Ravens vs. Jaguars: Week 15 NFL Betting Preview – December 20, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 15, 2020

The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-12) take a 12-game losing streak into a matchup with the Baltimore Ravens (8-5) on Sunday, December 20, at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore is a  favorite in the game and the contest has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of December 15, 2020, 2:41 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Ravens vs Jaguars Betting Odds

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • Ravens games have gone over 46.5 points on eight occasions this season (61.5% of matchups).
  • Jacksonville’s contests have gone over 46.5 points on eight occasions (61.5% of games).
  • The total for this matchup is 46.5 points, 1.5 fewer than the combined scoring average of the two teams.
  • These two teams combine to allow 50.5 points per game, which is four greater than the total for this matchup.
  • The points total average for Ravens games this season is 48.9, 2.4 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average total for Jaguars games is 49.5 points, three more than this game’s over/under.
  • The Ravens are the eighth-highest scoring team in the league this year. The Jaguars have scored the 28th-most points.
  • Jacksonville has surrendered the 28th-fewest points in the league this season, while Baltimore has given up the fifth-fewest.

Ravens Betting Insights

  • Baltimore has compiled a 7-5-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Ravens have an even ATS record of 0-0-1 when playing as at least 13.5-point favorites.
  • Just seven of Baltimore’s 13 games this year have gone over the point total (46.2% of its opportunities).

Jaguars Betting Insights

  • Six of Jacksonville’s 13 games this year have gone over the point total.
  • Jacksonville has a losing 6-7 record against the spread.

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When the Ravens Have the Ball

  • The Jaguars defense has allowed 29.5 points per game this season, about the same amount as the 27.9 the Ravens have scored.
  • In games where Baltimore score at least 27.9 points this season, they are 6-0 overall and 4-1-1 against the spread.
  • When the Jacksonville defense allows 29.5 points or fewer this year, the Jaguars have put together a 1-5 overall record and a 5-1 record against the spread.
  • The Jaguars defense has given up an average of 418.9 yards per game, a total 77.4 yards more than the 341.5 the Ravens offense has averaged per contest.
  • On average, the Ravens gain 5.6 yards per play and the Jaguars give up 6.3.
  • When the Baltimore offense puts together a game with at least their 2020 average in yardage, they are 6-2 overall and 4-3-1 against the spread this season.
  • When the Jacksonville defense allows less than their season average for total yards, they are 3-3 against the spread and 0-6 overall.
  • The Ravens have averaged 173.5 yards per game on the ground this season, 28 yards more than the Jaguars have allowed to opposing rushing attacks (145.5).
  • When Baltimore rushers gain at least a combined 173.5 yards this season, they are 4-1 overall and 3-2 against the spread.
  • This season, when the Jacksonville defense allows opponents to pick up less than 145.5 yards on the ground, they are 5-4 against the spread and 1-8 overall.
  • This season, the Jaguars have forced an average of 1.1 turnovers per game, compared to the 1.2 times Ravens have turned the football over in each contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over 1.2 times or fewer this season, Baltimore is 7-3 overall and 6-4 against the spread.
  • Jacksonville is 3-1 against the spread and 1-3 overall this season when they force at least 1.1 turnovers in a game.

When the Jaguars Have the Ball

  • The Jaguars put up just 0.9 fewer points per game (20.1) than the Ravens allow (21).
  • When Jacksonville puts up at least 20.1 points, it is 5-2 against the spread and 1-6 overall.
  • This season, Baltimore has a 4-1-1 record against the spread and a 6-0 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 27.9 or fewer points.
  • The Jaguars collect just 11.3 fewer yards per game (338.3), than the Ravens allow per contest (349.6). The Jaguars average 5.4 yards per play, while the Ravens allow 5.3 per play.
  • Baltimore has a 5-2-1 record ATS and a 5-3 record overall when holding its opponents to 349.6 yards or less.
  • This season, the Jaguars pile up 102.2 rushing yards per game, 11.4 fewer per game than the Ravens allow per outing (113.6).
  • Jacksonville has a 5-1 ATS record and a 0-6 overall record when the team rushes for at least 102.2 yards.
  • This season, Baltimore is 5-1-1 against the spread and 5-2 overall when holding opponents to no more than 113.6 yards on the ground.
  • This year, the Jaguars turn the ball over 1.6 times per game, only 0.1 more turnovers per game than the 1.5 the Ravens force on average.
  • Jacksonville is 4-3 against the spread and 1-6 overall when it turns the ball over 1.6 or fewer times.
  • When it forces 1.5 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 has thrown for 2,218 yards while completing 63.9% of his passes (198-of-310), with 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 13 games this year (170.6 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 125 times for 793 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 61.0 yards per game.
  • In 13 games in 2020, Gus Edwards has run for 536 yards on 108 carries (41.2 ypg), with six rushing touchdowns.
  • This season, Marquise Brown has 43 catches (on 80 targets) to lead the team with 605 yards (46.5 per game) with five touchdowns in 13 games.
  • Mark Andrews has also contributed with 532 yards on 43 grabs with six touchdowns. He has been targeted 66 times and puts up 40.9 receiving yards per game over the course of 13 matchups this year.
  • This year, Willie Snead IV has caught 31 passes on 45 targets for 408 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 31.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Yannick Ngakoue has notched a team-leading five sacks, while adding six TFL and 20 tackles over 13 games.
  • Patrick Queen has totaled 91 tackles, five TFL, two sacks, and one interception so far this year.
  • Marcus Peters has picked off three passes to lead the team while adding 51 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and eight passes defended.

Jaguars Players to Watch

  • This year, Gardner Minshew has put up 2,033 passing yards (254.1 yards per game) while going 194-for-298 (65.1% completion percentage) and throwing 14 touchdowns and five interceptions in eight games. He has added 144 rushing yards on 27 carries with one touchdown, averaging 18.0 yards per game.
  • James Robinson has churned out a team-high 1,035 rushing yards (79.6 yards per game) and scored seven touchdowns in 13 games. He has tacked on 46 catches for 326 yards (25.1 receiving yards per game) with two receiving touchdowns.
  • D.J. Chark has been targeted 82 times and has 45 catches to lead the team with 591 yards (53.7 ypg) while scoring four touchdowns in 11 games this season.
  • Keelan Cole’s statline this year shows 47 catches for 571 yards and five touchdowns. He puts up 43.9 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 73 times.
  • Laviska Shenault Jr. has caught 42 passes on 57 targets for 441 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 40.1 yards per game in 11 contests.
  • Dawuane Smoot has notched a team-leading 4.5 sacks, while adding five TFL and 19 tackles.
  • This season, Joe Schobert has totaled 112 tackles, five TFL, 1.5 sacks, and two interceptions this year.

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