This article is part of our 2020 NFL Breakout Watch series.
Los Angeles Chargers +3.0 (-120) at Baltimore Ravens
Nice number at WynnBet, as the Chargers are +2.5 at most other sportsbooks. It's also a nice spot for the Chargers, who rank third in the league in passing yards and passing attempts, and face a Ravens defense that has allowed the fifth-most passing yards. On the other side, the Ravens have fared well in the running game (ranking fourth in total rushing yards), which, of course, is where the Chargers are most vulnerable. This seems to indicate that the game might be a back-and-forth affair, but it's certainly preferable to be taking points in these situations (rather than laying them). Also, the Ravens may not capitalize as much on their running game if they're playing from behind, of which there's definitely a good chance. The Ravens are also coming off a short week after playing the Colts on Monday Night (and interesting to note the passing game success of Jonathan Taylor in that game, with Austin Ekeler rating as one of the best pass-catching backs in the league). Mainly, I just think the Chargers are the better team, and I'm happy to be getting a field goal with them. FWIW, I also think the Chargers look good in teasers (perhaps with the Chiefs or Rams).
Cincinnati Bengals -3.5 (-110) at Detroit Lions
Back on the Bengals this week, for the same reason I liked them last week — their explosive passing game vs. a vulnerable pass defense. Interestingly, the Lions