Two losses in a row sent the Baltimore Ravens (5-4, 4th in AFC North) at the bottom of the AFC North, and this Sunday they will try to avoid a third straight defeat, when they host the Tennessee Titans (2-6, 3rd in AFC South) at 1 PM ET, at the M&T Bank Stadium for the NFL week 10.
The Ravens are in the very competitive AFC North with four teams above .500. Another loss will mean a painful setback for a team that was 5-2 just two weeks ago. Last week they were dismantled by the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night 43-23, allowing QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 340 yards and six touchdowns.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 6, 2014
The Titans are coming off a bye week but they have losses in six of their last seven games. This will be the second start for rookie QB Zach Mettenberger, after losing on his debut against the Houston Texans 30-16, two weeks ago.
The week 10 NFL oddsmakers have the Ravens over the Titans as ten-point favorites and the game total is currently at 43.5 points.
Head-to-head betting trends
These two teams met in 2011 for the last time with Tennessee winning at home 26-13. The Titans have won four of the last six in the series.
Ravens QB Joe Flacco is 0-2 in the regular season against the Titans with 1 TD and 4 INTs, posting a 50.8 passer rating in those games. The only division where Flacco has a negative record is the AFC South in which he’s 6-7 against, with 9 TDs and 14 INTs.
— Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) November 6, 2014
Mettenberger in for a good matchup
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 6 TDs last week against the Ravens; Baltimore has the 24th ranked defense against the pass, allowing close to 264 yards per game.
QB Zach Mettenberger has 299 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INTs against the Texans defense, which is suspect at the secondary, just like the Ravens. If Mettenberger has enough time on Sunday, he could light up the Baltimore secondary.
Against the spread betting trends
The Titans are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record, 16-35-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC teams.
The Ravens are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite, but 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite of 10.5 or greater, and 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.