Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens AFC Wildcard NFL Picks & Predictions 1-6-2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
M&T Bank Stadium
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The Baltimore Ravens host the Los Angeles Chargers at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday in an AFC Wildcard matchup. The opening line for this game has Baltimore as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42.
The Ravens have an over/under record of 7-9-0 and they are 8-8-0 against the spread. The Chargers have an ATS record of 9-7-0 while their over/under record is 8-8-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 9-7-0 against the spread
Important Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens are 7-9-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Ravens are 8-8-0 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
12/31/18 RB Melvin Gordon Ankle injured last game, is probable Sunday vs Baltimore
12/21/18 CB Trevor Williams Knee IR
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
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
12/31/18 G Alex Lewis Shoulder is questionable Sunday 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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers have run for 1,873 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the NFL. They've run 399 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 113 times for 967 yards so far this season, which has them 15th in the league in penalties. They are 13th in the NFL in points scored with 428. They have run 945 plays this season for 5,962 yards, which ranks them 4th in the league in total offense. The Chargers average 6.3 yards per play, which is 4th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 338 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 12.4 yards per completion. He has completed 347 passes on 508 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.3%. His quarterback rating is 105.5. He has thrown for 4,308 yards this season.
The Chargers rush defense has allowed 395 attempts for 1,693 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in the league against the run. Los Angeles has committed 103 penalties for 828 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 26th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.7% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the league. They are 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 329. They have surrendered a total of 5,339 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 351 passes on 548 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense this season, placing them 12th and 7th in the National Football League. The Los Angeles pass defense has also given up a total of 3,646 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Chargers have attempted 29 field goals this season and made 24, which is 26th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82.8%. Los Angeles Chargers kickers have made 84% of their extra points, going 36 for 43 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,644 yards on 62 punts, averaging 42.6 yards per punt. That places them 3rd in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is ranked 25th in the league in punt returns with 34. They've accumulated 358 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 28 kicks for 653 yards on special teams, ranking 30th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 23.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 40 yards this year. They are 7th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,200.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens are 9th in the National Football League in points scored with 389. They have run 1,135 plays this year for 5,999 yards, which ranks them 27th in the NFL in total offense. The Ravens average 5.3 yards per play, which is 31st in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 367 1st downs this season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baltimore has run for 2,441 yards as a unit, which ranks 11th in the league. They've run 547 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Ravens have been penalized on offense 116 times for 940 yards so far this year, which has them 29th in the NFL in penalties. Lamar Jackson has passed for 1,201 yards this year. He's completed 99 throws while attempting 170 passes for a completion percentage of 58.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 84.5. He averages 12.1 yards per completion and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Baltimore is 6th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 287. They have given up a total of 4,687 yards on D, which is 12th in the league. The Ravens are 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has allowed 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 3rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 337 throws on 577 attempts against the Baltimore defense this season, ranking them 14th and 26th in the league. The Ravens pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,360 yards in the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 354 attempts for 1,327 yards this season, putting them in 15th place in the NFL against the run. The Baltimore Ravens have had 113 penalties for 1017 yards on defense this year. That places them 2nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 29.1% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Baltimore is 19th in the NFL in punt returns with 35. They've totaled 404 punt return yards and are averaging 11.5 yards per return, which is 5th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 70 yards. They have returned 32 kicks for 707 yards on special teams, placing them 5th in kick return yardage. The Ravens average 22.1 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 7,260. The Baltimore Ravens have tried 39 field goals this season and made 35, which is 7th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 89.7%. Baltimore kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 36 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,843 yards on 61 punts, averaging 46.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 21st in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chargers +1
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