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Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars – Picks and Predictions
A pivotal matchup in the AFC playoff race awaits us on Sunday Night Football in Week 14, with the Baltimore Ravens (10-3) set to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-5). Betting markets for this game will be available at online sportsbooks across America, including moneylines, spreads, totals, props, and parlays.
Head-to-Head: Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars
It’s not often that a team finds themselves playing three opponents from the same division in consecutive weeks, but this will be the Jaguars’ third straight meeting with an AFC North opponent. They’ll hope this one ends better for them; between games against the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, the Jags have gone 0-2 this December and fallen two games out of the lead in the conference. A win against the Ravens – who currently hold pole position in the AFC – would be an immense boon in the playoff race.
The Ravens have been a tough out for any opponent this season, however, and figure to give the Jags all they can handle. They’re 7-1 in their last eight games, and their lone road loss this season – a 10-17 blunder against the Pittsburgh Steelers that was mostly self-inflicted – feels like ancient history. Their offense ranks sixth in yards per game (372.5), first in rushing yards per game (157.1) and fourth in points per game (27.8) this season. Their defense is even better, ranking second in both yards (284.4) and points (16.8) allowed per game.
Since 2008, these teams have met eight times and split the series 4-4, alternating wins in each meeting. Their last meetings in November of the 2022 season ended in a 28-27 win for the Jaguars, who’ve won three of their last four meetings with the Ravens in Jacksonville. Of the Jags’ last four wins against the Ravens, three were decided by five or fewer points. All of the last three meetings between these teams have eclipsed the total.
How to Bet on Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars
All NFL betting sites in America will have markets on the Sunday Night Football game. Make sure to check all of your available options to find the best odds, any unique props, or special betting promotions.
Additionally, be sure to look at the injury report and scout for any other news regarding player availability ahead of the matchup. Few variables matter more in an NFL game than which players suit up, and the injury report is a vital resource for bettors in need of up-to-date information about player health.
Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars Odds
- Money Line: Baltimore Ravens -162, Jacksonville Jaguars +142
- Spread: Baltimore Ravens -3.0
- Total: o/u 42.5
Betting Tips for Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars
- The Ravens have hit the 1H moneyline in 7 of their last 11 away games.
- The Jaguars are 2-4 in their last six home games.
- The Over is 5-2 in the Ravens’ last 7 games.
- The Over is 7-3 in the Ravens’ last 10 away games.
- The Over is 3-1 in the Jaguars’ last 4 games.
Baltimore Ravens vs Jacksonville Jaguars Predictions
Some trends in this game stick out harder than others. The Jaguars’ recent skid against the Bengals and Browns, especially, is hard to ignore. It’s arguably harder to ignore that they’re 2-4 at EverBank Stadium this season, with neither win coming against an opponent from outside their own division.
It’s likely this game stays close, between the Jaguars’ last two losses coming by a combined 7 points and the Ravens only having won by over 10 points on the road once this season. Expect the Jaguars to close the gap if the Ravens pull away early – while 16.8 points per game is the second-best mark in the league, the Ravens allow a 26th-ranked 7.3 of those points in the fourth quarter.
The total of 42.5 feels low – of each teams’ last four games only the Ravens’ 20-10 win over the Chargers in November wouldn’t have hit the over.
Prediction: Under 42.5