Indianapolis vs Baltimore

Indianapolis vs Baltimore | Who Wins Week 5 NFL?

The Baltimore Ravens could set an NFL rushing record on Monday night when they host the struggling Indianapolis Colts to conclude Week 5. The Ravens are TD home favorites on the NFL odds.

How to Bet Colts at Ravens NFL Odds & TV Info

  • When: Monday, 8:15 PM ET
  • Where: M&T Bank Stadium
  • TV: ESPN
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  • Stream Option: ESPN app
  • Opening NFL Lines: Ravens -7 (total 45.5)

Series History

The Colts lead 8-5 in regular-season matchups but lost 24-10 at home in Week 9 last year. Lamar Jackson 19 of 23 with 170 yards and no touchdowns and carried 13 times for 58 yards for a score. He didn’t turn the ball over. Baltimore ran 38 times for 110 yards as a team. The Ravens dominated in the second half, at one point with a 32-4 advantage in plays. Philip Rivers was 25 of 43 with 227 yards and one interception for Indy and is now retired.

Why Bet on Indianapolis?

The Colts (1-3) got their first win last Sunday, 27-17 in Miami. Quarterback Carson Wentz ended a personal seven-game losing streak by completing 24-of-32 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns for a season-high 115.1 passer rating. He also added five carries for 10 yards. His passer rating was his best mark since Week 1 of 2019 vs. Washington (121.0). Wentz led the NFL with 24 turnover-worthy plays in 2020, per Pro Football Focus.  Through four games in 2021, he has zero of those.

Jonathan Taylor led the team in rushing with 16 carries for 103 yards and one touchdown. He compiled his fourth-career 100-yard rushing game. He is only the fourth Colt to reach that plateau in his first 19 games (Edgerrin James, Dominic Rhodes, Marshall Faulk).

Wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. led the team in receptions (six) and receiving yards (59) for the third consecutive game. He has the most receiving yards (279) by a Colt in the first four weeks of the season since T.Y. Hilton (294) in 2018.

The Colts tallied two turnovers. Dating back to last season, Indianapolis has now forced a turnover in five consecutive games. Indianapolis held Miami to only 35 rushing yards. It is the fifth time since 2019 the team has held an opponent to that yardage total or below. The Colts have been stout against the run since the beginning of the 2020 season. The Colts rank third in rushing defense (95.2 yards per game) over that span. Over a longer stretch, since the beginning of 2018, the Colts have allowed a 100-yard rusher in only four of their past 52 games (Derrick Henry in all four games).

The Colts also have a plus-four turnover differential for the season. Since 2010, 72 percent of teams with a turnover margin of +4 or better made the playoffs (92/128).

Why Bet on Baltimore?

The Ravens beat the Broncos 23-7 last Sunday. Defensively, it was an impressive and punishing performance as Baltimore had five sacks, 11 quarterback hits, and knocked quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out of the game with a concussion just before halftime. Coordinator Wink Martindale kept dialing up blitzes and the Ravens kept meeting at the quarterback. Outside linebacker Tyus Bowser had two sacks, Justin Madubuike, Justin Houston and Odafe Oweh had one sack apiece, and Calais Campbell had three quarterback hits.

Lamar Jackson Owe was 22-of-37 passing for a season-best 316 yards, including a spectacular 49-yard diving TD from WR Marquise Brown, who produced a game-high 91 yards on 4 catches. The Ravens rushed for 102 yards and now have at least 100 yards in 43 consecutive regular-season games, tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers (43 from 1974-77) for the longest such streak in NFL history.

Jackson in four career starts on Monday Night Football has passed for 664 yards with eight touchdowns and no interceptions for a 111.9 passer rating. In those four starts, he’s also rushed for 388 yards on 38 carries (10.2 average) with two touchdowns. In four career primetime home games, Jackson is 4-1 and completing 65% of his passes for 818 yards, 10 touchdowns and 3 interceptions, with 431 rushing yards and 5 TDs on the ground.

The Ravens have been relying more on Jackson’s arm over the past two weeks, when he has thrown a total of 68 passes. It marked the first time in Jackson’s four-year career that he has passed over 30 times in back-to-back games.

The Ravens are 16-2 under Coach John Harbaugh in home primetime games, ranking as the NFL’s best such winning percentage (.889). The Ravens have won 14 of their last 15 home primetime games.

Game Trends

  • Colts are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games.
  • Colts are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Colts are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
  • Ravens are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
  • Ravens are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 Monday games.
  • Colts are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 meetings.

Expert Prediction: Ravens 30, Colts 23


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