The Indianapolis Colts are 8-0 ATS in their last nine games against the Baltimore Ravens and will hope that good fortune continues when they visit the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium this Sunday.
Indianapolis is 5-0 ATS in its last eight trips to face the Ravens, who are spending most of their week celebrating the impending retirement of Ray Lewis.
The total has gone UNDER in eight of the last nine meetings between the Colts and Ravens.
Baltimore is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home and 16-2 SU as a favorite since 2011. But the Ravens are a money-losing 2-7 ATS in their past 9 as a home favorite. And while 17-2 SU is a solid record at home, those two losses came in their past three home games.
Wild Card odds: Ravens vs Colts: Indy was a 6.5-point road underdog at as oddsmakers wondered aloud if rookie Andrew Luck can handle the pressure of a road playoff game. The total was 46 over at TopBet earlier this week.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 15 (Ravens) and the No. 22 (Colts) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 27-21 result in favor of the Ravens is predicted by handicapping models.
Ravens vs Colts props - courtesy of
(IND @ BAL) Total Passing Yards - Andrew Luck (IND)
(IND @ BAL) Total TD Passes - Andrew Luck (IND)
Over 1½ (-140)
Under 1½ (+110)
(IND @ BAL) Total Receiving Yards - Reggie Wayne (IND)
(IND @ BAL) Total Receptions - Reggie Wayne (IND)
(IND @ BAL) Total Passing Yards - Joe Flacco (BAL)
(IND @ BAL) Total Rushing Yards - Ray Rice (BAL)
(IND @ BAL) Total Receiving Yards - Ray Rice (BAL)
(IND @ BAL) Total Receptions - Ray Rice (BAL)
(IND @ BAL) Will Ray Rice (BAL) score a TD in the game?
(IND @ BAL) Total Tackles & Assists - Ray Lewis (BAL)
(IND @ BAL) Will Ed Reed (BAL) get an interception in the game?
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 10-ranked offense (24.9 PPG) against a Colts defense that ranks No. 21 at 24.2 PPG. The Ravens passing attack has averaged 233.7 yards per game, less than the Colts give up through the air (236.8 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Colts own the league's No. 32-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 162.2 yards per game when on the road. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 17 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Indianapolis won its last outing, a 28-16 result against the Texans on December 30. The Colts covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last gridiron battle, T.Y. Hilton did much of the damage, producing 111 receiving yards as Indianapolis beat the Texans 28-16 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Baltimore was a 23-17 loser in its last match on the road against the Bengals. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 40 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, the Ravens were Week 17 losers coming out on the wrong end of 23-17 score against Cincinnati.
Indianapolis Colts Trends:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 7-3
Baltimore Ravens Trends:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 6-4
A few Colts at Ravens trends to consider:
Indianapolis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indianapolis's last 9 games when playing Baltimore
Indianapolis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Indianapolis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Baltimore is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 9 games when playing Indianapolis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing at home against Indianapolis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home