Sunday, December 18, 2016
M&T Bank Stadium
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The Philadelphia Eagles take on the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at M&T Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Baltimore as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41.5. The Eagles are 5-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-6-0. The Ravens have an over/under record of 5-8-0 and they are 6-7-0 against the spread.
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Carson Wentz finished with 314 yards through the air for Philadelphia last week. He completed 32 passes out of 46 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. The Eagles were led in rushing by Ryan Mathews, who finished with 60 yards on 15 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Zach Ertz was the team leader in receiving with a total of 112 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Philadelphia got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 18 came through the air. They ran 76 total plays for 383 yards for the game. The Eagles ran for 95 yards on 26 attempts.
Joe Flacco finished with 324 yards passing for Baltimore last week. He went 37 for 52, resulting in a 71% completion percentage. The Ravens were led on the ground by Kenneth Dixon, who finished with 39 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Steve Smith led the team in receiving with 57 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Baltimore had 17 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 68 total plays for 348 yards for the contest. The Ravens ran for 42 yards on 14 carries as a team.
Philadelphia scores 22 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 19th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 233 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 21st in the league. The Eagles run for an average of 109 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 15th in the league. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 341 yards per game, ranking their offense 18th overall this season. The Eagles average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 17th in the NFL. They accumulate 65.3 penalty yards per game via 8.1 penalties, which ranks 2nd in the league.
Philadelphia allows 243 passing yards per game, ranking 13th, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 12th. They give up 20 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 61%. The Eagles allow 101 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 14th in the NFL. Philadelphia allows 345 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 53.1 yards per game, ranking them 4th among NFL teams.
Baltimore averages 21 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 21st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 28 passes per game on 43 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. They throw for 262 yards through the air per game, ranking them 8th. The Ravens run for an average of 86 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 28th on the ground. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 348 yards per game, ranking them 16th in the league on offense. The Ravens get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 20th. They average 70.2 penalty yards per game via 8.2 penalties, ranking them 4th in the NFL.
Baltimore allows an average of 236 passing yards per game, which ranks 11th in the league. Their defense overall allows 18 points per contest, which has them ranked 4th. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 62% per game. The Ravens allow 75 rushing yards per contest on 22 carries for a 3.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 1st in the NFL. Baltimore allows 311 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 3rd in the league. They force 6.5 penalties for 61.9 yards in each contest, ranking 11th.
Philadelphia Betting Trends
Philadelphia is 7-6-0 against the over/under this season
Philadelphia has an ATS record of 5-8-0 this season
Baltimore Betting Trends
Baltimore is 5-8-0 against the over/under this season
Baltimore has an ATS record of 6-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/12/16 G Allen Barbre Hamstring probable Sunday vs. Baltimore
12/12/16 LS Jon Dorenbos Wrist out for season
12/12/16 RB Wendell Smallwood Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
12/11/16 WR Dorial Green-Beckham Oblique "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
12/11/16 G Brandon Brooks Illness "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
12/11/16 RB Darren Sproles Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
12/11/16 T Halapoulivaati Vaitai Knee "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
11/03/16 WR Josh Huff Legal problems has been released
10/24/16 CB Ron Brooks Knee IR
10/11/16 OT Lane Johnson Suspension expected to miss 10 games
09/02/16 DE Alex McCalister Calf IR
09/02/16 LB Joe Walker Knee IR
12/09/16 RB Javorius Allen Personal probable Monday vs. New England
12/04/16 TE Crockett Gillmore Thigh "?" Monday vs. New England
12/04/16 RB Lorenzo Taliaferro Thigh "?" Monday vs. New England
11/15/16 G Alex Lewis Ankle expected to miss 5-6 weeks
10/25/16 S Kendrick Lewis Thigh IR
10/12/16 CB Sheldon Price Thigh IR
10/07/16 TE Maxx Williams Knee IR
10/06/16 CB Maurice Canady Thigh IR
09/08/16 DT Carl Davis Undisclosed IR
09/08/16 WR Chris Matthews Undisclosed IR
09/08/16 G De'Ondre Wesley Undisclosed IR
09/08/16 WR Michael Campanaro Calf IR
09/07/16 TE Nick Boyle Suspension expected to miss first 11 games
08/29/16 CB Kyle Arrington Concussion IR
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore -5.5
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