Ravens vs. Jaguars Pick
Can a winless Jacksonville Jaguars hand the unbeaten Baltimore Ravens their first loss when they meet up on Sunday at 1PM ET on CBS?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Ravens are a slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -1 point against the Jaguars. The over/under total for the game is listed at 47.5 points. These two have split their last six meetings, but the Jaguars have covered in three straight against the Ravens.
The Ravens have gotten off to a 2-0 start thanks to a 25-20 win at Cleveland last week. The Ravens have covered in both games this season and have covered in eight straight contests, including the preseason. Baltimore has been winning mostly with defense, allowing just 13.5 points and 290.5 yards per game. Offensively, Baltimore is putting up only 18 points and 361.5 yards per game. A concern for Baltimore is the run game, which has produced just 163 yards in two games. Joe Flacco has been average, throwing for 560 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Jaguars fell to 0-2 on the season with a 38-14 loss at San Diego last weekend. The Jags have failed to cover in five straight regular-season games now. Jacksonville has put up only 18.5 points per game despite averaging 383 yards per contest. Defensively, Jacksonville is giving up 32.5 points and 332 yards per game. The offensive line has been a big issue for the Jaguars this season. The ground game has only produced 117 yards in two contests and Blake Bortles has been sacked five times.
The difference in this game may simply be the franchises. The Jaguars just aren’t a team that can seemingly get on track. Despite big expectations for this year, Jacksonville has been arguably the most disappointing team thus far in 2016. The Ravens have been the biggest surprise at 2-0, but the franchise knows how to win. With the Baltimore defense playing as tough as it is, look for it to keep the Jaguars in check and force multiple turnovers to give the offense a short field. Go with the Ravens to pick up another win.
NFL WEEK 3 PICK: BALTIMORE RAVENS -1