Can the Ravens cover vs. the Titans?
The Ravens have lost their last two match-ups with Tennessee, including last year in the playoffs’ Divisional Round. This year, in a regular-season meeting, Derek Henry took the game for the Titans in overtime. Henry, who has gone back-to-back as the NFL’s season rushing yards leader, went for over 130 yards rushing, including scoring the game-winning touchdown against Baltimore back in Week 11. The Ravens were without two of their key defensive lineman in that one as Brandon Williams and Calais Campbell did not suit up. Both those players are back this week for the wildcard game, which should be a huge help for the Ravens defensive front, which is the best aspect of this Ravens defense. Baltimore will have to try to focus on limiting Henry at the line. It looks like the Ravens secondary is getting healthier as well.
For Tennessee’s defensive side, you’ve got to look at their pass defense. They allowed the second-most passing touchdowns in the league. The only team that allowed more passing touchdowns allowed was the Detroit lions. And that’s a great way to play this game props wise. Lamar Jackson is an excellent play in throwing over 1.5 passing touchdowns. It’s a good sign he’s been throwing it around and chucking it a bit lately. He had a good game on Sunday.
Baltimore is the play to win this game. N0w the spread is at -3, which is a good number considering the line movement this week. It came out at -3.5, then immediately got pushed to -4 and looked like it was going to keep moving up before taking a U-turn back to -3.5 and then -3. The Ravens are a strong bet with the number at -3. It’s unlikely this line will drop down to -2.5 but if it does pounce on it. It looks like this will be the game Lamar Jackson finally gets his first win in the playoffs.