Ravens vs. Jets Pick
With a change at quarterback, will the New York Jets be able to post some offense against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, this game is considered even, as neither team is giving points to the other. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 40.5 points. Baltimore has won eight straight meetings with the Jets, dating back to 1998. The two are 3-1-1 with the under in their last five encounters.
The Ravens are in a bit of a dive, as Baltimore is on a three-game losing streak, dropping to 3-3 on the season. The Ravens are 3-3 with the over/under total, including 2-1 with the over on the road. The Ravens have been led this season by the defense, which is giving up just 19.2 points and 307.5 yards per game. They come into this weekend with the league’s top run defense, giving up only 69.7 yards per game. The defense has been solid even without the likes of Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil. When it comes to offense, the Ravens aren’t very consistent, averaging just 19.5 points and 363.7 yards per game. The run game has produced just 593 yards on the ground this season, but are hoping Terrance West can help that. He has rushed for at least 85 yards in his last three games with three touchdowns. Joe Flacco has thrown for 1,589 yards and five touchdowns with four interceptions. He could be without Steve Smith Sr., who is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Jets are coming off a 28-3 loss at the Cardinals on Monday night to fall to 1-5 on the season. They have split the over/under in their six games and are now looking to make a change at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick has 11 interceptions this season and will now be replaced by Geno Smith. He was 4 of 6 passing for 31 yards with an interception in his limited time on Monday night. He hopes to help an offense that is averaging just 15.8 points and 337.8 yards per game. The New York defense is allowing 27.3 points and 389.5 yards per game, including 304 passing yards per contest. The New York defense has 12 sacks this year, led by Leonard Williams, who has five sacks in 2016.
The Ravens aren’t an offense that is likely to overwhelm anyone. The Jets certainly don’t have an offense to count on, especially with Smith taking over at quarterback. The Baltimore defense shouldn’t have a problem containing him or the New York run game, while the Jets should have some success at limiting Flacco and West. Look for the under to hit in this game.
NFL WEEK 7 PICK: RAVENS/JETS UNDER 40.5