Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/30/2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
M&T Bank Stadium
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The Baltimore Ravens host the Washington Redskins at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Baltimore as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 36. The Ravens had an over/under record of 9-7-0 and they were 8-7-1 against the spread last year. The Redskins had an ATS record of 7-9-0 while their over/under record was 8-8-0.
Valuable Washington Redskins Betting Trends
The Washington Redskins were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The Washington Redskins were 7-9-0 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 Washington Redskins Injuries
08/17/18 RB Samaje Perine Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
08/15/18 WR Robert Davis Knee IR
08/11/18 TE Manasseh Garner ACL IR
08/11/18 RB Derrius Guice ACL IR
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
08/24/18 TE Hayden Hurst Foot is out indefinitely
08/21/18 CB Jimmy Smith Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/7 vs Cleveland).
08/03/18 CB Jaylen Hill Knee is questionable Sunday vs Buffalo
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington Redskins ran for 1,448 yards as a team last year, which ranked 28th in the NFL. They ran 401 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Redskins were penalized on offense 92 times for 733 yards last season, which had them 28th in the league in penalties. They were 16th in the NFL in points scored with 342. They ran 982 plays last season for 5,199 yards, which ranked them 16th in the league in total offense. The Redskins averaged 5.3 yards per play, which was 15th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 278 1st downs last year, placing them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Alex Smith averaged 8 yards per pass attempt and 11.9 yards per completion last season. He completed 341 passes on 505 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.5%. His quarterback rating last season was 104.7. He threw for 4,042 yards.
The Redskins rush defense allowed 472 attempts for 2,146 yards last year, putting them in 32nd place in the league against the run. Washington committed 100 penalties for 887 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 14th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.9% of possessions on defense, which was 20th in the league. They were 28th in the league in points allowed on defense with 388. They surrendered a total of 5,566 yards on D, which was 21st in the NFL. The Redskins were ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense gave up 6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 15th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 306 passes on 531 attempts against the Washington Redskins defense last season, placing them 4th and 12th in the National Football League. The Washington pass defense also gave up a total of 3,420 yards through the air, which was 9th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Washington Redskins attempted 28 field goals last season and made 24, which was 21st in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 85.7%. Washington Redskins kickers made 92% of their extra points, going 36 for 39 last year. Their punters totaled 3,797 yards on 83 punts, averaging 45.7 yards per punt. That placed them 13th in the NFL in punting average. Washington was ranked 23rd in the league in punt returns last season with 29. They accumulated 178 punt return yards and averaged 6.1 yards per return, which was 27th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 29 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 673 yards on special teams, ranking 15th in kick return yardage. The Redskins averaged 19.8 yards per kick return and had a long of 35 yards last year. They were 17th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,392.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens were 9th in the National Football League in points scored with 395 last year. They ran 1,054 plays 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. On the ground Baltimore ran for 1,856 yards as a unit, 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 year, which had them 29th in the NFL in penalties. Joe Flacco passed for 3,141 yards last year. He completed 352 throws while attempting 549 passes for a completion percentage of 64.1%. His quarterback rating last season was 80.4. He averaged 8.9 yards per completion and 5.7 yards per pass attempt.
Baltimore was 6th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year 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 defense last season, ranking them 14th and 26th in the league. The Baltimore Ravens pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,421 yards in the air, which was 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 435 attempts for 1,780 yards last season, putting them in 15th place in the NFL against the run. The Ravens 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.
Special Teams Stats
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. 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 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.
Who will win tonight's Redskins/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Redskins +1.5
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