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NFL Betting Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Philadelphia Eagles

August 12, 2023


The Philadelphia Eagles finished last season with a record of 14-3 which led to an NFC East Division Championship and the best record in the NFC. The Eagles defeated the New York Giants in the Divisional round by a score of 38-7 and the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game by a score of 31-7 before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl by a score of 35-38.

Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens finished last season with a record of 10-7 which led to a 2nd place finish in the AFC North and a spot in the AFC Playoffs, however, the Ravens were defeated in the Wild Card round against the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 17-24.

BookMaker has the Baltimore Ravens listed as 6-point favorites at home against the Philadelphia Eagles and has set the total for the over/under plays at 36 points. Which team will start the preseason off with a win in this matchup on Saturday? Let’s take a look at how these teams fared last season.

Philadelphia Eagles Team Preview

The Philadelphia Eagles finished last season with an NFC East Division Championship, the best record in the NFC, and made it to the Super Bowl with a record of 14-3 before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 35-38.

Offensively, the Philadelphia Eagles ranked 2nd in the NFL in scoring with an average of 29.05 points per game. Philadelphia ranked 4th in rushing with an average of 152 rushing yards per game. The Eagles ranked 9th in passing with an average of 233.8 passing yards per game.

Defensively, the Eagles ranked 7th in the NFL in points allowed with an average of 19.8 points per game. Philadelphia ranked 16th in rushing yards allowed with an average of 121.3 rushing yards allowed per game. The Philadelphia Eagles ranked 1st in passing yards allowed with an average of 171.4 passing yards allowed per game.

Baltimore Ravens Team Preview

The Baltimore Ravens finished in 2nd place in the AFC North and earned a spot in the AFC Playoffs with a record of 10-7, however, Baltimore was eliminated in the Wild Card round against the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 17-24. The Ravens finished 8-9-1 ATS overall, 1-6-1 ATS at home, and 4-8 ATS as a favorite last season.

Offensively, the Baltimore Ravens ranked 20th in scoring in the NFL with an average of 20.39 points per game. Baltimore ranked 3rd in rushing yards with an average of 159.72 rushing yards per game. The Ravens ranked 28th in passing yards with an average of 180.5 passing yards per game.

Defensively, the Ravens ranked 3rd in points against in the NFL with an average of 18.83 points per game. Baltimore ranked 3rd in rushing yards allowed with an average of 89.83 rushing yards allowed per game. The Baltimore Ravens ranked 23rd in passing yards allowed per game with an average of 229.33 passing yards.

Series Trends and Game Pick

Baltimore is 3-2-1 in the last six games in the series and has won by an average score of 22.67 to 18.33 while both teams are 3-3 ATS in those matchups. The Ravens have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 26.67 to 26 while the Eagles are 2-1 ATS in those contests.

The over is 3-2-1 in the last six games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 41 points per game in those contests. The over is 2-0-1 in the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 52.67 points per game in those matchups.

Both teams have above-average offenses and are expected to be two of the best offensive teams in the NFL. The over has been the trend in the series going 3-2-1 in the last six and 2-0-1 in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the over 36 points on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Over 36 Points