Panthers vs. Ravens Betting Odds & Prediction (11/20/22)

Both the Panthers and Ravens should be well rested going into this game. The Ravens come off their bye and the Panthers had an extra few days off after a big win on Thursday. These teams are headed down opposite paths with the Ravens leading their division at 6-3 while the Panthers have struggled to a 3-7 record and already fired their coach. Will the Ravens get what’s supposed to be an easy win? Or will the Panthers catch the Ravens sleeping? Let’s take a look.

Carolina Panthers Vs. Baltimore Ravens Betting Odds

The Ravens are favored by an enormous (-12.5) points over the Panthers (+12.5), the largest spread of the weekend. The over/under is 43.5, which seems like a low mark given the Ravens are the 4th highest scoring team, averaging just over 26 points per game.

Carolina Panthers Vs. Baltimore Ravens Prediction

QB Baker Mayfield returns to the starting role amid P.J. Walker’s high ankle sprain which will keep him out for at least a week. The Panthers do look different though since Mayfield’s last start, with the team having traded away WR Robbie Anderson and RB Christian McCaffrey. In their absence, Carolina’s looked to WR Terrace Marshall Jr. and WR Laviska Shenault, who’ve increased their touches as of late. On defense, the pass rush for the Panthers excelled last week, sacking QB Marcus Mariota 5 times. LB Frankie Luvu and DE Marquis Haynes each had two sacks in the win while 2021 Pro Bowler Brian Burns also had a sack. Their hands will be much more full trying to stop the oh-so elusive Lamar Jackson this week, who will surely scramble and escape their pressure attempts.

The Ravens are one of the few teams this season who have performed to what many expected before the season. Baltimore stands atop the AFC north standings, in large part thanks to QB Lamar Jackson captaining a rush heavy offense. Jackson’s throwing has also looked even more dangerous and consistent this season, especially with receivers Devin Duvernay and Rashod Bateman emerging. A season ending injury to Bateman and TE Mark Andrews missing time could stall this offense. The Ravens recently added 35 year old deep speed threat WR DeSean Jackson, who they hope will inspire the younger receivers on the team at the very least. On defense, the Ravens are thrilled to add LB Roquan Smith to the middle of their defense. Though Smith is still adjusting to the Ravens, they believe Smith and LB Patrick Queen could quickly become one of the best LB duos across the league.

I’m taking the Ravens to win and just cover over the Panthers. The Panthers offense could likely take a step back starting Baker again and going up against one of the top run defenses in the league. Lamar and the Ravens should pull away at least midway through the game.

Prediction: Ravens 30-16, Over hits.

Betting Trends

  • Panthers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
  • Ravens are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

Key Injuries

Carolina Panthers Injuries: P.J. Walker (O), Rashard Higgins (Q), Matthew Ioannidis (O), Juston Burris (Q), Andrew Parchment (Q), Jacob Tuioti-Mariner (Q), Andre Roberts (Q), Jeremy Chinn (Q), Stantley Thomas-Oliver (Q), Henry Anderson (Q), Pat Elflein (Q)

Baltimore Ravens Injuries: Trent Harris LB (Q), Jason Pierre-Paul (Q), Gus Edwards (Q), Marcus Williams (O), Mark Andrews (Q), Rashod Bateman (O), DeSean Jackson (Q), Josh Ross (Q), J.K. Dobbins (O)

Panthers vs Ravens Key Matchups

Will the Panthers defensive front be able to slow down this Ravens run game? Check out the ley matchups and mismatches for Panthers vs Ravens below.

The Ravens Run Game vs the Panthers Defensive Front

We all expected QB Lamar Jackson to put up rushing numbers, and he’s delivered with 635 rush yards on the season. However, few expected RB Kenyan Drake to become a key piece of the Ravens run attack. Drake has 279 yards rushing over the past four weeks, including a long 40 yard run in a key victory over the Bucs. Baltimore will look to take advantage of the Panthers front this weekend. While the Panthers did a great job managing the Falcons’ overwhelming run game, they still have the 8th worst run defense in the league and gave up 138 total rush yards to Atlanta, which is not exactly a stout performance.

Panthers Run Game vs Ravens Defensive Line

The Panthers stole a win over the Falcons in large part thanks to their 232 yard rushing night. From the outside it looked like the Panthers were giving up on their run game when they traded away RB Christian McCaffrey, but D’Onta Foreman’s 130 yard game proved otherwise. He now has three 100 yard games in his last four games. The Panthers will likely rely on Foreman if Mayfield plays as inconsistently as he did earlier this season. The Ravens defense poses a much tougher threat to the Panthers run game as they rank third in run defense, giving up a mere 92 yards per game. The Ravens have also not allowed a 100 yard rusher all season, so expect Foreman to struggle to post another 100 yard game.

Carolina Panthers Depth Chart

QB: P.J. Walker
RB1: D’Onta Foreman
RB2: Chuba Hubbard
LWR: D.J. Moore
RWR: Terrace Marshall Jr.
SWR: Shi Smith
TE1: Ian Thomas

Baltimore Ravens Depth Chart

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB1: J.K. Dobbins
RB2: Kenyan Drake
LWR: Rashod Bateman
RWR: Devin Duvernay
SWR: James Proche II
TE1: Mark Andrews

A UCLA graduate, Eva is an experienced football writer who specializes in NFL game analysis and weekly storylines. In her free time you can usually find her cheering on the 49ers or watching the latest Josh Allen highlight clip.

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