An important AFC clash will unfold during Week 10 of Sunday Night Football as the Ravens will travel to Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots. The Pats rebounded from their troubles last week vs. the lowly New York Jets, but know that the Ravens represent quite the step-up in class if they are to make a second-half push for the playoffs.
Meanwhile for Baltimore, the Ravens enter with a stellar 6-2 record and will continue their push Sunday night for the top-seed in the AFC. Despite losing to the Steelers two weeks ago, the Ravens are still capable of passing them down the stretch. This veteran group rebounded nicely last week against a solid foe in Indianapolis, and know that they can’t take their foot off the pedal against the struggling Pats.
Regardless of New England’s current predicament, you just know that Bill Belechick will have some sort of fascinating game-plan for Lamar Jackson and the high-octane Ravens’ attack. It should make for a solid Sunday night encounter, and one that will surely carry some heavy playoff implications down the line. For further analysis and a full betting preview, continue reading on beneath the posted odds for our winning wager on Sunday Night Football. Enjoy!
Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots Betting Odds:
Baltimore Ravens -6.5 (-110)
@ New England Patriots +6.5 (-110)
Over 44 (-110)
Under 44 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots Pick:
While a little too much hype is being bestowed on the Ravens for beating Indianapolis once their top defensive players left the game – they’ll have an opportunity to ‘get right’ against a fading New England defense.
For all the talk about Lamar Jackson struggling this season, it should likely come to a halt following Week 10, because the Patriots’ stop unit is brutal. New England has been particularly poor against the run all season long, and both Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins should be really effective with the ball in their hands. Lamar Jackson should also be counted on for big gains on designed running plays.
In the air is where Baltimore can do quick-strike damage, and Jackson should be able to enjoy a good night airing it out. The Pats let Joe Flacco throw all over them, and without Stephon Gilmore – the Ravens’ aerial attack should keep the chains moving.
On the other side of the ball, look for Cam Newton to not enjoy the same comforts he did last week vs. the Jets. The Ravens are better in every facet, and Newton won’t be able to beat them as a thrower or runner. Baltimore has been elite with their coverage in the secondary, and at getting to opposing QB’s. Newton will quite likely be under pressure for the majority of this contest, and without much protection or help from the run game – the Patriots’ offense will struggle.
With New England on a short week, it arguably diminishes their biggest advantage – Belechick’s time to gameplan and strategize. The Ravens need victories, and won’t go easy on the reeling Pats here in a Week 10 primetime spot. Though there has been money pushing this number down toward New England all week, the Ravens are the superior group and should show it with relative ease on Sunday Night Football. Roll with Baltimore in a rout.