Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts – November 8

Baltimore (5-2) at Indianapolis (5-2)

Streaks

Pittsburgh ended the Ravens’ 3-game winning streak last week while Indianapolis has won 5 out of it’s last 6 to vault into a tie with the Tennessee Titans in the AFC South. Baltimore has won 3 out of the last 4 in the series as this is the first meeting in Indianapolis since 2014.

Vs. The Spread

The Ravens check in at 3-3-1 while Indianapolis is 4-3. Both teams are around .500 as well on the over-under action as the Colts are 4-3 with the Ravens tapping out at 3-4.

Teams Spread Money Line Total Points
Baltimore Ravens PK (-125) O 47.5 (-110)
Indianapolis Colts PK (+105) U 47.5 (-110)

Last Week

The Ravens handed the Steelers a gift in the 28-24 loss as Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had an uncharacteristically tough game with four turnovers, including a pick-6 early in the first quarter. Indianapolis explode for 21 points in the fourth quarter for a 41-21 win over the Lions. Kenny Moore had a pick-6 in the fourth quarter, combined with 8 and 12-play drives for touchdowns.

From the Roost

Lamar Jackson vows to get the football to Maurice “Hollywood” Brown more as Brown needs and wants to be more of a playmaker. He has two touchdowns in his last three games. Rookie J.K. Dobbins looks like the heir apparent to the running back job as he had a career-high 113 yards rushing against the stout Steelers’ run defense. This game comes down to a Ravens rushing attack that averages 178.7 yards per game behind the multi-faceted Jackson vs. a Colts defense that limits opponents to 79-yard rushing per outing.

Hoof Hype

The Colts are surprisingly in good shape as They are making a case to challenge Tennessee in the NFC South. Philip Rivers looks for his third consecutive outing with three touchdown passes. He has been playing at a high level the last two weeks as he hasn’t thrown any picks. He will have to deal with the Ravens’ ball-hawking cornerbacks in Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey.

NFL Betting Predictions

Winner: Ravens (-2) 24, Colts 21

The Bets
Baltimore Ravens PK
-125
Under 47.5
-110
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