After losing on Monday Night, the Baltimore Ravens need to win the next three games to keep their playoff dreams alive. This week they face the Philadelphia Eagles. The NFL Week 15 betting line favors the Ravens by 6-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 18th at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
Philadelphia Eagles Vs Baltimore Ravens Line & Pick
What: Philadelphia Eagles (5-8) at Baltimore Ravens (7-6)
When: Sunday, December 18, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Baltimore, MD
Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium
Spread: Ravens -6
Moneyline: Philadelphia +205 vs Baltimore -245
Game Total: 40.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Philadelphia vs Baltimore
Why Bet The Philadelphia Eagles To Beat The Ravens
Technically the Philadelphia Eagles are still in the playoff race despite their 5-8 SU and ATS record. They have lost their last four games, including a 27-22 defeat to Washington last week. They average 22.2 points per game (19th) and allow 20.9 points per game (12th).
The Eagles average 232.8 passing yards per game (21st). QB Carson Wentz (3215 yards, 13 TDs & 12 INTs) has struggled lately. The rookie has thrown seven interceptions in the last four games. WR Jordan Matthews (65 rec, 765 yards, 3 TDs) is the best receiver on the team. But TE Zach Ertz (57 rec, 564 yards, 2 TD) led Philadelphia with ten catches for 112 yards last week against Washington. The Eagles average 108.6 rushing yards per game (15th). RB Ryan Matthews (117 car, 487 yards, 7 TDs) had 60 yards on 15 carries last week.
Philadelphia has the 12th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 243.0 passing yards per game (13th) and 101.4 rushing yards per game (15th). Nigel Bradham has 81 tackles, and Fletcher Cox has 5.5 sacks.
Why Bet The Baltimore Ravens To Beat The Eagles
The Ravens dropped to 7-6 SU and 6-7 ATS this season after losing 30-23 to the Pats on Monday Night Football. They average 21.5 points per game (21st) and allow 18.2 points per game (4th).
"To me, it was going to come down to the game in Pittsburgh regardless," wide receiver Mike Wallace said. "You obviously want to win every game you play, but unfortunately, that’s not the way the game goes. We have an opportunity to win the division. No matter if we won today, win next week, we still have to beat Pittsburgh to win the division. It goes through them."
Baltimore averages 261.7 passing yards per game (7th). QB Joe Flacco (3582 yards, 17 TDs & 12 INTs) has thrown one interception in each of his last three games. Flacco completed 37 of 52 passes for 324, two touchdowns and one interception last week. WR Mike Wallace (62 rec, 903 yards, 4 TDs) and Steve Smith Sr. are wily veterans in the passing game. The Ravens average 86.0 rushing yards per game (28th).
The Ravens have the 4th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 236.0 passing yards per game (11th) and 75.5 rushing yards per game (1st). Zachary Orr leads the team with 122 tackles and Terrell Suggs has 8.0 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Philadelphia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- Philadelphia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Baltimore is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Eagles Vs Ravens Pick & Final Score Prediction
While the wiseguys are split on the this game, the public is on the Ravens, who are in the playoff hunt even after losing to the Pats last week. Losing eight of their past ten games after a shocking 3-0 start and not covering the spread in four straight games might have something to do with that.
Baltimore knows that stakes: Run the table, get to the playoffs. The Ravens should harass Carson Wentz enough to win by a touchdown at home against the Eagles, who have lost by double-digits in three of the past four games.
My final score prediction is Philadelphia 14, Baltimore 24.