Two of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the NFL square off on Sunday Night Football when Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens meet Cam Newton and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Jackson earned the MVP award in 2019 after becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Meanwhile, Newton is the league's all-time leader among quarterbacks in rushing touchdowns with 66. This will be the first matchup between Jackson and Newton, both former Heisman Trophy winners.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists Baltimore as a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Ravens vs. Patriots odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 44. Before you make any Patriots vs. Ravens picks and NFL predictions for Sunday Night Football, see what SportsLine data scientist and New England expert Stephen Oh has to say.
The renowned co-founder of Accuscore, Oh simulates each game 10,000 times using the SportsLine Projection Model. Since the start of the 2018 season, he has nailed 44 of his 67 NFL picks against the spread, an incredible 66 percent success rate.
Oh is uncanny when it comes to the Patriots. In fact, he is 15-7 in his last 22 against the spread picks in games involving New England. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Oh has zeroed in on Patriots vs. Ravens and locked in another confident against-the-spread pick. You can see it only at SportsLine. Here are several NFL lines and betting trends for Patriots vs. Ravens:
- Patriots vs. Ravens spread: Baltimore -6.5
- Patriots vs. Ravens Over-Under: 44 points
- Patriots vs. Ravens moneyline: Baltimore -275, New England +235
- BAL: Offense leads the NFL in rushing (170.1 yards per game)
- NE: QB Cam Newton ranks third in the league in rushing touchdowns (eight)
Why the Ravens can cover
Baltimore has been terrific on the road. In fact, the Ravens have won 10 consecutive games away from home dating back to last season. Their average margin of victory in those games has been 16.2 points. Baltimore hasn't lost on the road since falling, 33-28, at Kansas City in Week 3 of last season.
In addition, the Ravens know they whipped New England almost exactly a year ago. In Week 9 of last season, Baltimore gashed the Patriots for 210 rushing yards, and Jackson accounted for three touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) in a 37-20 victory. That New England team entered the game undefeated and featured quarterback Tom Brady under center. In addition, the Patriots enter Sunday's contest ranked 25th in the NFL in rushing defense, giving up 131 yards per game on the ground.
Why the Patriots can cover
New England has run the ball with success despite a poor passing game. The Patriots rank fourth in the NFL in rushing yards per game (159.6), sixth in yards per rush (4.9) and are tied for second in rushing touchdowns (13). Quarterback Cam Newton is tied for third in the league in rushing touchdowns with eight.
In addition, receiver Jakobi Meyers has become a productive offensive weapon. Last Monday, he set career-highs in both receptions (12) and receiving yards (169). Over the last three games, he has led the team in catches (22), yards (287) and targets (30). His target percentage in that stretch is a sky-high 38.0.
How to make Patriots vs. Ravens picks
Now, Oh has broken down Ravens vs. Patriots from every angle. He's leaning over the total, but his much stronger play is on the spread. In fact, he's found a critical x-factor that makes one side of the spread hit hard on Sunday. He's sharing what it is, and who to back, only at SportsLine.
So who wins Ravens vs. Patriots on Sunday Night Football? And what critical factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Ravens vs. Patriots spread you should jump on Sunday, all from the data scientist who's 15-7 on Patriots picks.