Golden Globe Awards 2019

“The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2019” (5 p.m. PT, Sunday, NBC; re-airs at 8 p.m.):It might not be Hollywood’s most prestigious trophy bash, but this celebration of the year’s best movies and TV shows tends to be the most fun. Why? Because booze flows freely and the stars are usually in a chill-out kind of mood, which leads to entertaining speeches and off-the-cuff hilarity. Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg team up to host the event.

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How to watch the Golden Globe Awards 2019 Let’s be honest, the Golden Globe Awards are not the most interesting. However, with so much going on lately, there will surely be a few surprises in store tonight, and we’ll be wanting to watch it live! Because, nothing is worse than missing out and finding out about something the following day online. Also, now that the holidays have wrapped up, what else is there to do on a Sunday night?

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Hosting the ceremony  are Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, so that’s already pretty interesting. The duo are proving to be a lot of fun already from the promotional videos released (you can watch them below).

Start by tuning in to E! News (you can even do this with the E! network app on your phone) at 6 p.m. to watch the red carpet coverage. If you don’t care to watch until the ceremony begins, wait until 8 p.m. (who needs two hours of red carpet coverage, anyway?) and tune in to NBC.

Where to watch: NBC online | The NBC app | Hulu | YouTube TV
What time: 6 p.m. for red carpet interviews, 8 p.m. for the Golden Globes
Who is hosting: Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh
Why you should watch: Nobody likes missing out, am I right? 

How many awards will Vice take home? The movie has been nominated for six, leading in the movies categories. The nominations include Best Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in Comedy or Musical (Christian Bale).

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born! That movie gave audiences a lot to chat about, will it be a huge winner tonight? Some of the nominations the movie received include Best Drama Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Motion Picture (Lady Gaga) and Actor in A Drama Motion Picture (Bradley Cooper).

Who isn’t cheering for Black Panther? I know Hidden Remote sure is! This is the first solo superhero film to receive a nod for Best Drama Motion Picture.

Finally, there’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which received four nominations: Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series (Penelope Cruz), Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series (Edgar Ramirez), Mini-Series or TV Film, and Actor in a Mini-Series (Darren Criss).

Golden Globe Awards

How to watch the Golden Globe Awards 2019 Let’s be honest, the Golden Globe Awards are not the most interesting. However, with so much going on lately, there will surely be a few surprises in store tonight, and we’ll be wanting to watch it live! Because, nothing is worse than missing out and finding out about something the following day online. Also, now that the holidays have wrapped up, what else is there to do on a Sunday night?

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Hosting the ceremony  are Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh, so that’s already pretty interesting. The duo are proving to be a lot of fun already from the promotional videos released (you can watch them below).

Start by tuning in to E! News (you can even do this with the E! network app on your phone) at 6 p.m. to watch the red carpet coverage. If you don’t care to watch until the ceremony begins, wait until 8 p.m. (who needs two hours of red carpet coverage, anyway?) and tune in to NBC.

Where to watch: NBC online | The NBC app | Hulu | YouTube TV
What time: 6 p.m. for red carpet interviews, 8 p.m. for the Golden Globes
Who is hosting: Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh
Why you should watch: Nobody likes missing out, am I right? 

How many awards will Vice take home? The movie has been nominated for six, leading in the movies categories. The nominations include Best Motion Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in Comedy or Musical (Christian Bale).

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born! That movie gave audiences a lot to chat about, will it be a huge winner tonight? Some of the nominations the movie received include Best Drama Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Motion Picture (Lady Gaga) and Actor in A Drama Motion Picture (Bradley Cooper).

Who isn’t cheering for Black Panther? I know Hidden Remote sure is! This is the first solo superhero film to receive a nod for Best Drama Motion Picture.

Finally, there’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, which received four nominations: Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series (Penelope Cruz), Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series (Edgar Ramirez), Mini-Series or TV Film, and Actor in a Mini-Series (Darren Criss).

Ravens Football

Ravens Football AFC Wild Card: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch The Baltimore Ravens (10-6) are where they want to be. As AFC North champions, they’ve earned the right to host a playoff game.

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Their reward? Facing the 12-4 Chargers, who just saw this Ravens offense up close two weeks ago.

The Ravens can look at this matchup favorably or negatively, depending on what factors are considered important. If you value a team showing what they can do already, then you probably prefer Baltimore, who dominated the Chargers en route to a 22-10 road victory on short rest in Week 16.

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There’s something to be said for the Chargers now having experienced this Ravens offense. It won’t catch them by surprise. Plus, the Chargers have actually been much better on the road this season, going 7-1 away from their “home” stadium.

The Ravens are 3-1 all-time against the Chargers in Baltimore, and overall under John Harbaugh they’re 4-2.

In the Wild Card Round since 2008, the beginning of the John Harbaugh Era, the Ravens are undefeated at 5-0.

Baltimore is still surprisingly healthy, which played a key role in capturing their first AFC North title since 2012. Both sides should have most of their key contributors available come Sunday.

One of the keys to the Ravens’ nice run to end the regular season was their unique style of offense. Most offenses in 2018 average around 65% of their plays through the air, and 35% on the ground. In Baltimore, that number is flipped. Ever since Lamar Jackson entered the starting lineup for the Ravens, a run-heavy approach has followed.

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It’s not just the commitment to the ground game, but how they’ve gone about it, that’s impressed. The Ravens use all sorts of misdirection and run-pass options to keep the defense guessing, and then by the time they realize what’s happening, Lamar Jackson is already past them, or Gus Edwards is bowling them over.

The advantage the Ravens have had is in how difficult it is to prepare for a run-heavy attack in a pass-heavy world. The Chargers, in particular, are specifically built to stop passing offenses. But the Ravens don’t pass.

This is why it’s so interesting to see how the rematch goes. It will be the first time in Jackson’s short career that a team will be seeing him for a second time. The Chargers won’t be fooled by the unorthodox formations and style; they just spent 60 minutes trying to defend it in late December.

It’s pretty rare for a rookie quarterback to beat a quality defense twice in the same season, let alone in a rematch coming so quickly. Even just beating a quality defense in the postseason in general is difficult. No rookie quarterback has beaten a defense ranked top 10 in DVOA since Joe Flacco back in 2008. Jackson will have to do something almost unheard of in order for Baltimore to come out on top.

Philip Rivers, the Chargers’ signal-caller, is one of the most prolific quarterbacks of any era. He has had a Hall of Fame-worthy career from every angle except one. He has yet to make a Super Bowl run, and he won’t have many more opportunities as he nears 40.

When it comes to experience, Rivers dwarfs what Jackson can bring to the table. Rivers has been in the league since 2004. Jackson is about to become the youngest starting quarterback in NFL postseason history, with his 22nd birthday on Monday. Rivers has played in an AFC Championship Game before. Jackson, obviously has never played in January.

Their styles of play could hardly be much different, either. In the first meeting between these two teams, Jackson threw for 204 yards, which is currently his career high. Rivers regularly tops 300 passing yards. Jackson just set the single season record for quarterback rushes, a remarkable feat considering he only made seven starts. Rivers is a pure pocket passer who much prefers checkdowns to scrambles.

Rivers struggled mightily against the Ravens in Week 16, throwing for just 181 yards, to go along with two interceptions and no touchdowns for the first time all season. Many of his issues stemmed from the pressure the Ravens were able to get, as he was sacked four times and hit countless others. With his lack of mobility, Rivers relies on a clean pocket more than a quarterback like Jackson, and if the defensive line can show up in a big way again, he could be in for another long afternoon.

Everyone knew the Chargers would have to go on the road as a wild card team if they couldn’t overtake the Kansas City Chiefs, despite their superior record to the Ravens. What has Los Angeles crying foul even more so is the timing of the game. The Chargers, who play on the west coast, are playing the Ravens at 1 p.m. Eastern. Which means their body clocks will be at 10 a.m. for kickoff.

West coast teams notoriously struggle when playing early on the East coast, so the Ravens will hope to jump on the Chargers early as they “wake up” during the first half. This could end up especially crucial when you consider how much the Ravens rely on controlling the tempo of the game.

What the Chargers (and any team facing Baltimore) wants to do more than anything is get off to an early lead, forcing to the Ravens to consider abandoning their extreme run-heavy approach. The truth is, we don’t know exactly how the Ravens would respond to being down two touchdowns early, because it just hasn’t happened in the Lamar Jackson Era.

The early start time could make this less of a concern for the Ravens, Of course, that may just be wishful thinking. As we mentioned earlier, the Chargers have had a ton of success on the road this season, and that includes games on the East coast.

Either way, the Ravens will be in for a tough battle. The Chargers won’t be an easy out, and a betting line of Ravens -3 at home shows that Vegas views these two as essentially even.

If the Ravens can continue to control the time of possession, prevent big plays from the Chargers, and turn Philip Rivers over once or twice, it’s hard to imagine their winning formula failing them now. It’s a balancing act, though, and any one play going the wrong direction could be devastating. Postseason football is finally back in Charm City, and this team certainly doesn’t want to see it end just as soon as it began.

NFC Wild Card Playoff

NFC Wild Card Playoff 2019NFC, AFC Postseason Picture and WildCard Predictions Divisional foes Houston and Indianapolis are facing off for the third time this season Saturday, while Baltimore and the Los Angeles Chargers renew hostilities after their Week 16 clash.

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Seattle and Dallas played in Week 3, which is less of an indicator of how Saturday night’s NFC wildcard game will play out since both teams were still finding their feet at that point of the year.

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Philadelphia and Chicago are the only teams meeting for the first time this season, but by the time they square off at Soldier Field, they’ll be more than familiar with how each other approaches the game.

The Indianapolis Colts are one poor overtime decision away from holding a 2-0 record against the Houston Texans and earning a home playoff game as the No. 3 seed and AFC South champion.

Although they didn’t pick up their second victory until three weeks after losing to Houston at home, the Colts rebounded in the second half of the regular season and reeled off four straight wins to clinch a playoff berth.

Unlike some No. 6 seeds, the Colts won’t be scared in the slightest of going down to NRG Stadium to face the Texans, as they won in Houston in Week 14 by three points.

Andrew Luck is 6-4 in his career against the Texans, and he threw for 399 yards in his latest trip to Houston.

Luck’s found trouble winning on the road in the postseason, as he’s 1-3 with the only win coming against Denver in the divisional round of the 2014 season, but the Colts won in their last two trips to NRG Stadium.

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Houston comes into the wildcard round with a 6-2 home record, as the other defeat came at the hands of the New York Giants in Week 3.

Although their home defeats came at different junctures of the season, the Texans were hurt by the opposing quarterback in both games.

In Week 3, Eli Manning completed 25 of his 29 passes for 297 yards and two touchdowns, while Luck eclipsed that total by 102 yards.

Houston’s powerful defensive line, led by J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney, must get pressure on the quarterback, but their struggles in Week 16 against Philadelphia could come back to haunt them.

Colts coach Frank Reich was the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia a year ago. Since he takes a similar approach to the game, he’ll find ways in his scheme to allow his offensive line to shut down Watt and Clowney, much like the Eagles did at Lincoln Financial Field.

Putting pressure on the quarterback won’t be an issue for Indianapolis, as it faces a Houston offensive line that gave up 62 sacks on Watson.

By controlling the line of scrimmage on defense, the Colts set up Luck and Co. with a short field on a few occasions, which they’ll take advantage of to win in the wildcard round.

AFC Wild Card

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The Ravens can look at this matchup favorably or negatively, depending on what factors are considered important. If you value a team showing what they can do already, then you probably prefer Baltimore, who dominated the Chargers en route to a 22-10 road victory on short rest in Week 16.

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There’s something to be said for the Chargers now having experienced this Ravens offense. It won’t catch them by surprise. Plus, the Chargers have actually been much better on the road this season, going 7-1 away from their “home” stadium.

The Ravens are 3-1 all-time against the Chargers in Baltimore, and overall under John Harbaugh they’re 4-2.

In the Wild Card Round since 2008, the beginning of the John Harbaugh Era, the Ravens are undefeated at 5-0.

Baltimore is still surprisingly healthy, which played a key role in capturing their first AFC North title since 2012. Both sides should have most of their key contributors available come Sunday.

One of the keys to the Ravens’ nice run to end the regular season was their unique style of offense. Most offenses in 2018 average around 65% of their plays through the air, and 35% on the ground. In Baltimore, that number is flipped. Ever since Lamar Jackson entered the starting lineup for the Ravens, a run-heavy approach has followed.

It’s not just the commitment to the ground game, but how they’ve gone about it, that’s impressed. The Ravens use all sorts of misdirection and run-pass options to keep the defense guessing, and then by the time they realize what’s happening, Lamar Jackson is already past them, or Gus Edwards is bowling them over.

The advantage the Ravens have had is in how difficult it is to prepare for a run-heavy attack in a pass-heavy world. The Chargers, in particular, are specifically built to stop passing offenses. But the Ravens don’t pass.

This is why it’s so interesting to see how the rematch goes. It will be the first time in Jackson’s short career that a team will be seeing him for a second time. The Chargers won’t be fooled by the unorthodox formations and style; they just spent 60 minutes trying to defend it in late December.

It’s pretty rare for a rookie quarterback to beat a quality defense twice in the same season, let alone in a rematch coming so quickly. Even just beating a quality defense in the postseason in general is difficult. No rookie quarterback has beaten a defense ranked top 10 in DVOA since Joe Flacco back in 2008. Jackson will have to do something almost unheard of in order for Baltimore to come out on top.

Philip Rivers, the Chargers’ signal-caller, is one of the most prolific quarterbacks of any era. He has had a Hall of Fame-worthy career from every angle except one. He has yet to make a Super Bowl run, and he won’t have many more opportunities as he nears 40.

When it comes to experience, Rivers dwarfs what Jackson can bring to the table. Rivers has been in the league since 2004. Jackson is about to become the youngest starting quarterback in NFL postseason history, with his 22nd birthday on Monday. Rivers has played in an AFC Championship Game before. Jackson, obviously has never played in January.

Their styles of play could hardly be much different, either. In the first meeting between these two teams, Jackson threw for 204 yards, which is currently his career high. Rivers regularly tops 300 passing yards. Jackson just set the single season record for quarterback rushes, a remarkable feat considering he only made seven starts. Rivers is a pure pocket passer who much prefers checkdowns to scrambles.

Rivers struggled mightily against the Ravens in Week 16, throwing for just 181 yards, to go along with two interceptions and no touchdowns for the first time all season. Many of his issues stemmed from the pressure the Ravens were able to get, as he was sacked four times and hit countless others. With his lack of mobility, Rivers relies on a clean pocket more than a quarterback like Jackson, and if the defensive line can show up in a big way again, he could be in for another long afternoon.

Everyone knew the Chargers would have to go on the road as a wild card team if they couldn’t overtake the Kansas City Chiefs, despite their superior record to the Ravens. What has Los Angeles crying foul even more so is the timing of the game. The Chargers, who play on the west coast, are playing the Ravens at 1 p.m. Eastern. Which means their body clocks will be at 10 a.m. for kickoff.

West coast teams notoriously struggle when playing early on the East coast, so the Ravens will hope to jump on the Chargers early as they “wake up” during the first half. This could end up especially crucial when you consider how much the Ravens rely on controlling the tempo of the game.

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What the Chargers (and any team facing Baltimore) wants to do more than anything is get off to an early lead, forcing to the Ravens to consider abandoning their extreme run-heavy approach. The truth is, we don’t know exactly how the Ravens would respond to being down two touchdowns early, because it just hasn’t happened in the Lamar Jackson Era.

The early start time could make this less of a concern for the Ravens, Of course, that may just be wishful thinking. As we mentioned earlier, the Chargers have had a ton of success on the road this season, and that includes games on the East coast.

Either way, the Ravens will be in for a tough battle. The Chargers won’t be an easy out, and a betting line of Ravens -3 at home shows that Vegas views these two as essentially even.

If the Ravens can continue to control the time of possession, prevent big plays from the Chargers, and turn Philip Rivers over once or twice, it’s hard to imagine their winning formula failing them now. It’s a balancing act, though, and any one play going the wrong direction could be devastating. Postseason football is finally back in Charm City, and this team certainly doesn’t want to see it end just as soon as it began.

Eagles vs Bears

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The 2019 NFL Wild Card schedule concludes on Sunday at Soldier Field as the Chicago Bears host the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles for a 4:40 p.m. ET kickoff. It’s a matchup of two incredibly hot teams, as Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has won three games in place of Carson Wentz to sneak into the 2019 NFL Playoffs, while Khalil Mack and the Bears’ defense have guided Chicago to wins in nine of their last 10. The Monsters of the Midway are 6.5-point favorites, with the total at 41.5 in the latest Bears vs. Eagles odds. This will be only the fourth time these two teams have met in the postseason, so before you make your Bears vs. Eagles picks and NFL predictions, be sure to check out the results from SportsLine’s Projection Model.

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The advanced computer model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by NFLPickWatch.com during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.

The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering the wild-card round on a blistering 16-6 run. For the season, it is now 30-15 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 78-49. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now the model has dialed in on Eagles vs. Bears (stream live on fuboTV). We can tell you it’s leaning over, but it has also generated a strong point-spread pick that’s hitting 60 percent of the time. You can only see that over at SportsLine.

The model knows that the Eagles have had their struggles this season, primarily scoring points and defending the pass. However, they’re playing their best football again down the stretch. Philly has covered four of its last five games, including an outright win as a 13-point underdog at Los Angeles against the Rams.

With Foles under center, the Eagles have averaged 420 yards during their three-game winning streak to close out the season. And the Eagles’ defense showed up with its best performance of the year when they needed it, pitching a shutout against the Redskins to propel them into the 2019 NFL Playoffs.

But just because Foles has shined the past month doesn’t mean Philly will stay within the Bears vs. Eagles spread Sunday.

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The Bears have a gigantic home-field advantage in this one, having covered in 16 of their last 21 games at Soldier Field. And you can expect a raucous crowd in Chicago Sunday afternoon as the No. 1 defense in the NFL by a number of metrics looks to clear a major hurdle with the defending Super Bowl champions in town.

Chicago has the No. 1 scoring defense, the No. 1 rushing defense, and the Bears also force the most takeaways in the NFL. That starts with the ability to generate pressure with their front four, and while everybody knows about Khalil Mack’s 12.5 sacks and six forced fumbles, Akiem Hicks is an equally important part of their success. From an interior position, Hicks finished the regular season with 7.5 sacks, 16 quarterback hits and 51 pressures while also being an integral part of Chicago’s aforementioned run defense.

The Bears have made a habit of exceeding oddsmakers’ expectations this season, going 12-4 against the spread. They’re a blistering 7-1 against the spread at home and 9-3 ATS as favorites. This is the fourth-biggest spread Chicago has been asked to cover this season, with the Bears covering as 10-point and seven-point favorites already.

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Golden Globe 2019

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But the awards ceremony actually announced its first set of winners back in November.

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Now, you would be forgiven for not knowing what ‘Miss Golden Globe’ even was. But, you’ll likely know the families from which the Miss Golden Globes have been heralded.

The title goes, traditionally, to one young actress, whose duties after winning will then include handing out awards at the Golden Globe Awards, shuffling drunk winners off the stage and, to be honest, mostly standing around and looking youthful, polished and beautiful.

In the early 1970s, a new rule was laid out, outlining that Miss Golden Globe ‘needed’ to be from the loins of Hollywood royalty.

That meant one, but preferably two, famous actor parents.

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Since then, the position has been filled with various star’s offspring.

Clint Eastwood has had two daughters, from different partners, honoured with the role.

Tippi Hedren’s daughter Melanie Griffith was 1975’s Miss Golden Globe, and her own daughter, Dakota Johnson, was 2006’s.

One must suppose Stella Banderas, Griffith’s younger daughter, is waiting for her invitation.

The Awards ceremony applied some gender equality to the position (not that it’s paid) by letting Michael J Fox’s son, Sam Michael Fox, Lorenzo Lamas’ son, A J Lamas and Freddie Prinze’s son, Freddie Prinze Jr have a go at being Mr Golden Globes.

There have been a handful of Miss Golden Globes who are women of colour, like Jamie Foxx’s daughter, Corinne Foxx, and this year’s Isan Elba – daughter of Idris Elba – but these women of colour are few and far between.

Last year’s celebrity progeny to take the title were the three blonde daughters of Sylvester Stallone – Scarlet, Sistine and Sophia Stallone.

Essentially, we see the same thing, year in, year out; the young, rich and famous-by-default get shimmied into the limelight and along with it, hollywood jobs, big-bucks contracts and worldwide visibility.

Now, putting aside the out-dated and tacky ‘glamourous assistant’ overtones, giving such a useful and visible position to the same, privileged quota of people seems like an ugly hangover from a bygone era.

Apart from this, the awards ceremony does seem to have taken some heed to 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, and last year’s #MeToo blackout.

This year nominations have already broken some diversity records, with four of the ten nominees in two Best Picture categories having non-white directors.

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk were recognised in the Best Picture-Drama category, whilst John M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians has been shortlisted in the Best Picture – Comedy or Drama category.

Unfortunately, true inclusivity is still a long way off, for example none of the directors nominated are women and in the two Best Actress categories, only one women is of colour – Constance Wu.

ULCA’s study,’Hollywood Diversity Report 2019: Five Years Of Progress And Missed Opportunities’ shows that Hollywood, both in front and behind the screen, is still far from diverse. The UCLA study found that: there were 2 males to every 1 female on screen, 7 to 1 directing and 4 to film writing and people of colour accounted for only 13.9 % of the leads in top films – a statistic that has barely changed from last year’s 13.6%.

Considering the majority or writers and directors, or ‘Gatekeepers’ as some call them, are white men, this may not be a surprise.

Chargers vs Ravens

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Wild Card Weekend rolls along on Sunday as the Los Angeles Chargers and Baltimore Ravens kick off at 1:05 p.m. ET from M&T Bank Field in Baltimore. This will be the second time these teams have met in three weeks after Lamar Jackson and a dominant defensive performance led the Ravens to a 22-10 victory in the first matchup. However, Philip Rivers has had weeks to go over film and find areas where the Chargers’ offense can make gains. This time around, Baltimore is a three-point favorite with the total at 41.5 in the latest Ravens vs. Chargers odds. Both teams have nearly identical against the spread records and point differentials this season, so before you lock in any Ravens vs. Chargers picks and NFL predictions, make sure to see what SportsLine’s resident Vegas legend, Micah Roberts, has to say.

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Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sportsbook industry for 20 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos’ book director. Armed with an unmatched network of sources, Roberts is on a 47-36 run on NFL picks and has been especially adept at picking games involving the Chargers and Ravens, going 14-6 on all games involving L.A. and hitting on four of five matchups involving Baltimore. That’s 18-7 overall in NFL picks against the spread, and anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, Roberts is dialed in on Ravens vs. Chargers (stream live on fuboTV). He’s locked in a strong spread pick you can only see at SportsLine.

Roberts knows that since Lamar Jackson took over for the Ravens on Nov. 18, the game plan has been simple: Use Jackson’s athleticism to enhance the run game, control the tempo, and play lights-out defense as they have all season. The formula has worked, as Baltimore finished with wins in six of its last seven while rushing for nearly 230 yards per game and allowing just 18.1 points on average.

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As a passer, Jackson has been asked to throw the ball just 23 times per game since taking over as the starter. However, he also bears the burden of being a primary ball carrier, running an average of 17 times per outing. Baltimore covered with ease against the Chargers already, winning by 12 on the road as a four-point underdog. All told, the Ravens have covered four of their last six.

But just because red-hot Baltimore won by two scores just a few weeks ago doesn’t mean it will cover the Ravens vs. Chargers spread this time around.

For the Chargers, Rivers has been vintage this season, tying a career-high 105.5 passer rating in the regular season while also posting a 68.3 percent completion rate. That’s the second-best mark of his career behind a 69.5 percent season in 2013. And he’s been able to put up those numbers because the Chargers have surrounded him with a solid group of playmakers.

Melvin Gordon and Keenan Allen were both playing through injuries during their first matchup against the Ravens and both players should be much healthier this time around. That should give Rivers more weapons offensively with Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams and Antonio Gates all also making contributions. Considering that Baker Mayfield and the Browns just put up 376 yards through the air by spreading the wealth (five different Cleveland receivers had at least three catches for 45 yards), getting productivity from all those options in the passing game could wind up being the key to Los Angeles covering in this rematch.

We can tell you Roberts is leaning toward the over, but he has uncovered a major x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is and who to back at SportsLine.

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