The AFC East New York Jets (5-8 Overall, 1-5 Away) have won four of their last five games. Their last loss was on December 1 at Cincinnati (22-6). They last played on December 8, beating Miami 22-21. The Jets are third in their division. They sit five games behind the AFC-leading Patriots. The Baltimore Ravens (11-2 Overall, 5-1 Home), who are first in the AFC North and have already clinched a playoff berth, have won eight straight games. Their two losses occurred on September 22 when Kansas City beat them 33-28 and on September 29 when Cleveland destroyed them 40-25. After that, the Ravens have been perfect.
Jets vs Ravens Pick – Stats
Total defensive yards for these two teams are close. The Ravens are allowing opponents 335.7 YPG with 256.8 YPG in the air and 78.8 YPG on the ground. Baltimore is giving up 332.4 YPG. Of those defensive yards, 95.6 are rushing yards and 236.8 passing. Although these two teams are close when it comes to defensive yards, they are miles apart on offensive yardage. New York is averaging 294.3 YPG with 218.7 in passing and 75.6 in rushing. Although Baltimore’s air yards are similar to NY’s at 215.7 per game, their ground yards set them apart from the Jets. The Ravens are rushing for 200.9 YPG. That’s 124.4 more YPG than New York.
New York at Baltimore – Players
The Jets offense will have to produce through the air. That won’t be easy against a tough Raven secondary and relentless pass rush. At the same time, NY must do what it does best on defense. That’s take away the run. But with Baltimore they’ll be facing various offensive dual-threats. That makes stopping the run a very difficult task.
NY Jets – Offense
NY Jets Defense
On D, standout safety Jamal Adams, who leads the team with 64 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and 11.5 TFL, is doubtful. Adams also has a pick-six, two forced fumbles, and six passes defended. If he does not play, that will be a major blow for the Jet defense. The Jets have forced nine fumbles, recovering eight and made eight INTs. The defense has scored three times. They’ve also recorded 29 sacks, 95 TFL, and 53 PD.
Baltimore Ravens Offense
Baltimore Ravens Defense
The Raven defense has record 33 sacks, 11 picks, and 12 forced fumbles of which they have recovered nine. This side of the ball has scored five times. They’ve also recorded 61 PD and 74 TFL. CB Marlon Humphrey has notched two INTs, two FF, and 11 PD. LB Matthew Judon, who’s made 44 tackles, has recorded 8.5 sacks and 16.0 TFL. He’s key to this defense’s success.
Our Jets vs Ravens Pick
Our Jets vs Ravens pick comes with a big spread. But we do think that the Ravens have the offense and defense to beat this NY team by a good 20 points. That means we are taking the Baltimore Ravens at -15.5. This is based on Jackson playing the entire or most of the game. Make sure you check out our NCAAM Michigan vs Illinois prediction for December 11. Here’s our Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics pick for December 12, 2019.