Monday Night Football Best Prop Bets for Ravens vs. Saints (Time to Embrace the Drake)

Baltimore Ravens running back Kenyan Drake dances into the end zone in their matchup vs. the New York Giants.
Baltimore Ravens running back Kenyan Drake dances into the end zone in their matchup vs. the New York Giants. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints face off tonight under the Caesars Superdome lights in New Orleans, as both teams hope to build some momentum from some big wins the week before.

The 5-3 Ravens took down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road 27-22 as they play their second straight road game, up a half game on the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North.

Meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints are 3-5 on the year, but only find themselves a game back of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons in the NFC South standings. New Orleans comes off an impressive 24-0 shutout against the Las Vegas Raiders back in Week 8.

BetSided's Iain MacMillan already broke down the matchup and shared his best bet for tonight's game. However, if you're looking for other options on how to wager this evening, I've got three prop bets to consider; one on the game itself and two on the player prop side that I'm targeting.

Before we dive in, let's first look at the latest odds for tonight's matchup:

Monday Night Football Odds, Spread and Total for Ravens vs. Saints

Don't forget, you can find all of our predictions and best bets on our NFL Expert Picks and Predictions page here.

Monday Night Football Best Prop Bets Today for Ravens vs. Saints

  • Ravens 1H ML (-120)
  • Kenyan Drake OVER 43.5 Rushing Yards (-113)
  • Taysom Hill Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+180)

Ravens 1st Half Moneyline (-110) - DraftKings

The Ravens have been the best first half team in the NFL since John Harbaugh and Lamar Jackson began teaming up back in mid-November of the 2018 regular season. The two combined have gone 36-19-2 in the first half against the spread (ATS); tops in the NFL.

Meanwhile, the Saints own some of the best second half stats in the NFL offensively, ranking behind just the Kansas City Chiefs in second half points-per-game. They also come in fourth in total yards per play overall.

I'm personally on the Saints moneyline tonight, but the Ravens have the long sample size to back up their first half successes, and are still short favorites on the road this evening.

Kenyan Drake OVER 43.5 Rushing Yards (-113) - FanDuel

With both J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards on the shelf this evening, Drake becomes the next man up for the Ravens as they try to navigate their offense on the road without several key playmakers.

Drake had his longest run of the season, a 40-yard breakaway against a very good run defense in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, and with several of Baltimore's playmakers out, they'll need him to create some more separation again this week. He's averaging 5.1 yards per carry, and has averaged 6.6 per rush in two of his last three matchups.

The Saints have been much better of late at stopping the run, but they're still outside the top 11 in opponent rushing yards per game and are middle of the pack in opponents yards per play, especially at home. For a defense that was elite at stopping the run a season ago, they've had some glaring holes in 2022.

Taysom Hill Anytime Touchdown (+180) - DraftKings

Hill rushed 10 times last week vs. the Las Vegas Raiders for 61 yards. He wasn't used in goal line situations last week, the Saints won't hesitate to use him in several opportunities this evening at home.

Hill has scored six touchdowns in seven games this year, so to get these at just under +200 odds feels like a steal.

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