The Baltimore Ravens suffered a rare loss in Week 8 and will look to get back to their winning ways when they make a trip in Week 9 to Lucas Oil Stadium to face the streaking Indianapolis Colts. Check out our preview of this game along with key notable betting trends and our pick to win this contest.
Betting Preview for the Baltimore Ravens vs Indianapolis Colts Regular Season Week 9 Game on November 8, 2020
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
When: Sunday, November 8, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Baltimore Ravens (-3.5)
Regular Season Record: 5-2
The Ravens are coming off a 28-24 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday, their second defeat of the season. Lamar Jackson once again struggled to pass the ball against an elite team, as he finished the game with 208 passing yards (13/28) and two touchdowns with two interceptions. Jackson also had two lost fumbles. Obviously, ball security was a big issue for Jackson, which he will have to clean up. However, Baltimore still trusts Jackson to carry the team’s offense. Indianapolis presents a big challenge again for the Ravens’ offense, though Jackson and company have only been struggling this season against elite teams, which the Colts are not. Plus, Jackson could get a big hand next game, with running back Mark Ingram possible to return after missing the Steelers game with an ankle injury. If Ingram can’t suit up, the Ravens still have rookie JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards to lead the Ravens’ ground attack that rushed for 265 yards and a touchdown on 47 carries in Week 8. Dobbins led the Ravens in that game with 113 rushing yards.
The Ravens, who are tied for second in the league with two 40+ rushing plays, are 6-2-2 against the spread in their last 10 games away from home.
Betting on the Indianapolis Colts (+3.5)
Regular Season Record: 5-2
The Colts are gaining momentum again, as they have now won two games in a row, the latest was a 41-21 destruction of the Detroit Lions in Motown last Sunday. Prior to that, they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals at home before taking a bye in Week 7. Those were two wins against softer opponents, but now, they will find out just how good they really are, as they take on Baltimore. Philip Rivers threw for 262 passing yards on 23-of-33 completions and finished with three touchdowns without an interception. Rivers and the Colts’ passing attack are catching a break against the Ravens, as Baltimore’s secondary will not have star cornerback Marlon Humphrey (COVID-19). Defensively, the Colts will also be dealing with a Baltimore offensive unit that will be missing left tackle Ronnie Stanley, who’s now done for the season after suffering a serious ankle injury in Week 8. That means Lamar Jackson will be extra vulnerable in the pocket against the Colts’ defense that’s ninth in the NFL in defensive sack percentage. The Colts sacked Matthew Stafford in the win over Detroit five times which resulted in 39 lost yards for the Lions.
The Colts, who are allowing just 213.6 passing yards per game, are 3-1 against the spread in their last four contests at home.
The Colts win, 26-24.
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