Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens Week 15 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/16/2018
Sunday, December 16, 2018
M&T Bank Stadium
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M&T Bank Stadium is the venue for the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, December 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore as 6 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5.
The Ravens are 7-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-7-0. The Buccaneers are 5-7-1 ATS and their over/under record is 8-5-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 8-5-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 5-7-1 against the spread
Important Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Ravens are 7-6-0 against the spread
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
12/09/18 CB Carlton Davis Knee is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
12/09/18 S Isaiah Johnson Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
12/09/18 S Justin Evans Toe is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
12/05/18 WR DeSean Jackson Thumb is out indefinitely
11/20/18 TE O.J. Howard Ankle IR
11/14/18 OL Evan Smith Hip IR
11/14/18 RB Shaun Wilson Shoulder IR
10/22/18 LB Jack Cichy ACL IR
10/22/18 LB Kwon Alexander ACL IR
09/26/18 S Chris Conte Knee IR
09/12/18 CB Vernon Hargreaves Shoulder IR
09/06/18 LB Kendell Beckwith Ankle is out indefinitely
09/04/18 LB Devante Bond Foot IR
09/04/18 DT Mitch Unrein Concussion IR
09/04/18 LB Riley Bullough Foot IR
09/04/18 WR Sergio Bailey Ankle IR
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
12/09/18 G Alex Lewis Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/09/18 QB Joe Flacco Hip is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/09/18 LB Tim Williams Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/09/18 S Tony Jefferson Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/01/18 RB Alex Collins Foot IR
10/24/18 DT Willie Henry Hernia IR
09/17/18 CB Maurice Canady Thigh IR
09/06/18 CB Jaylen Hill Knee is out indefinitely
09/04/18 T Greg Senat Foot IR
09/04/18 WR Jaleel Scott Hamstring IR
09/03/18 CB Bennett Jackson Undisclosed IR
09/03/18 S DeShon Elliott Forearm IR
09/03/18 CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste Forearm IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have run for 1,283 yards as a unit, which ranks 27th in the league. They've run 324 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 99 times for 815 yards so far this year, which has them 19th in the NFL in penalties. They are 18th in the National Football League in points scored with 332. They have run 877 plays this year for 5,591 yards, which ranks them 9th in the NFL in total offense. The Buccaneers average 6.4 yards per play, which is 8th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 327 1st downs this season, ranking them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. Jameis Winston has completed 175 throws while attempting 270 passes for a completion percentage of 64.8%. He has passed for 2,154 yards this year. He averages 12.3 yards per completion and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 88.1.
The Buccaneers rush defense has given up 323 attempts for 1,552 yards this season, putting them in 23rd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 100 penalties for 934 yards on defense this year. That places them 21st in the league. They've allowed a score on 39.7% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the NFL. Tampa Bay is 24th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 383. They have given up a total of 5,043 yards on D, which is 32nd in the league. The Buccaneers are 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Their pass defense has allowed 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 32nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 321 throws on 441 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 14th in the league. The Tampa Bay pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,491 yards in the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tried 20 field goals this season and made 14, which is 19th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 70.0%. Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 36 for 40 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,100 yards on 48 punts, averaging 43.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 29th in the NFL in punting average. Tampa Bay is 32nd in the NFL in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 142 punt return yards and are averaging 6.2 yards per return, which is 6th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 381 yards on special teams, placing them 31st in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers average 17.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this season. They are 14th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,326.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens are 9th in the NFL in points scored with 321. They have run 928 plays this season for 4,805 yards, which ranks them 27th in the league in total offense. The Ravens average 5.2 yards per play, which is 31st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 304 1st downs this year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baltimore has run for 1,748 yards as a team, which ranks 11th in the NFL. They've run 415 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ravens have been penalized on offense 94 times for 765 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. Lamar Jackson has thrown for 687 yards this season. He has completed 59 passes on 101 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 79.9. He averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 11.6 yards per completion.
Baltimore is 6th in the league in points allowed on defense with 241. They have surrendered a total of 3,821 yards on D, which is 12th in the NFL. The Ravens are ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has given up 5.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 3rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 278 passes on 473 attempts against the Baltimore defense this season, placing them 14th and 26th in the National Football League. The Ravens pass defense has also given up a total of 2,680 yards through the air, which is 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 303 attempts for 1,141 yards this year, putting them in 15th place in the league against the run. The Baltimore Ravens have committed 95 penalties for 855 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 2nd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 29.7% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Baltimore is ranked 19th in the league in punt returns with 32. They've accumulated 387 punt return yards and average 12.1 yards per return, which is 5th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 70 yards. They have returned 23 kicks for 523 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Ravens average 22.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this year. They are 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,852. The Baltimore Ravens have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 26, which is 7th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92.9%. Baltimore kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,370 yards on 51 punts, averaging 46.5 yards per punt. That places them 21st in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Ravens -6
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