The Baltimore Ravens are topping the AFC at the moment, riding a nine-game winning streak. They welcome the New York Jets on Thursday night as massive favorites, and anything other than a Ravens’ comfortable win would be a huge upset.
However, the Jets have won four of their last five contests and will be keen to prove their worth against the hottest team in the NFL. Therefore, get ready for another exciting Thursday Night Football and make sure you bet on these props.
Thursday Night Football Game Info
Time: Thursday, December 12th @ 8:20 PM ET
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Weather: 38 F Clear
Spread: Ravens -14.5
Money Line: -900 | +650
Thursday Night Football Prop Bets
- Alternative Point Spread – Baltimore Ravens -13.5 (-138)
Although the Ravens failed to cover in 10 of their last 13 outings at home, they are 6-1 ATS over the last seven games overall. Also, the Ravens are 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against the Jets and are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their previous six home matchups with the Jets. Baltimore’s defense has improved significantly, and the Ravens have allowed only 12.0 points per game over their last five showings.
The Jets have won four of their last five games, but they’ve played some hapless teams such as the Redskins, Dolphins, and Giants. Two weeks ago, they lost 22-6 at the Cincinnati Bengals, so I expect the Ravens to beat the Jets by at least a couple of touchdowns.
- Touchdown Scorer – Mark Ingram (-150)
Mark Ingram has been a beast thus far. He’s racked up 887 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns on 181 carries, and Mark has also tallied 23 receptions for 201 yards and three touchdowns.
However, Ingram has failed to score in the last two games against San Francisco and Buffalo. The Jets’ defense should be a much easier task for the Ravens, especially in the red zone. New York has allowed 22 touchdowns in 40 visits to the red zone. That’s why I expect Ingram to bounce back on Thursday.
- Special Team or Defensive Touchdown Scored – YES (+200)
The Jets and Ravens combined for five pick-sixes this season. Interestingly, the Jets recorded one more than the Ravens.
Likewise, Baltimore is leading the league with three fumble-recovery touchdowns, and New York tallied a couple of those.
I assume the Ravens will pick off Sam Darnold a few times. Darnold has tossed for only three interceptions over his last six outings, but he hasn’t met a tough defensive unit in that stretch. The Jets’ offensive line is one of the worst in the league, and Darnold should struggle against the Ravens’ D.
- Team to Win Both Halves – Baltimore Ravens (-125)
The Ravens will storm the front, no doubt. They won the first half in six straight outings. The Ravens would like to drop a bunch of points on the Jets early in the game, so Lamar Jackson can hit the sidelines later and rest for the playoffs.
They don’t want to risk any injuries, and TE Mark Andrews, who scored seven touchdowns this season, suffered a minor knee injury last week. Hereof, building a large lead in the first half is the only way to go for the Ravens who are well aware of that.