Baltimore Ravens vs New Orleans Saints Preview (11/7/22): Betting Odds, Prediction, Depth Chart

On Monday Night Football, we get an intriguing matchup of the Baltimore Ravens and the New Orleans Saints, with plenty of postseason implications going forward. With these two teams ready to square off in an interconference primetime matchup, this Baltimore Ravens vs. New Orleans Saints prediction will provide you with the odds, injuries, depth charts, and picks you need to know about.

Baltimore Ravens Vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Odds

In this Monday Night Football matchup at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, the Baltimore Ravens are favored on the road, with the line hovering around -2.5 with a point total of 48. Neither team has been great at covering the spread this season, as the Ravens are 3-4-1 against the spread this season while the Saints sit at 3-5 ATS.

Baltimore Ravens Vs. New Orleans Saints Prediction

Both the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints are coming off big wins, with the Ravens edging out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-22 and the Saints pummeling the Las Vegas Raiders 24-0. However, if we’re being fair, that might just be an indictment on the losing teams, both of whom have been disappointing this season. And, speaking of disappointment, I’m not letting that shutout win wash away how frustrating this Saints team can be.

Before that shutout, the Saints defense (which I believed would easily propel them into the postseason) was giving up an average of 28.5 points per game. That number would only be lower than the Detroit Lions, who are currently at the bottom of the league in points allowed. That being said, I have been very impressed with the Saints offense, which has been putting up 394.4 yards per game this season. It certainly doesn’t hurt that RB Alvin Kamara has been a threat on the ground in the air with 700 all purpose yards to go with all-around weapon Taysom Hill. If QB Andy Dalton plays efficiently and clicks with his receiving crew, the Saints could definitely keep this close against a low-tier Ravens pass defense.

However, I just don’t trust New Orleans to beat a Baltimore team that can really gut out games. The Ravens have kept themselves in matchups all year long with losses by a combined 11 points, and travel well with a 3-1 away record. Plus, this running attack (which leads the league with 5.7 yards per rush) will be a constant headache for an inconsistent New Orleans defense. Although WR Rashod Bateman is out, having RB Gus Edwards and TE Mark Andrews (QB Lamar Jackson’s favorite target) likely healed up from injury should mean a Baltimore win and cover. I’m laying the points with Baltimore on the road but grabbing the over as I’m still expecting the Saints to keep it close and put up some points.

Prediction: Baltimore wins and covers

Betting Trends

  • New Orleans Saints: 0-4 ATS streak on Monday games
  • Ravens vs. Saints: In the last 5 matchups, road team is 4-1 ATS
  • New Orleans Saints: 4-0 Over streak after covering the spread

Ravens vs Saints Key Injuries

Baltimore Ravens Injuries: Tyus Bowser (Q), Gus Edwards (Q), Mark Andrews (Q), Calais Campbell (Q), Josh Bynes (Q), Charlie Kolar (Q), David Ojabo (Q)

New Orleans Saints Injuries: Adam Trautman (Q), Marshon Lattimore (Q), Jarvis Landry (Q), Michael Thomas (Q)

Key Matchups

Check out the key matchups and mismatches for Baltimore Ravens vs New Orleans Saints below.

Lamar Jackson vs New Orleans Defense

I’m adding in the whole defense because, with a mobile QB like Lamar Jackson, everyone has to be on edge. Jackson has cooled off a bit from his MVP-like start, but I believe he has the opportunity to put together some great drives on Monday night. The Saints have only faced one other mobile passer, although Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray didn’t need to be on the run much as the Cardinals led for the majority of the game. Jackson’s ability to make plays with his legs could spell trouble for a defense that’s allowing 4.5 yards per run. It will be interesting to see how much Jackson airs it up in this matchup, as the QB hasn’t had over 238 yards passing since Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins.

Alvin Kamara vs Baltimore Ravens Defensive Front

Now that the trade rumors have been put to rest, RB Alvin Kamara (413 rush yards, 287 receiving yards) can focus on facing the Baltimore defense. Pass defense hasn’t been the strong suit for the Ravens this season, but they can really shut down opposing running backs. Just two weeks ago, Baltimore kept the always-electric Cleveland running attack to just 113 yards. Kamara’s an all-purpose threat, so it will be intriguing to see how the Baltimore defense looks to neutralize New Orlean’s biggest offensive weapon. Add in newly acquired LB Roquan Smith (83 tackles this season) and I’m getting my popcorn ready.

Baltimore Ravens Depth Chart

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB1: Gus Edwards
RB2: Kenyan Drake
LWR: Devin Duvernay
RWR: Demarcus Robinson
SWR: James Proche II
TE1: Mark Andrews

New Orleans Saints Depth Chart

QB: Andy Dalton
RB1: Alvin Kamara
RB2: Mark Ingram
LWR: Michael Thomas
RWR: Chris Olave
SWR: Jarvis Landry
TE1: Adam Trautman

Anthony Elio is the Lead Writer for LINEUPS.com, focusing on sports betting, online casino gaming, and horse racing. He covers state betting handles, sportsbook partnerships, operator news, and NHL picks. Outside of his work with LINEUPS, Elio has also written for Daily Fantasy Cafe, Innovation & Tech Today, Krazy Coupon Lady, and Residential Tech Today.

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