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In-Depth Prediction, Preview, and Odds

Ravens vs. Seahawks Prediction

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 4:25pm EDT
CenturyLink Field, Seattle

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Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:27am EDT

Introduction

It’s a battle of a couple of teams that if the season ended today, would be in the postseason, in the Pacific Northwest. The Baltimore Ravens are on the road as they make the long trek to face the Seattle Seahawks Sunday afternoon. Baltimore comes in off a 23-17 home victory over Cincinnati in their previous contest last Sunday. Seattle earned a hard-fought 32-28 victory on the road over Cleveland in their previous game last Sunday. The Seahawks own a 3-2 edge in the all-time regular season series and have taken the last three matchups, including a 35-6 demolition at home in the last meeting on December 13, 2015.

Baltimore Ravens Review

Baltimore owns the top spot in the AFC North with a 4-2 mark though they are fortunate to be in the AFC North, where the other three teams are a combined 4-14. The Ravens look for a road win that could help them extend their edge in the division. Baltimore opened the season with a 59-10 demolition of Miami on the road and followed that up with a 23-17 home win over Arizona. The Ravens suffered back to back defeats as they lost to the Chiefs (33-28) on the road and the Browns (40-25) at home before getting back on track by edging the Steelers 26-23 in overtime on the road in week five. Baltimore earned a second straight division win by downing the Bengals last week.

The Ravens were down a touchdown before either offense had taken a snap but rallied to earn the victory. Baltimore reeled off 17 unanswered points to take a 17-7 lead: they didn’t see the lead drop below seven the rest of the way. The Ravens rode the dual threat performance of Lamar Jackson along with three Justin Tucker field goals to get the victory. Baltimore rolled up a 497-250 edge in total offense, piled up 26 first downs while allowing 18 and owned a 39:42 to 20:18 advantage in time of possession. Both teams turned the ball over once in the game but the Ravens had too much Jackson to fall short against the winless Bengals.

Seattle Seahawks Review

Seattle had their work cut out for them against Cleveland on the road but rallied to earn the win: they improved to 5-1 on the season and stand half a game behind the unbeaten 49ers in the NFC West. The Seahawks have won four games by four points or less this season and have had just one game decided by more than six points. Seattle opened the season with a 21-20 home win over Cincinnati and then edged the Steelers 28-26 on the road in week two. The Seahawks fell at home (33-27) to the Saints as a furious fourth-quarter rally fell short in week three. Seattle has answered the bell with three straight wins as they whipped Arizona (27-10) on the road and downed the Rams (30-29) at home when Greg Zuerlein missed a field goal in the final seconds. That set the tone for their game against the Browns.

Against Cleveland, Seattle trailed 20-6 in the opening seconds of the second quarter before getting things going. The Seahawks cut the deficit to 20-18 and took the lead after three quarters before Cleveland regrouped to take the lead. With the game hanging in the balance, Seattle went 79 yards in nine plays over 5:32 to take the lead on Chris Carson’s one-yard scoring run with 3:30 to play. The Seahawks’ defense made a play two plays later when K.J. Wright intercepted Baker Mayfield: the offense picked up two first downs and ran out the clock. Seattle owned a 454-406 edge in total offense, rolled up 29 first downs while allowing 21 and controlled the clock by a 33:41 to 26:19 margin. The Seahawks forced four turnovers while committing only one of their own in the victory.

The Running Game

Baltimore Ravens Running Offense
vs. Seattle Seahawks Running Defense

Baltimore Ravens Running Offense

One thing that we've seen in the early going this season is that the Ravens are going to run the ball aggressively. Baltimore has averaged at least 5.5 yards per carry in five of their six their games this season and they've done plenty of damage via the ground game. It's not just Lamar Jackson running off RPOs or scrambles either: there has been plenty of work to go around so far this season. Baltimore ran the ball 46 times for 265 yards and two scores against the Dolphins before following that up with a 33 carry, 182 yard showing against Arizona in week two. That was followed by big games against the Chiefs (32 carries, 203 yards), Browns (29 carries, 173 yards, Steelers (40 carries, 138 yards) and last week’s win over the Bengals (43 carries, 269 yards) as they continue to punish opposing defenses.

Jackson leads the team with 69 carries for 460 yards and two scores on the ground this season. Mark Ingram II is the team’s lead back with 87 carries for 424 yards plus seven scores on the season while Gus Edwards adds 44 carries for 199 yards. Anthony Levine Sr. ran for 60 yards on his lone carry on a fake punt while Justice Hill has 18 carries for 78 yards on the season. Baltimore has eight rushes that have covered at least 20 yards while the team has racked up 71 first downs via the ground game this season.

Seattle Seahawks Run Defense

Seattle has been fairly strong against the run this season though they have seen things trend in the wrong direction of late. The Seahawks have seen the rushing yards allowed go up each week so far this season. Seattle limited the Bengals to a total of 34 yards on 14 carries in the game and forced Cincinnati to beat them via the air. Week 2 was a similar situation as Seattle saw James Conner go down with an injury in the contest. The Seahawks gave up 16 carries for 81 yards and a score in the Week 2 win. In Week 3, Seattle held New Orleans to 23 carries for 88 yards plus a score before giving up 115 yards on 23 carries to Arizona in week four. The Seahawks allowed 18 carries for 82 yards against the Rams and saw the Browns pick up 157 yards plus three scores on 24 carries last week.

Bobby Wagner leads the team in tackles on the season with 57 (33 solo) this season. K.J. Wright (48 tackles) has made plays next to Wagner while Tre Flowers (32 tackles, fumble recovery), Mychal Kendricks (29 tackles) and safety Bradley McDougald (25 tackles, forced fumble) are effective stoppers on the ground as well. Wagner and Kendricks share the team lead with four tackles for loss while Quinton Jefferson (16 tackles) is right behind with 3.5 on the season. As a team, Seattle has logged 23 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries this

Stats

BAL

  • 3rd in run play percentage (50.68 percent)
  • 2nd in rushing attempts per game (37.2)
  • 1st in rushing yards per game (205)
  • 1st in yards per carry (5.5)
  • Tied for 2nd in rushing TD (nine)
  • Tied for 8th in longest rush (60 yards)

SEA

  • 3rd in percentage of run plays against (32.96 percent)
  • 3rd in run plays per game against (19.7)
  • 11th in rushing yards allowed per game (92.8)
  • 25th in opposing yards per carry (4.7)
  • Tied for 29th in rushing TD allowed (eight)
  • 20th in longest rush allowed (52 yards)

Who has the Edge?

The Ravens are going to run the ball: there's little doubt of that. Baltimore has been extremely effective at moving the sticks via the ground game this season as Jackson and Ingram II have provided a solid base. Seattle hasn't faced a ton of run plays this season but they have had their struggles when opponents do hand the ball off. The Seahawks are going to have their work cut out for them here when it comes to stopping Jackson on RPOs. Seattle has a solid front seven but it's a tough challenge to hold down the Ravens. Give Baltimore the edge here.

Advantage: Baltimore Ravens

Seattle Seahawks Running Offense
vs. Baltimore Ravens Running Defense

Seattle Seahawks Running Offense

Seattle started the season slow on the ground but has turned things up as the season has worn on, which is bad news for the opposition. Against the Bengals, the Seahawks were limited to 25 carries for a total of 72 yards plus a score in the contest. Against Pittsburgh, Seattle seemed more intent on developing the ground game and they pounded the Steelers' front seven. The Seahawks worked the short and intermediate passing game to open up holes on the ground. As a result, Seattle ran the ball 33 times for 151 yards plus a touchdown against Pittsburgh. The Seahawks have been more to their normal pattern as they ran for 108 yards and two scores against the Saints before following that up with 115 yards plus a touchdown against Arizona. Seattle has pounded the rock against the Rams (43 carries, 167 yards) and Browns (38 carries, 170 yards, two TD) in the last two weeks.

Chris Carson leads the team with 118 carries for 504 yards plus two scores but he has fumbled twice this season. Rashaad Penny contributes 22 carries for 98 yards and a score but missed two games with a hamstring issue before returning against the Rams in week five. Russell Wilson chips in 36 carries for 151 yards and three scores so far this year. C.J. Prosise has seen some action with 12 carries for 24 yards plus a touchdown. The Seahawks have had six run plays cover at least 20 yards on the year: Carson has five while Penny has one. Seattle has moved the chains via the ground 44 times this season.

Baltimore Ravens Run Defense

Baltimore’s success has been tied to how well the defense fares against the ground game. The Ravens have given up less than 80 yards on the ground in each of their four wins this season: they limited Miami to 21 yards, Arizona to 20, Pittsburgh to 77 and Cincinnati to 33 yards on the ground. In their two losses, the Ravens have allowed better than 5.5 yards per carry on the ground: Kansas City ran for 140 yards (5.6 yards per carry) while Cleveland racked up a season-worst 193 yards (6.7 ypc, four TD) against the Baltimore defense. How the Ravens deal with the Seahawks power run game will determine how this one goes.

Patrick Onwuasor leads the team with 30 tackles (23 solo) on the season. Safety Tony Jefferson (21 tackles), linebacker Matthew Judon (20 tackles), cornerback Maurice Canady (20 tackles, forced fumble) and safety Earl Thomas III (19 tackles) round out the top five tacklers on the defense. Judon leads the team with 5.5 tackles for loss while Pernell McPhee (18 tackles) is next in line with five this season. As a team, the Ravens have recorded 29 tackles for loss while forcing four fumbles and recovering two on the season.

Stats

SEA

  • 4th in run play percentage (48.36 percent)
  • 3rd in rushing attempts per game (32)
  • 9th in rushing yards per game (130.5)
  • 17th in yards per carry (4.1)
  • 11th in rushing TD (seven)
  • Tied for 19th in longest rush (37 yards)

BAL

  • 4th in percentage of run plays against (33.23 percent)
  • 2nd in run plays per game against (18.3)
  • 4th in rushing yards allowed per game (80.7)
  • 19th in opposing yards per carry (4.4)
  • Tied for 29th in rushing TD allowed (eight)
  • 32nd in longest rush allowed (88 yards)

Who has the Edge?

This is similar to the way that things have been for Baltimore in the run game. Much like the Ravens, you know that Seattle is going to run the ball: it's your job to stop them. The Seahawks are going to pound the ball and try to wear down the opposing defense in order to hit some big plays later in the contest. Baltimore hasn't seen a ton of the ground game but they've been hit pretty hard this season. The Ravens have been torched for eight scores on the ground, including the longest run play in the league this season. That's enough for the methodical Seahawks to have the upper hand.

Advantage: Seattle Seahawks

The Passing Game

Baltimore Ravens Passing Offense
vs. Seattle Seahawks Passing Defense

Baltimore Ravens Passing Offense

Last season, the passing offense took a dive when Jackson replaced Joe Flacco as the starting quarterback. So far this season, it seems as if the second-year quarterback has taken great strides in the passing game, making the Baltimore offense that much more dangerous. Whether Jackson's play continues to be strong against good defenses and in inclement weather remains to be seen. In the first six games of the season, the Ravens have piled up 379 yards and six scores in the opener, followed by 272 yards and two scores against the Cardinals. He continued with solid games against the Chiefs (267 yards) and Browns (247 yards) before the team went back more to the run game against the Steelers (161 yards) and Bengals (236 yards) in the last couple of weeks.

Lamar Jackson has completed 127 of 195 passes for 1,507 yards with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions: he has been sacked 16 times for a loss of 88 yards. Robert Griffin III has connected on all six of his throws for 55 yards and a touchdown. Tight end Mark Andrews leads the team with 34 catches for 410 yards and two scores this season. Rookie Marquise Brown has 21 receptions for 326 yards and three scores while Willie Snead IV (15 grabs, 223 yards, two TD) are solid options. Tight ends Hayden Hurst (13 catches, 131 yards, TD) along with Nick Boyle (11 grabs, 125 yards) are next in line. Baltimore has 22 pass plays that have covered at least 20 yards this season: Andrews leads the team with nine while Brown and Snead IV each have four.

Seattle Seahawks Passing Defense

Seattle has had their struggles against the pass in the early part of this season. The Seahawks clearly aren’t the Legion of Boom anymore as Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas aren’t in the secondary making quarterbacks think twice and receivers hear footsteps. Seattle was carved up early and often as Andy Dalton threw all over the field: he completed 35 of 51 passes for 418 yards plus a pair of scores in the opening game of the season. In week 2, the Seahawks may have caught a break when Ben Roethlisberger went down as that forced Mason Rudolph into action. As a result, Seattle gave up only 187 yards with two scores and one interception against the Steelers. The Seahawks rebounded by holding the Saints to 177 yards before giving up 241 yards to the Cardinals in week four. Seattle was singed for 395 yards by the Rams but held Cleveland to 249 yards while recording three picks.

Jefferson has three sacks to lead the way for the Seahawks. Rasheem Green (eight tackles, forced fumble) and Kendricks each have two while Branden Jackson (nine tackles, tackle for loss), Ziggy Ansah (eight tackles, tackle for loss, forced fumble, fumble recovery) and Jadeveon Clowney (12 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss) each have one sack on the year. Shaquill Griffin (16 tackles) leads the team with six pass defenses while Jefferson, Wright and Clowney each have three. Tedric Thompson (16 tackles, two pass defenses) has two interceptions to lead the team while Clowney (TD), Flowers, Wright and McDougald each have one. The Seahawks have totaled 27 pass defenses and 10 sacks to go with six interceptions, including one defensive touchdown, so far on the year.

Stats

BAL

  • 30th in pass play percentage (49.32 percent)
  • 13th in completion percentage (66.2)
  • 14th in net passing yards per game (245.7)
  • Tied for 4th in TD passes (12)
  • Tied for 18th in INT thrown (five)
  • 11th in net yards per pass attempt (7.3)
  • Tied for 3rd in longest pass play (83 yards)
  • Tied for 7th in passer rating (99.1)

SEA

  • 30th in pass play percentage against (67.04 percent)
  • 23rd in net passing yards per game allowed (267)
  • 12th in completion percentage allowed (63.9)
  • Tied for 12th in TD passes allowed (eight)
  • Tied for 8th in INT (six)
  • Tied for 26th in sacks (10)
  • 10th in passer rating allowed (86.3)
  • 17th in net yards per pass attempt (seven)

Who has the Edge?

Seattle has struggled to come up with stops on the defensive side of the ball when opposing teams go to the air. The Seahawks were scorched by Andy Dalton in the opener and saw Jared Goff have a big showing against them in week five. While the Ravens aren't putting up massive numbers through the air, Jackson has been effective enough with his arm that it has kept teams from loading up eight in the box against the run. Seattle hasn't generated much of a pass rush and that could make life tough in this one. The Ravens have some talented pieces in the mix and if Jackson avoids making mistakes, this one leans their way.

Advantage: Baltimore Ravens

Seattle Seahawks Passing Offense
vs. Baltimore Ravens Passing Defense

Seattle Seahawks Passing Offense

Seattle's passing game has been solid since a slow start in the season opener as they’ve been able to move the sticks despite an overhaul of most of the receiver corps from a season ago. The Seahawks are likely to try to scale back how many times they throw if they can in order to give Wilson the ability to dodge some hits. Seattle has two 300-yard games this season through the air already after going over that mark just once all of 2018. The Seahawks had 196 yards against Cincinnati, 300 yards against the Steelers, 406 against the Saints and a more pedestrian 240 yards against the Cardinals in week four. Seattle threw for 268 yards against the Rams and piled up 295 yards against the Browns last week.

Russell Wilson has completed 137 of 189 passes for 1,704 yards for 14 touchdowns with no interceptions. He has been sacked 16 times on the season, losing 93 yards on those. Tyler Lockett leads the team with 35 receptions for 454 yards plus three scores on the season. Carson (19 catches, 140 yards, two TD) has been a good safety valve out of the backfield while DK Metcalf (16 catches, 336 yards, two TD) and tight end Will Dissly (23 receptions, 262 yards, team-high four TD) are solid options. Dissly suffered a torn Achilles against the Browns in week six and is out for the year: that is a blow to the Seahawks’ passing game. All told, Seattle has 25 pass plays that have covered at least 20 yards this season: Lockett leads the team with eight while Metcalf is next in line with six this season.

Baltimore Ravens Passing Defense

Baltimore has had their struggles against the pass this season. Some of that can be attributed to the fact that they’ve held healthy leads in several games, leading to garbage time production against a soft defense. However, the team struggled in their losses as well so there are things that need to change. Baltimore did acquire Marcus Peters from the Rams this week so he is going to be counted on to step in and produce. The Ravens held Miami to 190 yards in week 1 before giving up more than 300 yards in weeks two through four to Arizona (349), Kansas City (374) and Cleveland (342): Baltimore bounced back by holding Pittsburgh to 203 yards and the Bengals to 235 yards in their last two games.

Judon leads the team with four sacks: McPhee is next in line with three and Tyus Bowser (six tackles, two tackles for loss) has two. Marlon Humphrey (17 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, fumble recovery) leads the team with seven pass defenses while Jefferson, Brandon Carr (17 tackles, sack, tackle for loss) and Canady each have three. Humphrey leads the team with two interceptions while Josh Bynes (eight tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, two pass defenses), Thomas III and Canady each have one pick. As a team, Baltimore has recorded 11 sacks, 30 pass defenses and five interceptions on the season.

Stats

SEA

  • 29th in pass play percentage (51.64 percent)
  • 2nd in completion percentage (72.5)
  • 8th in net passing yards per game (268.5)
  • Tied for 2nd in TD passes (14)
  • 1st in INT thrown (zero)
  • 3rd in net yards per pass attempt (8.5)
  • Tied for 21st in longest pass play (54 yards)
  • 1st in passer rating (124.7)

BAL

  • 29th in pass play percentage against (66.77 percent)
  • 25th in passing yards per game allowed (269.5)
  • 8th in completion percentage allowed (61.4)
  • Tied for 8th in TD passes allowed (six)
  • Tied for 13th in INT (five)
  • Tied for 24th in sacks (11)
  • 12th in passer rating allowed (86.5)
  • 26th in net yards per pass attempt (7.7)

Who has the Edge?

Seattle has moved the ball pretty well through the air despite the fact that they don't have a ton of proven targets in the passing game. Lockett has done his job while rookie Metcalf is contributing. Losing Dissly hurts the Seahawks given the way that he had stepped up in the passing game this season and leaves a void at the tight end spot. Baltimore has been strafed by the passing game this season and they made a bold move themselves in acquiring Marcus Peters from the Rams. Whether a change in scenery helps him play better or not remains to be seen. You have to give the edge to Seattle as Wilson finds ways to make plays.

Advantage: Seattle Seahawks

Intangibles

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have been an offensive juggernaut this season as they are 2nd in the league with 30.7 points per contest. Baltimore is first in total offense as they average 450.7 yards per contest while ranking fourth in yards per play as they pick up 6.1 yards per snap. The Ravens are a solid 17th in the league in scoring defense by allowing 23.3 points per contest. Baltimore is 13th in the league in total defense by allowing 350.2 yards per game and 30th in yards per play by allowing 6.3 yards per snap. In giveaway/takeaway, the Ravens are tied for 16th as they are even in the turnover ratio this season.

The Ravens are solid this season as they are ranked 9th in the league in scoring touchdowns in the red zone as they cash in 62.5 percent of their chances. Defensively, Baltimore is in the middle of the pack as they are 17th in red zone defense by allowing 55 percent of drives to reach the red zone to end in touchdowns. The Ravens are near the top of the pack in third down conversions, ranking 4th by converting 48.72 percent of their third down situations in addition to seven of 10 fourth downs. Baltimore’s defense is 15th in those situations as they held the opposition to a 38.1 percent success rate on their third downs. The Ravens have dominated the clock: they are 1st in the league in time of possession by holding the ball 59.76 percent of the time this season.

Justin Tucker has hit all 17 extra point attempts and 13 of 13 field goal tries with a long of 51 this season. Sam Koch has averaged 47.2 yards on his 15 punts with a 41.7-yard net average. He has nine punts dropped inside the 20-yard line with three touchbacks this season. Hill has averaged 22.8 yards on eight kick returns with a long of 46. Chris Moore has averaged 22.3 yards on three kick returns with a long of 26. Cyrus Jones averages 12.3 yards on eight punt returns with a long of 25 this season.

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle is 7th in the league in scoring offense as they put up 27.5 points per game on the season. The Seahawks are 5th in the league in total offense with 399 yards per game and stand 7th in yards per play with six yards per snap. Seattle is 20th in the league in scoring defense as they give up an average of 24.3 points per contest. The Seahawks are in the upper tier of the league, ranking 20th in total defense as they allow 359.8 yards per game and stand 25th as they give up six yards per play. Seattle is tied for third in the takeaway/giveaway department as they are a +6 on the season.

The Seahawks are third in red-zone success as they have cashed in 70.83 percent of their drives that got inside the opposition’s 20-yard line into touchdowns. Seattle is 15th in red-zone defense as they hold opposing teams to a 54.55 percent success rate as far as scoring touchdowns go. Seattle is 17th in the league in third-down conversions as they have converted 37.5 percent of their situations this season. The Seahawks are excellent in getting off the field as opposing teams have converted 32.31 percent of their third downs, which is 7th in the league. Seattle is 4th in the league in time of possession as they hold the ball 53.85 percent of the time.

Jason Myers has hit 18 of 19 extra point attempts this season while booting five of seven field goal tries with a long of 42. Michael Dickson is a solid punter as he has averaged 45.1 yards on 28 punts (39.4-yard net) with a long of 60 this season. He has dropped 11 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line with two touchbacks this season. Lockett has averaged 24.4 yards per return on five kick returns with a long of 33: he has averaged 2.4 yards on eight punt returns with a long of 10. Penny has averaged 14.7 yards on three kick returns with a long of 21 this season.

Who has the Edge?

Both teams have been pretty effective on the offensive side of the ball this season as they are among the league leaders in points per game. Both teams grind the clock and own the time of possession battle by a solid margin this season. The biggest advantage that the Seahawks have comes in the turnover battle as they are a +6 in the takeaway/giveaway ratio while the Ravens are even. Baltimore's upper hand comes in their ability to converting third downs at a pretty solid clip. The special teams on both sides are stellar and both coaches have Super Bowl rings as the head coach. This one is a wash as the teams are mirror images of one another.

Advantage: Push

Final Outlook

This one is going to be a war and the team that controls the line of scrimmage is ultimately going to walk off with the victory. It sounds cliche but the fact remains that both teams are staring at their doppelganger. Both teams have power run games that rack up big yards and have mobile quarterbacks that can do damage with their arms and their legs. The defenses have had their issues and the kicking games are excellent. When you get right down to brass tacks, the shifting the Ravens did by dealing for Peters can create ripples of upheaval in the mix. Factor in the venue, as CenturyLink Field is one of the loudest in the league, and you have to give the edge to the hosts.

The Seahawks are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 7, 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October. Baltimore has gone 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Look for Seattle to do just enough to pull out a win at home here.

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Baltimore's secondary is going to be tested in this contest as they have three cornerbacks on the injury report. Jimmy Smith is doubtful with a knee injury while Maurice Canady (hamstring) and Anthony Averett (ankle) are both questionable. That makes the deal to acquire Peters that much more important: if those guys can't go, it puts more pressure on Brandon Carr and Justin Bethel to step up and contribute. Rookie receiver Marquise Brown is questionable with an ankle injury, which could push Seth Roberts or Chris Moore into a bigger role. Tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee) and linebacker Patrick Onwuasor (ankle) are both questionable as well in this one, leaving the Ravens with several key personnel with cloudy outlooks.

Seattle has five starters that are questionable for this one, not to mention a new starter at tight end after Dissly underwent surgery on his torn Achilles this week. Tackle Duane Brown is doubtful with a biceps injury: George Fant is expected to take his spot. Safeties Bradley McDougald (back spasms) is a game-time decision while Lano Hill is doubtful: if they both miss the game, Marquise Blair would be in line for his first career start. Quinton Jefferson (oblique) and Ziggy Ansah (ankle) are both questionable on the defensive line, as is guard D.J. Fluker (hamstring), though Carroll says all are trending in the right direction.

The weather looks like typical fall weather in the Pacific Northwest, especially in the birthplace of grunge. Game-time temperatures are projected to be in the low to mid-50s with cloudy skies. Winds are expected to come from the south-southeast between five and 10 miles per hour. There is rain expected in the vicinity and the forecast expects it to come down, especially in the second half. It's something you always have to look out for in Seattle.

When the initial lines opened for this contest, Seattle was a four-point favorite with the over/under set at 50.5 points. As of Friday night, the line has shifted slightly to the Seahawks being a three-point favorite in the contest. The over/under has ticked downward slightly as it has moved to 48.5 points in this contest. Currently, the moneyline shows Seattle as a -160 to -170 favorite while the Broncos can be found as a +140 to +150 underdog depending on the sportsbook. As of this writing, 59 percent of the bets are backing the Chiefs +3 points. When it comes to the moneyline, a solid majority, 71 percent of the wagers, are backing the Ravens as the visiting team. Meanwhile, 67 percent of bets are projecting this one to go over the total.

Both teams are capable of pounding the ball and doing damage on the ground. On the same train of thought, both defenses have given up a ton of rushing scores, which is cause for concern. The question marks in Baltimore's secondary is going to make Wilson that much more dangerous at this point in time. Weather will be a factor and the crowd always impacts things in Seattle: look for the Seahawks to earn the win here.

Prediction: Seattle Seahawks -3

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Full-game Total Bet

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Both teams have been pretty prolific offensively this season, which is important for their success. Baltimore has put up at least 23 points in every game this season while Seattle has at least 21 points on the board in each contest. The Seahawks have scored at least 27 points in each of their last five contests. There is a high potential for fireworks as both teams have been able to come up with big plays on the offensive side of the ball this season. Neither defense has had a true shutdown game: the Ravens' best defensive point total was 17 against the Cardinals in week two and against Cincinnati last week. Seattle's best showing came against Arizona in week four when they prevailed 27-10. Can we expect much from either defense in this one?

The Ravens have seen the over go 4-1 in their last five road games and 8-3 in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a straight up win, 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS win, 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record and 6-0 in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game. Look for this one to be a high-scoring affair that pushes past the number.

Prediction: Over 49.5

Half-time Side Bet

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Seattle has been in the thick of things in all of their games this season with five of the six games decided by six points or less. The Seahawks have actually held a halftime lead just twice in their first six games. Good news for Seattle is that they've led at the half in two of the the last three weeks and they were down just two to Cleveland in the other. Baltimore has been up at the half in four of their six games but they trailed at intermission in their two losses. Jackson is going to have his hands full here: give Seattle the upper hand at the half.

Prediction: Seattle Seahawks -3

Half-time Total Bet

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We've seen Baltimore rack up a truckload of points in the opening half of games this season. The Ravens hung 42 points in the first half against Miami and they've been off to the races since that point. Baltimore put up 17 points in the opening half against Arizona, six against Kansas City, seven against Cleveland, then 17 points against both Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Seattle scored 14 points in the first half against the Bengals, seven against the Steelers, seven against New Orleans, 20 against Arizona, 14 against the Rams and 18 against Cleveland. Doing the math, that means Baltimore has put up an average of 17.7 points in the first half this season while Seattle has averaged 13.3 points. Put those together and a typical opening half pushes this one over the number.

Prediction: Over 24
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