The Saints want to avoid being beaten three games in a row at home for the very first time since it happened in 2005 when the team takes on Baltimore on Monday at the Superdome. Pay per head services saw New Orleans lose their last two meetings at home even though they were the favorites by six or more points on both occasions, and they ended at 3-13 the last time that they were beaten in three consecutive home matchups.
The betting line opened with the Saints being the favorites by three points, and 49.5 was the total.
Baltimore were able to cover in nine out of the 11 games that they played after a bye week. Even though before their week off they were not performing very well at all, as they dropped two out of the last three meetings, the team will go back to action being in the middle of the race in the AFC North, and are set to face a Saints side that have plenty of problems.
The Saints are not doing as well as before in the Superdome, so the Ravens should have enough confidence considering how the 49ers and Bengals performed there recently. Also, in their last six games, Baltimore are 5-1 SU and ATS.
Last Sunday, New Orleans were never really there when they faced Cincinnati – something that didn’t happen the week before when they ended up losing in overtime to San Francisco after they rallied back from being 21-10 at halftime. They’re not having a very easy time at all with their defense, as 27 points were given up in straight home defeats.
However, the Ravens don’t have an offense as efficient as the one that the 49ers and Bengals have, and QB Joe Flacco could make decisions that could cost the team, particularly when it comes to playing away from home. The most important thing for the Saints is for them to get their passing rush back like it was when they beat the Packers and Panthers.
The Saints were able to go 8-0-1 ATS in the last nine meetings that they played at the Superdome as the favorites at home before they were unable to cover in three out of the last four matchups at home. Pay per head services believe that the Saints could be the ones to win this meeting, but they’ll have to work very hard for this to happen.