Los Angeles Chargers vs Baltimore Ravens Prediction, 10/17/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Baltimore Ravens
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Ravens (-3)
The Los Angeles Chargers (4-1) are on their way to M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Baltimore Ravens (4-1). Baltimore opens this matchup as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 42.5.
The Los Angeles Chargers come into this game with a record of 4-1 this season. In their last game, the Chargers played the Browns and took home the win by a score of 47-42. Justin Herbert connected on 26/43 with 398 yds passing and 4 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 122 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Mike Williams had an average of 20.6 yards per catch by notching 165 yards on 8 receptions. Austin Ekeler was the best rusher for the Chargers with 17 carries for 66 yards (3.9 yards per attempt). For the game, they ran 68 plays for 493 yds. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the football 23 times and recorded 112 yds, which is an average of 4.9 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Chargers conceded 230 yards on 35 attempts, which averages out to 6.6 yards per run surrendered. Los Angeles gave up 23 completions on 32 attempts for 301 yds, and a completion percentage of 71.9%.
The Chargers have earned 2,057 total yards over the course of this year. Los Angeles has a total of 76 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 39 infractions for 397 yards. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Los Angeles has earned 13 touchdowns via the pass and 5 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 5 times (3 interceptions and 2 fumbles lost). As a team they average 108.4 yards on the ground which is 17th in the NFL. Regarding scoring, the Los Angeles Chargers are averaging 28.4 points per game.
Concerning yards through the air, the Chargers have allowed 1,071 yards which ranks them 7th in the NFL. They have conceded 214.2 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 68.4%. For the season, they have given up 371.8 yards/game which has them ranked 19th in football. They have yielded 8 touchdowns by air as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 157.6 yards on the ground per game this year. For the season, they have allowed 788 rushing yards through 5 outings. The Chargers sit in 12th in the league when it comes to team defense, conceding 23.2 points per game.
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The Ravens come into this game with a record of 4-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Ravens took home the win by a final score of 31-25 when they faced the Colts. Jackson ran the ball 14 times for 62 yards, walking away from the game with 4.4 yards per carry for Baltimore. Mark Andrews had the best day in terms of receiving for the Ravens, snagging 11 balls for 147 yds (13.4 yards per catch). Lamar Jackson (4 touchdowns) ended the contest with 442 yds on 37/43 passing while his quarterback rating was 140.5. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his longest completion went for 43 yards. Baltimore surrendered 26 run attempts for 123 yds (4.7 yards per carry). The Ravens pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 71.4%, surrendering 390 yds on 25 out of 35 passing. The Ravens finished the game with a total of 523 yards while running 70 plays (7.5 yards per play). Baltimore ended up running for 3.4 yds per carry, finishing the game with 86 yds on 25 attempts.
The Baltimore Ravens maintain an average of 440.6 yards/outing which has them sitting 1st in football. They average 148.8 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 744 yards for the year. The Baltimore offense has totaled 324 yards of penalties on 33 infractions, which is good for 10th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have tossed 3 interceptions while letting opponents recover 3 fumbles and they have been able to record 68 first downs. Over the course of the season so far, the Ravens have thrown for 1,459 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 291.8 throwing yards per game, which has them sitting 6th out of all NFL teams. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Ravens are 9th in the league by tallying 27.2 points per outing.
Baltimore has allowed a total of 466 yards on the ground (93.2 yards per outing) and 6 touchdowns by ground for the year. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 296.4 yards/outing, ranking them 28th in the NFL. They have compiled 5 turnovers (2 fumbles and 3 picks) this year. This year, they have surrendered 117 points in total. The Ravens defense taken the field for 311 plays, which ranks 14th in the league. The Ravens are allowing 23.4 points per contest, which has them sitting 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chargers +3
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