Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Chargers Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/23/2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
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StubHub Center is the venue for the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, December 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6 point favorites. The total has been set at 45.5.
The Chargers are 8-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-6-0. The Ravens are 7-7-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-8-0.
Valuable Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Ravens are 7-7-0 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 8-6-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 8-6-0 against the spread
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
12/16/18 G Alex Lewis Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs LA Chargers
12/16/18 LB Matthew Judon Knee injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs LA Chargers
12/16/18 TE Nick Boyle Concussion left last game, is questionable Saturday vs LA Chargers
12/16/18 LB Tim Williams Ankle is questionable Saturday vs LA Chargers
12/01/18 RB Alex Collins Foot IR
10/24/18 DT Willie Henry Hernia IR
09/17/18 CB Maurice Canady Thigh IR
09/06/18 CB Jaylen Hill Knee IR
09/04/18 T Greg Senat Foot IR
09/04/18 WR Jaleel Scott Hamstring IR
09/03/18 CB Bennett Jackson Undisclosed IR
09/03/18 S DeShon Elliott Forearm IR
09/03/18 CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste Forearm IR
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
12/18/18 NT Brandon Mebane Personal is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Baltimore
12/16/18 RB Austin Ekeler Stinger is questionable Saturday vs Baltimore
12/16/18 WR Keenan Allen Hip is questionable Saturday vs Baltimore
12/16/18 RB Melvin Gordon Knee is questionable Saturday vs Baltimore
12/16/18 TE Sean Culkin Back is questionable Saturday vs Baltimore
12/16/18 CB Trevor Williams Knee is questionable Saturday vs Baltimore
11/13/18 LB Denzel Perryman Knee is out for season
10/31/18 LB Kyzir White Knee IR
09/20/18 CB Craig Mager Hamstring IR
09/04/18 WR Artavis Scott Ankle IR
09/04/18 TE Austin Roberts Knee IR
08/19/18 S Jaylen Watkins ACL IR
08/03/18 TE Hunter Henry Knee IR
07/27/18 CB Jason Verrett Achilles IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens have run for 1,986 yards as a unit, which ranks 11th in the league. They've run 465 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Ravens have been penalized on offense 102 times for 835 yards so far this year, which has them 29th in the NFL in penalties. They are 9th in the National Football League in points scored with 341. They have run 1,002 plays this year for 5,175 yards, which ranks them 27th in the NFL in total offense. The Ravens average 5.2 yards per play, which is 31st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 328 1st downs this season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Lamar Jackson has completed 73 throws while attempting 124 passes for a completion percentage of 58.9%. He has passed for 818 yards this year. He averages 11.2 yards per completion and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 82.
The Ravens rush defense has given up 324 attempts for 1,226 yards this season, putting them in 15th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 101 penalties for 913 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 29.7% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the NFL. Baltimore is 6th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 253. They have given up a total of 4,062 yards on D, which is 12th in the league. The Ravens are 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has allowed 5.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 3rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 291 throws on 498 attempts against the Baltimore Ravens defense this season, ranking them 14th and 26th in the league. The Baltimore pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,836 yards in the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Baltimore Ravens have tried 30 field goals this season and made 28, which is 7th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 93.3%. Baltimore Ravens kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,497 yards on 54 punts, averaging 46.2 yards per punt. That ranks them 21st in the NFL in punting average. Baltimore is 19th in the NFL in punt returns with 33. They've totaled 387 punt return yards and are averaging 11.7 yards per return, which is 5th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 70 yards. They have returned 27 kicks for 615 yards on special teams, placing them 5th in kick return yardage. The Ravens average 22.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this season. They are 19th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,313.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers are 13th in the NFL in points scored with 395. They have run 833 plays this season for 5,488 yards, which ranks them 4th in the league in total offense. The Chargers average 6.6 yards per play, which is 4th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 307 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles has run for 1,706 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the NFL. They've run 353 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 99 times for 847 yards so far this season, which has them 15th in the league in penalties. Philip Rivers has thrown for 3,951 yards this season. He has completed 310 passes on 447 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 112.4. He averages 8.8 yards per pass attempt and 12.7 yards per completion.
Los Angeles is 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 298. They have surrendered a total of 4,608 yards on D, which is 15th in the NFL. The Chargers are ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 5th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 308 passes on 478 attempts against the Los Angeles defense this season, placing them 12th and 7th in the National Football League. The Chargers pass defense has also given up a total of 3,156 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 335 attempts for 1,452 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in the league against the run. The Los Angeles Chargers have committed 88 penalties for 689 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 26th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35.4% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Los Angeles is ranked 25th in the league in punt returns with 31. They've accumulated 325 punt return yards and average 10.5 yards per return, which is 9th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 73 yards. They have returned 26 kicks for 608 yards on special teams, ranking 30th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 23.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 40 yards this year. They are 7th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,598. The Los Angeles Chargers have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 23, which is 26th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82.1%. Los Angeles kickers have made 82% of their extra points, going 32 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,118 yards on 50 punts, averaging 42.4 yards per punt. That places them 3rd in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chargers -6
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