Baltimore Ravens Vs. Tennessee Titans NFL Picks & Predictions: Road-Worn Opponents To Fall Under Betting Total

With both teams coming off of Week 5 road losses, the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans prepare to make the trip across the Atlantic for a neutral site matchup in London.

A 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff is scheduled at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with oddsmakers offering the Ravens as the -4.5 betting favorites, up slightly from the opening line of -3.5 and -4. At the time of writing, most sportsbooks are hanging an over/under of 42.4 points, a number that has also been bet up from its 41-point opener.

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Last week’s 17-10 loss to the Steelers saw the Ravens fall to 3-2 on the season. The Steelers might have picked up the W, but this was more the result of the Ravens beating themselves.

Fumbles and dropped balls saw Baltimore fail to capitalize on scoring opportunities, including a dropped touchdown pass to Rashod Bateman that would have put the Birds up 14-0. A late-game sack also led to a fumble and all but sealed the deal for Baltimore. While the Ravens easily boast the strongest roster in the AFC North, these early season mistakes could prove costly down the stretch.

The Ravens are averaging 21.8 points per game, and while the team is passing for 189 yards per game through 5 weeks, QB Lamar Jackson has managed a career-best 69.9% on his pass attempts. His accuracy saw Pro Football Focus rank him as the top performer in Week 5, and he sits at No. 2 on their QB ratings on the season despite his 3-2 start.

Defensively, Baltimore ranks 2nd in both yards and points allowed per game, at 15 points and 266.4 yards respectively. This unit should have its way with an anemic Titans offense that averages 17.6 points per game, ranking 26th in the league. Tennessee’s Derek Henry’s 65.6 yards per game is also his lowest output since 2017, and the running back has only found the endzone twice this season.

Statistically speaking, the Titans don’t look all that different than the Ravens. The pair share the same record, and Tennessee’s 187 passing yards per game average is just two yards shy of Baltimore’s mark. Defensively, the Titans have held opponents to 18.6 points per game, a mere field goal more than the Ravens’ have surrendered.

The ground game has been one of the Titans’ weaknesses, averaging only 106.6 yards per game compared to the Ravens’ 146. Fortunately for Tennessee, the addition of DeAndre Hopkins has seen the former Cardinal become quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s favorite target, allowing the team to open up their passing game.

I do expect Derrick Henry to find his footing in this game against a road-worn Baltimore defense. While I do not plan to wager on his 66.5 rushing prop, I do think we will prove effective enough to keep the defense honest and allow Tannehill to find some downfield success as well.

Both teams are looking to pick up a much-needed win, and where Baltimore is easily the more talented team, I expect this to be a relatively slow matchup where one team secures the lead and simply looks to manage the clock and wait for their flight home.

The pair average below the set total and turnover issues on both sides of the ball could also see potential scoring drives cut short.

Bet the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans to fall under the total, and toss a small bet on a defensive touchdown while you’re at it.

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