The Philadelphia Eagles lost their grip on the top spot in the NFC East with a loss and a Dallas Cowboys win last week. Will they bounce back this week when they host one of the top teams in the NFL in the form of the Baltimore Ravens? The Ravens are looking to build put together a three-game win streak for the first time this season.
Betting Preview for the Baltimore Ravens vs Philadelphia Eagles Regular Season Week 6 Game on October 18, 2020
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
When: Sunday, October 18, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Baltimore Ravens (-7.5)
Regular Season Record: 4-1
The Ravens were merciless in their bludgeoning of the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5. The Ravens racked up 332 total yards to just 205 by Cincinnati. Baltimore was particularly unforgiving on defense, as the Ravens sacked rookie quarterback Joe Burrow a total of seven times that resulted in a loss of 48 yards for Cincinnati. That sends a strong message to Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz, who’s been operating behind loose pass protection that has consistently failed him. Wentz is one of the most sacked quarterbacks in the NFL today, as he’s been taken down 19 times, second-most in the league this season. Baltimore is tops overall also in scoring defense, allowing just 15.2 points per game. The Ravens don’t give much space for opponents to run, even giving up just 90.3 rushing yards over their last three games. Philly’s rushing attack is not as lethal as the others, so that should only make the Eagles hesitate more in running the ball against Baltimore’s stout ground defense.
The Ravens are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last four games overall.
Betting on the Philadelphia Eagles (+7.5)
Regular Season Record: 3-0
Travis Fulgham is giving the Eagles hope. Up against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ elite defense, the wide receiver still posted a terrific stat line of 152 receiving yards and a touchdown on 10 receptions and 13 targets, albeit in a 38-29 road loss last week. Fulgham was instrumental in making the Eagles look respectable in the face of Pittsburgh’s defense, and he should continue to be among the top downfield creators for Philly’s offense that went 10-of-14 on third downs in Week 5. Running back Miles Sanders will have an important role in opening up Baltimore’s defense. Although the Eagles are just 18th in the league with 108.0 rushing yards per game, Sanders had 80 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the Steelers. It was an efficient game on the ground for the Eagles, who had 5.9 yards per carry in that game. Bottling up Lamar Jackson is no easy task, but the Eagles can sacrifice some space for him to run in exchange for tighter passing windows. In other words, the Eagles could have success forcing Jackson to be a passer.
The under is 8-2 in the Eagles’ last 10 home games.
The Ravens win, 28-24.
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