Titans vs Ravens Prediction NFL London 10/15
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- Oct 14, 2023, 2:25:57 AM
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Ravens vs. Titans - Game Analysis
The International Series presents an exciting clash between the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans. In this game, we'll delve into the offensive and defensive strengths of both teams and assess the impact of injuries on their performance.
The Ravens' offense, led by the dynamic Lamar Jackson, has had moments of brilliance this season. Jackson's dual-threat abilities have been on full display with 265 rushing yards and 4 rushing touchdowns. However, inconsistent pass protection has resulted in 12 sacks, affecting their passing game efficiency. They are averaging 206.0 passing yards per game, ranking 22nd in the league.
Defensively, the Ravens have been solid, allowing an average of 298.6 total yards per game. Their secondary, anchored by cornerback Marlon Humphrey, has been effective in limiting opponents to an average of 207.2 passing yards per game. The Ravens have also recorded 11 sacks and forced 7 turnovers, showcasing their ability to disrupt opposing offenses. They have allowed 21.4 points per game, ranking 14th in the league.
The Ravens will miss the services of running back Keaton Mitchell, who is on injured reserve, and linebacker Odafe Oweh, who has been ruled out for the upcoming game.
The Titans' offense, led by quarterback Ryan Tannehill, has faced challenges in converting red zone opportunities into touchdowns. Tannehill has thrown for 1052 yards and 2 touchdowns but has also thrown 5 interceptions. Running back Derrick Henry, a standout performer, has 328 rushing yards but has struggled to break free for big gains, averaging 3.8 yards per carry. They are averaging 15.5 points per game, ranking 25th in the league.
Defensively, the Titans have had their ups and downs, allowing an average of 358.0 total yards per game. In their recent loss to the Colts, the run defense suffered, giving up 193 rushing yards. However, the Titans' pass defense has been relatively strong, allowing an average of 263.4 passing yards per game. They've recorded 7 sacks and forced 5 turnovers, showcasing their ability to disrupt opposing quarterbacks. They have allowed 25.3 points per game, ranking 25th in the league.
The Titans have their share of injury concerns, with starting wide receiver Treylon Burks ruled out for the third consecutive game, among other key injuries.
Considering the offensive struggles of both teams and the prowess of their respective defenses, this game is poised to be a defensive battle. With an Over/Under set at 42 points, all signs point to the Under being a wise bet.
Anticipate a low-scoring contest with both defenses holding their ground. The Ravens have allowed an average of 21.4 points per game, while the Titans have allowed 25.3 points per game.
Don't be surprised if the final score falls significantly below 42 points. Both teams will heavily rely on their defenses to thwart offensive advances.
Look for turnovers and defensive stands to be key factors that shape the outcome of this closely contested battle. The Ravens have forced 7 turnovers this season, while the Titans have forced 5.
Ultimately, victory may hinge on which team can exploit their opponent's weaknesses more effectively and capitalize on turnovers.
Keep a keen eye on individual performances, especially Lamar Jackson's dynamic playmaking and Derrick Henry's ground game. These star players could tip the balance in favor of their respective teams, but the defensive battle will likely be the defining aspect of this matchup.
Pick: Under 42 points