After a 41-17 loss to the Bengals, the Ravens rallied to beat the Vikings in Overtime last week, 34-31. Down 17-3 at one stage, Lamar Jackson produced a second half comeback and Justin Tucker nailed a game winning field goal with 16 seconds remaining. With Jackson’s dual threat ability, the Ravens are the number 1 ranked team in the NFL for rushing yardage and get a good matchup against a Dolphins defence that’s struggling in that area all season. While the Ravens defence has been unable to contain passing yardage, the Dolphins don’t have the kind of offence that should trouble them.
Miami finally ended a 7 game losing streak in Week 9 with an ugly 17-9 win over the lowly Texans. With Tua Tagovailoa battling injury, Jacoby Brissett got the late start and that could be the case against the Ravens as well. But overall, the ‘Fins look outmatched in this one. Their defence is giving up 26.9 points per game and their offence is one of the worst in the NFL, mainly thanks to injuries to QB & WR.
Baltimore have absolutely owned the Dolphins in the last 3 meetings since 2016, scoring 45 points per game and allowing just 16 total points. In this matchup, the Ravens are a much stronger team and have the #1 seed in the AFC on their minds. Meanwhile, there’s not much motivation for Miami and injuries have seen them struggle on both sides of the ball this season.
Miami is 2-4 in their last 6 home games. Baltimore have won 5 of their last 6 in Miami.
Head to Head Record
Baltimore have won 8 of the last 10 meetings, including a 59-10 result in 2019.
Kansas City Chiefs (5-4) at Las Vegas Raiders (5-3)
In a Week 9 matchup against the Packers without Aaron Rodgers, the Chiefs focused on their defence as they kept Green Bay to just 7 points. In this matchup against the Raiders defence, the Chiefs should look to run the ball a bit more than usual as Las Vegas have struggled with their run defence. Patrick Mahomes also hasn’t been at his best in their last 3 games, throwing just 1 touchdown pass over that span. But historically, he has dominated the Raiders in his NFL career and we can see him bouncing back in Week 10.
A 5-3 record for the Raiders is the only bright spot in what has been a drama filled season off the field for this team. Their coach was sacked earlier this season and 2 of their players have been cut for off-field reasons. The pressure kind of showed last week as they lost to the struggling Giants 23-16. However, their passing offence has been solid this season behind the underrated Derek Carr and that should help them keep up with the Chiefs if this becomes a close contest.
The Under is trending with the Chiefs involved as they continually get high totals despite their offence not being the same threat as previous seasons. So we do like the Under here, which is 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Las Vegas has won 3 of 4 home games this season. Kansas City has won 5 of their last 6 on the road against the Raiders.
Los Angeles Rams (7-2) at San Francisco 49ers (3-5)
This should be a bounce back spot for Matt Stafford and the Rams are a disappointing performance against the Titans on SNF. Stafford had his worst game as a Ram with 2 interceptions, which included a crucial pick 6. The 49ers defence has been solid against the pass this season so we see the Rams attacking them through the running game. While on defence, they’ll be looking to stop George Kittle influencing the passing game for the 49ers.
It was another poor outing by the 49ers in Week 9 as they lost to the Cardinals by 14 points and Arizona was without Kyler Murray and Hopkins. They’ve lost all 4 home games this season and at 3-5 on the season, their playoff hopes are hanging by a thread. But if they can protect Jimmy Garoppolo in this matchup, he should have success in the passing game while throwing to Kittle, Samual and Aiyuk. The concern will be their defence against Stafford and the 49ers running game has been rattled by injuries this season.
After last week’s result, the Rams and Matt Stafford will be eager to rebound with a strong showing against the struggling 49ers. At this stage, San Francisco’s defence will likely struggle to contain this Rams offence and that should be the major difference between the two teams.
The 49ers have lost their last 5 home games and hold a 1-7 ATS record. The Rams are 0-2 at this venue since 2019.
Head to Head Record
San Francisco swept the series last season and have won 7 of the last 10 meetings.
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