Tennessee Titans vs Baltimore Ravens – 01/11/20 NFL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
When: Saturday, January 11, 8:15 PM. ET.
The Baltimore Ravens will be going for a franchise-record 13th consecutive win when they take on the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs on Saturday night.
Titans Going For Sixth Win In Eight Games
The Titans used a late-season push to earn a spot in the playoffs and have already proved that they belong in the postseason with a win over the defending Super Bowl champions, knocking out the New England Patriots in the Wildcard round.
They will try to move on from the big win and knock off the top-seeded team in the playoffs on Saturday night.
Tennessee did a great job running the ball against the Patriots, thanks to Derrick Henry, who has been a workhorse for the team, especially during their late postseason push. They will be hoping he still has a lot left in the tank when they play the Ravens.
The Titans will also need Ryan Tannehill to carry some of the load this week after throwing for only 72 yards in the win over the Patriots.
The Titans faced immobile Tom Brady last week and were able to keep him from hurting them. This week, they will be facing a quarterback that no one has been able to figure out this season and will have to find a way to slow him down if they want to get the win.
Ravens Counting On Jackson To Lead Them To Win
The Ravens finished the 2018 regular season on a roll, but the team lost to the Los Angeles Chargers in the Wildcard round in what was quarterback Lamar Jackson’s worst performance as a pro. With an MVP season under his belt, the Ravens are hoping that Jackson will be able to shake off last season’s disappointing playoff performance and lead his team to a win.
Baltimore will also be hoping to have a healthy Mark Ingram back in the lineup this week after he suffered a calf injury in Week 16. With Ingram in the lineup, opposing defenses can’t lock in on Jackson because Ingram is a 1,000 yard back with a lot of playoff experience that they have to respect if they do not want to get burned.
The Ravens defense played well this season, holding opponents to 17.6 points per game. They played well against the run, holding opponents to 92.88 rushing yards per game. However, they struggled against the San Francisco 49ers, giving up 174 rushing yards in their Week 13 matchup.
With the Titans running the ball right now as much as the 49ers did in that game, the Ravens will have to make sure they do a good job defending the run if they want to get the win.