A busy slate of early NFL action will see two of the league’s most intriguing teams square off as the Baltimore Ravens head to Philadelphia to take on a struggling Eagles side.
Both teams enter with some fascination. Firstly, for the Ravens – it’s clear that something seems to be bothering Lamar Jackson, and by extension, the Ravens’ once-heralded offense. It’s lacking explosiveness, though perhaps the struggling Eagles will provide the fix here in Week 6.
For the Eagles, they too offer up some intrigue as they prepare for Baltimore. Clearly Philadelphia has talent, though for whatever reason it’s been hard to put it together. Though they have just one victory through 5 games, the NFC East offers great opportunity for mediocre teams. They could still win their division given how bad all the other teams have been. Winning against Baltimore though, would certainly be unexpected.
With all the talent and pace on the field between these two sides, we should see a fascinating and hopefully high-scoring clash. Continue reading on beneath the posted odds for our take on the Ravens vs. Eagles, as well as our analysis and winning wager. Enjoy Baltimore vs. Philadelphia.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds:
Baltimore Ravens -9 (-110)
@ Philadelphia Eagles +9 (-110)
Over 46.5 (-110)
Under 46.5 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick:
Though Lamar Jackson has been off in recent weeks, reportedly dealing with a nagging injury, his Sunday opponent will offer up a prime opportunity to cure what ails him. The Eagles’ defense is putrid, and all that Jackson does well – can and should be impactful on Sunday.
Philadelphia has awful linebackers, making Jackson scrambles all the more effective. He also has J.K. Dobbins as an elite pass-catcher coming out of the backfield, and the rookie could finally be in store for a huge outing.
Further downfield, there isn’t much within Philly’s secondary to deter Jackson from airing it out deep. Outside of Darius Slay, the Eagles do not possess much talent within their defensive backfield. Expect Jackson to simply bully the other side of the field, en route to consistently keeping the chains moving. Both Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews should be able to put together nice afternoons.
On the other side of the ball, Philadelphia continues to possess high-level skill and talent, but whether or not it will play out against an elite defensive side in Baltimore, remains to be seen. Carson Wentz has struggled at times this season, and he’ll quite likely do so once again on Sunday. The Ravens boast an elite secondary, and Philly’s crew of depleted wideouts won’t be able to break through.
The Eagles might look to turn to the run game to deter the Baltimore pass rush, but that plan likely won’t go all that well either. Miles Sanders is elusive, but without effective blocking, he’s going nowhere against a solid defensive front from the Ravens.
Laying double-digit points with a road team in the NFL is always a risky proposition, but this situation warrants it. Look for Lamar Jackson to turn in a solid bounceback outing, while the Ravens simply match up perfectly against the flaws of a bad Eagles team. Baltimore in a rout come Sunday.