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New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens: No. 1 Offense vs. No. 1 Defense

Posted by: Charlie Smith
New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens

Without a doubt, the New Orleans Saints look like one of the best teams in the nation. As they currently stand, New Orleans has lost but one game and is running up the scoreboard in nearly all of their matchups. However, the Cleveland Browns were able to hold the Saints to just 21 points in Week 2. Seeing how the Ravens both share a division with the Browns and sport a talented defense, will Baltimore be able to put a cork in the Saints’ offense this NFL football betting Sunday? Let’s check on the legal betting odds to see what they have to say about this Week 7 New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens contest.

New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens – Sunday, October 21st

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

TV: CBS

Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass

Football Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Saints +2½ (EV) 49½ (-105)   +125
Ravens -2½ (-120) 49½ (-115) -145
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New Orleans Saints   

The Saints come marching into this Week 7 pairing sporting 4-1 record that pegs them as the best team in the NFC South. However, the Panthers are right on the Saints’ heels with a 3-2 record. Naturally, the Saints will want to pick off the Ravens this weekend to solidify their divisional lead. Unfortunately, the Ravens are looking to do the same in the AFC North. All in all New Orleans comes into this contest with more momentum, since they’ve won their last 4 games consecutively. The Ravens on the other hand are 1-1 in their last 2. Furthermore, Baltimore will have to find a way to keep up with the Saints’ explosive offense which currently ranks No. 1 in the NFL. Interestingly enough, the Ravens defense ranks No. 1 in points allowed per game. Granted, the Ravens haven’t faced an offense quite as loaded as New Orleans. But nevertheless, we’ll have to see how this pans out.

Players to Watch: Drew Brees (1,658 passing yards, 11 TD, 0 INT), Alvin Kamara (299 rushing yards, 5 TD, 0 F), and Michael Thomas (519 receiving yards, 3 TD, 46 REC).

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens fly into this contest sporting a 4-2 record that ranks them No. 1 overall in the AFC North. Right now the Steelers are also sitting at 4-2 but have already suffered a loss against Baltimore. On the flip side, the Ravens are coming off a dominant 21-0 shutout win over the Titans. It goes without saying that shutting out the Titans is a completely different than affair than containing Drew Brees & the New Orleans Saints. Right now Brees is completing 77.9% of his passes and hasn’t thrown an interception all season. The Ravens on the other hand, come into this contest with a -2 turnover differential. Ultimately it wouldn’t be surprising to see Flacco and Baltimore shoot themselves in the foot with the game on the line.

Players to Watch: Joe Flacco (1,788 passing yards, 9 TD, 4 INT), Alex Collins (271 rushing yards, 4 TD, 2 F), and John Brown (424 receiving yards, 3 TD, 21 REC).

New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
  • New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
  • New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games when playing New Orleans
  • Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans
  • Baltimore is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens Betting Picks

So which side should online mobile betting fans take in this New Orleans Saints vs. Baltimore Ravens matchup? All in all the Saints are looking like the better pick here. Luckily they’re pegged as the underdog in this matchup, making them an extremely lucrative straight up option this Sunday. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction:33-28

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