2. Lamar Jackson over 70.5 rushing yards (-115)
This feels like the lock of the century and I am shocked that the odds are only -115. While 70.5 rushing yards is a lot out of a quarterback, I would have expected the number to either be higher or there to be more juice on the number to intrigue bettors to bet on the 70.5 line.
While I hope the LA Chargers prove me wrong and completely neutralize Lamar Jackson from running the football the fact of the matter is that it probably will not happen. The Chargers have one of the worst run defenses in the league and it is going to be worse in Week 6.
On top of Justin Jones (who has been on the IR), Drue Tranquill will not be playing this in this game. Kenneth Murray is already out of action and the Chargers are forced to turn to Nick Niemann and Amen Ogbongbemiga. While those two have potential, this is a terrible first matchup for them.
I theorized that the Bolts could play Derwin James at linebacker more in this game with Chris Harris Jr. at safety (something he did in Week 1) and Tevaughn Campbell at slot corner. However, that is no longer possible with Nasir Adderley also being ruled out for this game.
Lamar should be able to cross 70 yards and quite frankly, it feels like the discussion should be about whether or not he can hit triple digits in this game.
There is one potential way that this does not hit. The Chargers have struggled against stopping running backs because of the interior defensive line. Things are a bit different with Lamar and if they can get pressure off the ends and have someone like James or Kyzir White spying him up the middle then the Ravens might have to instead rely on Latavius Murray in the running game.
That is possible, but if I had to bet between Jackson and Murray to have a big game I am obviously betting on the 2019 MVP.