The Week 10 Sunday slate wraps up with a matchup between perennial AFC powers as the 6-2 Baltimore Ravens are in Foxborough to face the 3-5 New England Patriots inside Gillette Stadium. The Patriots lead the all-time series 10-4, which includes four meetings in the postseason, but the Ravens won the most recent affair, a 37-20 thrashing last year in Baltimore.
This won’t be the first time that Cam Newton and Lamar Jackson are on opposite sidelines as Newton led the Panthers to a win over the Ravens in 2018 with Joe Flacco starting for Baltimore). But it will mark the first matchup with the two starting under center against one another.
Baltimore Ravens Betting Preview: Back on Track?
The Ravens were unable to give the Steelers their first loss of the year two weeks ago in an AFC North showdown but responded with a convincing win over the Colts the following Sunday.
They now trail Pittsburgh by two games in the division, but the Steelers have one in hand by virtue of the head-to-head win. They will need to win this week to remain ahead of the Browns, who sit just a game back and face the Texans this week.
The Raven defense has been stingy this season, but they’ll be without Calais Campbell this week after injuring his calf against Indianapolis. This will be the first game Campbell will miss since 2014, a streak of 98 straight games.
New England Patriots Betting Preview: How the Mighty Have Fallen
The Patriots got a spark on Monday night, snapping a four-game losing streak (the franchise’s longest in 18 years), but it came on a last-second field goal against the winless Jets as a touchdown favorite. New England trailed for much of the game, but Newton got the better of Flacco one more time.
All of New England’s touchdowns came on the ground, meaning that they failed to have a passing touchdown in four straight games. A fifth straight would match the second-longest streak in franchise history (1983 and 1988), with the team record of six set in 1972.
Ravens vs. Patriots Betting Odds & Lines
MyBookie has installed the Ravens as 7.5-point favorites on the road in this one. Both teams are 2-2 ATS in this spot, respectively (Ravens on the road, Patriots at home) this season.
Free Betting Pick
We noted that the Pats gave up 37 points to the Ravens in the matchup a year ago. That was at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens are currently riding a 10-game road winning streak, averaging 32.3 PPG, more than any other team playing away from their home stadium during that stretch.
The Patriots may have only been a home underdog three times in the last 15 years, winning all three instances outright, but they have shown to be a vastly different team this year, and they won’t make it four Sunday night in front of a national tv audience.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Ravens -7.5