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Points Could Be at a Premium With Derek Carr Down

Baltimore and Oakland will both attempt to exit 0-2 slumps when they meet on Sunday afternoon but with Derek Carr now sidelined for two to six weeks and Joe Flacco sporting a 65.0 passer rating on the season, the quarterback play at the Coliseum could leave quite a lot to be desired and the contest could come down to whichever team is the first to reach double digits.

SHARK BITES
  • The Ravens are 0-8 SU and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in the late afternoon.
  • The Raiders averaged 10 points per game in their 2 contests without Derek Carr last season.
  • The Ravens are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games in October.

This could easily be the ugliest game on the Week 5 slate. The Ravens have scored a combined 16 points in their last two matchups and the Raiders are starting EJ Manuel, a budding journeyman signal-caller who has a career passer rating of 76.9.

While the former Bill has been good in spurts in his role as a backup, he’s turned the ball over 27 times in the 29 games he’s played in and he’s likely going to have a rough day at the office against a Baltimore defense that despite struggling the past two weeks is still one of the best in the NFL. The Ravens are tied for the NFL lead with 11 total takeaways (nine interceptions) and you can bet they’ll be hungry against a quarterback who’s prone to cough-ups.

Looking at the other side of the ball for the Ravens, their 269.8 yards of offense per game and -1.0 net yards per play numbers rank higher than only the Colts and Dolphins – that’s very bad.

The total for the game opened at 40 and, yes, that’s a low number but the only path to either of these teams breaking 20 points is through defensive scores. Since the beginning of last season, though, the Ravens and Raiders have combined to score a total of just one defensive touchdown and combined to allow just one defensive major.

With the odds of either defense pitching in points on Sunday looking incredibly low and the total going UNDER in four of the Ravens’ last five games, you’d best stay away from the OVER in this one.

Baltimore Ravens vs Oakland Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Raiders currently sport a record of 2-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-2 ATS. The Baltimore Ravens are 2-2 and 2-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Oakland Raiders post a 1-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Baltimore Ravens have gone 1-3 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Baltimore injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Oakland Raiders at No. 9 and the Baltimore Ravens at No. 19 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Oakland Raiders' No. 17-ranked offense (22.75 PPG) against a Baltimore Ravens defense that ranks No. 14 at 20 PPG. The Raiders passing attack has averaged 201.5 yards per game, less than the Ravens give up through the air (222.25 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Baltimore Ravens own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 121.5 yards per game when on the road. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Ravens were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of a 26-9 score against Pittsburgh.

In their last game, the Raiders were Week 4 losers, going down to defeat 16-10 against Denver.

Betting Trends
  • Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
  • Baltimore is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Oakland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore home to Chicago, Sunday, October 15
Oakland home to Los Angeles, Sunday, October 15

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