Ravens vs Rams 2019 NFL Week 12 Odds & Pick for Monday Night

Posted by Derrick Harper on November 22, 2019 in

Monday Night Football kicks off this week with one of the more interesting matchups of this week’s slate. The Baltimore Ravens will visit the Los Angeles Rams in what should be a tight contest for two playoff hopefuls. Baltimore Ravens enter Week 12 as the NFL’s hottest team.

A win over the Los Angeles Rams on MNF would extend their winning streak to seven games. Los Angeles remains in the postseason hunt, but the odds are against the Rams sneaking into a competitive NFC playoff picture, which makes this game all the more important for them.

Let’s take a look at the latest NFL Odds while making some predictions.

Ravens vs Rams 2019 NFL Week 12 Odds & Pick for Monday Night

Why bet on LA Rams?

Los Angeles is coming off a victory over the Chicago Bears. The Rams won 17-7 in unimpressive fashion, eking out a win against a team that won’t come close to making the playoffs. Jared Goff continues to struggle after two Pro Bowl seasons. He’s 27th in passer rating and 29th in completion percentage. A poor offensive line hasn’t helped, but the unit played better against the Bears in Week 11 and Goff was still limited to 11-18 for 173 yards and an interception.

The Rams’ offense has been responsible for 20 points in the last two games. The team was held to seven points when the San Francisco 49ers visited Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum a few weeks ago and completely dominated the Rams. It doesn’t help that Lamar Jackson has more rushing yards on the year than Todd Gurley does. The Rams are first in points allowed (44) in their last four games.

Why Bet on Baltimore Ravens?

What’s made Baltimore’s run so impressive is the way they’ve looked against elite competition. The Ravens blew out the Houston Texans 41-7 in Week 11, giving them a third win over a playoff team in a little over a month. The New England Patriots suffered their only loss of 2019 when they lost in Baltimore 37-20. The Ravens went on the road to defeat another Super Bowl contender, beating the Seattle Seahawks 30-16.

Lamar Jackson’s MVP candidacy isn’t simply based on the monster numbers he’s putting up, though that’s obviously a big part of it. He continues to outplay the league’s top quarterbacks in head-to-head matchups. Since trading for Marcus Peters and getting healthier, Baltimore’s defense is much improved. The Ravens have given up an average of 16 points and no more than 23 points in any contest during their winning streak.

Since trading for Marcus Peters and getting healthier, Baltimore’s defense is much improved. The Ravens have given up an average of 16 points and no more than 23 points in any contest during their winning streak. The Ravens give up 4.7 yards after catch per reception this season, tied for seventh-most in the league. That should give way to a strong performance by Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks, as well as Robert Woods, if he returns.

Ravens vs Rams NFL Week 12 Betting Prediction

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are simply playing too well right now to pick anyone else. They are -3.5 favorites in this one and the total is 46.5.

The better QB usually wins in matchups like this and Jared Goff will have to play like he did last year if the Rams have any hope of winning and still competing in the loaded NFC West. The Ravens are on a tear right now and don’t appear to be stopping any time soon.