The Baltimore Ravens are set to face the Tennessee Titans in an intriguing NFL clash at Northumberland Development Project, London, this Sunday. Baltimore, standing at 3-2, is trying to regroup after a tight seven-point defeat against the Steelers. The Titans, on the other hand, with a 2-3 record, just recently faced a touchdown loss against the Colts.
This season, the Ravens hit the ground running, outclassing the Texans 25-9 and narrowly surpassing the Bengals with a scoreline of 27-24. Their momentum was briefly halted by an overtime defeat against the Colts, 22-19. But they swiftly redeemed themselves, dominating the Browns 28-3. During this match, their star quarterback, Lamar Jackson threw 186 yards with two touchdowns. He also added two on the ground against Cleveland. However, in their recent match against the Steelers, the Ravens saw their 10-3 lead crumble in the final quarter, conceding 14 points and suffering a 17-10 loss. Jackson threw for 236 yards, while Gus Edwards and Zay Flowers stood out in their respective roles. Worth noting, post a divisional loss, the Ravens have an impressive track record, both as favorites and in covering the spread. They’re also topping the charts in the NFL when it comes to Q1 opponent points and win percentage.
The Titans initiated their campaign with a nail-biting loss to the Saints, 16-15. However, they managed to clinch a thrilling 27-24 overtime victory against the Chargers in their second week. Following a heavy 27-3 defeat at the hands of the Browns, they avenged themselves by thrashing the Bengals by the same margin. Their star rusher, Derrick Henry, was instrumental in this win. In their latest encounter against the Colts, the Titans were trailing by a single point entering the last quarter, but ultimately were bested 23-16. Their performance statistics showcased Ryan Tannehill’s 264-yard game and DeAndre Hopkins’ exceptional receiving. Historically in October, the Titans seem to thrive as underdogs against AFC teams, both in terms of victories and covering the spread. However, their NFL rankings indicate they need improvement in the latter half of games, especially in the final quarter.
Looking ahead, my money’s on Baltimore. Both squads are eager to recover from their recent setbacks, and perhaps London’s charm might be the catalyst. The Ravens, despite faltering in the last quarter against the Steelers, still racked up an impressive 335 total yards. Their defense has been staunch, restricting teams to a maximum of 24 points this season. The Titans, despite their valiant effort, have displayed some defensive frailties. Considering these factors, I foresee Baltimore taking this one, they will cover the -3.5 spread on BUSR NFL Odds.