Pro Football Playoff Betting Odds, Predictions & Picks: Baltimore Ravens Vs. Tennessee Titans
In the first game of Sunday’s wild-card round slate, the Ravens (11-5 SU, 7-9 ATS) will travel to Nashville to take on the Titans (11-5 SU, 10-5-1 ATS) in a rematch of one of the more exciting pro Football playoff betting games this season from Week 11. Tennessee won the mid-season thriller after overtime, edging Baltimore 30-24 on the road. The two have met in the Divisional round last year with the Titans also coming out on top, 28-12. Sunday’s rivals met four times in the postseason with each team winning twice.
Baltimore Ravens Vs. Tennessee Titans Pro Football Playoff Betting Line Movement
Despite losing both of the last two matchups, the Ravens are entering the matchup as -3 or -3.5 pro Football playoff betting favorites depending on where you bet. After Baltimore’s convincing run to end the season, the opening lines were even higher, at 4.5. The total is set at 54.5 at the moment and hasn’t moved much all week.
Notes On The Baltimore Ravens
After a bumpy ride in the middle of the season and a three-game losing streak around Thanksgiving, The Ravens pulled together and won five consecutive games to finish the season and enter the playoffs as one of the in-form teams in the league. During the final stretch, Baltimore won four out of five games by at least 14 points and scored an average of 37.2 points. Most of this offensive success has been achieved through the running game.
The Ravens rank 32nd in the NFL in passing offense with a measly 171.2 yards per game but are No 1 on the ground with 191.9 yards per contest. Rookie RB J.K. Dobbins has been unleashed in the last few weeks and he answered with a touchdown in each of the last six games and exploded for 160 rushing yards in the crucial Week 17 win at Cincinnati. Unlike last season, the defense has been an issue, particularly against the run and on third-downs.
Lamar Jackson waited until three final weeks to regain his MVP form, but it couldn’t have come at a better time for the Ravens. He has 8 passing and 1 rushing touchdown over the last three games and should be a strong DFS play on Sunday. J.K. Dobbins could also be a solid option against the Titans defense allowing 120 yards on the ground per contest.
Notes On The Tennessee Titans
The Titans are entering the postseason on the shoulders of Derrick Henry who became only the eight player ever to finish the season with over 2.000 rushing yards. Led by Henry, Tennessee ranks 4th in the league in scoring offense and 2nd in rushing, averaging 168.1 yards per game. The passing game has been an issue, though, as they average only 228.3 yards through the air, good enough for 23rd in the NFL. Defensively, they’ve also struggled, ranking in the bottom third of the league in points per game allowed. Unless we see some improvement, they could easily get torched by Jackson and co.
Despite the overall passing offense often sputtering, QB Ryan Tannehill had a good season putting up solid numbers each week. In the Week 11 matchup against the Ravens, he threw for 259 yards and two touchdowns, adding another 35 yards on the ground and he’s capable of similar production in a home game on Sunday. WRs A.J. Brown and Corey Davis both had great seasons and could do well on Sunday, with a small edge on Davis’ side due to better performance in the previous pro football betting game against Baltimore. Derrick Henry, of course, is an elite option no matter whom he plays against.
Pro Football Playoff Betting Picks: OVER 54.5
Both offenses are entering the game in great form and the pro Football playoff betting game could easily turn into a shootout considering that both Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans have issues on the defensive side of the ball.