Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans Team Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks, and Betting Preview
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT TENNESSEE TITANS NFL GAME INFO
Baltimore Ravens (11-5) vs. Tennessee Titans (11-5)
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2020
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
Venue: Nissan Stadium
BALTIMORE RAVENS VS. TENNESSEE TITANS MONEYLINE, SPREAD, TOTAL AND ODDS
Moneyline: Titans (-360) | Texans (+285)
Spread: Ravens -3 (-122) | Titans +3 (+100)
Total: Over 54.5 (-112) | Under 54.5 (-108)
Super Bowl Odds: Ravens (+1200) | Titans (+3100)
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BALTIMORE RAVENS VS. TENNESSEE TITANS NEWS AND NOTES
In a rematch from last year’s divisional round, the Baltimore Ravens head to Nashville looking for revenge against the Tennessee Titans.
The matchup from January 2020 has a box score that would suggest the wrong team won, aside from one category: turnovers.
Tennessee turned three Baltimore turnovers into 14 points, and they also got a playoff performance of the ages from running back Derrick Henry. The Titans’ beast ran for 195 yards on 30 carries, and he also threw a memorable 3-yard touchdown pass to Jonnu Smith.
Ryan Tannehill only attempted 14 passes, completing seven for 88 yards. Forty-five of those yards were on a touchdown pass to Kalif Raymond.
Baltimore piled on the yards in the second half, gaining 251 after it already was down by 22 points. The Ravens got 185 on the ground and 365 from Lamar Jackson, who committed all three turnovers, in the air.
This year brings a similar matchup. The Ravens are thriving on the ground, although Jackson might not be as good as he was last season in the air. Meanwhile, Tennessee is dependent on Henry to lead the offense, with Tannehill capable of delivering a big play.
The most noteworthy difference can be found between the two teams’ defenses. The Ravens’ defense ranked ninth in the NFL in Total DVOA, while the Titans finished the regular season 29th.
Those rankings are clear from the teams’ Week 17 performances. While Tennessee was getting ripped to shreds by Deshaun Watson and his mediocre receiving corps (aside from Brandin Cooks), Baltimore was shutting down a hopeless Bengals attack.
If Jackson can be effective through the air, it would be a huge boost to a Ravens offense that ranked third in Rush DVOA this season. The Baltimore passing game was 17th in Pass DVOA, but the Titans’ pass defense ranked 30th.
Jackson didn’t have to break a sweat throwing the ball last week against Cincinnati, but he did look good in the Ravens’ seven games before that, completing 69.64 of his passes for 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also ran for 497 yards and five touchdowns in that stretch.
Offensively, Tennessee is going to lean heavily on Henry, who ran for 710 yards over the Titans’ last four games of the regular season at a 6.64 yards-per-carry clip. Tannehill has become a game manager during that time, completing an average of 25.5 passes per game.
While defending Henry is key for Baltimore, the Ravens’ defensive edge over the Titans puts them well over the top for me. I’m comfortable taking three points with Baltimore, given that I trust it to contain Tennessee’s run game more than the other way around.
BALTIMORE RAVENS VS. TENNESSEE TITANS PREDICTIONS AND PICKS
- Ravens -3 (-122)
- Ravens under 29.5 points (-108)
- JK Dobbins over 61.50 rushing yards
- Ryan Tannehill under 240.5 passing yards (-112)
- Baltimore finished tied for third against the spread this season at 10-6.
- Tennessee allowed 78 points between its last two games against Green Bay and Houston.