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In-Depth Prediction, Preview, and Odds

Jets vs. Ravens Prediction

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8:20pm EST
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore

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Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:12am EST

Introduction

The week 15 slate of the NFL schedule kicks off with a battle of AFC foes in Charm City. The New York Jets travel down the east coast as they battle the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. New York comes in off a 22-21 home win over Miami Sunday afternoon in their last game. Baltimore upended Buffalo 24-17 on the road in their previous contest Sunday afternoon. The Ravens own an 8-2 edge in the all-time regular season series between the teams but it was the Jets claiming a 24-16 home win in the most recent matchup on October 23, 2016.

New York Jets Review

It’s been a disappointing season for Jets’ fans, who come into this one seeing their team sporting a 5-8 record and eliminated from playoff contention. That wasn’t what was expected with the truckloads of cash spent in free agency on guys like Le’Veon Bell and C.J. Mosley. New York’s troubles started right in the season opener when they blew a 16-0 second half lead at home against Buffalo to lose 17-16. That was followed by a home loss to Cleveland (23-3) along with road losses to New England (30-14) and Philadelphia (31-6) as Sam Darnold, Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk all started at quarterback. Darnold returned from quarantine for mono in week 6 and led the Jets to a 24-22 upset home win over Dallas before getting whipped 33-0 on Monday Night Football by New England in week 7. The Jets then lost at Jacksonville (29-15) and at Miami (26-18) to drop to 1-7 on the year. New York rebounded with three straight wins as they beat the Giants (34-27) at home, the Redskins (34-17) on the road and the Raiders (34-3) at home before losing 22-6 on the road to the previously winless Bengals. That set the stage for the Jets’ rematch with Miami at home Sunday.

Against the Dolphins, the Jets were without Bell, Mosley and safety Jamal Adams, among others. New York put together a solid enough showing, keeping the Dolphins out of the end zone in the contest. As it stood, however, New York trailed 21-19 with under a minute to play and faced a 3rd and 18 from the Dolphins’ 46-yard line. Sam Darnold threw incomplete but the play was reviewed and Miami was called for defensive pass interference. The penalty gave the Jets new life and they proceeded to move into field goal range. Sam Ficken, who missed an extra point earlier, hit a 44-yard field goal as time expired to give the Jets the win. New York held a narrow 374-362 edge in total offense in a game where both teams had 22 first downs and turned the ball over once. Miami held the slim 30:06 to 29:54 edge in time of possession in a game where there were 10 field goals and only two touchdowns.

Baltimore Ravens Review

Baltimore owns the top spot in the AFC North with an 11-2 mark and hold the top record in the AFC, which would give them home field advantage in the postseason. A win here would lock up the AFC North title for the Ravens. Baltimore opened the season with a 59-10 demolition of Miami on the road and followed that up with a 23-17 home win over Arizona. The Ravens suffered back to back defeats as they lost to the Chiefs (33-28) on the road and the Browns (40-25) at home before getting back on track by edging the Steelers 26-23 in overtime on the road in week five. Baltimore earned a second straight division win by downing the Bengals for the first time this season in week six, 23-17, at home. The Ravens followed that up with a road win over Seattle (30-16) and a home victory over New England (37-20), who was previously unbeaten, sandwiching their bye week. Coming out of the bye, Baltimore pasted Houston 41-7 and the Rams 45-6 on Monday Night Football before beating San Francisco 20-17 on a field goal as time expired. That set up their game on the road with the Bills.

The Ravens started strong as they jumped to a 10-0 lead, helped by their aggressive pass rush that got after Josh Allen. Baltimore’s first touchdown was set up by a strip sack on defense that gave them the ball on the Buffalo 24-yard line. The Ravens were held in check for most of the game though as their lead was 10-6 at the half. A miscommunication by Buffalo’s secondary allowed Lamar Jackson to hit Hayden Hurst on a 61-yard scoring pass less than two minutes into the second half for some breathing room. Baltimore extended their lead to 24-9 with under 10 minutes to play only to give up a score to make it 24-17 with seven minutes to play. The Ravens punted the ball back to Buffalo, who drove to the Baltimore 16-yard line in the final two minutes. Marcus Peters broke up a fourth-down pass to former Raven John Brown to force a turnover on downs and allowed Baltimore to run out the clock. Baltimore held a 257-209 edge in total offense, an 18-16 edge in first downs and a 32:49 to 27:11 advantage in time of possession. Both teams turned the ball over once but it clearly was not Baltimore’s best offensive showing by any stretch of the imagination.

The Running Game

New York Jets Running Offense
vs. Baltimore Ravens Running Defense

New York Jets Running Offense

New York spent big money to pick up Le’Veon Bell via free agency but it hasn’t really panned out as much as the team would have hoped. The Jets have run for more than 100 yards just twice in their 13 games this season while they have been held under 70 yards six times. New York’s two 100-yard games this season have come in the last month. The Jets ran for a season-high 115 yards against the Redskins in week 11 and followed that up with 112 yards against Miami last week. New York has averaged less than four yards per carry in 11 of their 13 games, including four games where they averaged less than three yards a carry.

Le’Veon Bell leads the team with 183 carries for 589 yards and three scores on the season. Bilal Powell contributes 51 carries for 199 yards while Ty Montgomery (28 carries, 91 yards) and Sam Darnold (25 carries, 50 yards, two TD) are the next guys in line on the ground. The Jets have just one play that has covered more than 20 yards on the ground and that came on a 24-yard scramble by Darnold. New York has picked up just 45 first downs on the ground this season. Clearly, the ground game has been a massive disappointment.

Baltimore Ravens Run Defense

Baltimore’s success has been tied to how well the defense fares against the ground game. The Ravens have given up less than 80 yards on the ground in six of their 11 wins on the season. In their two losses, the Ravens have allowed better than 5.5 yards per carry on the ground: Kansas City ran for 140 yards (5.6 yards per carry) while Cleveland racked up a season-worst 193 yards (6.7 ypc, four TD) against the Baltimore defense. In the last few weeks, Houston ran for 122 yards against them before the team shut down the Rams last week to the tune of nine carries for 22 yards. Against the 49ers, the Ravens were gashed to the tune of 29 carries for 174 yards. That was followed by giving up 23 carries for 104 yards against Buffalo.

Patrick Onwuasor is third on the team with 52 tackles (40 solo) plus a forced fumble on the season. Safety Chuck Clark (team-high 59 tackles, two forced fumbles), cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey (54 tackles, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two TD) and Brandon Carr (42 tackles) along with Matthew Judon (44 tackles, three forced fumbles) round out the top five tacklers on the defense. Judon leads the team with 16 tackles for loss while Pernell McPhee (19 tackles) and Jaylon Ferguson (24 tackles, fumble recovery) are next in line with six this season. As a team, the Ravens have recorded 74 tackles for loss while forcing 12 fumbles and recovering nine on the season. Baltimore has three fumble returns for scores on the year defensively.

Stats

  • 22nd in run play percentage (38.76 percent)
  • 26th in rushing attempts per game (23.1)
  • 31st in rushing yards per game (75.6)
  • 31st in yards per carry (3.3)
  • Tied for 26th in rushing TD (six)
  • 32nd in longest rush (24 yards)

  • 4th in percentage of run plays against (36.01 percent)
  • 1st in run plays per game against (21.1)
  • 6th in rushing yards allowed per game (95.6)
  • 23rd in opposing yards per carry (4.5)
  • Tied for 14th in rushing TD allowed (11)
  • 31st in longest rush allowed (88 yards)

Who has the Edge?

The Jets simply haven't been able to run the ball with any kind of success this season. New York's inability to move the sticks on the ground has put them in tough situations as opposing teams don't have to respect the run game. Baltimore has had their problems against committed run teams but this isn't one of them. The Ravens should be able to shut New York down early and put the Jets in a situation where they almost have to abandon the run.

Advantage: Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens Running Offense
vs. New York Jets Running Defense

Baltimore Ravens Running Offense

One thing that we've seen this season is that the Ravens are going to run the ball aggressively. Baltimore has averaged at least five yards per carry in 10 of their 13 games this season and they've done plenty of damage via the ground game. It's not just Lamar Jackson running off RPOs or scrambles either: there has been plenty of work to go around so far this season. Baltimore has not been held under 130 yards on the ground in a game this season and has gone over 200 yards rushing six times. They narrowly missed a seventh such game as they finished with 199 yards against Seattle. In last week’s game against the 49ers, Baltimore ran the ball 38 times for 178 yards plus a score in the win. The Ravens are coming off a season-worst showing last week against the Bills as they ran the ball 33 times for 118 yards.

Jackson leads the team with 151 carries for 1,017 yards and seven scores on the ground this season. Mark Ingram II is the team’s lead back with 181 carries for 887 yards plus nine scores on the season while Gus Edwards adds 95 carries for 480 yards and two touchdowns. Anthony Levine Sr. ran for 60 yards on his lone carry on a fake punt while Justice Hill has 41 carries for 152 yards on the season. Baltimore has 17 rushes that have covered at least 20 yards: Jackson leads the team with nine while Ingram II has four and Edwards three. The team has racked up 147 first downs via the ground game this season.

New York Jets Run Defense

New York has been solid against the run game most of the season. The Jets have given up just four 100-yard games on the year. New York had allowed four yards or less per carry in 11 straight games before last week’s contest. That was a solid run after the Jets allowed 25 carries for 128 yards (5.1 ypc) against the Bills in the opener. New York had held five straight opponents under 70 yards on the ground before getting hurt by the Dolphins. The Jets allowed Miami to run the ball 26 times for 122 yards, a 4.7-yard per carry average, last week.

Safety Jamal Adams leads the team with 64 tackles (52 solo), along with two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a score. Neville Hewitt (58 tackles), James Burgess (57 tackles, forced fumble, fumble recovery) along with cornerbacks Darryl Roberts (56 tackles) and Brian Poole (53 tackles, forced fumble) help round out the top five in tackles. Adams leads the team with 11.5 tackles for loss while Jordan Jenkins (26 tackles, forced fumble) adds nine and Steve McLendon (27 tackles, fumble recovery) contributes eight. As a team, the Jets have recorded 95 tackles for loss, forced nine fumbles and recovered eight this season with two fumble recoveries for scores.

Stats

  • 1st in run play percentage (55.2 percent)
  • 1st in rushing attempts per game (36.8)
  • 1st in rushing yards per game (200.9)
  • 1st in yards per carry (5.5)
  • 1st in rushing TD (18)
  • Tied for 10th in longest rush (63 yards)

  • 13th in percentage of run plays against (39.72 percent)
  • 14th in run plays per game against (26)
  • 2nd in rushing yards allowed per game (78.8)
  • 1st in opposing yards per carry (three)
  • Tied for 14th in rushing TD allowed (11)
  • 23rd in longest rush allowed (66 yards)

Who has the Edge?

Baltimore has been explosive in the run game this season even though they were slowed by Buffalo last week. The Ravens are going to try and pound the ball on the ground to make life miserable for the Jets. New York has been stout against the run all season long but they struggled against a mobile quarterback when they faced Josh Allen in the opener. Jackson is in striking distance to break the NFL record for rushing yards by a QB and likely passes that mark here. Baltimore's commitment to the ground game is enough to give the Ravens the edge here.

Advantage: Baltimore Ravens

The Passing Game

New York Jets Passing Offense
vs. Baltimore Ravens Passing Defense

New York Jets Passing Offense

New York’s passing attack struggled as they started three different quarterbacks in the first three weeks of the season. Sam Darnold is the starter but he had mono and missed three games after starting the opener. That put Trevor Siemian and Luke Falk in action, which proved to be an issue for the squad. New York has recorded two 300-yard games through the air this season, which came in week six against the Cowboys (338 yards) and against the Raiders (315 yards) in week 12. Last week, the Jets threw for 270 yards against the Dolphins. The offensive line has had issues as they have allowed at least one sack in every game, including six games with at least four sacks.

Sam Darnold is the starter under the center. He's completed 216 of 347 passes for 2,424 yards with 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season. Darnold has been sacked 28 times for 178 yards and missed three games with mononucleosis early in the season. Luke Falk is 47 of 73 for 416 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He was sacked 16 times and was ultimately released. Trevor Siemian is three of six for three yards with no touchdowns or picks and was sacked twice. He is done for the year after suffering ligament damage to his ankle against the Browns back in week two. Crowder has caught a team-leading 60 passes for 618 yards and three scores on the year. Bell contributes 55 receptions for 403 yards plus a score while Robby Anderson chips in 43 catches for 662 yards and four touchdowns. Demaryius Thomas (36 grabs, 433 yards, TD) and Ryan Griffin (34 receptions, 320 yards, five TD) are other options. The Jets have 36 pass plays that have covered at least 20 yards this season. Anderson leads the team with 11 such plays while Crowder has eight this season.

Baltimore Ravens Passing Defense

Baltimore has had their struggles against the pass this season. The Ravens gave up three straight 300-yard passing games in weeks two through four but has been better of late. Baltimore hasn’t allowed more than 285 yards in the last five games and held two opponents in that span under 200 net passing yards. The Ravens have picked up a sack in every game this season and they come in off their best performance against the pass on the year. In the last four weeks, Baltimore has given up 167 yards against the Bengals, 169 yards against the Texans and 212 yards against the Rams in Monday night’s game. In the game against the 49ers, the Ravens limited San Francisco to 165 yards through the air. Baltimore turned in a solid effort against Buffalo, limiting the Bills to 146 yards through the air while recording six sacks.

Judon leads the team with 8.5 sacks: Tyus Bowser (18 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, fumble recovery, TD) adds four while McPhee and Onwuasor both have three on the year. Humphrey leads the team with 11 pass defenses while Carr has six and Marcus Peters (33 tackles in seven games) has put up eight. Peters (two TD) leads the team with three interceptions this season to lead the team. Josh Bynes (39 tackles, sack, five tackles for loss, four pass defenses), Earl Thomas III (42 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four pass defenses, forced fumble, fumble recovery) and Humphrey each have two while Jimmy Smith (21 tackles, sack, 1.5 tackles for loss, four pass defenses) and the departed Maurice Canady (21 tackles, forced fumble, three pass defenses) each have one interception. As a team, Baltimore has recorded 33 sacks, 61 pass defenses and 11 interceptions, including two pick-sixes, on the season.

Stats

  • 12th in pass play percentage (61.24 percent)
  • 21st in completion percentage (62.3)
  • 30th in passing yards per game (195.8)
  • Tied for 26th in TD passes (15)
  • 27th in INT thrown (14)
  • 26th in net yards per pass attempt (six)
  • 2nd in longest pass play (92 yards)
  • 28th in passer rating (79.8)

  • 29th in pass play percentage against (63.99 percent)
  • 9th in passing yards per game allowed (219)
  • 2nd in completion percentage allowed (59.7)
  • Tied for 2nd in TD passes allowed (10)
  • Tied for 10th in INT (11)
  • Tied for 17th in sacks (33)
  • 2nd in passer rating allowed (78.1)
  • 7th in net yards per pass attempt (6.3)

Who has the Edge?

New York has been up and down moving the ball through the air this season as injuries and inconsistency have taken their toll. The Jets have a slew of guys that are banged up in this contest who might not take the field. Baltimore showed an aggressive pass rush against the Bills and you have to think that Wink Martindale will dial up the pressure in this contest as well. The Ravens are an aggressive team and they can shut down teams through the air. Baltimore's acquisition of Peters was a big move that has really jump started the defense. Look for the Ravens to make life tough for Darnold here.

Advantage: Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens Passing Offense
vs. New York Jets Passing Defense

Baltimore Ravens Passing Offense

Last season, the passing offense took a dive when Jackson replaced Joe Flacco as the starting quarterback. So far this season, it seems as if the second-year quarterback has taken great strides in the passing game, making the Baltimore offense that much more dangerous. Whether Jackson's play continues to be strong against good defenses and in inclement weather remains to be seen. Baltimore has only one 300-yard passing game this season with that coming in the opener against Miami. The Ravens have been held under 250 passing yards in each of their last six games coming into this contest. That includes a season low 105-yard performance last week in their narrow win over the 49ers. Last week was another struggle for the passing game as the Ravens were limited to 145 yards through the air.

Lamar Jackson has completed 230 of 347 passes for 2,677 yards with 28 touchdowns and six interceptions: he has been sacked 22 times for a loss of 106 yards. Robert Griffin III has connected on 12 of his 16 throws for 129 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Tight end Mark Andrews leads the team with 54 catches for 707 yards and seven scores this season. Rookie Marquise Brown has 39 receptions for 518 yards and six scores while Willie Snead IV (27 grabs, 302 yards, five TD) are solid options. Tight ends Hayden Hurst (26 catches, 286 yards, two TD) along with Nick Boyle (27 grabs, 291 yards, two TD) are next in line. Baltimore has 36 pass plays that have covered at least 20 yards this season: Andrews leads the team with 13 while Brown adds seven: Boyle and Snead IV each have four.

New York Jets Passing Defense

New York, for all their success against the run, has had problems with the pass this season. The Jets have allowed only three 300-yard passing games this season but they have allowed more than 240 yards in seven other contests this year. More than 40 percent of their sacks this season came in two games as they recorded six sacks in back to back weeks against the Giants and Redskins. New York has held just one opponent in their last nine games under 200 yards through the air. Last week against the Dolphins, the Jets gave up 245 yards through the air in their victory.

Jenkins leads the team with seven sacks on the season while Adams is right behind with 6.5 sacks on the year. There is a steep drop-off from that point as McLendon is next in line with only 2.5 sacks. Adams leads the team with six pass defenses this season. Roberts, Marcus Maye (49 tackles, tackle for loss) and Poole each have five. Hewitt leads the team with two interceptions on the season. Adams (TD), Roberts, Trumaine Johnson (25 tackles, tackle for loss, two pass defenses), Nate Hairston (21 tackles, two tackles for loss, three pass defenses), Poole (TD) and C.J. Mosley (nine tackles, two pass defenses, fumble recovery, TD) each have one this season. As a team, the Jets have collected 29 sacks, 53 pass defenses and eight interceptions with three returned for scores.

Stats

  • 32nd in pass play percentage (44.8 percent)
  • 9th in completion percentage (66.8)
  • 26th in net passing yards per game (207.2)
  • 1st in TD passes (29)
  • Tied for 6th in INT thrown (seven)
  • 10th in net yards per pass attempt (7.4)
  • Tied for 7th in longest pass play (83 yards)
  • 2nd in passer rating (108.4)

Who has the Edge?

  • 20th in pass play percentage against (60.28 percent)
  • 18th in passing yards per game allowed (242)
  • 12th in completion percentage allowed (62.4)
  • Tied for 14th in TD passes allowed (19)
  • Tied for 25th in INT (eight)
  • Tied for 23rd in sacks (29)
  • 15th in passer rating allowed (89)
  • 13th in net yards per pass attempt (6.5)

Advantage: Baltimore Ravens

Intangibles

New York Jets

The Jets are struggling on the offensive side of the ball this season as they are currently 29th in the league with 17.4 points per contest. New York is 31st in total offense as they average 271.4 yards per contest while ranking a miserable 32nd in yards per play as they pick up only 4.6 yards per snap. The Jets are solid defensively, ranking 18th in the league in scoring defense by allowing 23.2 points per contest. New York is 7th in the league in total defense by allowing 320.8 yards per game and 6th in yards per play by allowing 4.9 yards per snap. In giveaway/takeaway, the Jets are tied for 22nd with a -5 ratio this season.

The Jets are near the middle of the pack as they are 14th in the league in scoring touchdowns in the red zone as they cash in on 57.69 percent of their chances. Defensively, New York has been average as they are 13th in red zone defense by allowing 55 percent of drives to reach the red zone to end in touchdowns. The Jets are struggling in third down conversions, ranking 31st by converting 29.17 percent of their third down situations this season. New York’s defense is 23rd in those situations as they hold the opposition to a 41.8 percent success on their third downs. The Jets are 25th in the league in time of possession by holding the ball 47.94 percent of the time this season.

Kaare Vedvik was the team’s kicker on opening day but was cut after the loss to the Bills. He missed his lone extra point attempt and his lone field goal try in the contest. Sam Ficken is 20 of 22 on extra points and 14 of 19 on field goals with a long of 53 this season. Lachlan Edwards has averaged 45.8 yards on 72 punts this season with a net average of 41.4 yards per kick. He has dropped 22 punts inside the opposition’s 20-yard line while recording three touchbacks. Trenton Cannon has averaged 19.9 yards on 13 kick returns with a long of 29 while Vyncint Smith averages 32.8 yards on six kick returns with a long of 78. Braxton Berrios averages 10.2 yards on 16 punt returns with a long of 26 this season.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have been an offensive juggernaut this season as they are 1st in the league with 33.1 points per contest. Baltimore is second in total offense as they average 408.2 yards per contest while ranking third in yards per play as they pick up 6.1 yards per snap. The Ravens are a solid 5th in the league in scoring defense by allowing 18.2 points per contest. Baltimore is 6th in the league in total defense by allowing 314.6 yards per game and 14th in yards per play by allowing 5.4 yards per snap. In giveaway/takeaway, the Ravens are 6th as they are +8 in the turnover ratio this season.

The Ravens are solid this season as they are ranked 4th in the league in scoring touchdowns in the red zone as they cash in 67.31 percent of their chances. Defensively, Baltimore is in the top of the pack as they are 2nd in red zone defense by allowing 43.24 percent of drives to reach the red zone to end in touchdowns. The Ravens are at the top of the pack in third down conversions, ranking 2nd by converting 47.37 percent of their third down situations in addition to 15 of 20 fourth downs. Baltimore’s defense is 14th in those situations as they held the opposition to a 37.18 percent success rate on their third downs. The Ravens have dominated the clock: they are 1st in the league in time of possession by holding the ball 57.36 percent of the time this season.

Justin Tucker has hit 47 of 48 extra point attempts and 23 of 24 field goal tries with a long of 51 this season. Sam Koch has averaged 46.2 yards on his 31 punts with a 41.7-yard net average. He has 16 punts dropped inside the 20-yard line with four touchbacks this season. Hill has averaged 18.9 yards on 12 kick returns with a long of 46. Chris Moore has averaged 20.3 yards on four kick returns with a long of 26. De’Anthony Thomas averages 9.5 yards on eight punt returns with a long of 20.

Who has the Edge?

The Jets have really struggled this season in most facets of the game. Special teams are no exception. Vedvik blew the Buffalo game in the opener and set the trend for the rest of the season for New York. Ficken has been decent but inconsistent as we saw last week. He missed an extra point but rebounded to kick the winning field goal. Adam Gase has been under fire for the way things have gone, which doesn't instill confidence. Baltimore has won nine straight, they are solid in the giveaway/takeaway department and they have the league's top kicker to work with on special teams. Throw in that John Harbaugh owns a Super Bowl ring and the team is rolling right now makes life tough for the Jets.

Advantage: Baltimore Ravens

Final Outlook

New York had a nice little run with three straight wins and they have won four of their last five coming into this one. The fact remains that the Jets are still just 5-8 after that run of success. You can throw in the fact that they are the lone team to lose to the 1-12 Bengals and that they mustered only six points in that contest. Against the tin cans of Miami and Cincinnati, the Jets scored just two touchdowns. Baltimore has scored at least 20 points in 20 straight games and they own the league's most prolific offensive attack. The Ravens can hurt you from anywhere on the field and in any facet of the game.

According to Covers.com, the Ravens are 4-0 ATS in their last four against the AFC, 6-1 in their last seven overall, 6-1 ATS in their last seven after a straight up win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win. New York has gone 1-4 ATS in their last five on the road, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC opponents and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five in December. Baltimore takes care of business for their 10th straight win and to lock up the AFC North crown.

Prediction: Baltimore Ravens -15

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Baltimore has been an explosive offensive team all season long and that's made life so much easier for their defense. The Ravens have the ability to move the ball and put points up in a hurry. Baltimore has cracked the 30-point barrier six times this season, including five straight games between weeks seven to 12 with a bye week factored in there. New York put up 34 points in each of the games in their three-game win streak but they had scored 18 points or less in eight other contests. With the Jets having their struggles, can you have much faith in their chances to hang in here?rnrnThe over is 5-1 in the Jets' last 6 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game, 5-1 in their last six after an ATS loss and 5-2 in their last seven as a road underdog. Baltimore has seen the over go 4-1 in their last five games after holding their last opponent to under 150 yards through the air. Expect Baltimore to push over the 30-point mark and help this one end up over the total.

Prediction: Over 44.5

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Baltimore has been a dangerous offensive unit with Jackson doing damage with his legs and his arm. The Ravens come into this contest with a hefty +7.6 ppg first half scoring differential this season. On the flip side of the coin, the Jets own a -4.1 ppg first half scoring differential on the year. Seeing how the way things went for the Jets this season, it's hard to have much faith in them here. Give the Ravens the edge and lay the points here as Baltimore's offense takes care of business.

Prediction: Baltimore Ravens -8

Half-time Total Bet

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Baltimore has been an explosive offensive team and they've done the job on that side of the ball this season early in games. The Ravens lead the league in first-half points as they put up 17.9 ppg this season. Baltimore allows 10.3 ppg in the first half, which is 11th in the league. That gives an average of 28.2 ppg in the first half of their contests. New York stands just 26th in scoring offense in the first half with 9.1 ppg this season. The Jets are 24th in first half scoring defense by allowing 13.2 ppg so far. That's an average of 22.3 ppg in the first half of games. Baltimore can easily hang 23 by themselves in a hurry: this one is over the mark at the half.

Prediction: Over 23
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