Ravens vs. Giants: Week 16 NFL Betting Preview – December 27, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 22, 2020

The Baltimore Ravens (9-5) take a three-game winning streak into a matchup against the New York Giants (5-9) on Sunday, December 27 at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore is a  in the game and  the contest has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of December 21, 2020, 2:41 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • The points total average for Ravens games this season is 49.3, 4.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Games involving the Giants this year have averaged 39.6 points per game, a 5.4-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.
  • Baltimore and its opponents have combined to score more than 45 in nine games (64.3% of matchups).
  • In three (21.4%) games this season, the Giants have combined with their opponents to go over 45 points.
  • These two teams score a combined average of 46.2 points per game, higher than the total for this matchup by 1.2 points.
  • The Ravens are the sixth-highest scoring team in the NFL this year. The Giants have scored the 31st-most points.
  • These teams surrender a combined 42.7 points per game, 2.3 fewer points than this contest’s total.
  • New York has allowed the ninth-fewest points in the league this season, while Baltimore has given up the fourth-fewest.
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Ravens Betting Insights

  • Baltimore has compiled an 8-5-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Ravens are 2-0-1 ATS when favored by at least 10.5 points.
  • Baltimore has played in seven games this year that went over the point total (50% of its opportunities).

Giants Betting Insights

  • New York has compiled an 8-6 record against the spread this season.
  • Just 10 of New York’s 14 games this year have gone over the point total (21.4% of its outings).

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When the Ravens Have the Ball

  • The Ravens have put an average of 28.8 points per game on the scoreboard this season, 6.6 more than the 22.2 the Giants have surrendered in each contest.
  • When they meet or outpace their scoring average this season, Baltimore is 7-0 and 5-1-1 against the spread.
  • New York is 5-4 overall and 6-3 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 22.2 points.
  • The Giants defense has allowed an average of 346.4 yards per game this season, the same number of yards as the Ravens offense has averaged. The Ravens pick up 5.7 yards per play while the Giants allow 5.4 per play.
  • When the Baltimore offense puts together a game with at least their 2020 average in yardage, they are 7-2 overall and 5-3-1 against the spread this season.
  • When New York allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 5-2 against the spread and 4-3 overall this season.
  • The Giants have allowed 101.8 rushing yards per game, compared to the 172.4 yards the Ravens offense has averaged on the ground.
  • In games where Baltimore puts together at least their season rushing average, they are 4-1 overall and 3-2 against the spread.
  • When New York holds opposing teams to 101.8 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 4-3 against the spread and 3-4 overall.
  • The Ravens have turned the ball over 1.1 times per game this season, while the Giants have averaged 1.4 takeaways per contest.
  • When Baltimore turns the football over 1.1 times or fewer this season, they are 8-3 overall and 7-4 against the spread.
  • New York is 4-2 against the spread and 4-2 overall this season when they force at least 1.4 turnovers in a game.

When the Giants Have the Ball

  • The Giants score 17.4 points per game, 3.1 fewer than the Ravens allow per contest (20.5).
  • New York is 5-2 against the spread and 4-3 overall a season ago when the team records at least 17.4 points.
  • Baltimore has a 5-1-1 record against the spread and a 7-0 record overall in games when it allows opponents to score 28.8 points or less.
  • The Giants collect 44.5 fewer yards per game (299.2), than the Ravens give up per matchup (343.7). On average, the Giants gain 4.9 yards per play, while the Ravens allow 5.2 per play.
  • Baltimore has a 6-2-1 record ATS and a 6-3 record overall when holding its opponents to 343.7 yards or less.
  • This season, the Giants rack up 113.5 yards per game on the ground, 3.6 more yards per game than the Ravens allow per outing (109.9).
  • When New York runs for at least 113.5 yards, it had a 5-2 ATS record and a 5-2 overall record.
  • Baltimore is 4-1-1 against the spread and 4-2 overall when holding opponents to 109.9 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Giants turn the ball over 1.4 times per game, equal to the 1.4 the Ravens force on average.
  • New York has a 5-3 record against the spread and a 5-3 record overall when it turns the ball over 1.4 times or less.
  • When it forces 1.4 or more turnovers, Baltimore has a 5-0 record against the spread and a 4-1 record overall.

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Ravens Players to Watch

  • Lamar Jackson leads the team with 2,461 passing yards (175.8 yards per game) and has a 64.8% completion percentage this year (215-of-332) while throwing 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also has 828 rushing yards on 135 carries with seven touchdowns, averaging 59.1 yards per game.
  • This year, Gus Edwards has run for 578 yards on 117 carries (41.3 ypg), with six rushing touchdowns.
  • This season, Marquise Brown has 49 catches (on 87 targets) to lead the team with 703 yards (50.2 per game) with five touchdowns.
  • Mark Andrews’ statline this year shows 48 grabs for 598 yards and seven touchdowns. He puts up 42.7 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 71 times.
  • Willie Snead IV has caught 31 passes on 46 targets for 408 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 29.1 yards per game.
  • Yannick Ngakoue has collected a team-leading seven sacks, while adding seven TFL and 23 tackles.
  • This year, Patrick Queen has racked up 97 tackles, eight TFL, three sacks, and one interception.
  • Marcus Peters has intercepted three passes to lead the team while adding 51 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and eight passes defended.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Daniel Jones has thrown for 2,462 yards while completing 62.6% of his passes (239-of-382), with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 games this year (205.2 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 55 times for 403 yards and one touchdown, averaging 33.6 yards per game.
  • Wayne Gallman has taken 130 carries for a team-leading 590 rushing yards (45.4 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns in 13 games.
  • Darius Slayton has been targeted 85 times and has 46 catches to lead the team with 703 yards (50.2 ypg) and scored three touchdowns.
  • Evan Engram’s statline this year shows 54 catches for 572 yards and one touchdown. He averages 40.9 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 95 times.
  • Sterling Shepard has totaled 467 yards on 49 passes with one touchdown in 2020, averaging 46.7 yards per game on 68 targets in 10 contests.
  • Leonard Williams has registered a team-leading 8.5 sacks, while adding 11 TFL and 48 tackles.
  • This season, Blake Martinez has collected 127 tackles, eight TFL, two sacks, and one interception.

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