Sunday, November 22, 2020, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland, 1 p.m. ET
Titans at Ravens Betting Preview: Titans (+6.5/+210), Ravens (-6.5/-250)
If you’re wondering why the Titans are 1-3 since a 5-0 start, a leaky defense is the primary reason. But there are other issues this team has to solve sooner instead of later if they want to return to the AFC playoffs.
Start with an offense that has dealt with multiple injuries to the line that’s hurt their continuity, affecting their production. Ryan Tannehill hasn’t been nearly as efficient lately, and without him connecting on big plays, Derrick Henry’s one-dimension running ability isn’t always enough.
The kicking game is a concern. Stephen Gostkowski has missed eight of his 20 field goals, and the loss of punter Brett Kern became a big deal last week when replacement Trevor Daniel was bad. That Gostkowski and Daniel stuck around for another week surprised many; if they don’t produce Sunday, they might be gone on Monday.
With Pittsburgh cruising along at 9-0, the Ravens must shoot for a wild-card berth. This is a big game not just for that purpose, but for re-establishing who they are on both sides of the ball.
Last week’s 23-17 loss in New England saw Baltimore play out of its identity. The defense was gashed for 173 yards on the ground, something Derrick Henry can do in a half when he gets going. The Ravens played from behind the second half, forcing them to throw more than they ran, a recipe they’d rather not follow.
Baltimore has always prided itself on being the most physical team in any game, but a spate of injuries along both interior lines has affected its ability to impose its will on an opponent. It needs to find a way to do that on defense or Henry will have a field day.
Titans at Ravens Betting Pick for Week 11
This is going to come down to which team runs the ball the most. Tennessee is sixth on the ground and Baltimore is second. Whoever jumps on a lead can force the opponent to throw more often, and while both can make plays in the air, they’d rather do it on their terms.
Both teams are dealing with injuries on the offensive line, and the Ravens also have injury concerns on the defensive line. But the Titans’ inability to consistently create pressure on the quarterback could help Jackson make big plays with his arm that will make the difference.
Titans at Ravens Betting Pick:
Ravens 28, Titans 24
Titans at Ravens Best Bet for Week 11
Recent meetings between the teams have trended heavily to the under. In fact, the last seven matchups and 10 of the last 13 have ended below the over-under.
This is one that might defy those numbers. Tennessee’s defense has struggled to stop opponents most of the year and Baltimore’s defense could be short-handed up front. So take a chance, hammer the over and thank us later.
Titans at Ravens Best Bet: OVER 48 total points (-126)