The Baltimore Ravens are in sole possession of first place in the AFC, but they have a tough stretch of games in the final weeks of the season, starting with a Week 15 showdown with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday Night Football.
The Ravens barely escaped with the win in overtime against the Rams in Week 14, so they'll look to win more convincingly when they hit the road to take on the Jaguars.
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In this article, I'm going to break down everything you need to know to bet on this game, including why I think the Ravens have a chance of running away with the win.
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Ravens vs. Jaguars odds, spread, and total
Ravens vs. Jaguars betting trends
- Ravens are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games
- The OVER is 5-2 in the Ravens' last seven games
- Ravens are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games vs. Jaguars
- Ravens are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games vs. AFC opponents
- Jaguars are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games
- The UNDER is 6-3 in the last nine meetings between these two teams
- The OVER is 7-1 in the Jaguars' last eight games played in December
Ravens vs. Jaguars injury reports
Baltimore Ravens injury report
- Devin Duvernay - WR - IR
- Malik Harrison - LB - Questionable
- Kyle Hamilton - S - Questionable
Jacksonville Jaguars injury report
- Tre Herndon - CB - Questionable
- Jamal Agnew - WR - IR
- Brenton Strange - TE - Questionable
- Walker Little - OT - Questionable
- Folorunso Fatukasi - DT - Questionable
Ravens vs. Jaguars how to watch
- Date: Sunday, December 17
- Game Time: 8:20 p.m. EST
- Venue: EverBank Stadium
- How to Watch (TV): NBC
- Baltimore Ravens Record: 10-3
- Jacksonville Jaguars Record: 8-5
Ravens vs. Jaguars key players to watch
Zay Flowers: If there's one weakness you could point to on the Ravens, it's their lack of an elite receiver. With that being said, Zay Flowers has put together a solid rookie season and is coming off a game where he hauled in six receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown against the Rams. He's becoming a pivotal player on this Ravens offense.
Calvin Ridley: With Christian Kirk sidelined, Calvin Ridley needs to step up in a big way to keep this offense rolling. He has targeted 13 times against the Browns last week, but only hauled in four receptions. He needs to improve in that area if the Jaguars want to lock up the AFC South.
Ravens vs. Jaguars prediction and pick
The Jaguars are now the most fraudulent team in the NFL. Even with Trevor Lawrence healthy, I have no faith in them and I think the Ravens are the far superior team. In Net Yards per Play, the Ravens rank third while the Jaguars come in at 22nd. Over their last three games, Jacksonville is 27th in Net Yards per Play at -0.7. Not good.
For some reason, the Jaguars have been terrible at home this season. They have a Net yards per Play of -1.4 when playing on their home field, the worst mark in the NFL by a wide margin. While we should normally evaluate teams higher when they're playing at home, we shouldn't do that with Jacksonville.
The Jaguars are trending in the wrong direction and the Ravens remain the best team in the AC. I'd set the Ravens as 4.5-point favorites in this one so I think we're getting a full point of value on them at -3.5.
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