We have plenty of divisional rivalry games in Week 6 of the NFL on Sunday, October 16, but this inter-conference clash is quite attractive, so make sure you don’t overlook the best Ravens vs. Giants betting pick and odds.
New York playing for the fourth time in five weeks at home and is looking for the third straight win when they host Baltimore at MetLife Stadium. The Ravens are -5.5 favorites on Wynnbet NY Sportsbook, while the total is set at 45 points. These inter-conference rivals have previously met in 2020, and the Ravens won that game 27-13 in Baltimore.
Justin Tucker led the Ravens to a tight win over the Bengals
The Baltimore Ravens (3-2, 2-2-1 ATS) bounced back from a tight home loss to the Buffalo Bills with a narrow 19-17 victory over the divisional foes Cincinnati Bengals at home. Although the Ravens got to a 10-0 lead in the second quarter, their offense stopped at one point and the defense allowed Cincy to take a 17-16 lead. However, the always-reliable Justin Tucker made a 43-yard field goal as time expired to give the Ravens a tight W.
Lamar Jackson completed 19 of 32 passes for 174 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He also led his team with 58 rushing yards on 12 carries. Mark Andrews and Devin Duvernay combined for 143 yards on 13 catches (17 targets), while the former scored a receiving touchdown. When it comes to defense, Patrick Queen and Chuck Clark led the Ravens with seven tackles each.
CB Kyle Fuller (ACL) and DT Michael Pierce (biceps) are out for the season. LB Justin Houston (groin), RB Justice Hill (hamstring), and WR Rashod Bateman (foot) are questionable to play on Sunday against the Giants.
Giants upset the Packers in London
The New York Giants (4-1, 4-1 ATS) continue to be one of the most pleasant surprises in the NFL this season. They responded to their first defeat of the campaign against the Dallas Cowboys with a pair of victories over the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. The latest one over the Packers in London, UK, came as an upset, as the Giants were 9-point dogs, but managed to secure a 27-22 victory. New York trailed by ten points at halftime, but displayed a fantastic defensive performance in the second 30 minutes and allowed just two points, which was actually on offense because it was a safety.
Daniel Jones completed 21 of 27 attempts for 217 yards and added 37 on the ground on ten carries. Saquon Barkley led all the runners with 70 yards and a touchdown on 13 attempts, while Darius Slayton led the team in receiving yards with 79 on six receptions. Julian Love and Adoree’ Jackson were the most active on defense with seven tackles apiece.
WR Sterling Shepard (ACL) is out for the season. QB Tyrod Taylor (concussion), DE Leonard Williams (knee), WR Kenny Golladay (knee), LB Azeez Ojulari (calf), WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring), and WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) are questionable to play on Sunday.
- 5-0 ATS in the last five games following an ATS loss
- 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 games vs. a team with a winning record
- 2-6 ATS in the last eight home games vs. a team with a winning road record
- 11-23-1 ATS in the last 35 home games
Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Giants Pick
The Giants already surprised the Packers last week and I don’t expect they will make another upset on Sunday. New York does have a top 10 defense which is allowing 18.6 ppg, but it will be hard to contain one of the best offenses in the NFL that can hurt you from both the air and on the ground.
While the Giants defend the air very well, they are not particularly good in run defense, which is Baltimore’s chance in this one, and I am sure Lamar Jackson will take it. The Giants’ chance will come against the league-worst secondary that allows 290.2 passing yards per game, but given the Giants have the second-worst pass offense that averages just 154.2 ypg, it’s not going to be easy for the hosts.
Pick: Take the Ravens at -5.5 (-110)
Baltimore has a decent run defense and considering the Giants are mainly focusing on rushing and a dynamic Dan Jones-Saquon Barkley duo, it’s going to be hard to progress and move the chains on the ground. Still, I expect to see the hosts running the ball quite often here, which I also expect from the visitors. That means long drives and a low-scoring affair. Under is 5-2 in the Ravens’ last seven games overall; Under is 12-5 in Baltimore’s previous 17 road games, while Under is 22-6-2 in the Giants’ last 30 games overall.
Pick: Go Under 46.5 points (-135)