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Best bets for Jets-Ravens

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The 2019 NFL season is reaching the stretch run, and we're here with a betting preview for Thursday night's game between the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens are looking to continue their quest for the No. 1 seed in the AFC, while the Jets just need a victory.

ESPN betting analyst Joe Fortenbaugh and fantasy's Mike Clay combine to offer their best bets for the matchup.

Note: Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook, unless otherwise noted. Odds as of Wednesday.

New York Jets at Baltimore Ravens (-15.5, 45.5)

Sam Darnold over 20.5 completions (-110)

Clay: Darnold is averaging 21.6 completions per game this season and has been below 19 only once (Week 7 vs. New England). New York has called a balanced offense since Darnold's return from mononucleosis, and game script figures to call for a lot of passing in a road game in which the Jets are 14.5-point underdogs. The Jets are averaging 34 dropbacks in wins and 39 in losses this season.