Last Updated Nov 07, 2022, 7:57 PM

Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints Picks, Predictions, Odds

Week 9 of the NFL season will conclude on Monday night with a compelling non-conference clash between the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints. Coverage begins from Caesars Superdome in New Orleans at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.

BALTIMORE RAVENS vs. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS BETTING PREDICTION

The Saints’ defense has struggled miserably in the immediate aftermath of head coach Sean Payton’s retirement, as New Orleans surrendered 26+ PTS in five-of-seven matchups to open the season, resulting in a lackluster record of 2-5 through Week 7.

However, that all changed this past Sunday, as Denis Allen’s defense finally looked like it had a pulse during their triumphant 24-0 home win over the Raiders in Week 8, bringing down their opponent points per game average from 28.6 PPG to 25 PPG with just one shutout performance.

The Ravens, on the other hand, have also had their fair share of ups and downs to start the season, especially on the defensive side of the ball, highlighted by Jon Harbaugh’s squad allowing just 18.8 PPG on 361 YPG in their five victories, opposed to surrendering 29.7 PPG on 370 YPG across their three losses.

I’ll back Baltimore here, as the Saints’ offense has played surprisingly well since Andy Dalton took over back in Week 4, highlighted by New Orleans entering Monday night following scoring outputs of 24+ PTS in five straight matchups against relatively weak defensive units in the Vikings, Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, and Raiders (29.6 PPG). However, I think we’ll see that run come to an end against a Ravens defense that’s finally starting to settle into a rhythm, having allowed just 21.2 PPG across their last five contests.

Score Prediction: Ravens 27, Saints 20
Best Bet: Ravens -2.5 (-110)

BALTIMORE RAVENS vs. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS BETTING ODDS

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BALTIMORE RAVENS vs. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS BETTING RESOURCES

Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Matchup: AFC North vs. NFC South
Venue: Caesars Superdome
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Time-TV: ESPN, 8:15 p.m. ET

BALTIMORE RAVENS BETTING ANALYSIS

The Ravens are off to a solid 5-3 start to the season, however, their record certainly doesn’t tell the full story, as Baltimore led by 17+ PTS late in the second half of matchups against Buffalo and Miami, and somehow, they found a way to lose both of those contests.

However, there’s big a difference between 6-1 and 5-3, and If Baltimore actually hung on to win those two games, the Ravens would be receiving much higher praise after averaging 26 PPG and forcing 1.9 turnovers per contests across a near perfect start to the season. But it’s probably unfair to evaluate a squad based on a hypothetical scenario.

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The Ravens are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against New Orleans. (Getty)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS BETTING ANALYSIS

New Orleans offense’ has been red hot since Week 4, highlighted by the Saints racking up 29.6 PPG on 407 YPG across their last five games with Dalton under center, opposed to averaging just 19 PPG on 364 YPG in their four contests prior to that with Jameis Winston at the helm.

However, don’t be fooled by the Saints’ recent offensive success, as they still posted a lackluster 2-3 record across that stretch despite generating nearly 30 PPG, primarily due to their defense surrendering 28+ PTS in four of those five matchups (26.4 PPG), which makes it very difficult to win games in this league no matter how many points you score.

BALTIMORE RAVENS vs. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS BETTING TRENDS

  • The total has gone UNDER in four of Baltimore's last five games.
  • The Ravens are 4-2 SU in their last six games.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of New Orleans' last five games.
  • The Saints are 2-5 SU in their last seven games.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of New Orleans' last five games against Baltimore.
  • The Saints are 3-7 SU in their last 10 home games.
  • The Ravens are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against New Orleans.
  • The Ravens are 6-2 SU in their last eight games against New Orleans.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Baltimore's last 19 road games.
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