Baltimore at Miami Expert NFL Picks Against the Spread 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Hard Rock Stadium
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The Baltimore Ravens travel to Hard Rock Stadium to take on the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Baltimore as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 37. The Ravens had an ATS record of 8-9-0 last season while their over/under record was 7-10-0. The Dolphins had an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they were 8-8-0 against the spread.
Valuable Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Baltimore Ravens were 7-10-0 against the over/under last season
The Baltimore Ravens were 8-9-0 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 8-8-0 against the spread last year
Key Baltimore Ravens Injuries
08/16/19 CB Tavon Young Neck is out indefinitely
08/09/19 QB Robert Griffin III Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Miami Dolphins Injuries
08/09/19 WR Albert Wilson Hip is questionable Sunday vs Baltimore
08/09/19 LB Mike Hull Knee IR
06/10/19 DT Vincent Taylor Foot is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Baltimore Ravens were 9th in the NFL in points scored with 389 last season. They ran 1,135 plays last year for 5,999 yards, which ranked them 27th in the league in total offense. The Ravens averaged 5.3 yards per play, which was 31st in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 367 1st downs last year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Baltimore ran for 2,441 yards as a team, which ranked 11th in the NFL. They ran 547 times last year, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Ravens were penalized on offense 116 times for 940 yards last season, which had them 29th in the league in penalties. Lamar Jackson threw for 1,201 yards last season. He completed 99 passes on 170 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.2%. His quarterback rating last year was 84.5. He averaged 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 12.1 yards per completion.
Baltimore was 6th in the league in points allowed on defense with 287 last year. They surrendered a total of 4,687 yards on D, which was 12th in the NFL. The Ravens were ranked 6th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense gave up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 3rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 337 passes on 577 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 3,360 yards through the air, which was 10th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 354 attempts for 1,327 yards last year, putting them in 15th place in the league against the run. The Ravens committed 113 penalties for 1017 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 2nd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 29.1% 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 35. They accumulated 404 punt return yards and averaged 11.5 yards per return, which was 5th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 70 yards. They returned 32 kicks for 707 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Ravens averaged 22.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 39 yards last year. They were 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,260. The Baltimore Ravens attempted 39 field goals last season and made 35, which was 7th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 89.7%. Baltimore Ravens kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 36 for 37 last year. Their punters totaled 2,843 yards on 61 punts, averaging 46.6 yards per punt. That placed them 21st in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins ran for 1,738 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 29th in the league. They ran 371 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Dolphins were penalized on offense 108 times for 978 yards last season, which had them 2nd in the NFL in penalties. They were 28th in the National Football League in points scored with 319. They ran 878 plays last year for 4,638 yards, which ranked them 25th in the NFL in total offense. The Dolphins averaged 5.3 yards per play, which was 22nd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 252 1st downs last season, ranking them 25th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 164 throws while attempting 246 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7% last year. He passed for 2,366 yards. He averaged 14.4 yards per completion and 9.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 100.4.
The Dolphins rush defense gave up 485 attempts for 2,325 yards last season, putting them in 14th place in the NFL against the run. They had 107 penalties for 856 yards on defense last year. That placed them 30th in the league. They allowed a score on 39.9% of possessions on defense, which was 23rd in the NFL. Miami was 29th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 433. They gave up a total of 6,257 yards on D, which was 16th in the league. The Dolphins were 21st in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense allowed 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 23rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 335 throws on 508 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 3,932 yards in the air, which was 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Miami Dolphins tried 20 field goals last season and made 18, which was 23rd in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 90.0%. Miami kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 35 for 36 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,884 yards on 88 punts, averaging 44.1 yards per punt. That ranked them 19th in the NFL in punting average. Miami was 9th in the NFL in punt returns with 28 last year. They totaled 293 punt return yards and averaged 10.5 yards per return, which was 20th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 71 yards. They returned 39 kicks for 938 yards on special teams, placing them 7th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins averaged 24.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 102 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?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ravens -3.5
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