Week 12 betting odds favor Balitmore by a field-goal (-3) on the road against Los Angeles. Ravens vs Chargers picks for the over/under are expecting an offensive showdown with the total set at 48.5.

Ravens vs Chargers Insights

  • Baltimore are 4-2 against the spread (ATS) when playing LA at SoFi.
  • The Chargers have gone a woeful 2-4 ATS and 4-8 straight up (SU).
  • The Ravens are 7-3 ATS and 4-1 SU when playing teams from the AFC.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Chargers last 6 games vs Baltimore.
Lamar Jackson - Baltimore Ravens
Can the Ravens win their fourth game on the road against the Chargers.

Ravens vs Chargers Betting Summary

Baltimore, the current leader of the AFC North division, has managed to score a minimum of 30 points in their last five consecutive games. On the other hand, the Chargers are currently facing a difficult period with two consecutive losses and find themselves at the bottom of the AFC West standings. In terms of their previous encounters, the Ravens have emerged victorious in three out of the last four head-to-head meetings.

This has led them to be favored by 3.5 points in the upcoming game. Initially, the total points expected for the game were set at 44.5, but that number has seen a significant increase since then. It is worth noting that the UNDER bet has been successful in seven out of the last eight games played by the Chargers.

Baltimore Betting Notes

The Ravens come into this match with the advantage of having had a few extra days of rest following their victory over Cincinnati, where they triumphed with a score of 34-20 last Thursday. However, this victory did come at a price, as both Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews sustained ankle injuries. Unfortunately, Andrews, who has managed to score six touchdowns this season, will be absent from the field for a significant period of time.

On the other hand, Jackson displayed remarkable resilience by remaining in the game and delivering an impressive performance. He threw for 264 yards and secured two touchdowns, while also rushing for an additional 54 yards. Furthermore, running back Gus Edwards continued to shine with two touchdowns, bringing his total rushing touchdowns for the season to 10. This places him second only to Raheem Mostert of the Dolphins.

Ravens Game Plan

Expect Zay Flowers to make a significant impact this week, despite Baltimore's impressive ground attack. With Andrews sidelined, the rookie wide receiver is poised to become a primary target for Jackson against the league's weakest pass defense. Flowers currently leads the team with 588 yards. Additionally, the Ravens' defense will play a crucial role in the game, as they currently lead the NFL in sacks with 44.

If they can apply pressure on Herbert and force him into errors, Baltimore will have a strong chance of winning the game and covering the spread.

Los Angeles Betting Notes

The Chargers' head coach, Brandon Staley, is facing pressure after another disappointing result in the previous week, where they lost 23-20 to the Green Bay Packers. Although the team has lost five of their six games by a margin of three points or less, it is not enough to be considered a win.

Despite this, Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen continue to perform well, with Herbert throwing for 260 yards and two touchdowns and adding 73 yards on the ground. Allen caught ten passes for 116 yards, taking him over the 1,000 mark for the season, which is the fourth highest in the league. Unfortunately, the Chargers will be without Joey Bosa, their linebacker, for this game due to a foot injury he sustained last week.

Chargers Game Plan

If LA is going to have any chance to pull off the upset, the Chargers' defense must improve in order to compete against some of the top teams in the league. As Staley firmly stated, he will continue to handle the play-calling responsibilities. Interestingly, only the Denver Broncos allow more total yards per game. If Los Angeles wants to contain Jackson and his team, they will need to bring their A-game.

On the offensive side, they will face a tough challenge against Baltimore's formidable defense. It is imperative for them to avoid dropping easy catches, as it proved costly in the previous week. Additionally, converting red-zone opportunities into touchdowns will be crucial, as they struggled to do so against the Packers.

Ravens vs Chargers Pick

Baltimore -3 (-105): The Ravens have been on a roll lately, winning five out of their last six games and three out of their last four games on the road. Their offense has been impressive, scoring over 30 points in five consecutive games. With the best running game in the league and Lamar Jackson's efficient passing, the Ravens are a force to be reckoned with. On the other hand, the Chargers have struggled with their pass defense, ranking last in the league.

Although they have played well offensively, scoring over 25 points per game, they will have a tough time slowing down the Ravens. The Ravens also have a strong defense, with the best run defense and the third-best pass defense in the league. With their ability to force turnovers and sack the quarterback, the Ravens are likely to dominate the Chargers and cover the spread.