Ravens vs. Saints Spread Prediction

Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints, 10/21/18 Week 7 Predictions

One of the best matchups on the Week 7 NFL slate will take place in Baltimore today when the Ravens host the New Orleans Saints at 4:05 p.m. ET. Will the Ravens cover the spread as a small home favorite or will Drew Brees and Co. pull off a small upset?

Game Snapshot

469 New Orleans Saints at 470 Baltimore Ravens

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 points. As of this writing, 56% of the public betting tickets are on the Saints to cover the point spread.

New Orleans Saints

Saints LG Andrus Peat (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 7. The Saints confirmed Peat has a concussion after listing him with a head injury earlier this week. With RG Larry Warford (questionable, back) also not a lock to play, it's a run-blocking downgrade for Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. Josh LeRibeus will start in Peat's place.

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens RT James Hurst (back) is questionable for Week 7 against the Saints. Hurst is a late addition to the injury report. His status looks like a game-time decision. With LG Alex Lewis sidelined, losing Hurst would be a major concern for Joe Flacco's Week 7 pass protection.

NFL Betting Trends

New Orleans

The Saints are 1-5 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams.

Baltimore

The Ravens are 6-1-1 against the spread in their last eight games versus an opponent that owns a winning record.

Prediction

This game is a true coin flip. The spread is perfect, with the Ravens laying 2.5 points with homefield advantage, and this is a true strength versus strength matchup with New Orleans’ high-powered offense going against Baltimore’s stingy defense. So where do bettors have an edge? I would say with the Saints playing on the road. Sean Payton’s offense has been unstoppable at home but they’ve come down a few notches on the road in years past. The Ravens defense is legit and while Joe Flacco is always a wild card, the Saints have struggled defensively this year. I’ll take the home team and the better defense but this one is likely to come down to the very end.

NFL Week 7 Prediction: Baltimore Ravens -2.5

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