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Detroit Lions vs Baltimore Ravens Pick and Preview

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Non Conference NFL Matchups

Point Spread: Ravens -3 | Total Points: 43

As the Lions prepare for this non-confernce matchup, the team has an overall record of 5-1. This includes riding a current four-game win streak. Against NFC opponents, they have a record of 4-1. The last time Detroit played, the Lions beat the Buccaneers by a final score of 20-6. Being favored by 3 points against the Buccaneers, the Lions came through with an ATS win. In their most recent game, the over/under line was 43 points. By combining for 26 points, the under hit.

Headed into week 7, the Ravens have an above .500 record at 4-2. The Ravens came out on top in their last contest against the Titans, winning with a final score of 24-16. As 5.5-point favorites against the Titans, the Ravens picked up an ATS win. The under hit in the Ravens’ most recent game, as the team’s combined for 40 points. The line going into the game was 42.

Detroit Lions vs Baltimore Ravens History

Last season, the Lions and Ravens did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Ravens have the leg up at 3-0. The Ravens also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 44 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 1-2.

  • The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last road games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Baltimore has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 21 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Lions have a straight-up record of 6-4 and an ATS mark of 7-3.
  • The Ravens have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Notable Injuries

Detroit Lions

  • Nate Sudfeld – Knee (Out)
  • Jason Cabinda – Knee (Out)
  • Emmanuel Moseley – Knee (Out)
  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson – Pectoral (Out)
  • David Montgomery – Ribs (Out)
  • Zonovan Knight – Shoulder (Out)
  • James Houston – Ankle (Out)
  • Jahmyr Gibbs – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Shane Zylstra – Knee (Out)
  • Josh Paschal – Knee (Questionable)
  • James Mitchell – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Matt Nelson – Ankle (Out)
  • Jonah Jackson – Ankle (Out)
  • Craig Reynolds – Hamstring/toe (Questionable)
  • Frank Ragnow – Toe (Probable)
  • Sam LaPorta – Calf (Questionable)
  • Teddy Bridgewater – Knee (Questionable)
  • Hendon Hooker – Knee (Out)
  • Brian Branch – Ankle (Questionable)

Baltimore Ravens

  • Nick Moore – Achilles (Out)
  • J.K. Dobbins – Achilles (Out)
  • Trayvon Mullen – Toe (Out)
  • Marcus Williams – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Tyus Bowser – Knee (Out)
  • Kevon Seymour – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Brent Urban – Neck (Questionable)
  • Daryl Worley – Shoulder (Out)
  • Odafe Oweh – Ankle (Probable)
  • Ar’Darius Washington – Chest (Out)
  • Tylan Wallace – Hamstring (Out)
  • David Ojabo – Ankle/knee (Out)
  • Damarion Williams – Ankle (Out)
  • Andrew Vorhees – Knee (Out)
  • Ronald Darby – Illness (Questionable)
  • Malik Hamm – Ankle (Out)
  • Jadeveon Clowney – Knee (Probable)
  • Malik Harrison – Concussion (Probable)

Keys To Victory: Detroit Lions

With an average of 28 points per contest, the Detroit offense currently ranks 4th in the league. A strength of this year’s team has been their offensive line, as they have only allowed sacks on 4.7% of the team’s passing attempts. This strong protection has helped the team average 259.5 yards per game through the air. On a per-attempt basis, the Lions average 3.8 yards while carrying the ball an average of 31.2 times per game. Regarding rushing yardage, they are 8th in the league.

Keys To Victory: Baltimore Ravens

As the Ravens prepare to take on the Detroit, they will be looking to get the passing game going. Lamar Jackson has the team ranked 24th in passing yards per game and is ranked 16th among quarterbacks in yards through the air. So far, they are averaging just 28.8 attempts per game. Wide receiver Zay Flowers is pacing the Ravens with 367 receiving yards. Overall, he has 35 catches on 48 targets. A key to the team’s offensive success is their effectiveness on the ground. On the season, the Baltimore offense is 11th in rush yards per attempt. This figure has led to an average of 144.8 yards per game.

Betting Trends

  • The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last road games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • Baltimore has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 20 points per game while allowing 12. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Lions have a strong straight-up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 3-0 in these scenarios.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Baltimore has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 6-4 straight up.


  • Baltimore Ravens 24 – Detroit Lions 22
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