New York Jets vs Baltimore Ravens Picks, Odds, Week 15 Predictions 12/12/2019
Game: New York Jets vs Baltimore Ravens
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore -14
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens play the New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday, December 12, 2019. New York opens this game as 14-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 44. The Jets are 5-8-0 ATS and 6-7-0 when betting on the total. The Ravens are 7-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 11-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the New York Jets went up against the Miami Dolphins and won 22-21. Running the show from under center for the Jets was Sam Darnold who went 20/36 with 270 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Bilal Powell led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 74 yards by way of 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.9 yards per run. Robby Anderson was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 116 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 16.6 yards per catch for the game. The New York Jets ran the football 32 times and totaled 112 yards giving them an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Jets racked up a total of 22 first downs and they had 5 infractions for 88 yards. On the day, they finished with a total of 69 plays for 374 yards. When discussing the defense, New York gave up 21 catches on 37 tries for a total of 240 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. For the game, they gave up 362 yards and forced 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Jets gave up 122 yards on 26 carries which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per attempt allowed. Another matchup you may want to look into is the pick from Guy Bruhn on the Seahawks vs Panthers game.
Jets Rise to 5-8 After Win
The Jets step onto the field holding a record of 5-8 in 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 17 points per game, which has them at 29th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 76 yards on the ground per game which is 15th among AFC teams. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 16th among AFC teams and 31st in the NFL with 3,528 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Jets currently have a total of 15 passing TDs and 6 rushing TDs. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Jets have one of the average defenses in the league, allowing 23.2 points per contest ranking them 11th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Jets have allowed 3,146 yards. Opponents are completing 62.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.1 yards per attempt. They have conceded 19 passing TDs and 11 rushing TDs. When it comes to yards rushing, New York is allowing 78.8 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the division and 2nd in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.0 yards per rush which has them at 1st in the AFC and 1st among NFL teams overall. In total, they have allowed 983 yards rushing through 13 games.
In their last game, the Baltimore Ravens went up against the Buffalo Bills and won by a score of 24-17. Running the show from under center for the Ravens was Lamar Jackson who went 16/25 with 145 yards passing and added 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. Mark Ingram II paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 9 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 50 yards via 15 carries which meant he was running for 3.3 yards per carry. Hayden Hurst led the team in receiving yardage by earning 73 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 24.3 yards per catch for that contest. The Baltimore Ravens ended up running the ball 33 times and added 118 yards which had them averaging 3.6 yards per run. In all, they totaled 59 plays which gave them a total of 257 yards. In the game, the Ravens earned 18 first downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 99 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Baltimore gave up 17 catches on 39 tries totaling 105 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.0%. In the running game, the Ravens gave up 104 yards on 23 attempts which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up a total of 209 yards and forced 1 turnover. Josh Schonwald has a free pick for the contest between the Patriots and Bengals.
Ravens Improve Their Record to 11-2 After Win
The Ravens come into this matchup with a record of 11-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Ravens have one of the top tier offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Ravens are ranked 1st among AFC North teams and 1st out of all the teams in the league averaging 33.1 points per contest. Baltimore has shown the league they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 201 yards on the ground per game, putting them 1st in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,612 yards rushing through 13 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Ravens average 408 yards per game overall which has them at 2nd in the league and 1st among AFC teams.
The Ravens are giving up 18.2 points per contest ranking them 1st among AFC North teams and 5th in the NFL. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 236 total points. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are allowing 96 yards per game which puts them at 6th in the league and 1st among AFC North teams. This season, they have given up a total of 1,243 rushing yards and 11 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the league. They are conceding 219 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Ravens sit in 7th among AFC teams. They have conceded 11 passing touchdowns for the 2019 season.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Jets +14
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