The Tennessee Titans and the Baltimore Ravens cross paths again, this time in the playoffs. The Titans defeated the Ravens in Week 11, but Baltimore has gotten better since. Will the Titans eliminate Baltimore? Or will the Ravens take Tennessee out of Super Bowl 55 contention?
Betting Preview for the Baltimore Ravens vs Tennessee Titans AFC Wild Card Round January 10, 2021
Where: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
When: Sunday, January 10, 2021, 1:05 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ABC/ESPN
Betting on the Baltimore Ravens (-3.5)
Regular Season Record: 11-5
The Ravens are on the heels of a merciless 38-3 road win over the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday to extend their win streak to five games. They didn’t just win games over that stretch: they won them all convincingly, as Baltimore has gone 6-0 against the spread in their last six contests. In the rematch against Tennessee, the Ravens will look to go toe to toe with the Titans’ offense. The Ravens have the tools to do just that. Lamar Jackson only had 186 passing yards and a touchdown with an interception on 17-of-29 completions in the loss to Tennessee weeks ago, but he’s picked up the pace as of late. Since Week 11, Jackson has passed for 995 yards and 12 touchdowns against four interceptions while completing 65 percent of his passes. He’s also rushed for 481 yards and four touchdowns in that span. Jackson was sacked just once by Tennessee in the first meeting, and he’s not expecting to be touched a lot on Sunday, considering that the Titans’ pass rush is among the weakest in the NFL. Tennessee is last in the NFL in defensive sack percentage (2.93) and is the only playoff team with fewer than 20 sacks (19).
Betting on the Tennessee Titans (+3.5)
Regular Season Record: 11-5
The Titans punctuated their regular-season schedule with a convincing 41-38 road win over the Houston Texans last Sunday, helping them secure a berth in the playoffs. Tennessee’s win over the Texans was emblematic of how they usually win games, and that’s by riding on the greatness of Derrick Henry. The Titans’ star running back has been a beast out there this season. Henry finished the regular season No. 1 in the NFL in both rushing yards (2,027) and rushing touchdowns (17). Baltimore has a stout defense, but even the Ravens could not stop the freight train that was Henry back in Week 11, when the Titans defeated Lamar Jackson and company on the road, 30-24, in overtime. In that game, Henry rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries. What’s making Henry even more dangerous is the presence of wide receiver Corey Davis, who’s been a lethal field-stretcher for the Titans’ offense that enters the Wild Card game averaging 30.7 points per game. Davis had 113 receiving yards on just five catches in the win over Baltimore.
The over is 3-0 in the Titans’ last three games.
The Ravens win, 33-28.
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