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The Baltimore Ravens are on the road this week against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football for Week 9 action.
Both teams announced this week that they’d be without a top receiver for the remainder of the year—Rashod Bateman for the Ravens and Michael Thomas for the Saints.
With that in mind, how does this impact some single-player prop bets?
Let’s find out.
Now that Michael Thomas has been ruled out for the year, the rookie wideout Olave is the unquestioned No. 1 option for the Saints.
Since Week 2, Olave has seen fewer than seven targets in a game just once and 19 over the last two weeks.
Olave went for 106 yards in Week 7, including a 41-yard reception.
Against the Ravens, Olave will line up against Marcus Peters, who’s allowed eight receptions on nine targets over the past two weeks, including a touchdown last week.
Getting +170 is excellent value for the No. 1 option on a team in a game with a total of 48.
Piggybacking off of the Olave Any Time prop above, that leaves us with Dalton needing just one touchdown. Dalton has thrown for two touchdowns or more over his last two games, including four in Week 7.
The Ravens coverage unit has allowed 12 touchdowns this season. They face an offense in the Saints, who are at home and have multiple weapons to utilize, including running back Alvin Kamara.
With a total of 48, the Saints will need to continue throwing, and Dalton hasn’t thrown less than 30 times over the past three weeks.
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With wide receiver Rashod Bateman ruled out for the remainder of the year, the Ravens elevated veteran wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, to the active roster from the practice squad.
Unlike other teams this year that have started a new player, Jackson has been on the team for a few weeks learning the offense and his style of play is field stretching.
The Saints are without cornerback Marshon Lattimore again this week, and he’ll face a duo of cornerbacks in Paulson Adebo and Alontae Taylor. They rank 108th and 74th amongst all cornerbacks, per Pro Football Focus.
It takes just one play with Jackson, and this is a great game to get him going with the Ravens.
Don’t bet an entire unit on this, but it’s worth sprinkling some cash on.
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.More info on Richard Janvrin
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