We were treated to an exciting Sunday Night game last week with Green Bay defeating Kansas City 31-24. This week we should have another intriguing matchup as New England travels to Baltimore to take on Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.
The undefeated Patriots are playing defense at a historic level and it will be a challenge for them to handle the explosiveness of the Ravens offense. Bill Belichick and John Harbaugh have had some great battles in the past and this one should be no different.
Below are my top prop bets for Sunday Night Football.
Tom Brady Over 275.5 Passing (-113)
Brady threw for less than 275 yards last week against the Browns due to horrific weather in Foxborough. The Ravens have struggled defending the pass this season allowing 265 yards per game which puts them near the bottom in the league. It will be cold but dry which will give Brady an advantage in the passing game. I think Brady plays well and has a big game against a suspect Baltimore pass defense.
Mark Ingram Under 53.5 Rushing Yards (-113)
Mark Ingram has only rushed for over 53 yards three times this season and has averaged 47 yards per game over the past three games. New England has a top five rushing defense and their game plan will be to contain the Ravens running game making them one dimensional. New England is one of the few teams that has the personnel to shut down the Baltimore rushing attack. I don’t anticipate Ingram having much room to run against the front seven of New England.
Lamar Jackson Over 17.5 Completions (-113)
If Baltimore is going to have a chance to win this game, Jackson is going to have to make some key throws against an elite Patriots secondary. Bill Belichick is going to neutralize the running game and force Jackson to make plays in the passing game. Jackson has completed at least 17 passes in all but one game this season. Jackson should have rookie receiver Marquise Brown back in the lineup this week. Brown has missed the past few games with an ankle injury and when healthy he has proven to be an explosive deep threat.
James White At Least 6 Receptions (-135)
Baltimore has been strong against the run this season and New England has only averaged 95 yards rushing per game. New England will struggle to run the ball which will open up James White in the passing game. The Patriots short passing game is an extension of their running game and White flourishes in this role. He is second on the team in targets and receptions and averages six catches per game. White will be a big part of the game plan Sunday Night.