The Indianapolis Colts finally looked like a team capable of winning the wide-open AFC South last week, as a victory over the Dolphins in Miami helped them break the losing streak. Unfortunately, their next game will be a primetime matchup against a Super Bowl contender.
The Baltimore Ravens will welcome Indianapolis to town, meaning that Lamar Jackson and the rest of their unique offense will take on a defense that has been completely ineffective in stopping explosive plays over the first few weeks of the season.
The Colts need to play their best game of the year if they’re about to take down a team with Baltimore’s combination of skill, experience, and explosiveness. A former Colt in Justin Houston coming off the edge might make life difficult for Carson Wentz and the rest of the offense.
Will the Colts shock the world and take the Ravens down? Or will Baltimore send them tumbling to 1-4? This matchup could be a breeding ground for some very juicy prop bets to consider taking.
All odds listed come courtesy of WynnBET.
3 best prop bets for Colts vs Ravens Week 5
3. Carson Wentz over 226.5 passing yards (-125)
The Ravens have one of the best run defenses in the game, meaning that it will be tougher for Indianapolis to consistently churn out yards on the ground. This puts even more responsibility on Wentz, who has actually performed well despite a poor Week 1 showing.
Wentz has just one interception this season, and stats like completion percentage, yards per attempt, and yards per game are all up when compared to 2020. He’s thrown five touchdowns this year, and that number might be higher if he had a deeper wide receiver room.
Carson Wentz should make some plays against the Ravens.
With Baltimore infatuated with controlling the clock, the Colts will likely need to lean on Wentz and his arm strength in order to keep pace with them. While he hasn’t dominated, he could be in for a very productive day against a Ravens defense that is missing some of their top names.
Without Marcus Peters in that secondary, it will be much easier for players like Zach Pascal and Michael Pittman Jr. to get free down the field. The Colts acquired Wentz in order to have him win games with his arm, and he’ll get his chance to make that dream a reality against the Ravens.