Monday night football betting primer

BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-1, 1-1 road) at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-5, 0-3 road)

Time: 8:30pm eastern on ESPN
Opening line: Baltimore -8.5/39
Current line: Baltimore -10/38.5
Spread: 84% of bets placed are on the Ravens.
Total: 65% of bets placed are on the OVER.

ON THE SEASON

BALTIMORE: 4-1 against the spread, OVER is 4-1.
JACKSONVILLE: 2-4 against the spread, UNDER is 5-1.

TRENDS

ATS: Against the spread

1. The Ravens are 5-1 ATS in their last six Monday night games.
2. The Ravens are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a favorite.
3. The Ravens are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games vs. a team with a losing record.
4. The Jaguars are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning record.
5. The Jaguars are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.
6. The Jaguars are 2-7 ATS in their last nine Monday night games.

KEY INJURIES

BALTIMORE: LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh, OUT), WR Lee Evans (ankle, OUT), G Ben Grubbs (toe, OUT), S Tom Zbikowski (head, DOUBTFUL), CB Chris Carr (thigh, QUESTIONABLE), LB Jarret Johnson (back, PROBABLE), WR David Reed (finger, PROBABLE), CB Jimmy Smith (ankle, PROBABLE).

JACKSONVILLE: S Courtney Greene (hamstring, OUT), T Eben Britton (back, DOUBTFUL), G Jason Spitz (quad, QUESTIONABLE), DT Tyson Alualu (knee, PROBABLE), CB Derek Cox (groin, PROBABLE), S Dawan Landry (thigh, PROBABLE), T Eugene Monroe (shoulder, PROBABLE), WR Kassim Osgood (hamstring, PROBABLE), RB Montell Owens (knee, PROBABLE), G Will Rackley (knee, PROBABLE), LB Clint Session (elbow, PROBABLE), T Guy Whimper (hip, PROBABLE).

WHAT THE EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY

Teddy Covers, professional sports bettor from Covers.com
Twitter: @Teddy_Covers

“The books are going to be rooting hard for Jacksonville Monday after they took a bath with the Saints on Sunday night. All the public money has come in on Baltimore as a road favorite. Even the wiseguyss—who always look for ‘value’—have been reluctant to get involved with the Jaguars so far. If we start seeing -10.5's and -11's later in the day—and I think we will—that lack of wiseguy involvement on Jacksonville could change.”

Todd Fuhrman, Senior Race & Sports Analyst at Caesars Entertainment
Twitter: @ToddFuhrman

“Another game tonight pitting one of the elite teams in the AFC against a team vastly undermanned. After watching the Colts get outclassed Sunday night we can only hope it’s not more of the same again this evening. [Blaine] Gabbert will definitely be tested, but the ability for Jacksonville to cover (win would be a bonus) hinges on the defense's ability to get stops and force turnovers. I know we'll [Caesars Entertainment] be big fans of the teal and black throughout our sportsbooks.”

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