Bet Monday Night Football – Balitmore Vs New Orleans

Bet Monday Night Football – Balitmore Vs New Orleans

Welcome to Monday Night Football where Joe Flacco and Steve Smith Sr visit the Superdome to take on Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints.

The 6-4 Ravens can’t afford to lose this game if they want to keep pace with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals, who are both up a game on Baltimore, in the AFC North standings.

Despite being just 4-6, the Saints remain in the lead in an underperforming NFC South division and a win tonight, after the Atlanta Falcons lost yesterday to the visiting Browns, will put New Orleans in sole possession of the division lead.

The week 12 Monday Night Football betting odds have the Saints as 3 point home favorites over the visiting Ravens. The game total is set at a lofty 50.

Matchup: Baltimore Ravens Vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Nov. 24, 2014
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Radio: Baltimore Vs New Orleans
MNF Point Spread: Saints (-3)
MNF Moneyline: Ravens +130 vs Saints -150
MNF Total: 50

Analyzing The Baltimore Vs New Orleans Monday Night Football Betting Trends

The Baltimore Ravens come into this matchup off a bye and are 3-3 in their last six games. They ended a two-game skid with a 21-7 win over Tennessee on Nov. 9 and have have had two weeks to prepare for this matchup.

"Players took some time off and kind of emotionally and physically recharged a little bit," coach John Harbaugh said. "You don’t realize how exhausted you are until you get a chance to take a deep breath and relax."

The Ravens could use a strong game from WR Steve Smith Sr, who has trailed off after a phenomenal start to the season.

"You get real excited. Family members get to see you play," Smith said. "Ex-girlfriends that wished they wouldn’t have dumped you, they’re questioning themselves right now. So, it’s fun."

Against New Orleans, Smith has caught 10 touchdown passes (the most he has against any team) to go with his 99 catches for 1,493 yards against the Saints. He has more yards receiving against only one other team: 1,514 against Tampa Bay, but that could change on Monday night.

The Baltimore ground attack is lead by Ravens RB Justin Forsett who could be in for a big day against the Saints, who are allowing 4.8 per carry and 146.3 rushing yards per game over the last three weeks.

Baltimore has the edge on defense against Saints, on paper at least. They are ranked fifth in the league in points against per game (18.1) and 11th in yards allowed per game (335.7). Compare that with the Saints who are ranked 21st in points allowed per game (25.2) and 20th in yards allowed per game (369.9).

After two straight home losses, the New Orleans Saints need to do what they do best, which is throw the ball down field.

"We can’t escape the reality of where we are right now," quarterback Drew Brees said. "You are what your record says you are. We’re a 4-6 team right now. None of us feel that because we’re still in contention that that’s good enough. We still have a lot of work to do."

The Saints lost 27-24 in overtime to San Francisco in week 10 before last week’s 27-10 defeat to Cincinnati, a contest during which they appeared "flat," according to coach Sean Payton.

New Orleans hasn’t lost three straight home games since a six-game slide in 2005, but that would tonight if the Ravens have anything to say about it.

Quick MNF Betting Trends

  • The Saints are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games and 25-9 ATS in their last 34 home games.
  • The Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
  • The Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
  • The Ravens are 5-1 against the Saints in their last six meetings.

The Saints are really struggling, even at home where they have been unbeatable in seasons past. While the well rested Ravens are coming off a bye.

The Saints are too good of a team to lose 3 in a row at home. Bet the Saints.