The Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans will open the 2022 NFL preseason on Thursday. The Ravens will try to continue an NFL record streak of 20 consecutive preseason victories, while Tennessee will try to build on the success of an AFC South title in 2021. On the other sideline, Baltimore will attempt to right the ship after an 8-9 record last season. MB&T Bank Stadium hosts the game in Baltimore. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Ravens as four-point home favorites, while the Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 31.5 in the latest Titans vs. Ravens odds. Before you make any Ravens vs. Titans picks, you need to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Larry Hartstein.
A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Hartstein combines a vast network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach he honed while working for Pro Football Focus. Entering the 2022 NFL season, he is 427-344 all-time on NFL sides (plus $3,764 for $100 players), including 394-330 against the spread. Hartstein went 68-50 ATS (58 percent) and 8-3 on money-line plays last season for a profit of $1,552. Anybody who has been following him is way up.
Now, Hartstein has set his sights on Titans vs. Ravens and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Titans vs. Ravens:
- Titans vs. Ravens spread: Ravens -4
- Titans vs. Ravens over-under: 31.5 points
- Titans vs. Ravens money line: Ravens -190, Titans +160
- TEN: Titans went 2-1 in the 2021 preseason
- BAL: Ravens are on a 20-game preseason winning streak
- Titans vs. Ravens picks: See picks here
Why the Titans can cover
The Titans will be without running back Derrick Henry in the preseason, which could allow the passing game to get a long look. Tennessee will face a Baltimore team that has said it will rest key players, and the Titans have battles at quarterback and wide receiver to evaluate. The Titans are examining rookie Malik Willis and veteran backup Logan Woodside at quarterback, with Woodside returning after being with the organization in previous seasons.
Willis racked up 2,857 passing yards and 27 passing touchdowns last season to go along with 1,822 rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns across two years at Liberty. Woodside completed 72.5 percent of his passes in the 2021 preseason, connecting on three touchdowns against only one interception. At wide receiver, Robert Woods and Nick Westbrook are listed as the team's starters, but rookie first-round pick Treylon Burks can showcase his talents, and there are battles between the likes of Kyle Philips, Dez Fitzpatrick, Racey McMath, and Josh Malone.
Why the Ravens can cover
In addition to the club's preseason dominance, Baltimore could have an edge with quarterback Tyler Huntley. Lamar Jackson will not play in the exhibition opener, but Huntley has proven considerably more than any option on the Titans' roster at the position. Huntley, a 24-year-old from Utah, started four games for Baltimore last season and appeared seven times overall. He threw for nearly 1,100 yards and was a significant threat on the ground.
Huntley generated 294 yards on 47 carries, averaging 6.3 yards per tote, and produced two rushing touchdowns. He also has extensive preseason experience, including more than a 70 percent completion rate and a pair of rushing touchdowns in 2021.
How to make Titans vs. Ravens picks
Hartstein has analyzed this matchup and while we can tell you he's leaning under on the point total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Titans vs. Ravens? And which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Larry Hartstein's Titans vs. Ravens picks, all from the NFL expert who's 427-344 all-time on NFL sides, and find out.