Ravens’ Jackson to miss 3rd straight game

Ravens’ Jackson to miss 3rd straight game

The Baltimore Ravens (9-5 straight up, 8-6 against the spread) will be without star quarterback Lamar Jackson for a third consecutive game Saturday when they host Atlanta. The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner is recovering from a PCL sprain in his left knee that was sustained in Week 13.

Therefore, backup QB Tyler Huntley will get his third start of the season. Although Huntley is still officially listed as ‘questionable’ due to a shoulder issue, he’s reportedly on track to play.

As of Friday afternoon, most books had the Ravens installed as a 6.5-point home favorite with a total of 34.5. The Falcons were +240 on the money line.

Baltimore has won four of its six home games, but it owns an abysmal 0-5-1 spread record at M&T Bank Stadium. Atlanta has a 5-1 ATS record in six games when listed as an underdog of 5.5 points or more this season.

In 12 games, Jackson has completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 2,242 yards with a 17/7 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He also has 695 rushing yards, five TDs and a 4.7 yards-per-carry average.

Huntley replaced the injured Jackson in a 10-9 home win over Denver on Dec. 4. He completed 27-of-32 throws for 187 yards against the Broncos, but he threw an interception. Huntley had 41 rushing yards and one TD on 10 attempts.

In a 16-14 win at Pittsburgh two weeks ago, the third-year signal caller out of Utah connected on 8-of-12 passes for 88 yards. He had 31 rushing yards on nine carries.

Huntley struggled in last week’s 13-3 loss at Cleveland. He completed 17-of-30 passes for 138 yards and one interception.

Huntley has played in 13 career games, completing 66.3 percent of his throws for 1,509 yards with a 3/6 TD-INT ratio. He has 404 career rushing yards, three TDs and a 4.9 YPC average.

In addition to Jackson, Baltimore will also be without DT Calais Campbell (knee), CB Marcus Peters (calf) and WR Devin Duvernay (foot).

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