BALTIMORE RAVENS at MIAMI DOLPHINS
Week 10 kicks off Thursday night as the Baltimore Ravens (6-2 SU, 3-5 ATS) visit the Miami Dolphins (2-7 SU, 3-6 ATS). The Ravens sit atop the AFC North after a thrilling, come-from-behind overtime victory against the Minnesota Vikings. Despite their first-place status, the Ravens have covered in only three of their eight games. They racked up 500 yards of offense Sunday, including 247 on the ground, while running 86 plays compared with 52 for the Vikings. The Dolphins are also off a win, their first since Week 1. Their victory was not as exciting as the Ravens’, as they defeated the Texans 17-9 in a game that featured nine turnovers. Uncertainty at quarterback will face the Dolphins this week, as quarterback Jacoby Brissett played last week for the again-injured Tua Tagovailoa, who has a broken finger. The Ravens are favored by 7.5, and the total is 47.5.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6 SU, 3-5 ATS) will try to duplicate the biggest upset of the season when they visit the Indianapolis Colts (4-5 SU, 6-3 ATS). The Jaguars closed as 16-point underdogs last week against the Bills but won 9-6 in a stunner despite averaging under 4 yards per play. This week they are back as big underdogs. The Colts are favored by 10.5, with the total set at 48. The Colts also won last week, and while the Jaguars’ last game featured zero touchdowns and very little offense, the Colts are coming off a 45-30 victory over the Jets that included over 1,000 total yards. The Colts will have the rest advantage as they last played Thursday and will be one of a few tempting options for those still alive in survivor pools.
CLEVELAND BROWNS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
The Cleveland Browns (5-4 SU and ATS) visit the New England Patriots (5-4 SU and ATS) as both teams try to assert themselves in the AFC playoff race. The Patriots are favored by 1 in a game matching teams sporting identical 5-4 SU and ATS records. The Patriots defeated the Panthers handily last week despite a relatively even output in terms of yardage (273-240). They intercepted Sam Darnold three times, including one for a touchdown. The Browns also had an interception return for a touchdown and gained 7.8 yards per play as they buried the Bengals 41-16. The total is 45, and this game could have major tiebreaker implications for a wild-card spot.