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  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Titans last eight games.
  • The Ravens are 6-0 ATS in their last six contests.
  • The Titans are 3-9-1 ATS in their past 13 games against the AFC North.

The Ravens are red-hot heading into the postseason. Baltimore’s 38-3 shellacking of the Bengals was their fifth straight victory to finish the season 11-5 straight up and 10-5-1 against the spread.

The Titans needed a last-second field goal off the foot of Sam Sloman and banked off the right upright for Tennessee to win their first AFC South title since 2008. Derrick Henry and company may have finished 11-5 overall, but were a risky betting proposition at just 7-9 against the spread.

Wild Card: Baltimore Ravens vs Tennessee Titans Game Info
Date: January 10, 2020, 1:05 p.m. ET
Stadium: Nissan Stadium
TV Coverage: ESPN/ABC
Opening Odds: Ravens -3.5 | O/U 54.5
How to Bet: Best Online Sportsbook Reviews

Line Movement

Baltimore opened and remain 3.5-point road favorites at most online sportsbooks. The Titans moneyline opened at +165, while the point total opened at 54.5 before a slight tick down to 54. The OVER has hit in 12 of the Titans 16 games this season and six of their eight home games.

Derrick Henry ran all over the Ravens defense to the tune of 195 yards in the Titans upset win in last season’s divisional playoff matchup in Baltimore. Tennessee won that game 28-12.

The Titans rallied back from a 21-10 second-half deficit to beat the Ravens in overtime back in Week 11 this season. Some believe one of the greatest challenges in the NFL is to beat a team three consecutive times.

Ravens News and Notes

Five things to know:

  1. The Ravens head into the playoffs winners of five straight in which they’re averaging 37.2 points per game.
  2. Baltimore converted just one of four red zone trips in their 30-24 regular season OT loss to the Titans.
    1. Lamar Jackson’s 74.8 QB rating in that game was his third-lowest this season.
  3. The Ravens defense ranked 8th against the rush as they allowed just 108 ground yards per game. However, the NFL’s leading rusher, Derrick Henry, averaged 4.8 yards per rush on 28 carries for 128 yards and a score.
  4. Jackson and the Ravens offense convert nearly 50 percent of their third downs to keep the chains moving and drives alive. Yet, it’s worth noting that they have converted 67.5% over their past three games.
  5. Coach Harbaugh said that pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue and cornerback Jimmy Smith could return to the field this weekend.

Titans News and Notes

Five things to know:

  1. Derrick Henry became just the 8th player in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards. He averaged an insane 5.4 yards per rush and scored 17 touchdowns.
    1. His 378 regular season carries leads some to wonder how much he has left in the tank for a deep postseason run.
  2. Tennessee scored more than their 30.7 point per game average in 9 of their 16 regular season games.
  3. Key offensive lineman Rodger Saffold is questionable with an ankle injury.
  4. The Titans struggled against the AFC North with losses to the Steelers, Browns and Bengals before rallying back to beat the Ravens.
  5. Despite missing two games, receiver A.J. Brown put together a quietly strong statistical season with 1,075 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.
    1. Baltimore’s pass defense is good, but not as elite as it once was. They allow 221 pass yards per game. Brown and Corey Davis combined for 175 receiving yards and a touchdown in the Week 11 win over Baltimore.

Game Pick – Ravens -3.5 & OVER 54

Tennessee has been playing with fire all season as their against the spread record clearly indicates. Plus, don’t forget what the Cleveland Browns offense did to their defense. Yikes. There’s no reason their Week 17 game against Houston required a game-winning kick as time expired. The Ravens are rolling and revenge is on their mind.

Ryan Fowler

Ryan has covered sports on every media platform over the past 17+ years. The first seven years of his professional career were spent as a sports anchor and reporter at various local television stations, while he picked up side gigs as a freelance sports columnist and recurring radio guest before he decided to jump to the web. As content manager of sports simulation website WhatIfSports.com and senior editor of FOXSports.com's fantasy baseball and football coverage for the better part of this decade, Ryan embraces advanced metrics, trends, and outside-the-box angles to find his edge. You can follow him on Twitter @FreelanceFowler.

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