Baltimore Ravens vs Denver Broncos Prediction, 10/3/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-1)
The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) are on their way to Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday where they will take on the Denver Broncos (3-0). Denver opens this contest as 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 45.5.
The Baltimore Ravens come into this game with a record of 2-1 for this year. In their last game, the Ravens stepped onto the field against the Lions and earned the victory with a final of 19-17. Lamar Jackson went 16/31 with 287 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 81 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. Lamar Jackson was the best rusher for the Ravens with 7 attempts for 58 yds (8.3 yards per carry). Mark Andrews held an average of 21.8 yards per catch by earning 109 yards on 5 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ended up running the ball 22 different times and had 116 yards, which came out to an average of 5.3 yards per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 57 plays which gave them a total of 387 yds. Baltimore surrendered 22 pass completions on 31 attempts for 192 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. When it came to stopping the run, the Ravens gave up 93 yards on 27 tries, which is 3.4 yards per run surrendered.
The Ravens have earned 1,274 total yards for the season. Baltimore has a total of 32 first downs offensively, and they have committed 19 penalties for 195 yards. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Baltimore has earned 3 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 5 times (3 interceptions and 2 fumbles lost). As a unit they average 185.3 yards rushing which has them sitting 1st in the league. In terms of putting points on the board, the Baltimore Ravens have an average of 27.3 points per contest.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Ravens have allowed 944 yards which ranks them 30th in the NFL. They are giving up 314.7 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 67.8%. In total, they have surrendered 393.7 yards per contest which has them sitting 24th in the league. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns by air in addition to 5 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up 3.5 yards per rushing attempt and 79.0 yards on the ground per game this season. Overall, they have given up 237 yards via the ground game in 3 games. The Ravens sit in 26th in the league in relation to their opponents scoring, allowing 28.3 points per game.
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The Broncos come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this season. When they last played, the Broncos walked away with a victory by a final of 26-0 against the Jets. Teddy Bridgewater finished the contest with 235 yards on 19/25 passing while his quarterback rating was 104.6. He didn't throw any interceptions and his longest completion was 31 yds. Melvin Gordon carried the ball 18 times for 61 yards, finishing the contest with 3.4 yards per attempt for Denver. Tim Patrick was featured in the passing game for the Broncos, bringing in 5 balls for 98 yards (19.6 yds per catch). Denver rushed for 3.3 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 121 yards on 37 attempts. The Broncos finished the game with a total of 344 yards while running 64 plays (5.4 yds per play). The Broncos secondary conceded a completion rate of 54.3%, relinquishing 119 yds on 19 out of 35 through the air. Denver relinquished 13 rush attempts for 43 yds (3.3 yds per rush).
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Broncos are ranked 12th out of all teams in the league holding an average of 25.3 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Broncos have thrown for 780 yards through the air as well as an average of 260.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 12th in football. They maintain an average of 127.3 yards per game on the ground and have run for 382 yards in total. The Denver Broncos maintain an average of 387.3 yards/outing which has them ranked 14th in the NFL. The Denver offense has accrued 202 yards of penalties on 21 infractions, which is good for 9th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 0 picks while surrendering 2 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 38 1st downs.
Denver has conceded a total of 178 yards via the ground game (59.3 yards per game) in addition to 1 touchdown by way of the ground game this season. They have given up 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 162.3 yards/outing, which has them ranked 3rd out of all teams. Their defense has totaled 5 takeaways (1 fumble and 4 picks) on the season. This season, they have allowed 26 points in total. The Broncos defense taken the field for 162 plays, which is good for 3rd in the NFL. The Broncos are surrendering 8.7 points per contest, which puts them in 1st of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Ravens +1
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