2016 Season NFL Football Past Picks

August 27, 2016

This pick was released to clients on August 27, 2021 at 12:46PM ET.


Detroit at Baltimore

Saturday 08/27 07:00 PM Eastern

1 unit on Baltimore -3 (-125) (risk 1 to return 1.8)  RESULT: WIN

Baltimore is 2-0 after a close win at Indianapolis and John Harbaugh now is 22-12 straight-up and 21-13 ATS in his preseason career. Joe Flacco didn't play, but the top two backups played well as Ryan Mallett was six-of-eight for 47 yards and one of those incompletions was a dropped pass. Also, Josh Johnson was 11-of-16 for 72 yards and also rushed for 40 yards on five carries. Baltimore showed an improved running game in gaining 120 yards on 30 carries. Meanwhile, Detroit's rushing attack looked as bad as last year when it was last in the league in that category. The Lions, who seemingly haven't had a good rushing attack since Barry Sanders, managed 73 yards on 27 carries for 2.7 yards per carry while losing 30-14 to Cincinnati. That was worse than Game 1 when they managed 3.5 yards per carry against Pittsburgh. Matt Stafford was 8-of-11 for 113 yards and Dan Orlovsky was 8-of-14 with an interception. Rookie Jake Rudock finished up and was 8-of-11 for 90 yards with one pick. Detroit coach Jim Caldwell is 9-13 straight-up and 11-11 ATS in preseason. Harbaugh historically takes these games more seriously than Caldwell, especially in front of the home fans who would like to forget last season. Play the Ravens.

Lions 0 6 0 3 9
Ravens 3 17 3 7 30



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