Ravens vs Jaguars: Game Pick – Who wins in London?

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Defensive end Michael Pierce
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Defensive end Michael Pierce /

The Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars face each other in London on Sunday.  Here is the pick for Ravens vs Jaguars.

The Jacksonville Jaguars go to their second home in London to take on the Baltimore Ravens.  The Jaguars are coming off a disappointing loss to division rivals the Tennessee Titans and need a win in Ravens vs Jaguars to get back on the right track.

The Jaguars had a huge win over the Houston Texans on the road in week 1.  It momentarily seemed like they were a much improved team from the 4-12 version of last season.  However, getting blown out by the Titans at home derailed the positive vibe.

So Ravens vs Jaguars presents this team with a huge challenge.  Getting away from Jacksonville and the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, should do the Jaguars some good. The Ravens however have had two convincing wins so far.

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In week 2 they defeated their division rival the Cleveland Browns at home 24-10 and shut out the Cincinnati Bengals in week 1.  The Ravens defense is allowing just five points per game, and are leading the league in give away / take away at +7.

so the Jaguars offense will be hard pressed to put points on the board and quarterback Blake Bortles has to limit his turnovers. They must set up Leonard Fournette and the running game to keep the Ravens from teeing off on Bortles.

The Ravens offense just needs to keep doing what they’ve done so far.  Run the football and control time of possession.  The Jags have some good defensive linemen like Calais Campbell, so the Ravens O-line must keep quarterback Joe Flacco upright. If they can do that, Ravens win.

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Winner:   Ravens

Score prediction:       23-16  Ravens 

Points spread:      Ravens  -3.5

Over/under:  39 – Over