Sunday, October 18, 2020, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1 p.m. ET
Ravens at Eagles Betting Preview: Ravens (-7.5/-110), Eagles (+7.5/-110)
The Ravens (4-1) find themselves a shade out of the spotlight in a top-heavy AFC North with reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson putting up mediocre numbers at best. Jackson has thrown for multiple touchdowns in back-to-back games, however a closer look reveals he averaged just 168.5 yards passing over his four games and completed just 60 percent of his tosses (66 of 110).
Tight end Mark Andrews followed up his two-touchdown performance in Baltimore’s 31-17 victory over the Washington Football Team on Oct. 4 by finding the end zone again in a 27-3 romp over Cincinnati this past Sunday. Speedy Marquise Brown boosted his team-leading totals in receptions (22) and receiving yards (319) after reeling in six catches for 77 yards on Sunday while also scoring his first touchdown of the season.
For all of the hype surrounding Jackson, the Ravens’ defense is receiving its just due following a seven-sack performance versus the Bengals. AFC Defensive Player of the Week Patrick Queen returned one of his two fumble recoveries 53 yards for a touchdown on Sunday for Baltimore, which has limited opponents to a league-low 15.2 points per game.
Carson Wentz will need to keep his head on a swivel, as the beleaguered quarterback has been sacked an NFL second-most 19 times and intercepted a league-high nine times. Wentz saw those totals grow by five and two, respectively, last Sunday as the Eagles (1-3-1) dropped a 38-29 decision to the Keystone State-rival Steelers.
Pittsburgh native Miles Sanders excelled in his return to his hometown by scoring twice while wide receiver Travis Fulgham enjoyed a coming out party with career-high totals in receptions (10) and receiving yards (152). Wentz’s trusted tight end Zach Ertz has been limited to five catches for 15 yards over his last two games.
Philadelphia’s aggressive pass rush managed just one sack last week after entering the contest with an NFL-best 17. Brandon Graham has collected all three of his sacks in two games at home to share the team lead with fellow defensive end Josh Sweat.
Ravens at Eagles Betting Pick for Week 6
While Jackson leads Baltimore’s third-ranked ground attack (160.8 yards per game) with 238 yards, the contingent of Mark Ingram II, Gus Edwards and rookie J.K. Dobbins is making the most of a shared workload.
The overall group will look to tire out a Philadelphia defense that surrendered 136 yards rushing, 4.3 yards per carry and two touchdowns last week versus the Steelers.
The Ravens’ offense runs smoothly in this manner, while injuries and a makeshift offensive line have prevented much in the way of chemistry for the Eagles.
Ravens at Eagles Betting Pick:
Ravens 27, Eagles 17
Ravens at Eagles Best Bet for Week 6
Traditionally these teams take turns marching up and down the field on offense, however that hasn’t been the case this season. The Ravens are averaging an NFL ninth-worst 339.6 yards per game while the Eagles’ 322.4 has them ahead of just four other teams.
Ravens at Eagles Best Bet: UNDER 48 (-110)