Indianapolis Colts vs Baltimore Ravens Prediction, 9/24/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 3
Game: Indianapolis Colts vs Baltimore Ravens
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Ravens (-9.5)
The Baltimore Ravens (2-0) welcome the Indianapolis Colts (1-1) at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. Baltimore is 9.5-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 44.5.
The Indianapolis Colts head into this matchup 1-1 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Colts went up against the Texans and earned the victory with a final of 31-20. Gardner Minshew II went 19/23 with 171 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 112.1 and finished the contest with no picks. Zack Moss was the best rusher for the Colts with 18 carries for 88 yds (4.9 yards per carry). Michael Pittman Jr. averaged 7.0 yds per reception by recording 56 yds on 8 receptions. The Indianapolis Colts ran the rock 23 times and recorded 126 yds, which had them averaging 5.5 yards per tote. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 56 plays which gave them 353 yards. Indianapolis conceded 30 completions on 47 attempts for a total of 337 yards, and a completion rate of 63.8%. When it came to stopping the run, the Colts conceded 52 yards on 26 tries, which is an average of 2.0 yards per run surrendered.
The Colts have earned 633 total yards over the course of this year. Indianapolis has amassed 25 first downs, and they have been hurt by 12 penalties for 77 yds. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Indianapolis has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 3 different times (1 interception and 2 fumbles lost). As a team they're averaging 95.5 yards rushing which is 20th in the NFL. Concerning scoring points, the Indianapolis Colts are sitting at 26.0 points per outing.
In terms of passing yardage, the Colts have allowed 574 yards which has them ranked 29th in football. They have relinquished 287.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 68.4%. Overall, they are conceding 365.5 yards/game ranking them 25th in football. They are giving up an average of 2.6 yards per rushing attempt and 78.5 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 157 yards via the ground game in 2 outings. The Colts are ranked 21st in the National Football League when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 25.5 PPG.
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The Ravens come into this game with a record of 2-0 this season. In their last contest, the Ravens got the victory with a final of 27-24 against the Bengals. Lamar Jackson (2 TDs) finished the contest with 237 yards on 24/33 through the air while his QB rate was 112.8. He didn't throw any picks and his average yds per pass attempt was 7.2 yards. Nelson Agholor was the best receiver for the Ravens, snagging 5 passes for 63 yds (12.6 yds per reception). Gus Edwards carried the football 10 times for 62 yds, finishing the game with 6.2 yards per carry for Baltimore. The Ravens finished with a total of 415 yds on 70 plays (5.9 yards per play). Baltimore rushed the ball for 4.8 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 178 yds on 37 carries. Baltimore allowed 15 run attempts for 66 yds (4.4 yds per carry). The Ravens pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 65.9%, relinquishing 216 yds on 27 out of 41 through the air.
When looking at putting points on the board, the Ravens rank 12th in the league by tallying 26.0 points per outing. During this campaign to this point, the Ravens have racked up 392 passing yards in addition to an average of 196.0 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 19th out of all NFL teams. They maintain an average of 144.0 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 288 yards for the year. The Baltimore Ravens hold an average of 340.0 yards per outing which ranks them 12th out of all teams in the league. The Baltimore offense has 162 yds of penalties on 19 violations, ranking them 1st in football in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 1 interception while letting opponents recover 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 20 first downs.
They have allowed 2 touchdowns through the air and 206.0 yards/contest, which has them ranked 15th in football. Baltimore has given up a total of 138 yards on the ground (69.0 yards/game) in addition to 0 touchdowns via the rush for the year. This season, they have surrendered 33 points in total. They have compiled 2 takeaways (1 fumble recovery and 1 pick) for the season. The Ravens defense taken the field for 129 plays, which is good for 16th in football. The Ravens are allowing 16.5 points per contest, which has them in 7th in football.
Who will win tonight's Colts/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Colts +9.5
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