Free Week 3 Prediction: Ravens vs. Lions NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 3
(1-1) Baltimore Ravens vs. Detroit Lions (0-2)
Date: Sunday, September 26th, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
NFL Week 3 ATS Betting Lines: Baltimore -8.5 | Detroit +8.5
NFL Week 3 Moneyline Odds: Baltimore -380 | Detroit +300
NFL Week 3 NFL Betting Total: O/U 49.5
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Baltimore has to avoid a letdown after their exciting Sunday Night Football win over the Chiefs. It is only natural for them to think they don’t need to bring their best game to Detroit.
Detroit looks actually pretty good for a half on Monday. In the second half they looked like the worst team in the NFL, which they probably are.
This is a game that is likely over by halftime. Baltimore is another elite opponent for the Lions to try and compete against.
The Ravens have split their first 2 games of the season, losing when they were supposed to win and winnings when they were supposed to lose. They are looking to break that trend at the Lions.
Even though they started the season with cluster injuries at running back, running the ball has not been a problem, they are tops in the NFL averaging 220ypg.
Lamar Jackson is a big reason for that but rookie Ty’son Williams has looked good too. Both are averaging more than 6 yards per carry. They need Jackson to be better as a thrower though. What else is new?
Baltimore wants to pride itself as a strong defensive team but we have not seen it yet this season. Their first two opponents both scored 30+ points.
If that happens again against Detroit we will have to sound the alarm bells of the ceiling of the Ravens. I would not expect that to happen.
Detroit was competitive in the first half of their loss to Green Bay on Monday night. The second half was a total other matter though. They just feel apart.
Detroit did not score in the second half and I am already worried about their coach. I think he is already overthinking things. They had 4th and 1 in the 3rd quarter and despite all the bravado they threw the ball and failed.
Jared Goff might have “jumped the shark” too. Was anyone all that surprised that he just dropped the football in the second half. He can only perform when the conditions are perfect it seems. That is not going to happen much when you are playing for Detroit.
On defense the Lions just looked spent after an emotional first half. The secondary was dealing with major injuries and just looked like they ran out of gas against Aaron Rodgers and a good Packers offense.
It is a totally different type of challenge this week trying to corral Jackson. Baltimore attacks differently and that might help the Lions out.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Ravens are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Ravens are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win.
- Lions are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in September.
- Lions are 9-19 ATS in their last 28 games following a straight up loss of more than 14 points.
- Lions are 13-28 ATS in their last 41 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
4* Free Week 3 NFL Betting Prediction: Baltimore -8.5
That is a lot of chalk on the road for a team that has been playing close games but they are taking a major step down in class with this one. I would be surprised Detroit scores more than the 17 points they got last week and that gives Baltimore lots of room to get an easy win. Jackson will not have to be great. I do expect him to have one of his most efficient games of the season. He probably won’t run around as much. He won’t need to.
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