Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans - 1/11/20 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tennessee Titans (10-7) at Baltimore Ravens (14-2)
NFL Football: Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:15 pm (M&T Bank Stadium)
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -10 -- Over/Under: 48
The Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens meet Saturday in the NFL AFC Divisional Playoff Game at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Tennessee Titans look for another upset victory after beating the New England Patriots in the Wild Card Game. The Tennessee Titans have won four straight road games. Ryan Tannehill is completing 70.3 percent of his passes for 2,742 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. Tannehill and Marcus Mariota have combined for 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions. A.J. Brown and Corey Davis have combined for 1,652 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Jonnu Smith has 35 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 138.9 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 1,540 yards and 16 touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 20.7 points and 359.5 yards per game. Logan Ryan leads the Tennessee Titans with 113 tackles, Harold Landry III has nine sacks and Kevin Byard has five interceptions.
The Baltimore Ravens have had a week off and carry a ridiculous 12-game winning streak into this contest. The Baltimore Ravens haven’t lost a home game since September 29. Lamar Jackson is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 3,127 yards, 36 touchdowns and six interceptions. Jackson has three or more touchdown passes in six of his last seven games. Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown have combined for 1,436 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while Hayden Hurst has 30 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 206 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 17.6 points and 300.6 yards per game. Chuck Clark leads the Baltimore Ravens with 73 tackles, Matthew Judon has 9.5 sacks and Marcus Peters has three interceptions.
The Titans are a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Ravens are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 playoff games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 9-2 in Titans last 11 games overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Ravens last 6 games in January. The Titans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings in Baltimore and 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings.
The Baltimore Ravens are about as a well oiled machine as this league has seen in a while, as they haven't lost a game since week 4, the chemistry with this squad is off the charts and they're as well rested as it gets considering key players didn't play in week 17 on top of the bye week. The Tennessee Titans are coming off a very physical game and the wear and tear could be an issue here. With that said, as I mentioned in my wild card write up, the Titans have the formula for playoff success in a strong running game and a physical defense. The Titans may lack the flashy play and the star players, but they get dirty in the trenches and can suck the life out of the stadium. The Titans have also won four straight road games and that's a major confidence boost for a team being asked to beat the top seed. I'm not saying the Titans will win this game, but this is likely going to be an ugly, street fight style matchup where points are hard to come by for both sides. I want the free 10 points.