Week 5 of the NFL wraps up Monday night with the Indianapolis Colts (1-3, 1-1 away) taking on the Baltimore Ravens (3-1, 1-0 home) in a primetime showdown between AFC rivals. Indianapolis took last season’s meeting, 24-10, in Indianapolis.
Monday’s kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. EST inside M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. You can catch the game on ESPN. According to the oddsmakers, the Ravens are a 7-point favorite against the Colts, and the total over-under is at 46 points.
What to Know – Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis finds itself on Monday Night Football for the first time since 2019. Last week, the Colts locked up their first win of the season, knocking off Miami, 27-17. An upset over the Ravens keep the Colts within a game of the Titans in the AFC South.
Playing with two sprained ankles, quarterback Carson Wentz threw for 228 yards and tossed a pair of touchdowns against the Dolphins. Wentz completed passes to ten different targets, finding backup tight end Mo Alie-Cox on both touchdown strikes. Jonathan Taylor eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the first time this year, carrying the ball 16 times for 103 yards and one score.
Indianapolis’ defense stepped up in a big way last Sunday, holding the Dolphins to 35 yards on the ground. The Colts held Miami to 203 total yards and forced two turnovers in the victory.
The Colts are 10-2 against the spread over the last 12 games against Baltimore, and the total has gone under in six of the previous seven in Baltimore.
What to Know – Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore opened up the season playing three of their first four games on the road but now get to play four in a row at home. The Ravens have won three in a row and are trying to break the Pittsburgh Steelers record of 43 straight games rushing for 100 yards or more.
Lamar Jackson threw for a season-high 316 yards, completing 59.5% of his passes with one touchdown toss. Jackson was held to a season-low 28 yards rushing but carried the ball for five yards at the end of the game to keep the Ravens’ 100-yard rushing streak alive.
Wide receiver Marquis Brown hauled in four receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown, and Latavius Murray set season-highs in both carries (18) and yards (59). Murray found the endzone for the third time in four games.
The Ravens are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games and 7-2 ATS in the previous nine contests against AFC opponents.
The Pick is In
Baltimore has been unstoppable under head coach John Harbaugh, sporting a 16-2 record in primetime games. The Colts are coming off a confidence-boosting victory but playing their third-straight game on the road.
Indianapolis keeps it close through the first half, but Jackson and the Ravens offense pull away in the second half. Baltimore gets their 44th 100-yard rushing game in a row and a key AFC victory over a rival.
Betting Pick: Colts/Ravens Under 46