Chargers at Ravens 1/6/19 - NFL Wildcard Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens
NFL: 1:05 PM EST
Jan. 06, 2019
Latest Odds : BAL -2.5 Total 42
The Los Angeles Chargers visit the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday January 6 in an AFC Wildcard showdown. This will be the second time in the last three weeks the teams have played each other. The Chargers ended the regular season 12-4 after defeating the Denver Broncos 23-9 despite the offense being very sluggish. Philip Rivers threw one touchdown in the game, but threw two first quarter interceptions.
Baltimore squeezed its way into the NFL postseason with a 26-24 win over the Cleveland Browns to win the AFC North title. Quarterback Lamar Jackson rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the win and a late stand by the defense held off a surging Cleveland Browns. Under Jackson, the Ravens are 6-1 with the only loss in Week 14 to Kansas City.
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has thrown for 4,308 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The leading rusher for the Chargers is Melvin Gordon with 885 yards and 10 touchdowns. Keenan Allen is the leading receiver with 1,196 yards and six touchdowns. On defense, Derwin James leads Los Angeles in tackles with 105 while Melvin Ingram is the sacks leader with 7.0.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has thrown for 1,201 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Gus Edwards is the leading rusher with 718 yards and two touchdowns. The receiving corps is led by John Brown with 715 yards and five touchdowns. On defense, C.J. Mosley leads the teams in tackles with 105, while Za’Darius Smith is the sacks leaders with 8.5.
Recent Betting Trends:
Los Angeles is 21-8-1 ATS in its last 30 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the Chargers last 10
Baltimore is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 played in January
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the Ravens last 5 versus AFC opponents
Free Betting Pick: Baltimore Ravens -2.5
The Ravens have won six of the last seven with rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson at the helm and defeated the Chargers in Week 16 in Los Angeles 22-10. The Ravens own the NFL’s top defense. The Chargers offense has looked anemic the past few weeks. In Sunday’s win, the Chargers led 7-3 at the half with the only touchdown scored on a recovered fumble by the Los Angeles defense. The Ravens know they can beat the Chargers and will do so at home on Sunday. Final Score Prediction, Baltimore Ravens win and cover ATS 21-17.