Jets face Ravens in Week 12 odds
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Both the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens took hits to their postseason chances last week, the Jets losing badly in Buffalo, the Ravens falling in a marathon game in Chicago.
This week both teams will try to avoid hurting their playoff chances even further as the 5-5 Jets and 4-6 Ravens clash in Baltimore Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, CBS).
New York actually blew a chance to solidify its playoff chances Sunday, getting blasted by the Bills 37-14. At 5-5 the Jets still own the six seed in the AFC, but seven teams now lurk within a game of them.
One of those teams is the defending Super Bowl champs, who just gave up a late field goal that tied the game in Chicago, then lost in OT on another Bears field goal 23-20.
Baltimore has lost four of its last five games, by a total of 14 points. In fact, the largest margin of victory in the Ravens last seven games is six points.
In the early betting most books opened Baltimore at -3 over New York, but many then bumped the Ravens to -4. The Jets are 1-8 ATS vs Baltimore since 1994, while the Ravens are 28-2 SU in their past 30 games as home chalk.
Backers of the Ravens have seen them go 4-6 and 5-5 ATS so far this season, while the Jets are at 5-5 and 6-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Jets are 7-3, while the Ravens are 3-6-1.
Sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag, had set the Ravens as -3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 40.5 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines).
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 31-rated Jets taking on the No. 16-rated Ravens in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 20-12 win for the Ravens on Sunday.
New York lost its last outing, a 37-14 result against the Bills on November 17. The Jets failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 51 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, Baltimore got a 131-yard performance from Ray Rice, but Chicago prevailed 23-20.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 20.8 PPG, against a Jets defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 26.8 PPG. The Ravens aerial game is averaging 225.3 yards per game, less than the Jets secondary allows through the air, 250.8 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Jets own the league's No. 1-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 68.6 yards per game when on the road. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 29 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Jets at Ravens trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Jets's last 8 games
NY Jets is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
NY Jets is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Jets's last 5 games on the road
Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 9 games
Baltimore is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Baltimore is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games at home
New York home to Miami, Sunday, December 1st
Baltimore home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, November 28th