on Oct. 25.
Ravens at Patriots Betting Pick for Week 10
While the Patriots have yet to lose a regular-season contest when the Ravens pay a visit, the latter does own a pair of playoff victories at Gillette Stadium. Baltimore is expected to rely heavily on its potent rushing attack, and New England hasn’t shown much in the way of stopping opponents’ ground games this season.
The Ravens’ opportunistic defense likely will have its antenna up with the Patriots coming off a short week.
Ravens at Patriots Betting Pick:
Ravens 31, Patriots 17
Ravens at Patriots Best Bet for Week 10
The Ravens likely will do their part on offense, considering the team has scored at least 20 points in 31 consecutive regular-season. With that in mind, the over seems like a safe bet on Sunday night.
Ravens at Patriots Best Bet: OVER 43.5 total points (-110)