Baltimore remains in bet on NFL contention for the AFC North Division title and or wild card berth. But the Ravens have been walking a tight rope all season with little margin for error. Following last year’s failure to make the playoffs head coach John Harbaugh was put on notice. For that reason, it has been a playoff or bust mentality for the Ravens all season. Correspondingly the Los Angeles Chargers are on fire. So too has LA come out of nowhere to emerge as a co-leader in the AFC West. Most important of all they are printing money!
Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Date and Time: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Rokit Field, StubHub Center, Carson, California
Bet on NFL odds at SBG:
|Ravens||+4 (-105)||44 (-105)|
|Chargers||-4 (-115)||44 (-115)|
Ravens vs. Chargers TV Coverage: NFL Network
Los Angeles Chargers
Last week the Chargers scored a thrilling 29-28 bet on NFL win at Kansas City on Thursday night. Indeed, LA scored a touchdown with four seconds to play but decided to go for two and the win. Philip Rivers hit wide open Mike Williams for the game winning two-point conversion to cap off a rally from 21-7 down. The Chargers are one of the most complete teams in the NFL. For example, Los Angeles ranks fourth in the NFL for scoring offense and eighth for points allowed. Rivers has a 112.4 rating with 31 touchdown passes and 3951 yards.
Baltimore has an offshore bookmaker record of 8-6 straight up, 7-7 against the spread, with 6-8 under the total. Last week the Ravens got past Tampa Bay 20-12 as 8.5-point overlays. Balanced against that is the Chargers record of 11-3 straight up, 8-6 vs. the line, and 8-6 over the total. The Chargers have paid in seven of their last ten games overall. Overall the Ravens rank 12th in the NFL for offense but first for defense. Specifically, Baltimore’s offense remains an inconsistent headache.
Stats to Consider
As a home chalk the Chargers have been an up and down value as chalks. To be exact Los Angeles has covered just six of their last 18 games laying the lumber at home. Six of their last nine in that situation have gone under the total. Conversely the Ravens have been exceptional betting values as road dogs. Baltimore has lost just one of their last nine vs. the oddsmakers getting points on the road. And five of their last seven as away pups have gone over the total.
Stats to Consider
Late on the Chargers have had the advantage in their series against Baltimore. LA has covered four of their last six against the Ravens. Five of the last six between these teams have gone over the total. Additionally, the Ravens have struggled on the road against the Los Angeles. Five of the last eight in this series on the Chargers home field have been covered by LA. This matchup has gone over the total in three of the last four on the Chargers home gridiron.
Matchup to Watch
As has been noted the Chargers have the head to head bet on NFL matchup edge. Additionally, they have far more balance and offense.
Ravens vs. Chargers Bet on NFL Picks
Los Angeles is the call to maintain their momentum!
Ravens vs. Chargers Bet on NFL Pick: Los Angeles Chargers
Ravens vs. Chargers Bet on NFL Score Prediction: Chargers 27, Ravens 17
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