Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles Betting – NFL Week 6, 2020
The Baltimore Ravens quickly put a home loss to the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs behind and responded with a couple of victories, including the most recent one over the divisional rivals Cincinnati Bengals. One of the biggest favorites to make it to the Super Bowl this year now improved to a 4-1 record, but are still behind the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North.
The Philadelphia Eagles, on the other hand, recorded the surprising first win of the season on the road against the last year’s Super Bowl participants, San Francisco 49ers. However, they returned to the losing ways in a high-scoring affair against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Philadelphia now dropped to a 1-3-1 record, but are still only one win behind the NFC East leaders Dallas Cowboys. Here is my Ravens vs. Eagles betting prediction.
Betting Odds for Ravens vs. Eagles
Ravens Allow Only Three Points Against the Bengals
The Baltimore Ravens displayed the best defensive performance of the campaign in a home 27-3 victory over the divisional rivals Cincinnati Bengals. It was the second time this year the Ravens kept the opponents to under seven points, even though the Bengals kept the possession for almost ten minutes more than Baltimore. The visitors collected only 205 total yards opposite Baltimore’s 332, while the Ravens D forced three turnovers and committed one on the other end.
Lamar Jackson completed 19 of 37 passes for 180 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Although he didn’t impress in this game, his defense did the damage and constantly harassed Cincy’s QB Joe Burrow, recording seven sacks. Jackson found Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews in the end zone, while Mark Ingram had 57 yards on 11 carries. Patrick Queen and Chuck Clark recorded nine tackles apiece and each had a sack to his name.
The Ravens are the 8th team in the NFL when it comes to the offense with 29.8 points per game, 31st in passing yards (178.8), 3rd in rushing yards (160.8), while they have the best defense that allows 15.2 points per contest.
Eagles Fall Short to the Steelers
The Philadelphia Eagles hoped for another surprising win on the road after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the previous week, but the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t allow it and recorded a 38-29 victory. Philly stayed close in the opening half and trailed by just three points at halftime, but the Steelers switched to a higher gear in the second half and deservedly won in the end. The Eagles couldn’t stop rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool, who dismantled them with four touchdowns (three receiving and one rushing).
Carson Wentz completed 20 of 35 passes for 258 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Miles Sanders played well on the ground and recorded 80 yards on 11 carries with a couple of scores, while the second-year wideout Travis Fulgham led all the receivers with 152 yards on ten catches and a touchdown. Linebacker Duke Riley was a real force on defense as he ended the tilt with 13 tackles (seven solos), but the Eagles had only one sack opposite Pittsburgh’s five.
The Eagles are the 23rd team in the NFL when it comes to the offense with 22.6 points per game, 26th in passing yards (214.4), 18th in rushing yards (108.0), while they have the 23rd defense that allows 29.0 points per contest.
Prediction and Pick
After the opening five games of this season, it’s evident that the Eagles are struggling against dominant defenses, which was visible in losses to the Rams and Steelers. They allowed 37 and 38 points in those games, respectively, and I can see something similar to happen on Sunday when the Ravens come to town. Although Baltimore doesn’t have a top offense, I expect the visitors to keep Carson Wentz in check and force multiple turnovers. I wouldn’t be surprised if the ravens score a defensive touchdown on two. I am backing Baltimore to take this one.
Baltimore Ravens -7.5-110