Read on to get betting odds, and analysis in our Wild Card Weekend Ravens vs Bengals pick and preview and see who we think will win and cover in Cincinnati.
Ravens vs Bengals Pick & Preview- NFL Playoffs
The Baltimore Ravens travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 8:15 PM ET and will be televised on NBC. In a matchup between two AFC North teams, the Bengals are 6.5-point favorites at home.
Ravens vs Bengals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
- Where: Cincinnati at Paycor Stadium
- Date: Sunday, January 15th
- Betting Odds CIN -6.5, BAL +240 | CIN -296 O/U 43.5
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In week 18, the Baltimore Ravens dropped their AFC North matchup against the Bengals by a score of 27-16. In terms of betting, Baltimore covered the spread as 11.5-point underdogs. By the end of the game, the teams combined for 43 points, surpassing the betting line of 39.
Baltimore struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 110 yards on 27 attempts. In addition to running for 60 yards, Kenyan Drake ran for 1 score.
At the quarterback position, Anthony Brown ended the game with a passer rating of 46.2 on 286 yards through the air. Although Brown racked up a lot of passing yards, he did not throw for a touchdown. Although Isaiah Likely did not come up with a touchdown grab, he was still productive with 103 receiving yards. As a team, Baltimore ranks 28th in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 178.8 per game. Thus far, 52.8% of their yards through the air, which is 30 in the NFL.
Will The Bengals Take Care Of Business As Heavy Home Favorite?
Last week, the Bengals picked up a game in the AFC North, as they took down the Ravens by a score of 27-16. Going into the matchup, the Bengals were -11.5 point favorites and did not cover the spread. With their combined 43 points, the two teams exceeded the betting over-under number of 39.
Cincinnati struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 55 yards on 20 attempts. Although Joe Mixon did not come home with a huge yardage total, he did pick up a rushing touchdown.
In the game, Joe Burrow completed 59% of his passes, leading to a total of 215 passing yards. Burrow was able to find the endzone 1 time through the air. Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase had a big game for Cincinnati, coming up with 86 yards and a touchdown. As a team, Cincinnati ranks 5th in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 265.0 per game. Thus far, 73.51% of their yards through the air, which is 3 in the NFL.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
In the two meetings between Baltimore and Cincinnati, the Bengals picked up 2 wins by scores of 41-21 and 41-17.
Baltimore comes into the game looking to continue their recent success over Baltimore, as they have a record of 3-2. The two teams have combined to average 48.0 points per game in their last 5 meetings.
The Cincinnati Bengals have gone 3-2-0 vs the spread in these games. On average, the Ravens have averaged 22.2 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Cincinnati at 25.8.
Through their last 5 road contests, the Ravens’ offense has averaged 17.8 points per game while allowing an average of 19.0. Baltimore posted an overall record of 2-3-0 while going 3-2 ATS.
In their last 5 home games, Cincinnati has averaged 30.8 points per game while allowing 17.6. The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 4-1.
Ravens vs Bengals Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Bengals -6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 43.5