Free NFL Picks Today: Baltimore Ravens vs Atlanta Falcons 12/24/22

Free NFL Picks Today: Baltimore Ravens vs Atlanta Falcons 12/24/22
Sat 24th December 2022

Two of the league’s top rushing offenses are set to meet at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, as the Atlanta Falcons (5-9, 1-6 Away) head to face the Baltimore Ravens (9-5, 4-2 Home). The Ravens are seven-point favorites, and the total is 35.5.Atlanta is coming off a narrow 21-18 loss at the hands of the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome on Sunday, their third consecutive defeat. Desmond Ridder was 13 of 26 for 97 yards. Tyler Allgeier ran 17 times for 139 yards and a touchdown. Drake London was targeted 11 times, catching seven passes for 70 yards.Baltimore lost 13-3 to the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium last Saturday. Tyler Huntley threw for 138 yards and an interception. J.K. Dobbins carried 13 times for 125 yards. Mark Andrews caught three receptions for 31 yards.HEAD-TO-HEAD
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since December 2018, a 26-16 win for the Ravens.TALE OF THE TAPE
The Falcons are averaging 21.9 points per game for the season, 15th in the NFL, and they are facing a Ravens defense that has surrendered 18.8 PPG (4th). Meanwhile, Baltimore has scored 21.7 points a game this season, 16th in the league, and Atlanta is allowing 23.8 PPG (22nd).The Falcons rank as one of the league’s top teams in rushing yards per game (164.1, 3rd), while they are 31st in passing yards (165.4). They will be matching strength against strength on the ground, as the Ravens are third in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (85.6). Against the pass, Baltimore is 27th (260.8).Baltimore has been one of the league’s top rushing teams, averaging 164.7 yards per game (2nd), while ranking 29th in passing yards (190.8). The Falcons are allowing 258.4 passing yards (26th) and 129.9 rushing yards per game (21st).Baltimore ranks as one of the weakest red zone threats in the NFL, scoring a touchdown on just 48% (29th) of the team’s possessions inside the 20.TOP PERFORMERS
Through 13 games, Marcus Mariota has thrown for 15 touchdowns (9 INT) and 170.7 yards per game to lead Atlanta in passing. In six away games this season, he has eight TDs (5 INT) and an average of 176.0 yards passing. Tyler Allgeier leads the team in rushing with an average of 57.2 yards a game over 13 games. He has two touchdowns on the ground. Drake London is the Falcons’ leading receiver with 43.1 yards a game and four TDs.Lamar Jackson has 17 passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 186.8 yards per game through 12 games to lead Baltimore. In six home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (4 INT) and an average of 162.7 yards. Lamar Jackson also leads the team in rushing with an average of 63.7 yards per game. He has three touchdowns on the ground. Mark Andrews has been a key target in the Ravens’ passing game. He has five touchdowns and a 54.0 yard per game average through 13 appearances. Mark Andrews is averaging 7.6 targets per game (4.7 receptions).HOME AND AWAY
Atlanta has lost five in a row on the road this season. Baltimore has won four in a row at home this season.

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