The Baltimore Ravens were just handed a demoralizing loss against the Cleveland Browns in Week 15. Can they bounce back against the Atlanta Falcons on Christmas Eve?
‘Tis the season for NFL upsets, and the league has already seen quite a few games implode in fourth quarters.
The Ravens themselves have been on the losing end of a few unexpected comebacks earlier this season, and right now they don’t seem to be in very good form heading into their final slate of games.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson could return in time for Week 16’s matchup against the Falcons, which should dramatically boost Baltimore’s chances as he can help guide the team back to winning ways.
Let’s take a look at the latest betting odds.
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Ravens vs. Falcons Odds Week 16
According to FanDuel, the Ravens are 7.0-point favorites at home against the Falcons in Week 16. The Ravens’ moneyline for the game is set at -300 while the Falcons are the underdogs with a +245 moneyline.
The over/under for the game is set at 37.5 total points.
Ravens vs. Falcons Prediction Week 16
The Falcons rolled out their rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder in Week 15, and the results were mostly inconclusive. If Ridder starts yet again, the Ravens’ pass-rush should pounce on the opportunity and stunt Atlanta’s passing game.
Baltimore’s defense, after all, has been doing its job — it’s the offense that hasn’t gotten any better since the bye week. After putting up a measly three points against the Browns, the Ravens have to figure out how to win games on offense instead of relying on their top-ranked defense to stop their opponents every drive.
Assuming Lamar Jackson is healthy, the narrative surrounding this lifeless offense should take a turn for the better, and Jackson will also have two powerful running backs by his side in J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards.
As long as Greg Roman doesn’t script another pass-heavy game plan, the Ravens should have the talent and depth to beat an inconsistent NFC South squad.
We’re predicting a 21-13 Ravens’ victory.