Aaron Rodgers’ Odds Influenced By Ravens’ Inept Defense

  • Aaron Rodgers has -114 odds to pass for more than 270.5 yards against the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Rodgers has not gone below that number since a Week 8 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
  • The Ravens have given up over 20% more passing yards than the Cardinals.

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Ravens have a reputation as a dangerous defense, especially against teams that enjoy running the ball. They’re fresh off of two amazing games against Nick Chubb of the Cleveland Browns, keeping him out of the end zone in both contests.

However, they’re set to face off against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and the Packers offense revolves around Aaron Rodgers, one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the league.

The Ravens are not nearly so potent against the pass - they’re giving up the second-most passing yards to opposing QBs in the entire NFL.

For this reason, Aaron Rodgers having a high O/U line for passing yards is not particularly surprising.

Aaron Rodgers Passing Yards O/U Odds

  • Over 270.5 -114
  • Under 270.5 -114

Rodgers is averaging 268.3 pass yards per game this season, and given how close that is to 270, one must wonder if how bad the Ravens defense is against the pass has been taken into account by the NFL sportsbooks.

The last time Rodgers was held under 270.5 passing yards was Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals, who give up the fourth least passing yards in the entire league. Given that the Ravens are not only worse than the Cardinals, but among the worst teams in the league in this stat, one could be forgiven for laying a wager on Rodgers’ passing yards over.

However, the unique composition of the Ravens’ defense shines through in other ways related to Rodgers’ prop betting odds.

Aaron Rodgers is known as a QB who can move out of the pocket on occasion, but the Ravens are giving up the absolute least rushing yards to quarterbacks in the entire league.

Rodgers is also suffering from turf toe, a situation that has rendered him without rushing attempts in his last two games - and forced him to air the ball out.

Perhaps in deference to this, at the time of writing, both Bovada and DraftKings have pulled all props on Aaron Rodgers’ rushing yards. However, this wrinkle is one that online gambling fans should be aware of should those props return by game time.

The Green Bay Packers take on the Baltimore Ravens at 4:25 p.m. EST on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on FOX and NFL Network.