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Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots 11/15/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Baltimore Ravens visit the New England Patriots on 11/15/2020 at 8:20PM.

Baltimore and New England face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Baltimore has a record of 6-2 this season. New England is 3-5 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Baltimore Team Defense Preview

Baltimore yields 5.8 plays per drive, this defense gives up 28.9 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 1.52 points per drive. On 25.6% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but on 15.6% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 25.0 yard line, they usually take up 2:33 of time.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 86.9 against Baltimore and 1.3% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Baltimore has caused a sack rate of 7.2% this season.

We will get more situational with Baltimore and examine various situations. They have faced 96 third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 31 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 32.3%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 19 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 7 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 36.8%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 18 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 14 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 77.8%.

Baltimore Team Offense Preview

Baltimore has 5.8 plays per drive, this offense averages 31.2 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.24 points per drive. 41.6% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 11.2% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 32.8 and these drives usually take up 2:49 of time.

On 5.6% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and on 2.3% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Baltimore has yielded 21 sacks this season and this has resulted in 122 yards lost.

They rushed for 5.1 yards per carry and for 170.1 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 14 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Baltimore and examine various situations. They have had 104 third down attempts this season and have converted 45 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 43.3%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 9 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 6 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 66.7%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 27 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 17 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 63.0%.

New England Team Defense Preview

New England faces 6.1 plays per drive, this defense gives up 36.2 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.41 points per offensive possession. On 46.2% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 17.9% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 27.0 and these drives typically last 3:00.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 94.5 against New England and 4.7% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.New England has forced a sack rate of 5.0% this season.

Examining New England in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 82 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 34 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 41.5%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 0 fourth down attempts this season and opponents have converted 0 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 40.0%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 25 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 15 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 60.0%.

New England Team Offense Preview

New England has 6.7 plays per drive, this offense averages 36.5 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 1.95 points per drive. On 38.0% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 19.0% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 26.0 and these drives usually take up 3:07 of time.

On 1.3% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 4.6% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.New England has given up 15 sacks this season and there were 91 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 4.9 yards per carry and for 159.6 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 11 times this season.

Examining New England in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 91 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 39 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 42.9%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 9 fourth down attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 6 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 66.7%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 27 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 15 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 55.6%.

The Baltimore Roster

The Players to Watch for Baltimore

The New England Roster

The Players to Watch for New England

Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Baltimore Ravens 23 New England Patriots 19

Spread Pick: New England +7.5 -125 Intertops
Moneyline Pick: Baltimore -300 matchbook
Total Pick: Under 43.5 -109 Pinnacle Sports