Ravens vs. Falcons Best Bets for Week 16

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The Baltimore Ravens will look to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16 and maybe even win an early postseason berth.

The Ravens are the favorites heading into this matchup, but the Falcons have been known to cause an upset here and there in 2022. With Lamar Jackson still recovering from his knee injury and Tyler Huntley suffering from a shoulder issue, there’s a chance undrafted rookie Anthony Brown could take the stage.

That would pit two inexperienced signal-callers against each other, making for a potentially sloppy battle featuring turnovers galore.

Let’s take a look at the best bets to make for this week’s matchup. All odds are courtesy of FanDuel.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

Best Ravens Bets Week 16

Under 35.5 point total (-110)

Baltimore’s offense has lost its stride after Lamar Jackson’s injury, and with Jackson still questionable to play in Week 16, we’ll take the under in total points.

The Ravens have scored just 29 points in their last three games, and that game script likely won’t change that much even if Jackson is back in the lineup. With an anemic passing game and a dearth of quality wide receivers, the Ravens will likely run the rock again and pound Atlanta’s porous defense.

J.K. Dobbins has run for over 100 yards in each of the past two games, and he and Gus Edwards should see most of the action on Saturday. Rushing yards don’t translate to points, though, and the Ravens continue to struggle with red zone execution issues, not to mention their nasty habit of waiting until the play clock hits zero to spike the ball.

On Atlanta’s side, running back Tyler Allgeier rushed for a career-high 139 yards last week, and the Falcons also have a versatile threat in Cordarrelle Patterson, who has been a touchdown monster this season.

Still, we expect them to run into some trouble against the Ravens’ elite defense which has been carrying the team lately.

Given how poorly the Ravens’ offense has been performing, it’s safe to take the under here.

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