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Baltimore Ravens At Cincinnati Bengals Free Picks & Betting Predictions

Baltimore Ravens At Cincinnati Bengals Free Picks & Betting Predictions

Both teams come in at 8-6 with the Bengals currently top after dismantling the Ravens in Baltimore earlier in the season, therefore having the tie-breaker for now. A win for Cincinnati here would give them the sweep and go a long way to winning the AFC North and earning their first playoff game since 2015.

The Ravens will look to tie the series and put the division’s destiny back in their own hands with a win. It could have been so different had they made a 2-point conversion with seconds left on the clock against the Packers last week. Tyler Huntley played well but they will be hoping that Lamar Jackson returns for this crunch matchup.

The best betting sites have the Bengals as favorites for the division but all that could change after this game. Let’s look at some matchups to help with your NFL picks this week.

Check out the latest Ravens vs Bengals odds, betting lines, injury report and more.

Ravens vs Bengals key matchups

Ravens run game vs Bengals run defense: The key to this one is the Ravens getting a run-game going, whether that’s through the QB or their 2017 all-star running back group. The Bengals run D has been very good this year and held the Ravens to just over 100 yards in their first matchup.

Bengals WRs vs Ravens CBs: The Ravens have suffered a lot of injuries this season and the lack of cornerbacks could hurt them again here. The Bengals possess a brilliant trio of pass-catchers, it’s just whether they use them or not.

Joe Burrow vs the Blitz: The Ravens like to bring the blitz (5th-most in the league) but Joe Burrow has been the best in the league in dealing with pressure this season, according to PFF.


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Key Ravens vs Bengals stats

201: Yards receiving by Ja’Marr Chase in the first encounter between the two teams.

284: Yards that Ja’Marr Chase has had in the 7 games since that 201 vs. the Ravens.

1-5: Bengals record vs. Ravens with Zac Taylor as head coach. The win came earlier this year.

82.4: QBR for Tyler Huntley last weekend, higher than any Lamar Jackson game this season.

21: Receptions for Mark Andrews over the last two games with Huntley at QB, turning them into 251 yards and 3 TDs.


Ravens vs. Bengals Weather Forecast

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Ravens vs Bengals Moneyline

Betting apps have the Bengals as small favorites to complete the sweep over the Ravens for the first time since 2015. Their home record this season is 3-4 so there’s no real advantage to be found for them playing at Paul Brown Stadium. But the way they dealt with the Ravens earlier in the year should give them confidence that they can win again here.

Burrow has brought a winning mentality to the team and if they play as they can then -136 at PointsBet is good value. If you fancy the Ravens to win and take control of the division, then +120 at DraftKings is your best price.

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Ravens vs Bengals Point Spread

The NFL spreads have the Bengals favored by just under a field goal at the moment. I think a lot depends on the health of Lamar Jackson and whether they bring him back in for this one. Bengals star running back Joe Mixon suffered an injury on Sunday but should play, although if they have to pass the ball more then that’s a good thing for the Bengals offense.

It's pretty simple here though, if you think the Bengals win, as I do, then take them to cover the spread at -110 through BetMGM. If you think the Ravens cover the spread, then take them on the moneyline.

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Ravens vs Bengals Totals

This is a tough total to call. The game between the two earlier in the year went against NFL betting consensus as the Bengals shocked the league with a high-scoring win, nearly hitting the total by themselves.

I would be stunned if they put up 40 again but they do have the ability to do so. Equally the Ravens will be better prepared knowing the division is on the line here. Most sportsbooks have a similar line and I think I’ve got to take the Over 44.5 at -110 with Caesars Sportsbook.

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About the Author

Adam Walford for Bookies.com
Adam Walford
Adam Walford, who covers the NFL and gambling from across the pond, joined Bookies.com in 2021 after having written for several other betting websites.