Jackson is playing some of the best football of his NFL career and is fresh off a dominant 504-yard performance against the Indianapolis Colts a week ago.
The former MVP is quite literally willing the Ravens to victory, but he’ll be up against no easy task this week in Justin Herbert and the Chargers.
Both Jackson and Herbert are making legitimate MVP cases meaning this should be a battle between two high-octane passing attacks.
Let’s take a look at a few good prop bets you could make for this week’s game. All odds are courtesy of WynnBet.
1. Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens: 225.5 passing yards (o/u)
A year ago at this time, it would have been foolish to bet the over on a Lamar Jackson passing yards prop set as high as 225.5 yards. But after two consecutive weeks in which he set a new career-high in passing yards, this feels like a safe bet.
Now, that isn’t to say that he’ll top his 442-yard performance from last week. But he could be set for another big day in the air, especially if his running backs struggle to produce again.
The Chargers do have the NFL’s worst run defense meaning that things could open up for the ground game, but the safer bet is to assume that Jackson is forced to do most of the work again.
This Chargers secondary has plenty of talent, but Jackson is playing on another level now. To keep pace with the Chargers, the Ravens are going to have to throw the ball.
That means more yards through the air for Jackson.
Best Bet: OVER