Power Sports' 10* NFL Game of the Week (Thursday) ~ Won 3 Weeks in a Row!
NY Jets vs. Baltimore,
12/12/2019 20:20 EDT,
Score: 21 - 42
Point Spread: +16½/-110 NY Jets
10* NY Jets (8:20 ET): With three games left in the season, the Jets have already improved on last year's season-win total. This despite a 1-7 SU start w/ QB Darnold missing time due to mono. The Jets were a team that I predicted would improve upon LY's win total. Granted, I thought they'd win have more wins than five at this point and maybe they would had Darnold not missed those three games (all losses). Certainly no one is expecting the Flyboys to win Thursday as they visit Baltimore to face the 11-2 Ravens. But I do think they can stay within the number. Take the points.
The Ravens emerging as the NFL's best team is NOT something I saw coming. But here we are and they have the best record, best point differential and highest scoring offense. They are 3-0 SU against the league's other 10+ win teams. But the last two games have seen John Harbaugh's team cut it a little close as they needed a last second FG to get by the 49ers here at home, then last week it was just a 7-point win at Buffalo. But the biggest concern right now is the health of QB Lamar Jackson, who is listed as questionable for this game due to a quad injury. Were the Ravens to rest him, that would obviously be a big boost for the Jets. If not, we're still getting a decent number.
This being a short week, no one would fault Baltimore for sitting Jackson in this one. (Well, except the TV networks!). Another reason the team may error on the side of caution is LT Ronnie Stanley is listed as doubtful due to a concussion. The Ravens have only been double digit favorites three times and failed to cover twice. The Jets have won 4 of 5 and with the exception of that ugly loss in Cincinnati, haven't been beaten by more than 14 pts since the MNF disaster vs. the Patriots. If Jackson does play, note the Jets defense leads the league in yards per carry allowed (3.03). This play stands regardless if Jackson plays. 10* NY Jets