Saints vs Ravens Best Bet for Week 9

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The final game of the week is here and it involves the 3-5 New Orleans Saints squaring off against the 5-3 Baltimore Ravens. The Saints are 1.5-point home underdogs to the Ravens and it's not hard to see why, as Baltimore is arguably the third-best team in the AFC behind the Bills and Chiefs.

The Saints, however, still have a chance to win the NFC South despite sitting at 3-5. The Buccaneers and Falcons are both 4-5 and NOLA holds the tiebreaker over Atlanta, which would move them into second place in the division if they could pull off this win.

In an article written by Iain McMillan of BetSided, he said that Chris Olave scoring seems like a safe assumption considering the opposition.

"The Ravens secondary ranks 19th in opponent yards per pass attempt, so if the Saints go to the air, Olave will get plenty of opportunities to score on Monday Night Football."

Iain McMillan, BetSided

Saints Best Bet vs Ravens: Chris Olave Anytime TD Scorer

The Saints offense got off to a slow start this season but ever since Andy Dalton took over as the quarterback, scoring hasn't been as much of an issue. Michael Thomas might be out for the season and Jarvis Landry's status is still up in the air, so why shouldn't Olave be a major part of the offense?

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Clearly, Dalton and Olave have a nice connection through the air and with the Ravens defense likely looking to take Alvin Kamara out of the running as a pass-catcher, Olave is hopefully due for a big game on Monday night.

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