NFL Predictions Against The Spread - Betting Preview For Ravens vs Jaguars

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:01 PM GMT

With the Jaguars defense unable to make much of a difference, they host Joe Flacco and the Ravens this Sunday afternon. Can Jacksonville pull things around or will Baltimore steam-roll over them? Here's our NFL Pick

The winless Jacksonville Jaguars welcome the 2-0 Baltimore Ravens to EverBank Stadium in Jacksonville on Sunday night for NFL Regular Season Week 3 and a game the hosts really need to avoid a nightmarish 0-3 start. But Blake Bortles and the Jaguars have the horses and can the porous Jacksonville Defense stop anybody? Let's handicap this AFC game from the Sunshine State and come up with a logical pick and to try to build on our profitable 17-7 ATS Regular Season SBR Free NFL Picks Record.

Odds Preview
The Baltimore Ravens head to EverBank Field in Jacksonville to face Blake Bortles and the desperate Jacksonville Jaguars in NFL Week 3 Sunday. Offshore sportsbooks have this as a Pick'Em or the Ravens as 1-point favorites with the Total ranging from 47 to 47½. The Money Line odds for this Ravens vs Jaguars matchup sees Baltimore -120 with Jacksonville +100 on average.

Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens and HC John Harbaugh are on a sneaky 8-game ATS Winning Streak, covering the L2 games in 2015, all 4 Preseason games and the first 2 games of this Regular Season. Baltimore is solid on Offense after seeing some key cogs injured at this point last season and with QB Joe Flacco behind Center for the Ravens, a Running attack (yet to score a TD) featuring RBs Terrance West and Justin Forsett, while the Baltimore Receiving corps features Steve Smith, Mike Wallace (3 TDs), Breshad Perriman and talented TE Dennis Pitta.

Jacksonville Jaguars
After and 0-2 start, the Jacksonville Jaguars and HC Gus Bradley look they may be in for another long season. With QB Blake Bortles, RB Chris Ivory, WRs Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns and TEs Marcedes Lewis and Julius Thomas, the Jaguars have some key pieces in place but Ivory (Illness) is undergoing tests, and, as you can see below, though early, the Jaguars are being out-rushed by 1.0 ypr.

Key Player Injuries, Suspensions
Ravens: John Urschel (shoulder), Elvis Dumervil (Foot), Jerraud Powers (Ankle), Carl Davis (Undisclosed), Chris Matthews (Undisclosed), De'Ondre Wesley (Undisclosed), Michael Campanaro (Calf), Nick Boyle (Suspension), Darren Walker (Suspension), Kenneth Dixon (Knee), Matt Elam (Knee), Lorenzo Taliaferro (Foot), Kyle Arrington (Concussion).

Jaguars: Prince Amukamara (Hamstring), Kelvin Beachum (Concussion), Jared Odrick (Elbow), Roy Miller (Hand), Chris Ivory (Illness), Josh Wells (Thumb), Luke Bowanko (Hip), Jonathan Woodard (Achiles), Aaron Colvin (suspension).

Trends, Betting Approach and Picks
The longer-term Trends here (below) show no real Side or Totals edge in this AFC series while the Jaguars have gone 3-0 ATS in the L3 meetings in this series. These teams will have different things in their heads heading in here with Jacksonville seeking its first Win and unbeaten Baltimore knowing rugged AFC North games are on the horizon.

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NFL Overall Picks Record: 26-12-0
NFL Regular Season Picks Record: 17-7-0
Predicted Final Score: Ravens 27 Jaguars 17

Free NFL Picks: Ravens PK
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