Ravens vs. Jaguars Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Baltimore is favored in this game, as the Ravens are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Jaguars. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 39.5 points. These two have split their last six meetings, but they have hit the under in five straight encounters. Sunday’s game will take place from Wembley Stadium in London, England and will stream live on Yahoo!.
The Ravens are off to a 2-0 start thanks to a combined 44-10 edge over the Bengals and Browns. Baltimore has hit the under in both games thanks to its defense. The Ravens are allowing just 320 total yards and 85 rushing yards through two games. Terrell Suggs is leading the unit with three sacks already. Offensively, Baltimore is averaging 315.5 yards per game, but only 169 passing yards per contest. Joe Flacco has just 338 passing yards and three touchdowns in two games. The Ravens have been led by their run game as Javorius Allen and Terrance West have combined for 239 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Jacksonville is 1-1 on the year following a 29-7 win over the Texans in Week 1 and a 37-16 loss to the Titans last week. The Jags have split the over/under through the two games. The Jacksonville offense is averaging just 301 yards per game thus far. Blake Bortles continues to be a shaky QB, as he has thrown for 348 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Leonard Fournette has led the team with 140 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Jags will need a receiver to step up with Allen Robinson getting hurt for the rest of the season with a knee injury in Week 1. Defensively, Jacksonville is giving up 325.5 yards per game, including 136 rushing yards per contest. The defense does have 11 sacks in two games, with Calais Campbell picking up four.
I expect this game to go very similar to how Baltimore’s first two games have went. The Ravens’ defense shouldn’t have any trouble dealing with this Jacksonville offense. Fournette isn’t going to overwhelm that front and Blake Bortles isn’t capable of carving up that secondary. The Ravens’ offense just isn’t that good either, so the Jaguars will likely keep them to a low total.
NFL WEEK 3 PREDICTION: RAVENS/JAGUARS UNDER 39.5