The Baltimore Ravens (8-2) head to California in Week 12 to battle the Los Angeles Rams (6-4) on Monday Night Football. Kickoff is set for 8:15 PM EST on November 25th at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Ravens listed as 3-point road favorites. The spread hasn’t moved at all after early betting, as Baltimore is currently available at -3. The total for this matchup is 47.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 12 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Rams vs Ravens Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Ravens won their sixth consecutive game last weekend, crushing Houston 41-7 at home to improve to 8-2 on the season overall. Baltimore scored 14 unanswered points in the second quarter and never looked back, giving up only a single touchdown the entire game. QB Lamar Jackson was fantastic, going 17/24 for 222 passing yards and four touchdowns through the air while also adding 79 rushing yards on the ground. RB Gus Edwards also chipped in, rushing for 112 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries. TE Mark Andrews led the way for the receiving corps, finding the end zone on one of his four catches for 75 yards. Overall, the Ravens generated over 500 total yards of offense and scored five touchdowns against a shell-shocked Texans defense.
Baltimore was outstanding defensively against the Texans, giving up less than 300 total yards of offense and just one touchdown. The Ravens were especially strong defending against the pass, as they only allowed 169 yards through the air and also forced an interception.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams have now won three out of their last four games after beating Chicago 17-7 at home last weekend to improve to 6-4 on the season overall. Los Angeles scored ten unanswered points in the second quarter and managed to hold on down the stretch despite giving up a touchdown after halftime. QB Jared Goff continued to struggle, throwing an interception and going 11/18 for 173 passing yards but failing to find the end zone. RB Todd Gurley was a workhorse on the ground, rushing for 97 yards and a score on a team-high 25 carries. Josh Reynolds contributed as well, hauling in three catches for 55 receiving yards. As a whole, the Rams gained under 300 total yards of offense and scored two touchdowns against a tough Bears defense.
Los Angeles had a very solid outing on the other side of the ball in Week 11, holding the Bears to under 300 total yards of offense and only one touchdown. The Rams completely shut down Chicago on the ground, surrendering only 74 rushing yards.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: Ravens -3
This matchup serves as a perfect primetime exclamation mark to finish off Week 12, as both of these teams have really been playing well on both sides of the ball as of late. Since November 1st, Baltimore and Los Angeles have gone a combined 4-1 straight up and given up no more than 20 points in a single game. While I don’t really mind the UNDER on 47.5 total points scored, my favorite play in this particular spot is definitely the surging Ravens against the spread. Baltimore has been on fire since mid-October, racking up the wins and basically running away with the AFC North. I also don’t really like Jared Goff’s chances of keeping up with the human highlight reel that is Lamar Jackson, as the Los Angeles defense has been pretty much the only bright spot for the team since their Week 8 win against the hapless Cincinnati Bengals.
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The Ravens have really fared well against the spread on the road this year, going a rock-solid 3-1-1 ATS over their last five games. Baltimore has also dominated this particular matchup over the last couple of seasons as well, as they are 2-0-1 against the spread in their last three meetings with Los Angeles. On the other side, the Rams have really struggled on Monday Night Football, failing to cover the number in seven out of their last nine appearances. I’m going to lay the field goal and roll with the road favorite, as Baltimore should find a way to keep their momentum going against a below average Los Angeles offense. Give me the Ravens to cover!