Old division rivals meet up in the Sunshine State for a crucial dual in the AFC. NFL betting fans will love to sink their teeth into the clash between the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Check out our NFL picks for the game!
Year To Date Record: 25-16 ATS
Upset Record: 5-11, -$750
Week 7 NFL Matchup: Baltimore Ravens @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Monday, October 24th, 8:30 ET
Location: Ever Bank Stadium, Jacksonville, FL
NFL Week 7 Lines: Baltimore -9
Week 7 NFL TV Schedule: ESPN
Ravens Notes: The Ravens are likely getting back WR Lee Evans this week, which really brings another dimension to this offense. WR Torrey Smith has already proven to be a nice deep threat, while WR Anquan Boldin is coming off of a huge game against the Houston Texans last week. QB Joe Flacco doesn’t have fantastic numbers this year, completing 51.5 percent of his passes for just 1,278 yards with seven TDs against four picks. However, he has a great running game with RB Ray Rice, and he also has a defense which doesn’t take to allowing points well. The team really looks like it could be getting better as the year progresses, which is terrible news for the rest of the league, as the Ravens are already 4-1 and heading up the AFC South tomorrow.
Jaguars Notes: Jacksonville just more or less looks like a mess right now. QB Blaine Gabbert is having a rough rookie season. He is only averaging 5.83 yards per pass attempt, and he is completing just 48.8 percent of his passes. Still, Gabbert does have a respectable TD/INT ratio of 4/2, but this offense is one of the worst in the league, averaging just 12.0 points per game. The Jags have played decent ball of late in spite of these last five losses since the opening weekend. Since getting blasted by the New York Jets, the team hasn’t lost a game by more than 13 points, and all four games were at least remotely winnable down the stretch.
The Final Word: Just taking Baltimore is the easy way out in this one, as is taking the ‘under’. We’ve seen both of these special teams units put up some remarkable plays over the course of the year, and both are capable of scoring in this game. There’s something about the stingy Jaguars that appeals to us in this one, as they just keep finding ways to hang around in spite of the fact that they aren’t playing well. They won’t pull off the upset in this one, but at least they’ll keep it remotely interesting.
Week 7 NFL Pick: Jacksonville +9
NFL Football Prediction: Baltimore 23 – Jacksonville 17