Minty Bets, Jared Quay and Pamela Maldonado break down their betting picks for the Monday Night Football matchup between the Ravens and Colts.
MINTY BETS: Time to wrap up week five with some Monday Night Football between the Colts and the Ravens. The Ravens are 6 and 1/2 point home favorites, and the total is 45 and 1/2.
I'm Minty Bets here with Pam Maldonado and Jared Quay, and we're here to give you our best bets. Pam, let's start with you. What do you have for Monday night?
PAMELA MALDONADO: I'm taking the Ravens at home. Indianapolis, they cannot put up seven points once they're inside the red zone. They are ninth in attempts, but they are 24th in red-zone touchdowns. And this is a great spot for Lamar Jackson to have a big passing game. He's averaging a career-high 31 passing attempts, 269 yards per game.
Indianapolis, they are allowing the highest touchdown rate to opposing quarterbacks, leads in passing touchdowns allowed with 11. I think we see Lamar have a great game. But it's going to be, instead of on the ground, it's going to be through the air.
MINTY BETS: Ooh, OK. Jared, are you betting on the Ravens this week?
JARED QUAY: I'm not betting this game, all right? I'm a fan of the Ravens, obviously, for obvious reasons, and therefore I don't want to touch it. Every game the Ravens have played this year, with the exception of Denver who lost their quarterback, has been a very tight, contested game where you're biting your nails in the fourth quarter. And at 6 and 1/2 points, maybe 7 by the time the game starts, I don't know if I want to touch it.
I mean, the Ravens don't need to win that big. I know they're going to win because I'm going to be there. But other than that, I still think this is a lot of points for a Colts team that's pretty hungry. Last time these two played, it was pretty close up until the fourth quarter. So I just think this is a game I would not touch, and if I did touch, I might say a little bit on 6 and 1/2 on the Colts.
MINTY BETS: Jared, that's big coming from you. And I actually agree with you, and I have to disagree with Pam. I'm sorry. I think 6 and 1/2 points is a lot for the Ravens to be favored by because you're right. They do play some tight games.
And despite Indy's 1 and 3 straight-up and ATS record, I like them to cover as big dogs, and I think they'll take advantage of the Ravens not playing their best ball. So Colts plus 6 and 1/2 for me.
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