San Diego Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens Week 8 Free NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Sunday, November 1, 2015 1:07 PM GMT

Two of the biggest disappointments in the NFL square off on Sunday as the 2-4 Chargers head to Baltimore to take on the 1-6 Ravens.  It seems to be do-or-die for both of these teams.

Opening Odds & Line Movement

Open: -3 -113 at Pinnacle
The Ravens opened the NFL odds at -3 and that is where the line has stayed, and that just tells you how bad the Chargers have been lately. However, the bet to make in this game might be the total, which is set at 50. The Ravens are 26th in points allowed per game, and the Chargers are 27th, while they each still has a good quarterback in San Diego's Philip Rivers and Baltimore's Joe Flacco. There could be a lot of points on the scoreboard on Sunday in Baltimore.

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Injuries
For the Chargers, LB Tourek Williams was back at practice for the first time this season after breaking his foot in the preseason, but he probably won't be playing this weekend. TE Antonio Gates sat out last week with a knee injury and might not be ready for this weekend, while the Chargers still have a slew of injuries on the offensive line.

The Ravens will likely be without T Eugene Monroe, who left Monday's game with a shoulder injury. CB Trey Walker was limited in practice with a concussion, and it isn't likely that he'll play this weekend.

 

Trends
San Diego has covered the spread in just one of their last six games, while doing so in three of their last nine on the road. The Ravens haven't been much better, going 1-5-1 ATS this season, and they haven't covered in five in a row at home. As for the total, the Chargers have gone under in four of their last six, while the Ravens have gone over in four of their last six.

The two have split their last 10 SU and ATS, but in Baltimore, the Chargers are 5-3 SU and 3-3 ATS in eight games.

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