San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens prediction and betting tips (December 25)
Monday Night Football presents a unique Christmas Day spectacle, showcasing a highly anticipated showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. The excitement for this game is intensified as both teams are in top form, promising a thrilling encounter on the holiday.
Both teams have successfully secured playoff berths. Baltimore currently holds the AFC’s number one seed, sitting a game ahead of Miami. Meanwhile, San Francisco leads Dallas, Detroit, and Philadelphia at 10-4 by a single game. The 49ers have won their last six games in a row, showcasing an impressive streak of form. Meanwhile, the Ravens have also enjoyed success, securing victory in their last four consecutive games. Baltimore boasts a perfect 4-0 record this season against NFC opponents. In their recent games, the Ravens emerged victorious on Sunday Night Football against the Jaguars, winning as 4-point road favorites with a 23-7 scoreline. Similarly, the 49ers exhibited dominance by defeating the Cardinals 45-29 in Arizona, covering the spread as 13.5-point favorites.
The match is scheduled to start at 20:15 ET on Monday, 25 December 2023. The game time by GMT is 01:15 a.m. GMT on Tuesday, December 26. The match venue is Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California.
Betting tips and match predictions for the San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens (December 25) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.
San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens latest odds on betting sites
The San Francisco 49ers’ moneyline odds are priced at 1.40 (-250 American), while the Baltimore Ravens’ moneyline odds are priced at 2.15 (215).
Over 47.0 points: 2.02 (102)
Under 47.0 points: 1.91 (-110)
San Francisco 49ers -5.5: 1.91 (-110)
Baltimore Ravens +5.5: 2.00 (100)
San Francisco 49ers vs Baltimore Ravens match preview and statistics
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco dominated their latest match against the Arizona Cardinals, triumphing with an impressive 45-29 victory. Brock Purdy showcased his prowess by maintaining his strong bid for the MVP title, delivering four touchdown passes and zero interceptions. His precise performance made him complete 16 out of 25 passes for 242 yards.
Christian McCaffrey continued to display his consistent excellence, rushing for 115 yards on 18 carries, scoring a touchdown, and leading the receiving corps with five catches for 72 yards and two receiving touchdowns. Deebo contributed significantly to the team’s success by securing two touchdown passes, further bolstering the offense.
On the defensive front, Fred Warner spearheaded the charge with eight impressive tackles and one tackle assist. His impactful play also included a half sack, while Javon Kinlaw and Nick Bosa each secured a sack, fortifying the team’s defensive efforts. Chavarius Ward culminated the stellar defensive showcase with two interceptions, adding the final flourish to San Francisco’s triumph.
The San Francisco 49ers team news: Running back Elijah Mitchell, wide receiver Jajuan Jennings, defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, and defensive ends Arik Armstead and Clelin Ferrell are listed as questionable for the game.
In their recent clash, the Ravens showcased formidable defensive prowess, securing a convincing 23-7 triumph over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Although Lamar Jackson’s performance wasn’t at its peak, he managed to steer the team effectively, completing 14 out of 24 passes for 171 yards. Alongside a touchdown pass and an interception, Jackson exhibited his dynamic skillset by rushing for an impressive 97 yards over 12 carries.
Contributing to the ground game, Keaton Mitchell made significant strides with 73 yards gained from nine carries. Mitchell’s season was abruptly cut short due to an ACL tear sustained during the game. Gus Edwards, however, bolstered the rushing attack with 58 yards on 16 carries, including a vital touchdown.
Isaiah Likely emerged as a key playmaker in the receiving department, amassing five receptions for 70 yards, culminating in a crucial touchdown. Kyle Hamilton stood out on the defensive front with an impressive tally of six tackles, while Justin Madubuike showcased his defensive prowess with a pivotal sack during the matchup.
The Baltimore Ravens team news: Offensive Tackle Ronnie Staley and cornerbacks Jalyn Armour-Davis and Arthur Maulet are listed as questionable for the game while running backs JK Dobbins, Keaton Mitchell, tight end Mark Andrews, and linebacker David Ojabo are out for the game.
49ers vs Ravens H2H
The 49ers and Ravens have played seven games against each other, counting the regular season and playoffs. The 49ers have won only twice, while the Ravens have dominated this fixture with five wins out of seven. The Ravens won the previous encounter 20-17.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Buffalo Bills key players
Brock Purdy: The 49ers’ quarterback, Brock Purdy, has been a revelation this season. He ranks second in the NFL for total passing yards this season, boasting an impressive 3,795 yards, averaging 271.1 yards per game. His touchdown-to-interception ratio stands at an impressive 29-7. Purdy is currently the frontrunner for the league MVP title.
Lamar Jackson Jackson might not have incredible passing numbers, but he’s a tremendous ball carrier, and that’s one of the keys to the Ravens’ success this season. He leads his team in rushing with an average of 52.9 yards per game. Impressively, Jackson holds the second-best odds of clinching the MVP title.
Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers predictions
The 49ers are the team to beat this season, yet the Ravens stand out, ranking 4th in scoring offense and 1st in scoring defense, establishing their formidable presence. Baltimore’s linebackers showcase exceptional coverage across the field, presenting a key advantage against the 49er’s West Coast offense.
Highlighted by the league’s leading scoring defense, Baltimore emerges as a formidable force capable of halting the 49ers’ momentum. Acknowledging the fallibility of the 49ers, our support leans towards the Ravens as they embrace the underdog status, potentially covering the spread against their opponents.
Predictions for the game are the Ravens will cover the spread and be under 47.0 points.
Betting prediction: Baltimore Ravens +5.5
Odds: 2.00 (100 American)
Betting prediction: Under 47.0 points
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American)