Los Angeles Rams at Baltimore Ravens Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/9/2018
Thursday, August 9, 2018
M&T Bank Stadium
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M&T Bank Stadium is the venue for the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, August 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 36. The Ravens were 8-7-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 9-7-0. The Rams were 9-8-0 ATS and their over/under record was 11-6-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams were 11-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Rams were 9-8-0 against the spread last year
Important 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
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
07/07/18 G Jamon Brown Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 9/23 vs LA Chargers)
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams ran for 1,953 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 8th in the league. They ran 454 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams were penalized on offense 107 times for 922 yards last season, which had them 16th in the NFL in penalties. They were 1st in the National Football League in points scored with 478. They ran 1,000 plays last year for 5,784 yards, which ranked them 10th in the NFL in total offense. The Rams averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 7th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 311 1st downs last season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff completed 296 throws while attempting 477 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1% last year. He passed for 3,804 yards. He averaged 12.9 yards per completion and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 100.5.
The Rams rush defense gave up 417 attempts for 1,959 yards last season, putting them in 28th place in the NFL against the run. They had 102 penalties for 808 yards on defense last year. That placed them 3rd in the league. They allowed a score on 30.6% of possessions on defense, which was 8th in the NFL. Los Angeles was 12th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 329. They gave up a total of 5,434 yards on D, which was 19th in the league. The Rams were 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 11th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 324 throws on 555 attempts against the Los Angeles Rams defense last season, ranking them 8th and 20th in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,475 yards in the air, which was 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams tried 43 field goals last season and made 40, which was 2nd in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 93.0%. Los Angeles Rams kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 48 for 51 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,113 yards on 65 punts, averaging 47.9 yards per punt. That ranked them 4th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles was 2nd in the NFL in punt returns with 45 last year. They totaled 458 punt return yards and averaged 10.2 yards per return, which was 4th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 53 yards. They returned 40 kicks for 1,001 yards on special teams, placing them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Rams averaged 25 yards per kick return and had a long of 103 yards last season. They were 3rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,435.
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 defense last season, placing them 14th and 26th in the National Football League. The Baltimore Ravens 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 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.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ravens -2
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