The Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons will both look to snap their respective two-game losing streaks and hit the regular season coming off a W. The NFL oddsmakers have listed the game as a PICK with the total at 39.5.
Players ruled out vs. BAL: Reed, Durant, Hester, A. Smith, Therezie, White, Matthews, Moeaki, Trufant, Bartu #BALvsATL
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 2, 2015
Analyzing The Baltimore Ravens Vs Atlanta Falcons Line, My Prediction & TV Info
Baltimore was on the wrong end of a humbling 31-13 loss to Washington in Week 3 as backup quarterbacks Matt Schaub and Bryan Renner tossed costly interceptions and the Ravens’ defense was overly generous in allowing mediocre signal-callers Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy to repeatedly burn their secondary.
Baltimore’s trio of quarterbacks also suffered three sacks in the loss as the Ravens were held to just three points after the first quarter while simultaneously allowing 31 unanswered points in their second straight rout.
Atlanta was limited to just nine points in their 13-9 loss to Miami in Week 3, mostly because they had serious trouble rushing the ball. Atlanta finished the most important preseason game of the scrimmage season with just 50 total rushing yards on 24 carries while going 0-for-2 in the red zone.
Former Houston Texans longtime starter Matt Schaub will start for Baltimore in place of Joe Flacco while Atlanta’s T.J. Yates, the former backup to Schaub in Houston, will start in place of Matt Ryan. With two quality signal-callers opening this Week 4 affair, I think this matchup could be the best game on the entire docket.
Having said that, it is the Atlanta Falcons that I like to win this contest and narrowly cover the NFL preseason betting line as a 1-point home fave.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 2, 2015
The Ravens are just 2-6 ATS in their last eight Thursday games while the Falcons have gone 5-0 ATS in their last five Thursday dates. More importantly, I believe the Falcons are going to go all-out just a bit more than the Ravens in order to get this feel-good win.
Baltimore has been held to 17 points or less in each of the last two games while Atlanta has scored 22 points or more in two of their three preseason clashes. Atlanta gets the win while Baltimore wants to get out of this game unscathed without any major injuries.
I am picking the Falcons to beat the Ravens in my NFL bet for this game. My final score prediction is Falcons 24 Ravens 21.
How To Watch The Falcons Face The Ravens In NFL Preseason Week 4 Betting Action:
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WBAL (NBC/11 – Baltimore)
Comcast Sportsnet Plus (Mid-Atlantic)
WJLA (ABC/7 – Washington)
WHTM (ABC/27 – Harrisburg PA)
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WUPA (CW/69 – Atlanta)
WABM (My/68 – Birmingham)
WFXG (FOX/54 – Augusta GA)
WGXA (FOX/24 – Macon)
WXTX (FOX/54 – Columbus GA)
WTGS (FOX/28 – Savannah)
WFXL (FOX/31 – Albany GA)
WALA (FOX/10 – Mobile AL)
WDFX (FOX/34 – Dothan AL)
WCOV (FOX/20 – Montgomery AL)