Baltimore Ravens vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 9/26/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Lions (+7.5)
Ford Field is the site where the Detroit Lions (0-2) will attempt to defeat the Baltimore Ravens (1-1) on Sunday. Detroit is 7.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 43.5.
The Baltimore Ravens step onto the field holding a record of 1-1 this year. In their last game, the Ravens took the field against the Chiefs and earned the victory with a final of 36-35. Lamar Jackson went 18/26 with 239 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 78.8 and finished the game with 2 picks. Ty'Son Williams was the best rusher for the Ravens with 13 attempts for 77 yards (5.9 yds per attempt). Marquise Brown averaged 18.8 yds per reception by accumulating 113 yards on 6 catches. The Baltimore Ravens ran the football 41 different times and accrued 251 yards, which had them averaging 6.1 yds per attempt. In the game, they had 68 plays which totaled 481 yards. Baltimore allowed 24 completions on 31 tries for a total of 343 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.4%. In the running game, the Ravens gave up 62 yds on 18 tries, which averages out to 3.4 yds per rush surrendered.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Baltimore Ravens are averaging 31.5 points per game. As a unit they maintain an average of 220.0 yards on the ground which has them sitting 1st in the National Football League. The Ravens have earned 887 total yards for the year. Baltimore has accrued 22 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 13 penalties for 126 yards. They have surrendered the ball 4 different times (2 picks and 2 fumbles lost).
Regarding yards through the air, the Ravens have surrendered 752 yards which puts them in 32nd in the league. They have conceded 376.0 yards per outing through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 66.7%. In total, they have yielded 448.0 yards/game which puts them 31st in the National Football League. The opposition is running for 3.7 yards per tote and 72.0 yards on the ground per contest over the course of this year. For the year, they have allowed 144 yards via the ground game in 2 games. The Ravens rank 30th in the league in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 34.0 PPG.
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The Lions head into this matchup 0-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Lions took a loss by a score of 35-17 against the Packers. Jared Goff (2 TDs) finished the game with 246 yds on 26/36 through the air while his QB rate was 97.7. He threw 1 pick and his longest pass completion was 46 yds. D'Andre Swift ran the ball 8 times for 37 yards, walking away from the game with 4.6 yards per attempt for Detroit. T.J. Hockenson was featured in the passing game for the Lions, bringing in 8 passes for 66 yards (8.3 yds per catch). Detroit ended up running for 5.7 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 108 yards on 19 carries. The Lions finished with 344 yds while running 56 plays (6.1 yds per play). The Lions passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 81.5%, relinquishing 227 yards on 22 for 27 through the air. Detroit surrendered 31 run attempts for 96 yards (3.1 yards per rush).
Regarding their ability to score points, the Lions are 13th out of all teams in the NFL maintaining an average of 25.0 points per contest. For the year thus far, the Lions have compiled 550 yards through the air in addition to an average of 275.0 passing yards per outing, putting them at 12th in football. They average 112.0 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 224 yards for the year. The Detroit Lions have an average of 387.0 yards per game which has them ranked 12th out of all teams in the league. The Detroit offense has compiled 123 penalty yds on 14 violations, which is 16th in football in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 2 interceptions while letting opponents recover 1 fumble and they have been able to record 30 1st downs.
Detroit has given up a total of 227 yards rushing (113.5 yards per contest) and 3 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have conceded 6 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 269.0 yards per game, ranking them 21st out of all teams. Their defense has totaled 2 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 0 interceptions) for the year. This season, they have relinquished 76 points in total. The Lions defense has been on the field for 116 plays, which is good for 7th in football. The Lions are conceding 38.0 points per game, which has them sitting 31st of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Lions +7.5 and over 43.5 total points
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