Ravens Colts Bet Tips for Week 9

Last Updated: Jan 9, 2021

The Baltimore Ravens visit the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. Here’s our complete guide to Ravens Colts Bet Tips..

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Baltimore Ravens (5-2) at Indianapolis Colts (5-2)

All odds and lines from PointsBet, current as of Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Ravens Colts Bet Tips

Ravens Colts Betting Odds and Lines

  • Against The Spread: Ravens -2.5 (-105)/Colts +2.5 (-115)
  • Moneyline: Ravens (-136)/Colts (+115)
  • Total: 47 — Over 47 (-110)/Under 47 (-110)
  • Implied Team Totals: Ravens 24.5, Colts 22

The Ravens have lost two of their past five games, including a pivotal AFC North divisional loss last week to the Steelers. They will look to bounce back in a tough matchup with the Colts, who are coming off two straight convincing wins over the Bengals and Lions after losing their second game of the year back in Week 5 against Cleveland.

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Ravens Colts Injury Report

Ravens

  • CB Marlon Humphrey (illness), Out
  • OL Ronnie Stanley (knee), Out
  • RB Mark Ingram (ankle), Questionable

Colts

  • WR T.Y. Hilton (groin), Questionable
  • RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle), Questionable
  • CB Rock Ya-Sin (concussion), Questionable


Ravens Colts Players to Watch

Colts RB Jordan Wilkins is the player to watch on the Colts this week.

While most have been enamored by upside rookie running back Jonathan Taylor, he has yet to live up to expectations. Taylor is also dealing with an ankle injury, which could limit his workload against Baltimore.

Ravens Colts Bet Tips: Jordan Wilkins could take over in Week 9
Colts RB Jordan Wilkins could take over if Jonathan Taylor can’t suit up in Week 9. (USA TODAY Sports)

With Taylor ailing and failing to total 100 yards in 5-of-7 games this season, Jordan Wilkins is the next man up.

In last week’s dominant win over the Lions, Wilkins, the normal Indianapolis RB3, broke out with 113 total yards (24 receiving) and a touchdown on a season-best 21 touches (one reception).

If the Colts elect to bail on Taylor being the workhorse and roll out a hot-hand approach with their trio of talented running backs who can do a little bit of everything, Wilkins will be eating into Taylor’s between-the-tackles workload.

If he remains hot, Wilkins will be leaned on Sunday against the Ravens. Indianapolis’ offense needs a spark. Wilkins could be the guy to provide that in the second half of the year, especially if Taylor does not pick up the pace.

Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins could also be busy with Mark Ingram up in the air to play with an ankle injury.

In a gruelingly tough matchup last week against the Steelers, Dobbins broke out with Ingram inactive.

Dobbins finished with a career-high 121 total yards (eight receiving) on 16 touches (one reception) but did not score.

His 115 yards on the ground on 15 carries allowed him to end the game with a 7.5 yards per carry average against one of the most stout defenses in the NFL against the run.

While the Colts present a tough matchup for Dobbins and the Ravens’ rushing attack — they are surrendering the second-fewest rushing yards per game (79.9) — the rookie back was able to exploit Pittsburgh’s No. 5 ranked defense against the run, which means he is talented enough to exploit any matchup.


Ravens Colts Weather Report

Lucas Oil Stadium is a dome, so there’s no weather significant to report.


Ravens Colts Betting Guide

BEST BET: Colts (+115)

Maybe I am going out on a limb here, but I like the Colts to win this game outright.

While both the Ravens and Colts have the same record, neither team has beaten upper-tier opponents. In fact, the two best teams Baltimore have faced this season — the Steelers and Cheifs handed them their two losses.

Meanwhile, the Colts lost a flukey matchup against the Jaguars in the season opener then dropped their second game of the year to the Browns in Week 5.

The Ravens placed eight players on the reserve/Covid list this week including Marlon Humphrey, who tested positive and is out for Sunday’s matchup.

The other players — LB Matthew Judon, LB Patrick Queen, LB Tyus Bowser, LB Malik Harrison, DB DeShon Elliott, LB L.J. Fort, and DB Terrell Bonds -must isolate from the team as they were in close contact with Humphrey.

The significance? The aforementioned players are all key pieces to Baltimore’s defense, some of which, starters. If they are ruled out, the Ravens will be at an extreme handicap. However, even if they play, they won’t have much practice time to get ready for the Colts.

The Colts are at home and can run the ball well enough to keep Lamar Jackson off the field and move the chains. Philip Rivers is also playing his best football of the year in the past two outings.

Call me crazy, but I love the Colts Moneyline in Week 9.

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CONSIDER: Over 47 (-110)

While this game features two teams with elite defines, their offenses are not too shabby either. In fact, outside of the style of quarterback play, the Colts and Ravens are near mirror images of each other.

Baltimore’s offense is ranked 20th in total yards (356.6) and eighth in points for (29.0) while the Colts’ offensive unit is ranked 17th in total yards (363.6) and 10th in PPG (28.3).

On defense, the Ravens are surrendering the seven fewest total yards (322.9) and the second-fewest PPG (17.9) while the Colts are yielding the second-fewest total yards (293.4) and the fifth-fewest PPG (19.4).

Although on paper, this game looks like it will be a grinding defensive bout, both of these offenses can run up the scoreboard when needed.

The Ravens and their opponents would have combined to hit this 47-point total in 5-of7 games this season.

The Colts and their opponents would have combined to hit this over in each of the past three games.

Pass: Colts +2.5 (-115)

If you are not as confident as I am on the Colts Moneyline, then fade them altogether.

The Colts are 4-3 against the spread this season but have only covered the spread once in their past three outings.

The Colts are 0-5 in their last five games as a home dog. They are also 0-3-1 ATS as an underdog in their past four games overall.

Anthony Cervino is 14-8-1 on his NFL Best Bets in 2020.

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Anthony Cervino

Anthony Cervino is an NFL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a lifelong NFL savant and self-proclaimed league historian. In the industry, Anthony has excelled in both the fantasy football and sports betting space with fantasy his proverbial bread and butter. Anthony has made appearances on SiriusXM, amongst other publications. He is also the co-creator of the FF Faceoff (Faceoff Sports Network) and the FF Faceoff Mental Health Podathon partnered with the Hayden Hurst Foundation. Industry Clout: 15th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for both draft and in-season accuracy (2019) | 8th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for sleepers (2020) | 13th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for in-season accuracy, including 2nd at quarterback and 3rd at tight end (2021).

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