Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens Betting Preview

Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens Betting Preview

Ryan Knuppel
3 years ago
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Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens Betting Preview

The Cincinnati Bengals will travel to Baltimore on Sunday to take on the AFC North-leading Ravens at 1 pm EST on CBS. The Bengals are just behind the Ravens in the AFC North race by one game.

The Bengals will look to build on their commanding win last weekend against the Lions in Detroit, as they won that game by a score of 34-11. The Ravens played an impressive game against the Los Angeles Chargers, winning that game 34-6.

This will be the Ravens' first divisional matchup of the season. The Bengals are 1-0 in the division with their win against the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this season.

Betting Odds

The Ravens are six-point favorites at home with odds of -115 to win at that spread. The Bengals have odds of -105 to cover the spread at +6.

The over/under for the game is 46.5, with the same odds of -110 to bet the over or the under. The moneyline for the Bengals is +215 and -265 for the Ravens.

Keys to a Bengals Win

The Bengals will want to continue where it left off against the Lions. The Bengals have struggled to get the offense started, and this was an issue against last weekend. Cincinnati finished off the game strongly offensively, with Joe Mixon ending with 153 rushing yard and Joe Burrow adding three touchdown passes.

The Ravens have won 5 straight but have struggled in some key games, including squeaking by with a 19-17 victory to the same Detroit Lions team that the Bengals were able to dismantle this week. Baltimore is beatable, but the Bengals will need to continue to play solidly on the defensive end to give their offense a chance to get comfortable in Baltimore.

Keys to a Ravens Win

Although the Ravens lost their three-top running backs early this season, they have been able to bring in some talent as backup and rank fourth in the NFL in rush yards per game and sixth in yards per rush. The offense overall has been solid, led by Lamar Jackson, ranking seventh in points per game with 28.3 and fourth in yards per game with 421.7.

The defense has not been as stellar as the offense has been but still ranking in the top ten in most defensive categories. They defend against the run best, which should put pressure on Burrow if they are able to stop Mixon.

Expected Outcome

This will be a close game between two divisional rivals who are fighting for the top spot of the AFC North. I am going to give the Ravens the edge because of their explosive offense, but it will be closer than six points, so the Bengals should cover here.

The Bengals are a different team this year and have a lot to prove after many disappointing seasons in a row. Bengals fans are hoping that this team can continue to surprise with a win on Sunday. Cincinnati against the world!

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