Week 5 of the NFL season gets a bow on it when the Indianapolis Colts (1-3) face the Baltimore Ravens (3-1) on Monday Night Football. The Ravens are seven-point favorites tonight and when favored by that much (or more), they are 19-3 straight up but only 12-10 against the spread with Lamar Jackson at quarterback.
In this article, I will identify the three most profitable MNF prop bets on the board. Let’s see what we have in store for tonight’s game:
MNF Prop Bets for Week 5: Colts at Ravens
MNF Prop Bet – Lamar Jackson: Over 64.5 Rushing Yards (-120, PointsBet)
Jackson still has yet to throw for multiple touchdowns in a game this season, so he will continue to rely on his mobility. Unfortunately, he has failed to exceed 66.5 rushing yards in each of his last two games. However, Jackson has only run 14 combined times in the last two games, compared to 12 and 16 in the first two contests. This is expected to be a competitive game tonight, so look for him to be involved in more meaningful snaps in crucial moments. Not to mention, the Ravens running back situation is a bit murky, and that’ll put more responsibility on Jackson’s legs.
MNF Prop Bet – Carson Wentz: Under 33.5 Passing Attempts (-120, PointsBet)
Wentz has at least 30 passing attempts in all four games this season- but he does have pass attempt totals of 31 and 32 this season. A lot of sharps are on the Colts tonight, meaning he should have some level of success tonight. However, that could mean more rushing attempts for the Colts. Each of the last two teams to face the Ravens hasn’t exceeded 220 passing yards in those matchups. Look for the Colts to take a run-heavy approach to tonight’s game, leaving Wentz just a bit shy of this mark.
MNF Prop Bet – Jonathan Taylor: Anytime Touchdown (+110, Caesars Sportsbook)
As just mentioned, the Colts will likely deploy a heavy rushing attack. This was also made evident by the fact that we have seen the total drop from 48 to 46. Taylor finally got his first touchdown of the season last week against the Dolphins’ porous run defense. I would expect the Colts to keep feeding him in a contest they need desperately to get themselves a step closer to .500. The Ravens have allowed five RB rushing touchdowns in four games this season.