Monday Night Gambling Preview Colts vs. Ravens
Indianapolis Colts (1-3) vs. Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
Line: Ravens -7.5
Moneyline: Ravens -375
A Monday Night football showdown between the Colts and the city they left: Baltimore. I’m sure there’s still animosity in Baltimore towards Indianapolis and that may be on display tonight in primetime. We shall see.
As for the teams actually taking the field, the Ravens come in at 3-1 after knocking off the Broncos in Denver last week, while the Colts are 1-3 and fresh off their first win of the year in Miami.
Back to back road games shouldn’t be an issue for the Colts, especially with the extra days rest. However, the Ravens defensive line will be a massive challenge for an Indy team that is struggling along the offensive line. What was supposed to be one the best units on the team has turned into a fatal flaw due to injuries and poor execution. The Colts may not be able to overcome that mismatch in order to win this game outright, but I do think their defense has a shot to keep them in the game.
The Ravens offense may not look like its clicking, but they’re still running the ball very well and Lamar Jackson is connecting on a lot of deep passes. I actually think this Ravens team is poised to put up a lot of points in the next couple of weeks. Lamar and his receivers need to get on the same page on the deep ball, but those plays are there. Eventually they will hit them.
The Colts defense has been pretty stellar this season and is one of the most underrated units in the NFL. I think they have a chance to keep the Ravens in check, though I do think Baltimore may find some success early in the game.
My guess is Baltimore comes out hot early, builds a lead and then coasts in the second half. The backdoor is wide open at 7.5 for Indy and I don’t think the Ravens are going to pour on points in the second half. Give me Indy for the game, but the Ravens first half.
Prediction: Ravens 27 - Colts 21
Ravens -4 1H
Carson Wentz over 9.5 rushing yards
Jonathan Taylor over 12.5 receiving yards
Any Time TD: Carson Wentz +255
First TD: Nyheim Hines +1550, Carson Wentz +2500, Ty’son Williams +2000, Devonta Freeman +2000