2018 Season NFL Football Past Picks
January 06, 2019
Los Angeles at Baltimore
Sunday 01/06 01:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Los Angeles +140 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 2.4) RESULT: win
2 units on Game Total UNDER 42 -110 (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: win
The Los Angeles Chargers are a remarkable 7-1 straight-up on the road, so this trip to the East Coast won't bother them and they want to atone for a 22-10 home loss to the Ravens a couple of weeks ago. That game was closer than the score indicated because Tavon Young picked up a fumble and ran 62 yards for a touchdown for the final score with 2:40 remaining in the game. Philip Rivers went 23-of-37 for 181 yards and was victimized by two interceptions. Ravens' rookie QB Lamar Jackson was 12-of-22 for 204 yards with a touchdown and he will start this week and now the Chargers will have experience on how to defend him. Jackson will be the first quarterback in NFL history to start a postseason game before turning 22-years-old and it will be a tall order for Jackson, who has thrown only six TD passes and three interceptions with a 58.2 percent completion rate. It's a stark contrast to Rivers, who is in his 15th season and has accumulated 4,308 passing yards on a 68.3 percent completion rate this season with 32 TD passes and 12 interceptions. Also, Rivers has an uncanny ability to rally his team from seemingly hopeless deficits as he did against Pittsburgh earlier this season. Chargers' running back Melvin Gordon is expected to play despite an ankle injury and he has rushed for 1,375 yards in 12 games. The first meeting went UNDER by 10.5 points and the Ravens have stayed UNDER their last five playoff home games. The Chargers are 20-8 UNDER their last 28 against AFC teams and 7-3 UNDER their last 10 overall and 5-1 UNDER their last six playoff contests. Take the Chargers on the moneyline and also the UNDER.