49ers vs. Ravens: Betting odds, weather, injuries and stopping Lamar Jackson

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens scores a first quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium on November 3, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 03: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens scores a first quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots at M&T Bank Stadium on November 3, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

With the San Francisco 49ers visiting the red-hot Baltimore Ravens in Week 13, Niner Noise dishes out the latest betting odds, weather, injuries and some other key game tidbits for the bout.

The San Francisco 49ers are a third of the way through what many consider to be the tough gauntlet of games against elite-level competition this late in 2019, having easily dispatched the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football in Week 12.

Now, the Niners travel east to take on the 9-2 Baltimore Ravens, who also just enjoyed a prime-time blowout of the Los Angeles Rams last week on Monday Night Football.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is beginning to separate himself in the MVP discussion, while the Ravens offense has averaged 43 points over the last four weeks.

Needless to say, even the No. 2 ranked San Francisco will have its hands full in this contest.

The 49ers are still holding onto the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff race. But there are a number of teams, including the Packers, who are bunched up behind the Niners in the standings. A loss in Baltimore, and depending what happens around the league in Week 13, could significantly alter San Francisco’s playoff outlook.

49ers vs. Ravens: Betting Odds and Lines

It’s crazy to think the Niners enter this contest as an underdog, being 10-1 and all, but that’s the case. And in doing so, it marks the first time such a team has been listed as such for the first time in a decade.

San Francisco sits as a 5.5-point underdog, according to the Action Network with the moneyline being plus-215 for the 49ers, minus-265 for the Ravens.

The over/under is set at 46.5.

Week 13 Weather Predictions

It might not be freezing in Baltimore for this contest, but conditions aren’t going to be totally favorable, either.

The projected forecast calls for a temperature of 41 degrees with an 84 percent chance of showers. Winds will be southeasterly at nine miles per hour.

Good thing Northern California is going through a bit of a rain storm, somewhat assisting the 49ers in their practice preparations for Sunday’s bout.

For Niners fans in the greater Baltimore area, there are seats available on StubHub.

49ers Key Injuries

San Francisco has dealt with some notable injuries for much of the season, and that won’t be something the team shakes ahead of Week 13.

Wide receiver Dante Pettis suffered a knee injury in practice this week and hasn’t taken the field since, making his status for the game in doubt. Wide receivers Deebo Samuel (shoulder) and Emmanuel Sanders (ribs) were both limited.

EDGE Dee Ford, who missed Week 12 against the Packers with a hamstring injury, also hasn’t practice. It’s likely he’ll be ruled out for the contest.

On the positive side, left tackle Joe Staley (finger), running back Matt Breida (ankle) and kicker Robbie Gould (quad) were all able to practice, Staley and Breida being limited.

Ravens Key Injuries

Baltimore lost veteran starting center Matt Skura to a season-ending knee injury, and he’ll be replaced by undrafted rookie Patrick Mekari. Starting tackle Orlando Brown Jr. also missed practice with an illness, while EDGE Matthew Judon is questionable with an ankle injury.

Running back Mark Ingram, who racked up 111 rush yards in Los Angeles and two touchdowns, also missed practice with an ankle injury.

Stopping Lamar Jackson

Jackson is well on his way to securing MVP accolades this season. And for anyone doubting that, his five passing touchdowns against the Rams, along with his 95 rush yards, only serve to illustrate just how potent he can be with the ball in his hands.

On the season, Jackson is 66.9 percent of his touchdowns and has a league-leading 24 touchdown passes against only five interceptions, all for a passer rating of 111.4. He’s also averaging an astounding 7.1 yards per rush, never being afraid to take off even between the tackles.

The 49ers had some difficulty with mobile quarterbacks already this season, namely the Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray (twice) and the Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson. True, the Niners still own the No. 1 pass defense in the league entering Week 13. But Murray and Wilson’s ability to extend plays and evade pressure within the pocket were something with which San Francisco had trouble.

Jackson can do even more.

Perhaps the key for the 49ers will be forcing Jackson to play from behind, meaning getting out to an early lead might be the only way the Niners can force an upset on the road in Week 13.

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The 49ers and Ravens kick off on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. ET from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.