Ravens vs. Saints Predictions: Odds, Totals, Player Attributes, Trends, Streaming for “Monday Night Football”

Ravens vs.  Saints Predictions: Odds, Totals, Player Attributes, Trends, Streaming for “Monday Night Football”

Week 9 of the NFL wraps up in New Orleans, where the Ravens and Saints will go head-to-head for a “Monday Night Football” showdown at Caesars Superdome.

Both of these teams are coming off wins in Week 8 when the Saints were able to blank the Raiders in a 24-0 victory. As for Baltimore, they took down the Buccaneers in Tampa in the Week 8 opener on Thursday. Although each club may be riding high on their respective victories, they are a little despondent. They saw both star wide receivers — Michael Thomas and Rashod Bateman — headed to season-ending IR and the Ravens will also be without star tight end Mark Andrews due to knee and shoulder injuries, so they’ll both be battling adversity.

Here we will specifically look at the different betting angles that this game has to offer. Along with the spread and total, we’ll also take a look at several player props and submit our picks for how we see this matchup unfolding.

All NFL odds via Caesars Sportsbook.

How to see

Date: Monday 7 November | Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Placement: Caesars Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
TV:
ESPN | Current: fuboTV (try free)
Follow: CBS Sports app
Odds: Ravens -1.5, O/U 46.5

Line movement

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The Ravens were a 3.5-point favorite heading into Week 8, and it dwindled to a field goal advantage as the weekend drew to a close. As the week progressed and more injury news developed with the Saints, this line began to decline. When it was clear that Andrews would be demoted to out, the line fell to Ravens -1.5 on Sunday morning.

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The committee: Saints +1.5. When everyone is healthy, the Ravens are the better football team. That said, this club is just too beat up at running back at the moment with rookie tight end Isaiah Likely and wideout Devin Duvernay as Lamar Jackson’s two best options in the passing game. While the loss of Michael Thomas for the year stings for New Orleans, Chris Olave has shown he’s more than capable of carrying a heavy workload in the passing game, so I don’t think their offense will suffer much, especially with Alvin Kamara headlining the unit. Andy Dalton has also played well for this team under center as they average 29.6 points per game and the quarterback has a 97.8 passer rating. Yes, Dalton has historically struggled in primetime games, but he has played well at home this season, throwing five touchdowns to just one interception.

Main trend: Ravens are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games.

Over/Under total

As you might expect with several stars missing, the total has dropped quite a bit. After opening at 49 in futures, that total fell a point from Week 8 to 48. Once the health statuses for both sides started rolling out on Friday, we saw that number drop to 47.5 on Friday, 47 on Saturday, and sit now at 46.5 as of Monday morning.

The committee: Above 46.5. The Saints are averaging nearly 30 points per game with Dalton under center, and while the Ravens may not have their best pass-catching options, Lamar Jackson is someone who can generate a lot of points on his own. It also doesn’t hurt that New Orleans is once again without starting cornerback Marshon Lattimore for this game as well.

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Main trend: Over is 4-1 in Ravens last five Monday games.

Lamar Jackson props

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  • Passing touchdowns: 1.5 (Over +114, Under -157)
  • Passing meters: 210.5 (Over -117, Under -117)
  • Rushing meters: 60.5 (Over -104, Under -131)
  • Passed attempt: 29.5 (Over -103, Under -133)
  • Urgent attempt: 9.5 (Over -139, Under +102)
  • Longest pass completion: 34.5 (over -123, under -111)
  • Completions: 18.5 (Over -137, Under +100)
  • Interceptions: 0.5 (Over -115, Under -119)

Jackson has seen double-digit carries in four of his eight games this season and is averaging 9.4 yards per attempt on the year as a whole. With the Ravens limited at the skill positions, their best chance to get chunk plays out may come by using Jackson’s legs, which is why the Over on both his attempts and rushing yards is a solid way to look. As for his passing props, I’d lean towards his 29.5 pass attempts. He has surpassed that number in three of his last four games, and if Baltimore finds itself trailing, Jackson may be forced to throw it a little more often.

Andy Dalton props

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  • Passing touchdowns: 1.5 (Over +104, Under -142)
  • Passing meters: 233.5 (Over -121, Under -113)
  • Rushing meters: 4.5 (over -113, under -121)
  • Longest pass completion: 35.5 (Over -117, Under -117)
  • Interceptions: 0.5 (Over -137, Under +100)

If the Saints get into the red zone, Alvin Kamara will be the one called to bring New Orleans over the goal line and not Dalton. With that in mind, there is a lean on Under for Dalton’s passes. Out of this bunch, Over on Dalton’s 233.5 passing yards is an interesting place to watch. The Ravens are allowing 6.9 yards per pass attempt entering Week 9, which ranks in the bottom half of the league. Opposing quarterbacks have also surpassed that number in the last two games against Baltimore.

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Player props to consider

Devin Duvernay total receiving yards: Over 43.5 (-137). Duvernay was already a favorite target for Jackson as the wideout has averaged four targets and 39.1 yards per game this season. With the Ravens’ pass-catching group depleted, that volume should only increase.

Chris Olave Total Reception: Over 5.5 (-101). The Saints have not been shy about using Olave when he is on the pitch. This season, he has three games where he has seen at least 13 targets, including Week 7 against Arizona where he saw 14 targets from Andy Dalton. The Ravens are allowing opposing quarterbacks to complete 66.13% of their passes this season, which ranks 21st in the NFL.

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