|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThis Thursday, August 13, 2015, preseason NFL football kicks off with the New Orleans Saints taking on the Baltimore Ravens. The game at M&T Bank Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 PM ET.
The Saints come into the 2015 season having lost five of their last ten games SU, and losing ATS in six of those games. Their last game was a 23-20 win over the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers in December 2014. In that game, they failed to cover the -6 spread as road favorites, and the total went UNDER the 47 point line set by oddsmakers.
The Ravens ended the 2014 season by winning six of their final games SU, and going 5-5 ATS over that stretch. They ended the 2015 campaign with a 35-31 loss to the New England Patriots on January 10, 2015. In that game, they won against the spread as 7 point road underdogs, and the total went OVER the 47 ½ point line that was set.
New Orleans is 4/1 ATS in their last five games on the road, 2-6 ATS overall lately, and 1-4 ATS on Thursday night. They are 0-5 ATS lately when playing on fieldturf, and the total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 9 games on turf.
Baltimore is 2-6 ATS in Thursday night matchups. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 at home, and UNDER in 4 of their last 6 games overall.
Between these teams, the total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent meetings. The Saints are 1-5 ATS in this series lately.
They last met in November 2014, when the Ravens won 34-27 over the Saints. Baltimore covered the spread as 2 ½ point road underdogs, and the total went OVER the 50 ½ point line that was set for the game.
For tonight's matchup, the Ravens are listed in our sportsbook as a -1 point home favorite. The over/under is set at 37 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Ravens are listed at -135, while the Saints are a +115.