Sports betting is the new craze in Tennessee and everybody is looking to make some extra cash before the holidays. Sunday’s matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens offers some magnificent gambling opportunities, so why not take advantage?
The first bet that we are looking at is a game prop. While hard to find, this prop bet is sure to bring in the greenbacks this afternoon. We are looking at taking the under in total punts for the game. Baltimore is a team coached by John Harbaugh, a man who likes to roll the dice when fourth down arises.
Titans fans will remember Harbaugh’s decision to go for a fourth down in the first half of the AFC Divisional Round Game from inside his own forty in the first half. A decision that put Baltimore behind the eight ball in their biggest game of the season. Harbaugh’s aggressive decision making also played a major factor in why the Ravens were last in the NFL in punts last season.
The Titans’ special teams units has been an unmitigated disaster in 2020. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski’s failures has lost the team’s trust and punter Trevor Daniel was a nightmare in his debut against the Colts on Thursday Night Football. Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel is not afraid to gamble on fourth downs, and with the way his special teams have been playing, keeping those two dumpster fires as far away from the football field might be in the team’s best interest.
— Zach Williams (@ZacheriahW) November 17, 2020
These two teams will do most of their damage through the ground game, today. Eating up the clock on long drives putting possessions at a premium is how these two teams will look to win the game. If you can find it, take the under on total punts in the football game.
Neither side is exactly confident in their team’s ability to sneak away with a victory on Sunday. Both teams enter Week 11’s contest banged up and on losing skids. The Titans have lost three of their last four while Baltimore has dropped two of their last three. While the motivational edge appears to reside with the Ravens on a revenge angle after the 2019 playoffs, rest and preparation is on the Titans’ side.
#Titans on 10 or more days to prepare under Mike Vrabel (including openers):
L 27-20 at MIA (2018 opener)
W 28-14 at DAL
W 17-0 at NYG
W 43-13 at CLE
W 24-10 at ATL
W 42-20 vs JAX
W 16-14 at DEN
W 42-16 vs BUF
They really need to continue that trend this Sunday.
— Mike Herndon (@MikeMiracles) November 17, 2020
Motivation should not be factored in to handicapping this football game. The Titans are just as desperate, maybe more so, as the Ravens are. While on the surface it appears to be a revenge game, the Titans might be playing with more pressure considering what took place in Week 10.
The Titans have had 10 days to rest up and prepare for Baltimore’s elite offense that runs through quarterback Lamar Jackson. This was an offense that had no issue moving the ball against the Titans in last season’s matchup outgaining Tennessee 530-300 in yards. Baltimore is widely recognized to be a one-dimensional offense, and with extra time to prepare, Vrabel should have his troops in good position to contain Jackson and the Ravens’ prolific rushing attack.
Six points is too much to give for a team that is missing their starting left tackle and two starters on the defensive line as the team’s best chance at victory is to stop Derrick Henry.
Ravens are officially without two starting defensive linemen — defensive end Calais Campbell and nose tackle Brandon Williams — against Derrick Henry and Titans. Baltimore ranks No. 11 against the run, but the Ravens gave up 173 yards rushing to the… https://t.co/oSZ2eV38Hk
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) November 22, 2020
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