Colts vs Ravens 2023 NFL Betting Odds in Week 3

Colts vs Ravens 2023 NFL Betting Odds in Week 3

Will the Indianapolis Colts have good-looking rookie QB Anthony Richardson available on Sunday in Week 3 against Baltimore or will Gardner Minshew have to start? We don’t know as of this writing as it depends on if Richardson can clear concussion protocol. Let’s break down this game as you start to plan your NFL betting for the weekend.

 

Indianapolis Colts vs Baltimore Ravens Odds, Analysis and Prediction | 2023 NFL Expert Analysis by MyBookie Sportsbook

NFL Regular Season: September 7, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Week 3 NFL: Thursday, September 21 to Monday, September 25, 2023

 

How to Bet Colts at Ravens NFL Odds & TV Info

When: Sunday, 1 PM ET
Where: M&T Bank Stadium
TV: CBS
Radio: http://www.siriusxm.com/nfl
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Opening NFL Lines: Ravens -7.5 (total 45)

 

Last Meeting

The clubs last played Week 5 of the 2021 season in Baltimore and the Ravens won 31-25 in OT. Lamar Jackson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown on the first possession of overtime – Brown is now with Arizona. Jackson threw for 442 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair of short TD passes to Mark Andrews in the fourth quarter as the Ravens rallied from a 25-9 deficit. Andrews also caught the two 2-point conversions during that furious comeback. The Ravens had to withstand a 47-yard field goal attempt by Rodrigo Blankenship on the final play of regulation, but the Indianapolis kicker missed, sending the teams to overtime. Sunday will mark the 15th all-time regular season matchup between the teams, with the Colts leading the series 8-6.

 

Why Bet on Indianapolis?

The Colts (1-1) remain without star running back Jonathan Taylor as he’s on the PUP list – meaning he must miss at least the first four games. Indy tried to trade him before the season started but couldn’t find a worthwhile package. When asked this week about Taylor, Coach Shane Steichen said the team was “looking forward to get him back.” Still very possible he is traded at some point.

Zack Moss has taken over as the No. 1 back. Moss, in his 2023 regular season debut, rushed 18 times for 88 yards with a touchdown in the Colts’ 31-20 Week 2 win over the Texans on Sunday. In four starts since joining the Colts – dating back to Week 16 of the 2022 season – Moss has 341 yards on 63 carries (5.4 yards/attempt) with two touchdowns. In that span, Moss’ 23 missed tackles forced are second in the NFL, and that’s with him missing Week 1 due to a forearm injury sustained in training camp. He’s averaging 3.6 yards after contact per rushing attempt, tied for seventh in the NFL.

Indianapolis comes off a 31-20 win in Houston but lost rookie starting QB Anthony Richardson in the second quarter due to a concussion. Richardson had been dazzling with his legs before going down rushing three times for 35 yards with 18- and 15-yard touchdowns. Richardson looked excellent but was exposing himself to far more danger than the average signal caller.

“You’re always concerned,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said. “The first game, he banged up the knee, but it was OK, just a contusion. This game, banging the head. I think it’s just something where he’s got to protect himself. He’s a big, physical guy. Obviously, he can run the football, and guys do a lot of running now at that position. And so, I think self-protection is an issue.”

Colts OC Jim Bob Cooter said the team does not plan to scale back Richardson’s rushing usage going forward. “This league comes at you fast,” he said, adding that QB runs and scrambling will always be a part of Richardson’s game, but he needs to find way to limit risk on rushes. Gardner Minshew filled in admirably for Richardson in Week 2, throwing for 171 yards and one touchdown on 25 attempts, and would be in line for the start in Week 3 if Richardson can’t. Center Ryan Kelly also is in question with a concussion.

Through the first two games of the season, the Colts run defense has been one of the best in the NFL. Pro Football Focus has them as the top defense against the run with an 83.5 grade. They also lead the league in average depth of tackle (2.25). They have allowed their opponents to rush for an average of 78.5 yards per game (seventh-best in the NFL) and have held rushers to either no gain or tackled them for loss on 17 plays (second-most in the NFL). The Ravens are averaging 144 rushing yards a game, good enough for sixth in the NFL. Last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, they rushed for 178 yards.

Indianapolis Colts Injuries List

Ryan Kelly (C) Questionable | Grover Stewart (DT) Questionable | Kenny Moore II (CB) Questionable | Quenton Nelson (G) Questionable | Anthony Richardson (QB) Questionable | Evan Hull (RB) Injured Reserve | Jonathan Taylor (RB) Out | Jelani Woods (TE) Injured Reserve | Danny Pinter (G) Injured Reserve | Titus Leo (DE) Injured Reserve | Genard Avery (DE) Injured Reserve | Ashton Dulin (WR) Injured Reserve | Jake Witt (OT) Injured Reserve

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Why Bet on Baltimore?

The Ravens won in Cincinnati 27-24 in Week 2 to improve to 2-0 despite playing without two starting offensive linemen and two starters in the secondary. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley and center Tyler Linderbaum are week-to-week after suffering their injuries in Week 1. Veterans Patrick Mekari and Sam Mustipher stepped in quite well for them in the Week 2 win over the Bengals.

Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson totaled 291 yards (237 passing, 54 rushing) with two touchdown passes and no interceptions for a 112.8 rating. Jackson now owns 22 performances with at least 200 passing and 50 rushing yards, trailing only Cam Newton (28) and Russell Wilson (25) for the most “200/50” games in NFL history. Jackson also has 48 career games with at least 50 rushing yards and surpassed Newton (47) for the second-most such games by a quarterback in NFL history. Only Michael Vick (54 games) has more.

The Ravens rushed for 178 yards vs. the Bengals, extending Baltimore’s NFL-long active streak of games with at least 100 rushing yards to 18. The team has now scored first a league-best 146 times since 2008 and are 110-36 when doing so.

Rookie WR Zay Flowers has 140 yards through his first two NFL games, ranking as the second most among all NFL rookies this season. His 13 catches also stand second most among rookies, only behind LAR’s Puka Nacua (25 for 266). Fellow wideout Odell Beckham Jr. left the Bengals game with an ankle injury and is in some question this week. Nelson Agholor and Rashod Bateman will likely be taking on most of the vacated snaps if Beckham doesn’t play this Sunday.

The Ravens’ defense hasn’t yielded a first down in the first quarter this season, one of the reasons why they are 2-0. Starting fast is a point of emphasis for Coach John Harbaugh. The Ravens are 2-0 for the seventh time (2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2009 & 2008) during Harbaugh’s 16-year tenure, while Baltimore is seeking its third-ever 3-0 start under him (2016 & 2009).

“I’m very encouraged by the fast starts,” Harbaugh said. “That’s something that we work on every day. We have a fast start period in practice every day. We want it to be good. I feel like the guys are just locked in. Every game’s different. Sometimes you start, sometimes you finish. I think we’re trying just to take it one series at a time and do the best we can.”

Following Sunday’s game vs. Indy, the Ravens will play three consecutive contests away from M&T Bank Stadium: at Cleveland (10/1), at Pittsburgh (10/8) and vs. Tennessee (10/15 in London).

Baltimore Ravens Injuries List

Devin Duvernay (WR) Questionable | Jadeveon Clowney (LB) Questionable | Justice Hill (RB) Questionable | Odell Beckham Jr. (WR) Questionable | Ar’Darius Washington (S) Injured Reserve | Marcus Williams (S) Questionable | Ronnie Stanley (OT) Questionale | Tyler Linderbaum (C) Questionable | Marlon Humphrey (CB) Questionable | Odafe Oweh (LB) Questionable | J.K. Dobbins (RB) Injured Reserve | Malik Hamm (LB) Injured Reserve | Damarion Williams (CB) Injured Reserve | Keaton Mitchell (RB) Injured Reserve | Andrew Vorhees (G) Injured Reserve | Tyus Bowser (LB) Injured Reserve | Nick Moore (LS) Injured Reserve | Trayvon Mullen (CB) Injured Reserve

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Expert Prediction

Ravens 27, Colts 17


 

Super Bowl Odds to Win this 2025 NFL Season

Teams Odds
San Francisco 49ers +550
Kansas City Chiefs +700
Baltimore Ravens +800
Buffalo Bills +1000
Detroit Lions+1200
Cincinnati Bengals +1300
Dallas Cowboys +1600
Philadelphia Eagles +1800
Miami Dolphins +2000
Green Bay Packers +2200
Houston Texans +2200
LA Chargers +2500
New York Jets +2500
Jacksonville Jaguars +3500
Los Angeles Rams +3500
Cleveland Browns +4000
Minnesota Vikings +4000
Atlanta Falcons +5000
Chicago Bears +5000
Indianapolis Colts +5000
Denver Broncos +7500
Las Vegas Raiders +7500
New Orleans Saints +7500
Pittsburgh Steelers +7500
Seattle Seahawks +7500
Tampa Bay Buccaneers +7500
Arizona Cardinals +10000
New England Patriots +15000
New York Giants +15000
Tennessee Titans +15000
Washington Commanders +15000
Carolina Panthers +25000

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