4 Best Prop Bets for Patriots vs Ravens Week 9 Sunday Night Football Game

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The New England Patriots will face their toughest test of the season when they travel to Baltimore to take on the AFC North-leading Ravens in a Week 9 showdown on "Sunday Night Football." New England is currently listed as a 3-point road favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking for an alternative way to wager on this game, here are four of the best prop bets for the matchup between the Patriots and Ravens.

1. Anytime Touchdown Scorer: Sony Michel (+100)

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Sony Michel has regressed a bit from an efficiency standpoint this year, averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, but he's seen a lot of work when the Patriots find themselves in red zone. The sophomore tailback has 29 carries inside the red zone this season, which is the third-highest mark in the NFL. He's gotten six scores on those carries alone, and has a decent chance at finding the end zone if New England can get the ball inside Baltimore's 20.

2. Lamar Jackson Passing Yards: Under 200.5 (-112)

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Lamar Jackson is one of the most dynamic talents in the league, but it's hard to like his chances of eclipsing 200 yards passing against New England's defense. The Patriots' defense has allowed just one quarterback to pass for 200 or more yards this year (Ben Roethlisberger in Week 1) and are allowing just 148.8 yards passing per game (No. 2 in the NFL). Additionally, Jackson has struggled as a passer in recent weeks, averaging just 180.0 yards passing per game across his last three contests.

3. First Quarter Total: Over 9.5 (-102)

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The Patriots and Ravens have been two of the best offensive teams in the league this year, especially at the beginning of games. The Patriots are averaging a league-best 10.9 points in the first quarter this year while the Ravens aren't far behind, averaging 8.7 first quarter points per game (T-No. 2 in the NFL). With both offenses likely to come out of the gates firing, this could be a high-scoring affair early on.

4. Tom Brady Passing TDs: Under 1.5 (+128)

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Tom Brady has played well this season, but he's had a tough time finding the end zone in recent weeks. The 42-year-old signal-caller owns a middling 88.2 passer rating and has tossed just three total touchdown passes across his last three games. The Ravens have been mediocre defensively this season, surrendering 22.3 points per game (No. 16 in the NFL), but they've only given up seven passing TDs on the year (T-No. 4 in the NFL).

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