Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/25/2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Hard Rock Stadium
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The Baltimore Ravens travel to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42.5. The Ravens had an ATS record of 8-7-1 last season while their over/under record was 9-7-0. The Dolphins had an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they were 5-9-2 against the spread.
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 Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Miami Dolphins were 5-9-2 against the spread last year
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
08/03/18 CB Jaylen Hill Knee is questionable Sunday vs Buffalo
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
08/14/18 WR DeVante Parker Finger is questionable Sunday vs Tennessee
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens were 9th in the NFL in points scored with 395 last season. They ran 1,054 plays last year for 4,886 yards, which ranked them 27th in the league in total offense. The Ravens averaged 4.6 yards per play, which was 31st in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 311 1st downs last year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baltimore ran for 1,856 yards as a team, which ranked 11th in the NFL. They ran 460 times last year, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ravens were penalized on offense 91 times for 749 yards last season, which had them 29th in the league in penalties. Joe Flacco threw for 3,141 yards last season. He completed 352 passes on 549 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.1%. His quarterback rating last year was 80.4. He averaged 5.7 yards per pass attempt and 8.9 yards per completion.
Baltimore was 6th in the league in points allowed on defense with 303 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,201 yards on D, which was 12th in the NFL. The Ravens were ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense gave up 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 3rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 333 passes on 569 attempts against the Baltimore Ravens defense last season, placing them 14th and 26th in the National Football League. The Baltimore pass defense also gave up a total of 3,421 yards through the air, which was 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 435 attempts for 1,780 yards last year, putting them in 15th place in the league against the run. The Ravens committed 96 penalties for 807 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 2nd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 29.7% of possessions on defense, which was 5th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Baltimore was ranked 19th in the league in punt returns last season with 32. They accumulated 322 punt return yards and averaged 10.1 yards per return, which was 5th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 77 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 936 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Ravens averaged 27.5 yards per kick return and had a long of 96 yards last year. They were 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,349. The Baltimore Ravens attempted 37 field goals last season and made 34, which was 7th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 91.9%. Baltimore Ravens kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 last year. Their punters totaled 3,765 yards on 85 punts, averaging 44.3 yards per punt. That placed them 21st in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins ran for 1,388 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 29th in the league. They ran 360 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Dolphins were penalized on offense 137 times for 1,154 yards last season, which had them 2nd in the NFL in penalties. They were 28th in the National Football League in points scored with 281. They ran 995 plays last year for 4,923 yards, which ranked them 25th in the NFL in total offense. The Dolphins averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 22nd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 284 1st downs last season, ranking them 25th overall as an offensive unit.
The Dolphins rush defense gave up 431 attempts for 1,768 yards last season, putting them in 14th place in the NFL against the run. They had 122 penalties for 1,077 yards on defense last year. That placed them 30th in the league. They allowed a score on 36.6% of possessions on defense, which was 23rd in the NFL. Miami was 29th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 393. They gave up a total of 5,371 yards on D, which was 16th in the league. The Dolphins were 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 23rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 339 throws on 528 attempts against the Miami defense last season, ranking them 16th and 9th in the league. The Miami Dolphins pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,603 yards in the air, which was 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Dolphins tried 23 field goals last season and made 21, which was 23rd in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 91.3%. Miami kickers made 90% of their extra points, going 26 for 29 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,695 yards on 83 punts, averaging 44.5 yards per punt. That ranked them 19th in the NFL in punting average. Miami was 9th in the NFL in punt returns with 37 last year. They totaled 271 punt return yards and averaged 7.3 yards per return, which was 20th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 27 yards. They returned 40 kicks for 827 yards on special teams, placing them 7th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins averaged 20.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 37 yards last season. They were 22nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,278.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Dolphins NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ravens +1
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