The Baltimore Ravens have excelled with Lamar Jackson under center, going 23-4 with the reigning NFL MVP as their starting quarterback. They're off to a 4-1 start for the first time since 2012 even though Jackson has yet to get going. The 23-year-old may find his groove on Sunday when the Ravens visit the Philadelphia Eagles. Kickoff from Lincoln Financial Field is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
Baltimore, which is 9-1 on the road since the beginning of the 2019 season, rolled past Cincinnati 27-3 last week even though Jackson threw for only 180 yards. The Eagles (1-3-1) have allowed at least 20 points in every game thus far and yielded a season-high in their 38-29 loss at Pittsburgh in Week 5. Baltimore is a 10-point favorite in the latest Ravens vs. Eagles odds from William Hill, while the over-under is 46.5. Before making any Eagles vs. Ravens picks, check out the latest NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Ravens vs. Eagles spread: Baltimore -10
- Ravens vs. Eagles over-under: 46.5 points
- Ravens vs. Eagles money line: Baltimore -440, Philadelphia +370
- BAL: Ravens are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games
- PHI: Eagles are 1-4 against the spread this season
Why the Ravens can cover
Jackson, who led Baltimore in rushing last season with 1,206 yards, again is doing damage with his legs. The Louisville product tops the Ravens with 238 yards on the ground, and the team enters Week 6 ranked third in the league in rushing offense (160.8 yards). However, Baltimore again is powered by its defense, which recorded seven sacks against the Bengals, its most since Oct. 14, 2018 against Tennessee.
The Ravens, who have forced a turnover in 18 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL, are sixth in total defense (335 yards) and fifth against the run (92). They also lead the league in scoring defense, allowing an average of only 15.2 points per contest. Rookie linebacker Patrick Queen, who helped LSU to the national championship last year, recorded nine tackles and a sack while returning one of his recovered fumbles for a TD against Cincinnati en route to AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Why the Eagles can cover
Miles Sanders has gotten off to a strong start in his second NFL season, rushing 62 times for 316 yards and three touchdowns. The 23-year-old from Penn State recorded the same number of rushing TDs as a rookie while gaining 818 yards.
Both of Sanders' scores this year came in the loss to the Steelers, one of which was a 74-yard run in the first quarter, the longest rushing TD for Philadelphia since Brian Mitchell's 85-yarder in 2000.
Carson Wentz is having his problems this season, but he may have a reliable receiver at his disposal in Travis Fulgham. The 25-year-old out of Old Dominion leads the Eagles with 209 receiving yards despite having played in only two games. Fulgham, who had 10 catches for 152 yards and a TD against Pittsburgh, has scored in both contests this year after failing to find the end zone in three games as a rookie with Detroit in 2019.
How to make Ravens vs. Eagles picks
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