Raiders vs. Ravens Prediction
Can rookie QB Lamar Jackson lead the Ravens to a lopsided win over the Oakland Raiders when the two teams meet up this afternoon at 1PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
253 Oakland Raiders at 254 Baltimore Ravens
Sunday, November 25, 2018
1PM ET – M&T Bank Stadium
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Ravens are the clear favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -11 points against the Raiders. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 42.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 53 percent going on the Ravens at home.
Ravens still without Flacco
The Baltimore Ravens put an end to their three-game losing streak last week when they beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 24-21, behind rookie QB Lamar Jackson. The Ravens are now 5-5 on the season, 4-6 against the spread and 6-4 with the under. Baltimore has failed to cover in four straight.
With Joe Flacco out with a hip injury last week, Jackson put up 150 passing yards and 119 rushing yards in his first career NFL start. Jackson will start again today as Flacco is unable to return. On the year, Baltimore averages 23.7 points and 370.2 yards per game on offense. Alex Collins is the leading rusher on the team with 411 yards and seven touchdowns while John Brown is the leading receiver with 35 catches for 624 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore ranks first in the NFL in points allowed (18.1 ppg) and yards allowed (300 ypg). They have 29 sacks as a unit this year.
Oakland gets a win
The Oakland Raiders put an end to a five-game losing streak last week with a 23-21 win at Arizona. Oakland is now 2-8 overall, 3-7 against the spread and 6-4 with the under. The Raiders also snapped a five-game losing streak at the betting window in the win.
Oakland’s offense is averaging just 17 points and 347.2 yards per game this year. Their scoring average ranks 30th in the NFL right now. Derek Carr is leading the offense with 2,633 yards and 12 touchdowns, but also has eight interceptions and has been sacked 32 times. Jared Cook is the leading receiver with 45 catches for 577 yards and four touchdowns. Marshawn Lynch is still the leading rusher with 376 yards despite being out for a while with a groin injury. Defensively, Oakland is giving up 29.3 points and 387.4 yards per game this year. Their run defense ranks 31st in the league, allowing 142.3 yards per game.
NFL Betting Trends
The Ravens are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven following a win.
The Raiders are just 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last seven following a win.
The Raiders finally ended their losing streak last week, but they had been getting beat up pretty bad prior to that. All five of their losses were by at least 14. Baltimore has struggled to cover and Jackson is a rookie, but I expect the Ravens defense to completely dominate the Raiders offense. Oakland had just nine points in their previous two games and this Baltimore defense is going to make the trip from the West to the East a painful one. Despite the big spread, I am taking the home team.
NFL Prediction: Baltimore Ravens -11