Tennessee Titans vs Baltimore Ravens Picks, Odds, AFC Divisional Playoff Predictions 1/11/2020
Game: Tennessee Titans vs Baltimore Ravens
Date: Saturday, January 11th, 2020
AFC Divisional Playoff
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore -9.5
Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans travel to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Baltimore Ravens. The odds on this game have Baltimore as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 49. The Titans are 10-7-0 ATS and 10-7-0 when betting on the total. The Ravens are 9-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 14-2-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Tennessee Titans faced the New England Patriots and won 20-13. Derrick Henry paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 29 yards and he added 1 TD for the contest. He ran for 182 yards on 34 carries which had him averaging 5.4 yards per run. Anthony Firkser was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 23 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 11.5 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Titans was Ryan Tannehill who went 8/15 with 72 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick on the day. The Tennessee Titans ended up running the ball 40 times and racked up 201 yards which earned them an average of 5.0 yards per run. For the contest, the Titans racked up a total of 19 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 25 yards. For the game, they ran 57 plays for 272 yards. In terms of defense, Tennessee gave up 20 completions on 37 throws for a total of 209 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.0%. On the day, they conceded a total of 307 yards and forced 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Titans gave up 98 yards on 22 carries which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per attempt allowed. Josh Schonwald has a free pick for the contest between the Texans and Chiefs.
The Titans step onto the field holding a record of 9-7 for 2019. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 25 points per contest, ranking them 10th in the NFL. As a unit, they have an average of 139 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the AFC. For total yards, they currently sit at 5th in the conference and 12th in the NFL with 5,805 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Titans have compiled a total of 29 passing TDs and 21 rushing TDs. They are a team that has the capability to score points among AFC South teams and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Titans have one of the best defenses in the league, giving up 20.7 points per game ranking them 7th among AFC teams. In terms of yards rushing, Tennessee is allowing 104.5 yards per contest putting them 2nd among AFC South teams and 12th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rush putting them 4th in the conference and 7th in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 2,223 rushing yards through 16 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Titans have allowed 4,080 yards. Opponents are completing 64.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.4 yards per try. They have allowed 25 passing TDs and 14 rushing TDs.
The last time they took the field, the Baltimore Ravens played the Pittsburgh Steelers and won 28-10. Running the show from under center for the Ravens was Robert Griffin III who went 11/21 with 96 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 1 pick during the game. Gus Edwards paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 38 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 130 yards on 21 carries which had him averaging 6.2 yards per carry. Hayden Hurst was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 35 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 17.5 yards per catch during the game. The Baltimore Ravens ran the ball a total of 44 times and generated 223 yards which earned them an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, the Ravens racked up 19 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 35 yards. On the day, they totaled 68 plays for a total of 304 yards. In terms of defense, Baltimore allowed 9 completions on 25 attempts totaling 69 yards, and a completion percentage of 36.0%. Against the run, the Ravens allowed 99 yards on 22 runs which is an average of 4.5 yards per run allowed. Overall, they allowed 168 yards and earned 2 takeaways. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free pick against the spread from Parlays Pundit on the Seahawks vs Packers game.
The Ravens head into this game 14-2. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Ravens have one of the top tier offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Ravens are currently ranked 1st among AFC North teams and 1st out of all the teams in the league with an average of 33.2 points per contest. Baltimore has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 206 rushing yards per game, ranking them 1st in the NFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 3,296 rushing yards through 16 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Ravens average 408 yards per contest overall ranking them 2nd in the league and 1st among AFC teams.
The Ravens are giving up 17.6 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the division and 3rd in the NFL. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in the NFL. They are conceding 207 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Ravens are currently ranked 5th among AFC teams. They have allowed 15 passing touchdowns for this year. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 282 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 93 yards per contest which puts them at 5th in the league and 1st among AFC North teams. For this season, they have allowed 1,494 rushing yards and 12 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Titans/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ravens -9.5
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