Ravens at Jaguars Prediction - NFL Picks 12/17/23

Jacksonville Jaguars (8-5) vs Baltimore Ravens (10-3)

Game Info: Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 8:20 pm (EverBank Stadium)

Betting Odds: Jacksonville Jaguars +3.5 -- Over/Under: 42.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday night from Allegiant Stadium on NBC. Baltimore enters as 3.5-point favorites, with the total currently hovering 42.5. Stay tuned for our Ravens vs Jaguars prediction.

Baltimore Ravens Preview

Baltimore improved to 10-3 after defeating Los Angeles at home, 37-31. The Ravens avoided disaster with a walkoff punt return for the win, and they’ll look to secure a fourth straight victory. The Baltimore offense is scoring 27.8 ppg, while passing for 228.6 ypg, rushing for 157.1 ypg, and converting 42.7% of their third downs.

Ravens Player Props

  • Lamar Jackson had one of his best games of the season against the Rams, tossing three scores along the way during the comeback victory. Jackson has thrown for 2,934 yards, with 16 touchdowns to six interceptions, and he’s rushed for 644 yards and five more scores. 
  • Gus Edwards and Keaton Mitchell have split the load down the stretch, and the former leads the RB room with 605 rushing yards on 147 carries with ten touchdowns.
  • Zay Flowers has scored in back-to-back games, and he leads Baltimore in receptions (64) and receiving yards (673). 
  • Odell Beckham Jr. has come alive since Mark Andrews went down with an injury, and after scoring in his former team last weekend, he’s posting splits of 31/505/3. 
  • The Baltimore defense is allowing 16.8 points per game.   

Jacksonville Jaguars Preview

Jacksonville fell to 8-5 after losing to Cleveland on the road, 31-27. The Jaguars found themselves on the wrong end of some Flacco magic, and they’ll look to avoid having another Ravens great hand them a loss. The Jacksonville offense is scoring 24.0 ppg, while passing for 257.7 ypg, rushing for 99.8 ypg, and converting 37.5% of their third downs.

Jaguars Player Props

  • Trevor Lawrence showed a lot of guts last week taking the field against a fierce Cleveland defense on a bad ankle. The former Clemson QB tossed three scores to three picks in the contest, and he’ll look to clean things up here at home. Lawrence has thrown for 3,261 yards, with 17 touchdowns to ten interceptions thru 13 games.
  • Travis Etienne Jr. has scored in consecutive games, and he leads the Jags in rushing with 806 yards on 219 touches.
  • Calvin Ridley saw 13 targets last week with Christian Kirk out of the lineup, and he’s approaching team-leads with 55 catches for 742 receiving yards.
  • Evan Engram leads Jacksonville in receptions (84) for 701 yards receiving.
  • The Jacksonville defense is allowing 20.4 points per game.   

Baltimore vs Jacksonville Trends

  • BAL is 7-5 against the spread, with a 6-6 O/U record. 
  • JAC is 6-5 ATS, with a 7-4 over/under record.

Ravens vs Jaguars Prediction

Jacksonville was dealt two losses from Ohio, and they’ll now look to avoid a third straight blow from AFC North this weekend. Baltimore caught a break last week, but they’ve played winning football all season, and they’ve got the look of a real Super Bowl contender. The last time the Jags dropped back-to-back games they responded by winning five straight contests, and there’s a good chance a return home may just restore order for them. Jacksonville has Houston breathing down their neck, and a trio of defeats would be costly at this point in the season. I’m sold on Jacksonville coming to play Sunday night, and although the idea of Lamar playing in his home state is appealing and parlay-worthy, this feels like a spot the hosts can come through in primetime. Spot Jacksonville the points for this potential playoff matchup.

Corey’s Pick Jacksonville TO COVER

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