Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals January 8 Betting Preview

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals January 8 Betting Preview

Sam Frohman
3 weeks ago
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Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon signals for a first down during game against Baltimore Ravens

The Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Baltimore Ravens at 1:00 p.m on Sunday for what will be their final game of the regular season.

Prayers go out to Damar Hamlin and his family, who are going through an extremely pressing time right now after the tragedy that took place in the Bengals' last game. We are saddened to see this news and are hopeful for his recovery soon.

The Ravens lost to the Steelers in their last matchup by a score of 16-13. Quarterback Tyler Huntley threw for 130 yards and one touchdown, but this wasn’t enough to bring the Ravens to victory against their divisional opponent. This leaves the Bengals on the top of the division with one game to go.

The Bengals have a record of 11-4, which includes a seven-game win streak that has catapulted them from their rough start to the season. The Ravens are in second with a record of 10-6. The Steelers and Browns hold down the bottom two spots with records of 8-8 and 7-9, respectively.

Let’s look ahead at this season finale between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens on Sunday afternoon.

Odds

The Cincinnati Bengals are the obvious favorites at home against an injured Ravens team. Lamar Jackson did not practice on Wednesday, and Tyler Huntley was limited. The Bengals hold a 9.5-point spread with odds of (-112) to cover. The Ravens have odds of (-109) at +9.5.

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Keys To The Game

The main key for the Bengals is whether or not all of their starters will suit up. After the horrible tragedy on Monday night, that game will not be resumed, which leaves the Bengals in a situation where their seed may not change much with a win. 

I expect the Bengals to play it safe by leaving some of their players out of the game or subbing them early if they have a comfortable lead.

The biggest story and key to the game for the Ravens is who will be starting at quarterback. With Lamar Jackson sitting out and Tyler Huntley as well, it will be extremely hard to beat the Bengals with a third string quaterback.

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