Baltimore Ravens vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, 11/8/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Indianapolis Colts
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indianapolis +4
Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis Colts (5-2) host the Baltimore Ravens (5-2) at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday, November 8, 2020. The odds on this matchup have Baltimore as 4-point favorites. The total opens at 44.
The Baltimore Ravens come into this matchup with a record of 5-2 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Pittsburgh Steelers and lost 28-24. Lamar Jackson went 13/28 with 208 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions during the game. J.K. Dobbins led the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 28 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 113 yards by way of 15 carries which gave him an average of 7.5 yards per run. Willie Snead IV led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 106 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 21.2 yards per reception for that game. The Baltimore Ravens ran the football 47 times and totaled 265 yards which had them averaging 5.6 yards per attempt. In all, they totaled 79 plays for 457 yards. In the game, the Ravens totaled 25 first downs and they had 9 penalties for 110 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Baltimore gave up 21 completions on 32 attempts totaling 173 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. Against the run, the Ravens gave up 48 yards on 16 runs which is an average of 3.0 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they allowed 221 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Baltimore Ravens have an average of 29.0 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 178.7 yards on the ground which has them sitting 1st in the league. The Ravens have tallied 2,510 total yards for the season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Baltimore has earned 12 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. The Ravens rank 2nd in the NFL in terms of team defense, allowing 18.9 PPG. They are allowing 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 100.3 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 702 rushing yards through 7 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Ravens have given up 1,558 yards which puts them in 5th in the NFL. In their 7 games played, they have conceded 222.6 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.4%. Overall, they have given up 322.9 yards/outing which ranks them 7th in the league.
The Colts come into this matchup with a record of 5-2 this season. The last time they took the field they faced the Detroit Lions and won 41-21. Jordan Wilkins led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards and he added 1 touchdown during the game. He racked up a total of 89 yards by way of 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. Nyheim Hines was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 54 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 18.0 yards per catch in the game. Philip Rivers went 23/33 with 262 yards through the air and added 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. The Indianapolis Colts ran the ball 39 times and totaled 119 yards giving them an average of 3.1 yards per carry. For the contest, the Colts racked up a total of 26 1st downs and they had 3 penalties for 19 yards. On the day, they ran 75 plays which added up to 366 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Indianapolis allowed 24 completions on 42 throws for a total of 297 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. On the day, they conceded a total of 326 yards and forced 2 turnovers. In the running game, the Colts allowed 29 yards on 13 carries which gave them an average of 2.2 yards per carry allowed.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Colts currently sit 10th out of all teams in football by scoring 28.3 points per contest. During this campaign to this point, the Colts have thrown for 1,838 passing yards along with an average of 262.6 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 11th in the league. They are averaging 101.0 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 707 yards for this season. The Indianapolis Colts have an average of 363.6 yards per contest which has them sitting 17th in the league. The Colts rank 5th in the NFL regarding team defense, conceding 19.4 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per rush and 79.9 rushing yards per contest this season. For the season, they have allowed 559 yards via the running game in 7 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Colts have given up 1,495 yards which ranks them 2nd in football. In their 7 games, they are giving up 213.6 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 61.0%. For the year, they are giving up 293.4 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ravens -4
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