The Baltimore Ravens (5-3, 3-1 Away) head to take on the New Orleans Saints (3-5, 2-3 Home) at Caesars Superdome on Monday. The Ravens are two-point favorites, and the total is 47. Baltimore is coming off a 27-22 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium last Thursday.
Lamar Jackson threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns. Gus Edwards ran 11 times for 65 yards. Isaiah Likely caught six passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. New Orleans beat the Las Vegas Raiders 24-0 at Caesars Superdome last Sunday.
Andy Dalton was 22 of 30 for 231 yards and two touchdowns. Alvin Kamara scored on the ground and through the air. He carried 18 times for 62 yards and a touchdown and added nine catches for 96 yards and a receiving TD.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since October 2018, a 24-23 win for the Saints.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Ravens are averaging 26.0 points per game for the season, fifth in the NFL, and they are facing a Saints defense that has surrendered 25.0 PPG (28th). Meanwhile, New Orleans has scored 24.9 points a game this season, eighth in the league, and Baltimore is allowing 22.9 PPG (19th).
The Ravens rank as one of the league’s top teams in rushing yards per game (165.6, 2nd), while they are 26th in passing yards (204.4). The Saints are 15th in passing yards allowed per game (225.8) and 14th against the run (112.5).
New Orleans is ninth in the league in passing yards per game (265.1) and eighth in rushing (141.3). Baltimore’s defense will present a challenge on the ground, as the Ravens are 5th in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (97.5). Against the pass, the Ravens are 28th (285.6).
Through eight games, Lamar Jackson has thrown for 15 touchdowns (6 INT) and 204.4 yards per game to lead Baltimore in passing. In four away games this season, he has 10 TDs (3 INT) and an average of 219.8 yards passing. Lamar Jackson also leads the team in rushing with an average of 69.1 yards per game.
He has two touchdowns on the ground. Mark Andrews is the Ravens’ leading receiver with 61.0 yards a game and five TDs. He is averaging 5.2 receptions on 8.0 targets per game. Andy Dalton has nine passing touchdowns (4 INT) with 235.0 yards per game through five games to lead New Orleans.
In four home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (1 INT) and an average of 203.5 yards. Alvin Kamara has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 68.8 yards a game through six games. He also has been valuable as a receiver, accumulating 47.8 yards a game through the air.
He has three total touchdowns, one rushing and two receiving. Chris Olave has been a key target in the Saints’ passing game. He has two touchdowns and a 78.1 yard per game average through seven appearances. Chris Olave is averaging 9.0 targets per game (5.3 receptions).
SportsTips’ NFL Pick:
New Orleans Saints (+110)
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