Baltimore Ravens vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, 9/13/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Las Vegas Raiders
Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Raiders (+6.5)
The Baltimore Ravens (11-5-0 last year) are en route to Allegiant Stadium on Monday where they will compete against the Las Vegas Raiders (8-8-0 last season). Baltimore opens this game as 6.5-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 51.
The Baltimore Ravens ended the year having earned a 11-5-0 record. In their last contest, the Ravens took the field against the Bills and took a loss by a score of 17-3. J.K. Dobbins was the best rusher for the Ravens with 10 totes for 42 yds (4.2 yards per carry). Willie Snead had an average of 5.0 yards per catch by earning 25 yds on 5 receptions. Lamar Jackson finished 14/24 with 162 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 61.5 and ended the contest with 1 pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Ravens conceded 32 yards on 16 attempts, which averages out to 2.0 yds per rush allowed. Baltimore gave up 23 pass completions on 37 attempts for a total of 188 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.2%. In the game, they tallied 73 plays which gave them 340 yards. The Baltimore Ravens ran the football 32 times and tallied 150 yards, which earned them an average of 4.7 yds per attempt.
The Ravens tallied 5,810 total yards for last season. They turned the ball over 18 different times (11 picks and 7 fumbles). Baltimore compiled 27 touchdowns through the air and 24 rushing touchdowns. Baltimore accrued 142 1st downs as a unit, and they committed 104 infractions for 961 yds. As a team they averaged 191.9 yds via the ground game, which ranked them 1st in the league. In terms of putting points on the board, the Baltimore Ravens had an average of 29.3 points per game.
Concerning yards through the air, the Ravens allowed 3,536 yards which had them ranked 6th in the NFL. Over the course of their 16 games, they gave up 221.0 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 63.8%. They gave up 329.8 yards per game putting them 7th in football. They gave up 22 throwing touchdowns as well as 12 touchdowns via the ground game. The opposition ran for an average of 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 108.8 yards on the ground per game for the previous year. Over the course of last season, they allowed 1,740 yards via the ground game in 16 games. The Ravens ranked 2nd in the National Football League concerning team defense, giving up 18.9 points per game.
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The Raiders wrapped up their season holding a 8-8-0 mark. In their last game, the Raiders went home victorious with a score of 32-31 against the Broncos. Josh Jacobs ran the football 15 times for 89 yds, finishing the game with 5.9 yds per carry for Las Vegas. Darren Waller had the best day in terms of receiving for the Raiders, catching 9 throws for 117 yds (13.0 yds per reception). Derek Carr (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 371 yards on 24/38 passing while his QB rating was 91.0. He threw 2 picks and his longest pass completion was 57 yards. Las Vegas allowed 32 attempts on the ground for 122 yds (3.8 yards per rush). The Raiders passing defense gave up a completion rate of 61.0%, surrendering 324 yds on 25 for 41 through the air. The Raiders finished the contest with 465 yds on 64 plays (7.3 yds per play). Las Vegas ran the ball for 4.6 yards per tote, finishing with 106 yards on 23 attempts.
The Las Vegas Raiders maintained an average of 383.3 yards per contest which had them sitting 8th in the NFL. They threw 10 picks while allowing opponents to recover 16 fumbles and they recorded 206 1st downs. They held an average of 119.8 rushing yards per game and rushed for 1,916 yards for the year. The Las Vegas offense accrued 856 yds of penalties on 98 infractions, which had them ranked 10th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. Last season, the Raiders threw for 4,217 yards through the air in addition to an average of 263.6 passing yards per contest, ranking them 7th in football. In relation to their ability to score points, the Raiders were ranked 10th out of all teams in the NFL with 27.1 points per game.
Las Vegas allowed a total of 2,013 yards rushing (125.8 yards per contest) and 24 touchdowns via the rush over the course of last season. They totaled 15 takeaways (5 fumbles recovered and 10 picks) for the prior year. They allowed 28 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 263.3 yards/outing, which had them sitting 26th in the NFL. The Raiders defense took part in 1,039 plays, which had them ranked 21st in the league. Over the course of the season, they allowed 478 total points. The Raiders relinquished 29.9 PPG, which had them ranked 30th of all teams in the league.
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Tony's Pick: Take the Las Vegas +6.5
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