Colts vs. Ravens Point Spread: NFL Week 5 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Oct 05, 2021

The Monday Nighter heads to Baltimore, with the Ravens welcoming the Indianapolis Colts.

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October 11, 2021, 8:15 PM ET
M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
8-9
Pointspread +8 -103
Moneyline +325
Over / Under o +47

34%

Betting Action

66%

Pointspread -8 -117
Moneyline -399
Over / Under u +47

34%

Betting Action

66%

The season already might be on the line for the disappointing Indianapolis Colts as they visit the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night in Week 5 of the NFL season. The Ravens are 7-point favourites to win on the NFL odds, with a total of 47 points.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Few if any teams have been hit harder by injuries in camp/early season than the Colts and Ravens. Baltimore has largely overcome those injuries in a 3-1 start, while Indianapolis is 1-3. It should be noted that teams which start 1-4 rarely make the playoffs but what might be Indy’s saving grace is playing in a weak AFC South Division where no team is better than 2-2.

Of course, the Colts used to be in Baltimore but moved to Indianapolis in a shocker ahead of the 1984 season and it led to the creation of the Ravens starting in the 1996 season. So there’s still a bit of a rivalry here.

Indianapolis leads the all-time series 10-6, including playoffs. The teams met Week 9 last year in Indy and the Ravens won 24-10 despite trailing 10-7 deep into the third quarter. Lamar Jackson didn’t throw for a TD but rushed for one. Baltimore also had a defensive touchdown and forced two turnovers. Philip Rivers was the Indy QB then but is now retired.

Despite that loss, the Colts are 10-2 ATS in the past 12 meetings.

Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis temporarily saved its season Sunday with a 27-17 upset win in Miami despite missing a handful of injured starters. The defence still dominated – although that’s not tough these days against the Dolphins – in allowing just 203 yards and much of that with the game already in hand.

Carson Wentz continues to play through a pair of sprained ankles and threw for 228 yards and two scores, both to tight end Mo Alie-Cox. Wentz had lost seven straight starts dating to last year with the Eagles. Jonathan Taylor rushed for 103 and a TD on 16 carries. The Colts had 33 rushing plays in Week 4, which was their highest total of the season.

One key player who missed the game was All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson — he had played in all 54 since being drafted, including playoffs. Too early to know if he can go here. Indianapolis is 6-2 ATS in its past eight road games.

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore won its third in a row Sunday, trouncing the previously unbeaten Broncos 23-7 in Denver. Lamar Jackson threw for 316 yards (just the second 300-yard game of his career) and a touchdown and rushed for 28 yards. Latavius Murray in a minor surprise took over as the featured back for Ty’Son Williams, who was inactive. Murray rushed for 59 yards and a TD. Baltimore rushed for at least 100 yards for a 43rd straight game, tying the NFL record. The Ravens got it in cheap fashion, though, as Jackson ran for 5 yards on the final play of the game to reach 100 instead of taking a knee.

Baltimore’s defence played its best game of the season with five sacks, 11 quarterback hits and they knocked Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater out of the game with a concussion. It’s possible Ravens first-round rookie WR Rashod Bateman makes his NFL debut in this one. He was injured in camp and had surgery. The Ravens are 12-5 ATS in their past 17 Monday games.

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