Jaguars Ravens Bet Tips for Week 15
The Jacksonville Jaguars visit the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Here’s our complete guide to Jaguars Ravens Bet Tips. Odds and lines for Jaguars-Ravens picks are from PointsBet, current as of Thursday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-12) at Baltimore Ravens (8-5)
Jaguars Ravens Bet Tips
Odds & Betting Lines for Jaguars-Ravens Picks
- Against The Spread: Ravens -13 (-110)/Jaguars +13 (-110)
- Moneyline: Ravens (-800)/Jaguars (+550)
- Total: 47.5 — Over 47.5 (-115)/Under 47.5 (-105)
- Implied Team Totals: Ravens 30.25, Jaguars 17.25
The Ravens still have a shot at the AFC North, but they need some help from the Steelers and Browns. With a more realistic shot at a Wild Card spot, the Ravens must take care of business facing-off against an inferior team on Sunday. The Ravens are currently the eighth seed in the AFC playoff picture and are on the outside looking in with the Browns, Colts, and Dolphins taking up the three Wild Card spots. The Jaguars are on a 12 game slide while the Ravens are winners of two straight. This will be an easy one for Baltimore.
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Jaguars-Ravens Key Injuries
Jaguars RB James Robinson has been dealing with a minor knee injury that has limited him at practice but has yet to force him to miss games. Robinson got in limited work at practice last week and entered Week 14 with no injury designation. We could see a similar fallout entering Week 15 as well.
Robinson, a surprising UDFA, is currently third in rushing yards (1035), eighth in receiving yards (1035 ), and sixth in total touchdowns (9) amongst running backs this season.
The Ravens placed three receivers on the reserve/ COVID list this week. While it remains unknown if Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, and James Proche have tested positive for the coronavirus, their Week 15 eligibility is in doubt. All three wideouts have a shot to be activated from the list if they produce negative test results and are only deemed as close-contacts.
In a corresponding move, the Ravens activated Dez Bryant from the reserve/ COVID list. Bryant should see significant playing time this week, especially if Brown is sidelined.
Brown has been hot of late, catching a touchdown in three straight games and in five of his past nine since Week 5.
Jaguars-Ravens Players to Watch
Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew will draw his first start since Week 7 in Sunday’s matchup against the Ravens. In last week’s loss to the Titans, Minshew saw his first minutes of playing time since the aforementioned Week 7 outing.
With Mike Glennon playing atrocious football, the Jags turned back to Minshew early in the second half. Minshew completed 18-of-31 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown while adding another 22 yards on two rushing attempts.
Minshew, who is much more versatile and mobile than Jake Luton and Glennon could pose more of an issue for the Ravens’ defense, but not by much. They should swallow him up.
Minshew’s only hope is if the normally effective James Robinson can get off to a solid start, possibly opening up the passing lanes for Minshew. Still, the Ravens have held some of the best offenses in the league to minimal production this season as they are yielding the fifth-fewest points per game (21.0).
Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins and RB Gus Edwards have taken strangleholds over the Ravens’ backfield, well ahead of Mark Ingram.
Ingram has totaled fewer than 77 games in all nine games played this season, going for fewer than 57 in eight of them. It gets worse. In seven games, Ingram was held to fewer than 37 yards, six of which, fewer than 30. He’s only scored in two games this season while currently riding a five-game scoring drought.
Meanwhile, Dobbins and Edwards are holding down the fort. In each of his past three games, Edwards has gone for 101 total yards or a score, totaling three touchdowns in that period. Dobbins has scored in three straight games.
Look Dobbins and Edwards to churn up a Jacksonville defense allowing the third-most rushing yards per game (145.5).
Jaguars-Ravens Weather Report
The weather at M&T Bank Stadium calls for a mostly cloudy afternoon at the time of kickoff with a 0% chance of precipitation.
The temperature is set at 37 degrees Fahrenheit with 5 mph winds blowing South.
Jaguars-Ravens Picks & Best Bet
BEST BET: Over 47.5 (-115)
There are points to be had in this ball game. With the Jaguars turning back to Garnder Minshew, their offense will have a little more spark than it had with Jake Luton and Mike Glennon. Minshew is mobile and can make plays with his legs.
As good as Baltimore’s defense can be, I can see Minshew finding two touchdowns on Sunday.
The Ravens’ offense, which has been hot of late, should do them. In each of the past two games since Lamar Jackson’s one-game stint on the reserve/ COVID list, the reigning NFL MVP and his offense looked whole again.
The Ravens hung 34 and 47 points on the Cowboy and Browns respectively. In fact, the Ravens were a half a point away from hitting this week’s 47-point total on their own in last week’s win.
The Over is 3-1 in the Ravens’ past four games, hitting in two straight.
The Over is 1-4 in the Jaguars’ past five games, missing in two straight.
The Over is 1-5 in the past six meetings between the Ravens and Jaguars.
CONSIDER: Ravens -13 (-110)
The Ravens are giving 13 points, which is a lot, but they should find a way to cover as long as they play as they have in their past two games.
While the Ravens defeated the Browns 47-42, a five-point victory, the Jacksonville offense is not as good as Cleveland’s. Meanwhile, the Ravens’ defense will ultimately force turnovers and may even take one to the house, which will blow the game open. The Ravens currently have a (+4) turnover differential this season while the Jaguars are at (-7).
The Ravens are 4-2 against the spread in their past six games, covering in each of their past three.
The Ravens are a perfect 7-0 ATS in their past seven games played in December.
The Jaguars are 4-2 ATS in their past six games, failing to cover in last week’s 31-10 loss to Tennessee.
PASS: Ravens (-800)
This is another one of those games in which I will punt the Moneyline on either end. While I don’t give the Jaguars much of a shot to win outright, which would be like flushing your wager down the toilet on their (+550) bet, on the Baltimore end, you need to lay a lot down for a smaller return.
The best way to take advantage of Baltimore’s Moneyline is parlaying it with Player Props. This leg would be the lock of the parlay, clearly.
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