NFL Saturday Playoff Preview and Picks
Saturday January 10, 2009
Baltimore Ravens at Tennesse Titans (-3), 4:30 p.m. EST
Total Pro Sports – This game is a matchup of to good defensive teams, and who ever wins the defensive matchup, wins the game. The Titans and Ravens have two of the best defenses in the NFL.
Tennessee had the second-ranked scoring defense, allowing 14.6 points per game, while Baltimore had the third-ranked, giving up 15.3. Baltimore was second in total yards allowed (277.1) while Tennessee was tied for fifth.
We love the Baltimore Ravens here because we believe they have the better overall defense. Also, The Titans offense are average at best and when playing a defense like Baltimore’s, they wont be able to move the ball at all.
Pick – Baltimore Ravens (+3) and the under at (35)
If you want to make the game even more interesting, parlay both of them.
Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers (-10), 8:30 p.m. EST
This game is going to come down to who makes the least amount of mistakes. The Carolina Panthers secondary is very poor. They will have their hands full Saturday against the Cardinals air attack.
Arizona was second in the league with 292.1 passing yards per game and third with 31 touchdowns in the air. If Kurt Warner keeps his fumbles and interceptions to a minimum, this will be a close game. Unfortunately, we believe that he will not because the Panthers have an awesome D-line. We also like the over at 49, and expect to see a shootout this Saturday.
Pick – Carolina (-10) and the over at (49)