Denver Broncos vs Baltimore Ravens Preview (12/4/22): Betting Odds, Prediction, Depth Chart

The Denver Broncos visit the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13 of the 2022-23 NFL Season. The Broncos looked lifeless in a loss to the Carolina Panthers, while the Ravens collapsed in the 4th quarter and lost to the Jaguars. This should be an interesting matchup. Let’s take a look at the odds and make some picks and predictions for this game!

Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens Betting Odds

The Baltimore Ravens are 8.5-point home favorites against the Denver Broncos and are at -365 on the money line. The over/under is also at 38.5. The Ravens being favored by this much makes sense because they’ve been good all year and are the home team in this matchup too. The over/under makes sense too because both of these defenses are very good, especially Denver’s. Also, because of all those factors, This spread should stay where it’s at.

Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens Prediction

The pick: Ravens -8.5

The Ravens choked another game away just last week against the Jaguars. However, the Ravens have been good all year. Lamar Jackson is playing extremely well and is warranting a new contract from the Ravens. The Ravens also have a very good stable of running backs with Gus Edwards and Kenyan Drake. The Ravens also have one of the top two tight ends in the entire NFL in Mark Andrews. The Ravens defense has gotten better throughout the year, and the front seven is the main strength. The secondary definitely is the weakness, but again they’ve gotten better due to health. It’s the secondary that’s let the Ravens down in their four losses when they had the lead in the 4th quarter. The Broncos have been the biggest disappointment in the entire NFL this year. The defense has been very good and deserves a lot of praise, even after they traded away Bradley Chubb. On the other side, the offense has been a mess. Russell Wilson has not been able to get it together this year, and something has just been off. The receivers are alright, but the running backs have been inconsistent. There’s just been nothing working well for the Broncos offense this year. The Ravens are the play here, even though the spread is high, they are at home and have shown to be the more trustworthy team as compared to the Broncos this year.

Betting Trends

Broncos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in December.

Ravens are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games in December.

Key Injuries

Denver Broncos Injuries: RB Chase Edmonds (Ankle) O, WR Jerry Jeudy (Ankle) Q

Baltimore Ravens Injuries: OL Ronnie Stanley (Ankle) Q, S Marcus Williams (Wrist) Q

Key Matchups

Check out the key matchups and mismatches for Denver Broncos vs Baltimore Ravens below.

Lamar Jackson vs the Broncos Secondary

Lamar Jackson has been having an amazing year. He has 2,231 passing yards, 17 passing touchdowns, seven interceptions, and he has a 62% completion percentage on the year. He’s also been a great runner and has 111 carries, 755 rushing yards, and three rushing touchdowns, which leads the team this year. Passing-wise, the Broncos have a very good defense and allow 204 yards through the air. Jackson needs to have a good game passing the ball and not just running if the Ravens are going to be able to win against this Broncos defense.

Russell Wilson vs the Ravens Secondary

Russell Wilson has been abysmal for the Broncos this year. He has 2,369 passing yards, eight passing touchdowns, five interceptions, and he has a 59% completion percentage on the year. He does have a good matchup here because the Ravens are not good against the pass and allow 275 yards a game through the air. Wilson has not been able to get it together all year, but this is as good of a matchup as he could get. Wilson needs to have something resembling a good game in order for the Broncos to win because he’s been holding them back all year. If he was going to bounce back at all, this would be the game to do it.

Denver Broncos Depth Chart

QB: Russell Wilson
RB1: Latavius Murray
RB2: Marlon Mack
LWR: Courtland Sutton
RWR: Jerry Jeudy
SWR: KJ Hamler
TE1: Greg Dulcich

Baltimore Ravens Depth Chart

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB1: Gus Edwards
RB2: Kenyan Drake
LWR: Devin Duvernay
RWR: Demarcus Robinson
SWR: James Proche III
TE1: Mark Andrews

Jake Faigus, a Phoenix native, graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minored in sports management. He also has written for the student newspaper, The Daily Wildcat, as well as the Arizona Fansided blog, Zona Zealots. He currently writes for Aaron Torres Media and runs social media for Solid Verbal as well.

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