NFL Week 5 may have been the craziest week yet. Games came down to the wire, there were more upsets and injuries around the league continued. Putting a cap on this week, the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens face off tonight on Monday Night Football. While the Ravens are the NFL betting favorites, that does not mean much this season. The following Colts vs. Ravens preview will provide the current odds, betting trends, and best NFL bets for the Week 5 Monday Night Football matchup.
NFL Best Bets & Odds: Week 5 Monday Night Football
The Colts finally got their first win last week. Injuries continue to be the story of this team, with the offensive line getting beat up, the receiving corps losing one of their only weapons, and Carson Wentz somehow spraining both ankles on the same play. Wentz has had time to heal, and he is mostly better, but the offensive line is porous enough that he will be taking more hits tonight. Defensively the Colts have plenty of playmakers, but the offense needs to put them in more favorable positions.
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The Ravens have been solid this season, though they have had their fair share of injuries as well. Aside from the season-ending injuries early in the season, offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley will be out tonight. This is not the elite offensive line of years past, so Lamar Jackson must ensure he does not take big hits against the Colts defense. But if they can give Jackson some time, he is proving more that he can be a capable passer, especially with some of the downfield weapons at his disposal. Defensively the Ravens have not been amazing, and they need to show more.
Colts vs. Ravens Betting NFL Picks + Odds Shopping
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Colts vs. Ravens NFL Betting Trends
- Indianapolis is 2-2 against the spread this season.
- The Over is 2-2 for the Colts this season.
- Baltimore is 2-2 against the spread this season.
- The Over is 2-2 for the Ravens this season.
Colts vs. Ravens Betting Stats
- Indianapolis is averaging 20.8 points per game this season (No. 22 in the NFL).
- Indianapolis is surrendering 24.2 points per game this season (T-No. 18 in the NFL).
- Baltimore is averaging 26.2 points per game this season (No. 10 in the NFL).
- Baltimore is surrendering 23.0 points per game this season (No. 12 in the NFL).
Colts vs. Ravens NFL Best Bet
We are using the new Awesemo NFL Betting Model to figure out what the best bet for Monday Night Football is tonight. According to the model, betting the Colts +7 is the best bet to make, with an expected ROI of 4.9%. The Colts moneyline is given an ROI of 8.6%, but there is no doubt that having a full touchdown of cushion will add confidence. The Ravens have not faced much competition the past two weeks, so it is possible they will come out slow and dig themselves a hole early.