Falcons Vs Ravens Odds & Picks - NFL Week 16 Lines and Prediction

Falcons Vs Ravens Odds & Picks – NFL Week 16 Lines and Prediction

A pair of teams hoping to get back on track battle in the Baltimore cold on Saturday when the Ravens host the Falcons. Baltimore is a touchdown and extra point chalk to beat the ATL even though Lamar Jackson must take a seat on the bench. Tyler Huntley, Lamar’s backup, will play. The Falcons will start rookie Desmond Ridder. See below for NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Baltimore versus Atlanta.

NFL Week 16 Betting Preview and Lines for Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens

When: Saturday, Dec. 24 at 1:00 pm ET
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
TV / Streaming: FOX
ATS Odds: Baltimore -7
Money line Odds: Atlanta +280 / Baltimore -360
Over/Under Odds: 35.5

Why bet on Atlanta versus Baltimore?

Desmond Ridder didn’t have an auspicious first start in a Falcons’ uniform. But he did enough for the ATL to challenge the rival New Orleans Saints for the win.

After ceding a big lead to New Orleans, Ridder and his mates rallied to lose by 3 as a +4 underdog. So Desmond is 1-0 against the spread. Also, when it comes to this game, the ATL’s D faces a backup QB.

Atlanta Falcons Offensive Averages

• Total Yards: 315.0
• Passing Yards: 150.9
• Rushing Yards: 164.1
• Points Scored: 21.9
• Turnovers: 18

Atlanta Falcons Defensive Averages

• Total Yards: 378.3
• Passing Yards: 248.4
• Rushing Yards: 129.9
• Points Scored: 23.8
• Takeaways: 17

Why bet on Baltimore versus Atlanta?

The Ravens’ offense has struggled, but Baltimore’s D has played incredible football.

The Ravens held the Denver Broncos to 9 points in a 10-9 win. Baltimore followed up the victory by holding Pittsburgh to 14 in a 16-14 victory. Then, although they lost to Cleveland, Baltimore allowed just 13 points.

Deshaun Watson plays quarterback for the Browns. The Ravens’ D will have a much easier time containing Ridder.

Baltimore Ravens Offensive Averages

• Total Yards: 345.4
• Passing Yards: 180.6
• Rushing Yards: 164.7
• Points Scored: 21.7
• Turnovers: 16

Baltimore Ravens Defensive Averages

• Total Yards: 327.0
• Passing Yards: 241.4
• Rushing Yards: 85.6
• Points Scored: 18.8
• Takeaways: 22

Falcons at Ravens Relevant Trends

• Falcons are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games
• Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 on a Saturday
• Under is 5-1 in the Falcons’ last 6 games
• Ravens are 1-4 ATS versus a team with a losing record
• Baltimore is 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 at home
• Under is 5-0 in the Ravens last 5 at home

Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens Final Betting Prediction

Neither one of these teams is going to score many points. So although the total is 35.5, we should definitely consider going under the total.

That’s the first play to consider. Both defenses should play very well. The other play to consider is on Atlanta to cover. Baltimore is 0-5-1 against the spread in home games this season.

But that’s not the only reason. Tyler Huntley is a great backup quarterback. He has zero targets to throw to.

Also, Ridder used his legs to get back into the game against the Saints. Desmond won’t have to throw much in this game, which means the strategy will be ball control. Even if the Falcons can score 6 points on field goals, they should have a shot to cover this spread because neither team will push the envelope on offense. Neither QB has the weapons to push the envelope. Atlanta +7 is the play.

NFL Week 16 Pick: Atlanta Falcons +7.5


 

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