Los Angeles Chargers (+3) at Baltimore Ravens (-3)
|Los Angeles Chargers
The hype continues to build for the Chargers. They’ve won three in a row (all against teams currently with a winning record). Sophomore sensation Justin Herbert has thrown 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions in that stretch. And suddenly, the Bolts are in the discussion for a team on the cusp of greatness.
But if there’s one glaring hole on this Bolts team it’s run defense. It’s the worst in the entire league after five weeks, giving up 157.6 yards per game. That spells trouble against a Baltimore team that’s been the best at rushing each of the past two seasons.
The Ravens — in spite of losing two running backs to season-ending ACL injuries before the season — are currently No. 4 in total rush yards. Lamar Jackson is its current rushing leader but has somehow been even more impressive throwing the ball this year. For the "he can’t pass" crowd: Jackson is currently averaging 372 yards passing per game.
Between Jackson and Herbert, we expect the scoreboard to be busy come Sunday. However, we think the Ravens defense makes that one extra defensive stop that tilts the game and the spread in their favor. We're backing Baltimore with a bet here!
Over/Under 47 points: Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants
|Over 47 points
|Under 47 points
The G-Men were dealt one blow after another last Sunday, losing its three best offensive players. Saquon Barkley was said to be on crutches post-game after rolling his ankle. Daniel Jones went into the concussion protocol. And Kenny Golladay hyperextended his knee. The playing status for all three remains up in the air versus Los Angeles.
Despite the uncertainty of whether the trio will play or not, the over/under remains a modest 47 points. As a frame of reference, only five games have a higher point total in week six. We believe that’s an oversight on the bookies part.
Sure, we’re confident the Rams will do their part in the points column. The Matt Stafford-Sean McVay pairing has been better than advertised thus far. In four wins, LA is averaging 30.1 points per game. That scoring trend should continue against a New York defense giving up 27.8 a contest — seventh-worst in the league.
But the G-Men, we have a tough time envisioning them scoring enough to push this past 47 points. Its top three players could be out or severely limited. And even if they do play, the lack of practice and preparation this week due to the injuries doesn’t help their cause. Give us the under here!
Las Vegas Raiders (+3.5) at Denver Broncos (-3.5)
|Las Vegas Raiders
There’s drama in Las Vegas (again). By now, you know Jon Gruden is out as head coach after controversial emails of his were unearthed. Not exactly perfect timing as the Raiders prepare for the Broncos.
Not only is there that distraction element with Vegas, but the team was unraveling before email-gate. In hindsight, was its 3-0 start even that impressive to begin with? Maybe the Baltimore win was, but victories over weak Pittsburgh and Miami teams? Yeah, we’re not exactly convinced.
Similarly, Denver is also reeling after a 3-0 beginning. They’ve dropped back-to-back games and neither were close games. It sets up a matchup on Sunday between two desperate teams. A loss for either one would prove their 3-0 start was nothing more than a mirage.
We have a tough time imagining the Raiders gutting out a victory amidst their current distractions. Not only that, but Mile High Stadium has proven to be a house of horror for them this past decade. Denver has won seven of the last nine games when hosting and we expect the trend to continue in a runaway victory.
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