Indianapolis Colts vs Baltimore Ravens: 3 Best 'Monday Night Football' Prop Bets
Will Lamar Jackson continue his stellar play and help the Ravens cover the seven-point spread, or will Carson Wentz and the Colts pull off the upset on the road?
We've picked our favorite bets for the "Monday Night Football" matchup from three of the major American sportsbooks. All you have to do is watch some football and responsibly gamble on the games. Let's pick some winners.
FanDuel: Jonathan Taylor OVER 13.5 Receiving Yards (-110)
The Colts are going to have to rely on Jonathan Taylor to be the majority of their offense with Carson Wentz's ankles still not at 100%. Not only that, but the Ravens have a very strong defense against the rush. Baltimore is giving up 85.8 yards per game and although Taylor surpassed 100 rushing yards for the first time last week, he should get more designed pass plays in this game.
Taylor has only gone over this number once this season but with the Ravens having the best run defense the Colts have seen so far this season, expect Taylor to be very active in the passing game.
Barstool: Player To Have More Passing Yards: Carson Wentz (-114)
As previously mentioned, the Colts are going to rely on the passing game in order to win tonight. The Ravens are 30th in the league in opponents' pass play percentage (66%) and they are giving up 273 yards passing per game, which is ranked 24th in the league.
Meanwhile, the Colts' defense against the run is pretty average. Indianapolis is ranked 17th in yards allowed per game, 14th in yards per rush, and 19th in opponents' rushes per game. The Colts' secondary isn't great, however, the Ravens will obviously rely on Lamar Jackson's dual-threat ability and torch this Colts' front-seven. This means that Wentz should have more passing yards as Jackson will not be asked to pass the ball too much for Baltimore to win.
DraftKings: Latavius Murray Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+120)
Latavius Murray has taken over as the team's primary back and he has seen a significant increase in his snap count. In the Ravens' win against the Broncos last week, Murray played in 62% of Baltimore's offensive snaps and he had 18 carries in the game. Murray also scored his third touchdown of the season, bringing his touchdowns scored per game to .75, which is exactly what Baltimore needed this season.
Again, the Colts' run defense is very suspect so expect the Ravens to attack them with the run all game long. If Jackson can break one, which we know he can, Murray will be called to finish the job and cash the anytime touchdown scorer.
Bovada Best Bet: UNDER 46.5 (-115)
This game is going to go one of two ways. Either the Ravens will dominate the game with the run, or the Colts will punch the Ravens in the mouth and Baltimore will be playing catch-up all game. The former is the most logical, so that means the under is the smart play.
The spread currently sits at Ravens -7 but I am not really comfortable with that number. Even though I think the Ravens will win by at least a touchdown, there is some history between the under and these two teams. In the last 10 matchups between the Colts and Ravens, the under has hit nine times out of 10. The under has also hit in six out of the last seven times the Colts have traveled to Baltimore and these two teams are currently riding an eight-game under streak when playing each other.
The under has been automatic between these two teams, and tonight will be no different.
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