Ravens vs Saints Odds, Analysis & Prediction - NFL Week 9 Lines for MNF

Ravens vs Saints Odds, Analysis & Prediction – NFL Week 9 Lines for MNF

Two teams with playoff aspirations throw down on Monday night when the New Orleans Saints host the Baltimore Ravens. With a victory, the Saints can move into a tie atop the NFC South with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Ravens hope to maintain their first place position in the AFC North. Which squad will blink? Check out NFL Odds, analysis, and free picks for Saints versus Ravens. 

NFL Week 9 Betting Preview for Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans

Monday Night Football: Baltimore Ravens versus New Orleans Saints Odds and Match Info

Why bet on Baltimore versus New Orleans?

The Ravens boast one of the league’s top offenses. Baltimore’s effectiveness on offense starts with Lamar Jackson, who should have too much speed for New Orleans’ defense.

Jackson has rushed for a 7.4 per carry average on his way to 553 yards each game. The Baltimore quarterback is unstoppable. If you do decide to concentrate on stopping Jackson, Baltimore’s running backs, Kenyan Drake and Gus Edwards, will punish you. 

Baltimore Ravens Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 359.4
  • Passing Yards: 193.8
  • Rushing Yards: 165.6
  • Points Scored: 26.0
  • Turnovers: 9

Baltimore Ravens Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 364.3
  • Passing Yards: 266.8
  • Rushing Yards: 97.5
  • Points Scored: 22.9
  • Takeaways: 14

Why bet on New Orleans versus Baltimore?

The Saints may have finally put it all together. In their last game versus the Las Vegas Raiders, New Orleans shut out one of the better offenses in the NFL. 

Almost as impressive? The defense held the Raiders’ rushing attack to 38 yards.

Also, quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 229 yards and a pair of touchdowns with zero interceptions. The victory cold be a turning point for New Orleans’ season. 

New Orleans Saints Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 394.4
  • Passing Yards: 253.1
  • Rushing Yards: 141.3
  • Points Scored: 24.9
  • Turnovers: 16

New Orleans Saints Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 320.8
  • Passing Yards: 208.3
  • Rushing Yards: 112.5
  • Points Scored: 25.0
  • Takeaways: 6

Ravens at Saints Trends

  • Ravens are 2-6 ATS versus a team with a losing record
  • Baltimore is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday night games
  • Under is 4-1 in the Ravens’ last 5 games
  • Saints are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 on a Monday night
  • New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win
  • Over is 4-1 in the Saints’ last 5 games

Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints Final Betting Prediction

A couple of things happened over the weekend that make the Saints the better play. First, the Ravens will be without Lamar Jackson’s top wide receiving target, Mark Andrews.

Because the tight-end, who is one of the best in the NFL, must sit this one out, the Saints can put an eighth man in the box to stop the Ravens’ rushing attack. Doing so means corners Paulson Adebo and Alontae Taylor must play man-to-man.

No worries for New Orleans. The Saints will dare Lamar to throw the deep ball. Marcus Maye is one of the best free safeties in the league while Tyrann Mathieu can drop back into coverage or rush Jackson.

The other news that leads to backing the Saints against the spread is that wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been upgraded to questionable. Rashid Shaheed is a revelation while rookie Chris Olave is playing like a WR1. So if Landry can play, it’s a huge boost to the Saints’ passing attack. 

Andrews’ missing in action, Landry possibly stepping onto the field, and this happening in the Dome. means New Orleans is the play. Saints wins SU. 

NFL Week 9 Pick: New Orleans Saints +103

 
 

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