Baltimore Ravens (2-1) vs. Denver Broncos (3-0)
October 3, 2021 4:25 pm EDT
The Line: Denver Broncos -1.5/ Baltimore Ravens +1.5; Over/Under: 44
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The Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos square off Sunday afternoon in week 4 NFL action at Empower Field at Mile High in Colorado. The Baltimore Ravens look for a third straight win to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Denver Broncos look for their first 4-0 start since the 2016 NFL season.
The Baltimore Ravens have won seven of their last 10 road games. Lamar Jackson is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 761 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Marquise Brown and Sammy Watkins have combined for 443 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Mark Andrews has 13 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 185.3 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 251 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 28.3 points and 393.7 yards per game. Patrick Queen leads the Baltimore Ravens with 23 tackles, Odafe Oweh has one sack and Anthony Averett has one interception.
The Denver Broncos have lost six of their last nine home games. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 76.8 percent of his passes for 827 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick have combined for 384 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Noah Fant has 12 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 127.3 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon III leads the way with 193 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Denver is allowing 8.7 points and 221.7 yards per game. Justin Strnad leads the Denver Broncos with 12 tackles, Von Miller has four sacks and Kareem Jackson has one interception.
The Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Broncos are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. AFC and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Ravens last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Broncos last 5 games overall. The Ravens are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings.
The Ravens are attractive in the underdog role due to Jackson at quarterback and the fact they have the best rushing attack in the league. However, while the Broncos haven’t played anybody up to this point, they my be the most underrated team in the NFL. Bridgewater has looked sharp through three games, and the Broncos defense is second in total defense, third in pass defense and first in scoring defense. The Broncos are a talented team across the board and have legit playoff hopes if Teddy keeps taking care of the ball. I don’t think the Broncos are getting enough love. I’ll lay the small number.