Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, November 26, 2023
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Chargers (+4)
SoFi Stadium is the location where the Los Angeles Chargers (4-6) will compete against the Baltimore Ravens (8-3) on Sunday. Baltimore opens this game as 4-point favorites. The over/under is 46.5.
The Baltimore Ravens come into this game with a record of 8-3 this year. In their last contest, the Ravens took the field against the Bengals and went home with a win by a final score of 34-20. Lamar Jackson finished 16/26 with 264 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 121.3 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Gus Edwards led the offense in rushing for the Ravens with 12 attempts for 62 yds (5.2 yards per attempt). Odell Beckham Jr. had an average of 29.0 yds per catch by tallying 116 yards on 4 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ran the ball a total of 31 different times and tallied 157 yards, which earned them an average of 5.1 yards per attempt. On the day, they had 60 plays which gave them a total of 405 yards. Baltimore relinquished 19 completions on 31 attempts for 136 yds, and a completion rate of 61.3%. On the ground, the Ravens conceded 136 yards on 23 attempts, which is 5.9 yards per run surrendered.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Baltimore Ravens have an average of 27.6 points per contest. As a team they are averaging 155.1 yards on the ground which is 1st in the NFL. The Ravens have earned 4,032 total yards for the year. Baltimore has amassed 107 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 68 penalties for 642 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 14 different times (5 interceptions and 9 fumbles lost). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Baltimore has compiled 13 passing touchdowns and 21 rushing touchdowns.
Concerning yards through the air, the Ravens have conceded 1,867 yards which has them sitting in 6th in football. They are conceding 169.7 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 60.0%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 273.5 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the NFL. The opposition is running for 4.3 yards per tote and 103.7 yards on the ground per game for the season. For the year, they have given up 1,141 running yards through 11 outings. The Ravens are ranked 2nd in the NFL concerning team defense, allowing 16.1 points per game.
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The Chargers head into this matchup 4-6 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Chargers went home defeated by a final of 23-20 when they played the Packers. Justin Herbert (2 touchdowns) walked away from the contest with 260 yards on 21/36 through the air while his quarterback rate was 99.3. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his avg yards per attempt was 7.2 yds. Justin Herbert carried the football 8 times for 73 yds, walking away from the contest with 9.1 yards per attempt for Los Angeles. Keenan Allen was the leading receiver for the Chargers, catching 10 passes for 116 yards (11.6 yards per catch). Los Angeles ran for 6.3 yds per carry, totaling 150 yds on 24 carries. The Chargers finished the contest with a total of 394 yds and they ran 62 plays (6.4 yds per play). The Chargers passing defense gave up a completion rate of 67.5%, surrendering 295 yds on 27 for 40 passing. Los Angeles relinquished 28 attempts on the ground for 102 yds (3.6 yds per rush).
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Chargers are sitting 8th in the league maintaining an average of 25.9 PPG. During this campaign so far, the Chargers have thrown for a total of 2,486 passing yards as well as an average of 248.6 passing yards per game, which is ranked 9th in the NFL. They hold an average of 105.7 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,057 yards for the year. The Los Angeles Chargers average 354.3 yards/outing ranking them 11th out of all teams in the NFL. The Los Angeles offense has accrued 507 penalty yds on 52 infractions, which is 30th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have tossed 5 picks while letting opponents recover 3 fumbles and they have been able to earn 127 first downs.
The Chargers are conceding 23.8 points per game, which has them sitting 25th of all teams in the league. They have given up 16 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 291.6 yards/game, ranking them 32nd out of all teams. Los Angeles has allowed the opposition a total of 1,020 yards rushing (102.0 yards/game) as well as 12 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. The Chargers defense has participated in 675 plays, which is 22nd in football. They have totaled 15 takeaways (9 fumbles and 6 picks) so far this year. This year, they have allowed 238 total points.
Who will win tonight’s Ravens/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Josh’s Pick: Take the Ravens -4
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