Ravens vs. Saints 2022 NFL Week 9 Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

Week 9 in the NFL concludes with the Baltimore Ravens visiting the New Orleans Saints, two talented rosters but rather inconsistent teams so far. It’s the second straight prime-time game for Lamar Jackson & Co.

The New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens have played seven times in the regular season with Baltimore holding a 5-2 edge. In the last meeting between the two teams in 2018, the Saints defeated the Ravens 24-23, rebounding from a 17-7 deficit entering the start of the fourth quarter. New Orleans will be looking for consecutive victories against Baltimore for the first time in the series and also their first victory against the Ravens at the Caesars Superdome.

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Ravens vs. Saints Game Information

  • When: Monday, November 7, 2022, 8:15 PM ET
  • Where: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 98 Rock WIYY (Ravens) // 105.3 WWL-FM (Saints)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Odds: Ravens (-2) // Saints (+2)

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Why Bet on the Baltimore Ravens?

Philadelphia has won all five previous meetings between the two clubs.

Baltimore comes off a 27-22 comeback win at the Bucs on Thursday in Week 8. Lamar Jackson completed 27-of-38 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns, adding nine carries for 43 additional yards. It was the tale of two halves for Jackson, who was an abysmal 19-of-30 for 144 scoreless yards as the Ravens employed a pass-heavy attack for quarters one and two. Then, Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman both left the game with injury and Jackson went 8-of-8 for 94 yards and both his touchdowns after the break. His scores both came inside the 10-yard line, with the first to Kenyan Drake and second to Isaiah Likely.

The Pro Bowl tight end Andrews (shoulder) was sidelined for Thursday’s practice. Coach John Harbaugh has claimed Andrews’ latest injury is “not a major thing,” but it might be tempting to hold him out for Monday Night Football against the Saints and let his knee and shoulder get healthy with the Ravens headed on bye in Week 10.

Bateman will not play Monday due to a foot injury. The 22-year-old wide receiver has been dealing with this injury on and off since Week 4. Bateman missed two games but returned to the field in Week 7 against the Browns before struggling with the injury on a short week in Week 8.

Why Bet on the New Orleans Saints?

New Orleans beat Las Vegas 24-0 last Sunday. Andy Dalton completed 22-of-30 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns. Dalton hooked up with Alvin Kamara nine times for 96 yards and two touchdowns, and Kamara also rushed for a score. Dalton will start over Jameis Winston again this week.

Backup running back Mark Ingram suffered a grade 2 MCL sprain and could miss 3-4 weeks. The veteran didn’t record a carry and caught just one pass for two yards before exiting. Ingram’s absence could signal more work for Dwayne Washington, but it was Kamara and Taysom Hill who led the Saints in rushing against the Raiders.

New Orleans ranks fifth in total offense with an average of 394 yards per game. This despite being without WR Michael Thomas and QB Jameis Winston for the last five games, WR Jarvis Landry for the last four, and Kamara, WR Chris Olave, G Andrus Peat, and TE Adam Trautman also missing time.

New Orleans faces a Baltimore defense typically among the league’s best but this year the Ravens rank only 24th in total defense, allowing an average of 364 yards per outing. Most of Baltimore’s defensive issues have been against the pass.

This will be the Baltimore debut of former Bears All-Pro linebacker Roquan Smith, acquired via trade. Baltimore has long been looking to upgrade at inside linebacker, as Josh Bynes has struggled and Patrick Queen has fallen short of first-round expectations. In late March, the Ravens were close to landing free agent Bobby Wagner, who decided to sign with the Los Angeles Rams. Smith, 25, has the second-most tackles (606) in the NFL since 2018, trailing only Wagner (656).

The acquisition of Smith and the expected return of outside linebacker Tyus Bowser will add more wealth to the Ravens’ defense. Bowser led the Ravens in sacks (7.0) last season and was their best linebacker defending the pass. Meanwhile, even if rookie outside linebacker David Ojabo (Achilles) doesn’t make his season debut against the Saints, he’s expected to be in action soon, which will add even more punch to the pass rush being led by veteran Justin Houston who already has six sacks.

Ravens vs. Saints Betting Trends

  • Ravens are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 Monday games.
  • Ravens are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 games overall.
  • The total went under in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games.
  • Saints are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 games following a ATS win.
  • Saints are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games following a straight up win.
  • The total went over in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games.

Ravens vs. Saints Expert Betting Predictions

Ravens 24, Saints 23.

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