Baltimore at New Orleans NFL Preseason Lines & Analysis

Baltimore at New Orleans NFL Preseason Lines & Analysis

Written by on August 30, 2017

This preseason has already been a disaster for a few teams, as it has cost them the services of some of their best players. The final game of the NFL preseason is when the starters will likely see a lot of the football, and the hope is that everyone gets out healthy. The Baltimore Ravens had an injury concern of their own, with QB Joe Flacco sidelined for most of the preseason, although it is expected that he will return in time for the regular season. The concern here is whether he will come in with any type of rust, especially since he hasn’t really been getting any meaningful reps over the past few weeks. Therefore, with all these things in mind, take a quick look at the updated betting lines for this preseason match that we have available here.Despite missing their starting QB, the Ravens have looked solid this preseason, putting together a 3-0 record. Their final game will be in New Orleans versus a Saints team that has gone 1-2 in the preseason, and who look to be in a little bit of trouble this year. They look to be at the bottom of the NFC South this season, as the Falcons, Panthers, and Buccaneers have all taken a step forward while the Saints have stood pat. This is their last opportunity to show that they are ready to compete in a division that looks like it will be very tough.

A Closer Look at the Baltimore at New Orleans NFL Preseason Lines & Analysis

When: Thursday, August 31 at 8 PM ESTWhere: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New OrleansTV: NFL NetworkRadio: Sirius XM RadioLive Stream: NFL Game PassNFL Preseason Odds: New Orleans Saints -2½ (-110)

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 27°C/81°F
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Precipitation: 15%
  • Cloud Cover: 43%
  • Wind: 11 mph WSW
  • Stadium Type: Indoor
  • Wind Field Impact: N/A

Straight Up Stats

The Ravens missed out on a glorious opportunity to be in the playoffs last NFL preseason, losing to the Steelers on Christmas Day to finish 8-8 and out of the postseason once again. Baltimore has now gone 24-26 over the past 3 seasons, and their 9-17 road record is a big reason why they have struggled to get over the hump. As a road underdog, which they are for this one, the Ravens went just 4-12.It was the same old same old for the Saints last year, finishing 7-9 and failing to make the playoffs. New Orleans are now just 21-27 over the past 3 seasons, and need a big year if Sean Payton is to keep his job. During that 3-year period, the Saints went 11-13 at home, and just 8-12 as a home favorite.

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Point Spread Stats

The Ravens come into this game as a 2 ½ point road underdog. They were not a very safe bet last season, going just 7-9 ATS. That was actually pretty consistent with how they have been performing over the last 3 years, where they posted a 21-26-3 ATS record. One the road, they were 11-13-2, although they we better as the road dog at 9-7.The Saints may have underwhelmed straight up, but they were a solid bet ATS last season, going 10-5-1. That record took them to 24-22-2 over the past 3 seasons. They were not a great ATS bet in their own building, going 10-13-1, and they struggled as the home favorite with a record of just 6-13-1.The Saints may have underwhelmed straight up, but they were a solid bet ATS last NFL preseason, going 10-5-1.

OVER/UNDER Stats

The O/U for this one is set at 37 points. The Ravens have been built on defense for as long as anyone can remember, so perhaps no surprise that they were 7/9 O/U last NFL preseason, taking their 3-year record to 22-27-1. During that period, they went 13-12-1 on the road, and were 7-8-1 O/U as the road underdog.The Saints have been all offense and no defense in the Drew Brees era, leading to some shootout games and a 9-7 O/U record last season. That took their record since 2014 to 28-19-1, which included a record of 15-8-1 at home. As the home favorite, the Saints O/U record was 13-7.

Team Statistics

Denver Broncos

  • Offensive total yards 347.69
  • Current Offensive rush yards 91.12
  • Offensive passing yards 256.56
  • Average Score For 21.44
  • Defensive total yards 322.12
  • Current Defensive rush yards 89.38
  • Defensive passing yards 232.75
  • Average Score Against 20.06

New Orleans Saints

  • Offensive total yards 426.00
  • Current Offensive rush yards 108.94
  • Offensive passing yards 317.06
  • Average Score For 29.31
  • Defensive total yards 375.38
  • Current Defensive rush yards 101.62
  • Defensive passing yards 273.75
  • Average Score Against 28.38

Team Series History

  • Total Meetings: 6
  • First Meeting: September 29th, 1996. Memorial Stadium. Baltimore, Maryland
  • Last Meeting: November 24th, 2014. Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans, Louisiana
  • All-Time Series: Baltimore 5-1-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Baltimore 31-8 (1999)
  • Longest Win Streak: Ravens 3 (2006-2014)
  • Current Win Streak: Ravens 3 (2006-2014)

Expert Pick and NFL Preseason Final Score Prediction

The Raven beat the Saints 23-14 last season, and I think we can expect more of the same in this one, although I think we will see more points on the board. Let’s take the Ravens to win and cover, and let’s also go with the OVER.NFL Preseason Pick: Baltimore Ravens 27 New Orleans Saints 17
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