Ravens (10-7 last season) vs. Buccaneers (8-9 last year)
Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8/26/2023 — During the previous season, the Ravens amassed a total of 5,760 yards in their offensive efforts. Baltimore managed to secure 149 first downs through their offensive maneuvers, while also incurring 82 penalties that resulted in a loss of 678 yards. The team achieved 14 rushing touchdowns and 19 touchdowns through passing plays. In contrast, the opponents gained possession of the ball 21 times, consisting of 13 interceptions and 8 fumbles. Impressively, Baltimore ranked second in the league for offensive rushing average, boasting an average of 160.0 yards per carry. When it came to scoring, the Baltimore Ravens maintained an average of 20.6 points per game.
On the other hand, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held the 15th spot in the league rankings, with an average of 346.7 yards gained per game. Within the realm of ground play, they accumulated 1,308 yards during the previous season, averaging 76.9 yards. The Tampa Bay offense positioned itself at the 13th rank for making mistakes, accumulating a total of 793 penalty yards across 99 infractions. Their performance comprised 240 first downs, along with 10 interceptions and 12 lost fumbles. The Buccaneers concluded the previous season with an overall passing yardage of 4,586 and held the distinction of leading the league with an average of 269.8 passing yards per game.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Info
Time: 7:00 PM ET.
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Venue: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL
TV: WFLA (NBC)
Baltimore Ravens QB and Tampa Bay Rays Buccaneers QB
Tyler Huntley connected 17 out of his 29 pass attempts, amassing a total of 226 yards and securing two touchdowns. Concluding the game with a quarterback rating of 92 and encountering one interception, Huntley showcased a commendable performance. The Ravens faced challenges in halting the opponent’s rushing efforts, yielding 51 yards over 18 attempts, which equates to an average of 2.8 yards allowed per rush. Through the air, Baltimore permitted 23 pass completions out of 32 attempts, accounting for a completion rate of 71.9%. By the time the final whistle blew, the Ravens executed 66 plays, accumulating a total of 364 yards.
In contrast, the Buccaneers experienced a defeat at the hands of the Cowboys, with a final score of 31-14 in their most recent game. Tom Brady, who managed to secure 2 touchdowns, concluded the match with 351 yards from 35 out of 66 pass attempts, resulting in a passer rating of 72.2. With a single interception and a yards per attempt (Y/A) value of 5.3 yards, Brady’s performance encompassed a mix of challenges and achievements. Noteworthy in the Buccaneers’ passing game was Chris Godwin, who hauled in 10 passes for a total of 85 yards, exhibiting an average of 8.5 yards per catch. On the rushing front, Rachaad White of Tampa Bay carried the ball seven times, amassing 41 yards and maintaining an average of 5.9 yards per attempt.
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore Ravens -2.5, Total Odds: 37.5
The Ravens ranked third in the league in terms of team defense, surrendering 18.5 points per game. They allowed teams to rush for an average of 3.9 yards per carry and 92.1 yards per game in the previous season. They allowed the rushing attack 1,566 yards over 17 games. With 3,947 pass-related yards lost, the Ravens were placed 26th in the National Football League. In their 17 games, they gave up a completion rate of 66.4% and 232.2 passing yards per contest.
Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
- Baltimore is 6-0 SU in their last 6 matches against the Ravens.
- The Baltimore Ravens are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
- The Ravens are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road against Tampa Bay.
- The total remained UNDER in 7 of Baltimore’s last 8 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference South division.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 matches with the Ravens.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
- Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home against Baltimore.
- The Buccaneers are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The Baltimore Ravens are a good preseason football team. Baltimore has won 24 of their last 25 preseason games. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t shown much this preseason and will be pretty basic in another game. Get behind Baltimore as a small underdog to get back into the win column.
Free Pick and Prediction: Baltimore Ravens will win 27-14.