Patriots vs Ravens Picks, Predictions, Week 9 Odds 11/3/2019
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots go to M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Baltimore Ravens. New England opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 46.5. The Patriots are 8-0-0 ATS and 2-6-0 when betting on the total. The Ravens are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the New England Patriots went up against the Cleveland Browns and ended up getting the victory by a score of 27-13. Running the show from under center for the Patriots was Tom Brady who went 20/36 with 259 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Sony Michel paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 74 yards via 21 carries which meant he was running for 3.5 yards per run. Julian Edelman was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 78 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 9.8 yards per catch during the game. The New England Patriots ended up rushing 27 times and earned a total of 79 yards which earned them an average of 2.9 yards per carry. In the game, they finished with a total of 66 plays which added up to 318 yards. In the game, the Patriots had a total of 19 1st downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 32 yards. In terms of defense, New England allowed 20 completions on 31 attempts totaling 151 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. On the ground, the Patriots allowed 159 yards on 22 carries which is an average of 7.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 310 yards and earned 3 turnovers. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Vikings vs Chiefs contest.
Patriots Improve Their Mark to 8-0 After Win
The Patriots head into this game 8-0 in 2019. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the division and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yardage, they currently sit at 5th in the conference and 12th in the NFL with 2,959 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Patriots currently have a total of 13 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing TDs. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 31 points per game, which has them at 1st in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 95 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the conference.
The Patriots have one of the best defenses in the NFL, giving up 7.6 points per contest putting them 1st in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Patriots have allowed 1,190 yards. Opponents are completing 52.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 3.9 yards per try. They have conceded 2 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing TDs. In terms of yards rushing, New England is giving up 85.3 yards per contest ranking them 1st among AFC East teams and 4th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush ranking them 10th in the AFC and 21st in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 682 yards rushing through 8 games.
In their last game, the Baltimore Ravens went up against the Seattle Seahawks and won 30-16. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Ravens was Lamar Jackson who went 9/20 with 143 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions. Lamar Jackson led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 30 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He ran for 116 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 8.3 yards per tote. Miles Boykin was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 55 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 27.5 yards per catch during the game. Josh Schonwald has a NFL pick ATS for the game between the Jets and Dolphins. The Baltimore Ravens ran the ball a total of 35 times and totaled 199 yards which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per attempt. On the day, the Ravens totaled 14 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 75 yards. For the game, they totaled 56 plays which gave them a total of 340 yards. In terms of defense, Baltimore gave up 20 catches on 41 throws totaling 241 yards, and a completion percentage of 49.0%. On the day, they gave up 347 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Ravens gave up 106 yards on 26 runs which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per run allowed.
Ravens Sit at 5-2 After Win
The Ravens come into this matchup with a record of 5-2. Baltimore is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 204 rushing yards per game, which has them at 1st in the league. As a team, they have a total of 1,429 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Ravens average 435 yards per game overall putting them 2nd in the league and 1st in the conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Ravens currently sit at 1st among AFC North teams and 2nd out of all the teams in the league with an average of 30.6 points per contest.
The Ravens are conceding 22.3 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the AFC North and 16th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups among NFL teams. They are allowing 265 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Ravens sit in 14th in the conference. They have allowed 7 passing TDs for this season. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 156 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 84 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the NFL and 1st among AFC North teams. For this year, they have given up a total of 590 yards rushing and 8 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Patriots -6.5
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