Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/20/2018
Monday, August 20, 2018
Lucas Oil Stadium
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Lucas Oil Stadium is the venue for the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, August 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 37. The Colts were 8-8-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 6-10-0. The Ravens were 8-7-1 ATS and their over/under record was 9-7-0.
Valuable Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Baltimore Ravens were 8-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts were 6-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Indianapolis Colts were 8-8-0 against the spread last year
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
08/03/18 CB Jaylen Hill Knee is "?" Sunday vs Buffalo
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
08/03/18 LB Anthony Walker Jr. Groin is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
07/25/18 QB Andrew Luck Shoulder is upgraded to probable Week #1 Sunday vs Cincinnati
06/29/18 RB Robert Turbin Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/4 vs New England)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens ran for 1,856 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 11th in the league. They ran 460 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Ravens were penalized on offense 91 times for 749 yards last season, which had them 29th in the NFL in penalties. They were 9th in the National Football League in points scored with 395. They ran 1,054 plays last year for 4,886 yards, which ranked them 27th in the NFL in total offense. The Ravens averaged 4.6 yards per play, which was 31st in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 311 1st downs last season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Joe Flacco completed 352 throws while attempting 549 passes for a completion percentage of 64.1% last year. He passed for 3,141 yards. He averaged 8.9 yards per completion and 5.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 80.4.
The Ravens rush defense gave up 435 attempts for 1,780 yards last season, putting them in 15th place in the NFL against the run. They had 96 penalties for 807 yards on defense last year. That placed them 2nd in the league. They allowed a score on 29.7% of possessions on defense, which was 5th in the NFL. Baltimore was 6th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 303. They gave up a total of 5,201 yards on D, which was 12th in the league. The Ravens were 6th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense allowed 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 3rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 333 throws on 569 attempts against the Baltimore Ravens defense last season, ranking them 14th and 26th in the league. The Baltimore pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,421 yards in the air, which was 10th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Baltimore Ravens tried 37 field goals last season and made 34, which was 7th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 91.9%. Baltimore Ravens kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,765 yards on 85 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt. That ranked them 21st in the NFL in punting average. Baltimore was 19th in the NFL in punt returns with 32 last year. They totaled 322 punt return yards and averaged 10.1 yards per return, which was 5th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 77 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 936 yards on special teams, placing them 5th in kick return yardage. The Ravens averaged 27.5 yards per kick return and had a long of 96 yards last season. They were 19th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,349.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts were 30th in the NFL in points scored with 263 last season. They ran 993 plays last year for 4,553 yards, which ranked them 31st in the league in total offense. The Colts averaged 4.6 yards per play, which was 32nd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 267 1st downs last year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indianapolis ran for 1,661 yards as a team, which ranked 22nd in the NFL. They ran 451 times last year, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colts were penalized on offense 92 times for 779 yards last season, which had them 27th in the league in penalties.
Indianapolis was 30th in the league in points allowed on defense with 404 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,873 yards on D, which was 30th in the NFL. The Colts were ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense gave up 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 31st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 320 passes on 513 attempts against the Indianapolis defense last season, placing them 5th and 5th in the National Football League. The Indianapolis Colts pass defense also gave up a total of 3,946 yards through the air, which was 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 488 attempts for 1,927 yards last year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. The Colts committed 102 penalties for 822 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 5th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 39.7% of possessions on defense, which was 30th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Indianapolis was ranked 26th in the league in punt returns last season with 27. They accumulated 162 punt return yards and averaged 6 yards per return, which was 28th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 30 yards. They returned 28 kicks for 590 yards on special teams, ranking 25th in kick return yardage. The Colts averaged 21.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 60 yards last year. They were 32nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,639. The Indianapolis Colts attempted 34 field goals last season and made 29, which was 15th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 85.3%. Indianapolis kickers made 92% of their extra points, going 22 for 24 last year. Their punters totaled 3,765 yards on 85 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt. That placed them 22nd in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Colts +2
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