Saints vs. Ravens Total Prediction
Is the betting total set too high for Sunday’s matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens? Kickoff for this non-conference tilt is set for 4:05 p.m. ET.
4:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 21
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Ravens are 2.5-point favorites to beat the Saints. The total, meanwhile, sits at 49.5 points. As of this writing, 60% of the public betting tickets are on the Saints to cover the point spread.
New Orleans Saints
Saints placed WR Ted Ginn (knee) on injured reserve. Ginn injured his knee in Week 4 and apparently did not make enough progress during the Saints' Week 6 bye for the team to stick it out. We would assume the 33-year-old deep threat will be a candidate for return after missing the required eight weeks. In the interim, third-rounder Tre'Quan Smith is going to be the main beneficiary. Smith already rained hellfire on the Redskins in Ginn's Week 5 absence. He's worth a flier in all leagues where he remains unowned.
Joe Flacco completed 25-of-37 passes for 238 yards, one touchdown, and one pick in the Ravens' big Week 6 win over the Titans. Flacco wasn't needed as the Ravens took a 14-0 lead into the half and never looked back. Baltimore's defense sacked Marcus Mariota a whopping 11 times on the day, inevitably allowing Flacco to stand around and handoff to Alex Collins (19/54/2) until the final whistle. The Titans quietly boast an efficient pass rush, so an outing such as this was expected. Have no fear in turning right around and starting/streaming Flacco everywhere across all formats in Week 7 against the Saints.
NFL Betting Trends
The over is 14-3 in the Saints’ last 17 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
The under is 5-1 in the Ravens’ last six games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game.
The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams. The over is also 6-2 in the Saints’ last eight games overall, is 13-3 in their last 16 games following a bye week, and is 5-1 in their last six games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 9-4 in the Ravens’ last 13 games when facing a team with a winning record.
NFL Week 7 Prediction: Saints/Ravens over 49.5