Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens will look to remain unbeaten in the scrimmage season when they hit the road to take on a Philadelphia Eagles team that will be suiting up starting quarterback Carson Wentz for the first time this preseason. With both teams entering the 2019 NFL regular season with some legitimate Super Bowl hopes after reaching the playoffs a year ago, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value against their NFL odds in this contest.
Ravens vs Eagles 2019 NFL Preseason Week 3 Spread, Preview & Prediction
- When: Thursday August 22, 2019, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
- TV: None
- Radio: Baltimore / Philadelphia
- Live Stream: NFL Network
- NFL Preseason Week 3 Odds: Baltimore -5 / Total: 35.5
- Partly Cloudy: 33°C/91°F
- Humidity: 61%
- Precipitation: 20%
- Wind: 9 mph W
- Cloud Cover: 45%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Baltimore at -5?
The Ravens are looking good heading into Week 3 after smacking Jacksonville around 29-0 in their opener and following that up with a convincing 26-13 win over Green Bay last weekend. Baltimore won the AFC North last season by going 10-6 and closing out the regular season with a fine, 6-1 finish under then, rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson after he took over for former longtime starter Joe Flacco.
The former Louisville Cardinals star played three series against the Packers, going 6 for 10 for 58 yards while rushing twice for 14 yards and leading the Ravens to a pair of field goals.
Why Bet On Philadelphia at +5?
The Eagles improved to 1-1 on the preseason by following up their 27-10 loss to Tennessee in their opener with a 24-10 smackdown of Jacksonville last weekend. Last season, the Birds went 9-7 to finish second to Dallas in the NFC East while reaching the postseason and upsetting NFC North champion Chicago in the wild card round before falling to New Orleans in the divisional round.
The Eagles lost their second backup quarterback in as many weeks when veteran Cody Kessler was placed in the concussion protocol after receiving a hard blow from Jaguars defensive end Datone Jones. Carson Wentz has yet to play this preseason with the eagles being cautious with their injury-prone franchise signal-caller.
DKY Alert! – Did You Know that Baltimore’s John Harbaugh is a stellar 8-3 in Week 3 preseason games while Philadelphia’s Doug Pederson is a more modest 2-1 in Week 3 scrimmage contests?
Ravens vs Eagles NFL Preseason Week 3 Betting Trends
- Ravens are 6-3 ATS in the last 9 games
- Ravens are 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of the Ravens’ last 6 games
- Eagles are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
- Eagles are 5-2 SU in the last 7 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of the Eagles’ last 5 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Ravens vs Eagles
Baltimore has gone 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 on games on grass and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games overall, but Philadelphia has gone a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four Thursday night games and an even more impressive 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. I know the Ravens have looked really solid through two preseason games, but Philadelphia was also pretty solid in their Week 2 win over Jacksonville. With both teams’ starters likely to see some significant action, I’m going with Baltimore to get the outright road win in this one because of their stout defense and they way they’ve looked so far this preseason, although I do like Philly to cover the chalk as value-packed 5-point home underdog.
This game will serve as a great test for Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ first-string offense and I believe they’ll find their way into the end zone at least once. Unfortunately for the Birds, the difference in this one will be Baltimore’s defense and the fact that Jackson has already seen some decent action in both preseason games while Carson Wentz could look a bit rusty.
Pick: Baltimore 21 Philadelphia 17