Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans: 1/10/21 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Tennessee Titans (11-5) vs Baltimore Ravens (11-5)
Game Info: Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 1:05 pm (Nissan Stadium)
Betting Odds: Tennessee Titans +3.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Baltimore Ravens will travel to Nissan Stadium to take on the Tennessee Titans in an AFC Wild Card Playoff matchup this Sunday afternoon.
The Baltimore Ravens finished their regular season with an overall record of 11-5 and made the playoffs for the 3rd consecutive year after earned the 5-seed. The Ravens came into this season with high expectations with the reigning MVP in Lamar Jackson, however, after losing 4 of 5 games including a 19-14 deficit against Pittsburgh, the Ravens looked in danger of missing the playoffs as they sat just 6-5 on the season. Baltimore struggled during this stretch as they were one of the teams most affected by Covid-19 this season, however, after getting fully healthy, the Ravens were able to take advantage a soft schedule at the end of the season and made the playoffs after winning their final 5 games.
On the season, Baltimore is averaging 29.3 ppg on 363.1 total yards per game (171.2 passing yds/g; 191.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Baltimore has been led by QB Lamar Jackson who has completed 64.4% of his passes for 2,757 yards, 26 TD, & 9 INT. Jackson is more of a threat with his legs and finished the season with 1,005 rushing yards & 7 TD’s on 159 carries. Also, in the backfield with Jackson has been the duo of J.K. Dobbins (134 att, 805 yards, 9 TD) & Gus Edwards (144 att, 723 yards, 6 TD). The top receiving threats for the Ravens have been Marquise Brown (58 rec, 769 yards, 8 TD), Mark Andrews (58 rec, 701 yards, 7 TD), Willie Snead IV (33 rec, 432 yards, 3 TD), & Miles Boykin (19 rec, 266 yards, 4 TD).
Defensively, Baltimore is holding their opponents to an average of 18.9 ppg on 329.8 total yards per game (221.0 passing yds/g; 108.8 rushing yds/g).
The Tennessee Titans finished their regular season with an overall record of 11-5 and earned the 4-seed and a home playoff game after winning the AFC South. Tennessee had a strong start to their season as they raced out to a 5-0 record and although they lost 3 of their next 4 games, including a 31-20 loss at Cincinnati, the Titans were strong down the stretch winning 5 of their last 7 games which included a 30-24 OT win on the road against Baltimore.
On the season, Tennessee is averaging 30.7 ppg on 396.4 total yards per game (228.3 passing yds/g; 168.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Tennessee has been led by RB Derrick Henry who had 2,027 rushing yards & 17 TD’s on 378 carries. QB Ryan Tannehill has completed 65.5% of his passes for 3,819 yards, 33 TD, & 7 INT. The top receiving threats for the Tians have been A.J. Brown (70 rec, 1,075 yards, 11 TD), Corey Davis (65 rec, 984 yards, 5 TD), Jonnu Smith (41 rec, 448 yards, 8 TD), & Anthony Firkser (39 rec, 387 yards, TD).
Defensively, Tennessee is allowing their opponents to average 27.4 ppg on 398.3 total yards per game (277.4 passing yds/g; 120.8 rushing yds/g).
The Ravens are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Titans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wildcard games, however, are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 playoff home games.
Baltimore comes into this game as the favorite, however, the Ravens have had all sorts of trouble with the Titans as of late as Tennessee was able to knock them out playoffs last season in a stunning upset while also losing to them at home in OT earlier this season. Tennessee has many questions on the defensive end, however, they have struggled much more against opposing passing attacks which isn’t as much as a worry when you face the Ravens. Tennessee will need to get a great game from Ryan Tannehill knowing that the Ravens will be stacking the box to slow down Henry, however, as I think Tannehill is up for the challenge and that this game is going to come down to a late FG, I think the play here is to take the home team and the points. Good Luck!