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Ravens Top Pick to Complete Sweep of Bengals

Division rivals Cincinnati and Baltimore look to bounce back from disappointing Week 10 losses as they meet for the second time this season. The NFL betting lines have Baltimore as the favorite.

When the teams met in Week 2, visiting Baltimore never trailed in the 27-24 win. It was one of the NFL-best four road wins this season for Baltimore.

Ravens Top Pick to Complete Sweep of Bengals
Ravens Top Pick to Complete Sweep of Bengals

Baltimore leads the AFC North standings with a 7-3 record with Cincinnati in last place at 5-4 in the only division with all four teams holding winning records. The Bengals have dropped both AFC North games this season.

When looking at the NFL picks this week, Baltimore is favored by 3½ points. This is the seventh meeting between the AFC North contenders when the home team is favored. Baltimore is trying to sweep the regular-season series against Cincinnati for the first time since the 2020 season.

Defensive ends Sam Hubbard and Trey Hendrickson, linebackers Akeem Davis-Gaither and Devin Harper, cornerback Chidobe Awuzie and defensive tackle Josh Tupou are questionable for Cincinnati. Receiver Tee Higgins is doubtful after missing the last game. Rookie Myles Murphy could be in line for a larger role if Hubbard and Hendrickson can’t go in this game.

Offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley, cornerbacks Jalyn Armour-Davis, Marlon Humphrey and Daryl Worley as well as linebackers Kyle Van Noy and Trenton Simpson are questionable for Baltimore.

This is a stretch of five games against winning teams over the next seven games for Baltimore. Cincinnati plays six of the next seven contests against teams with winning records so this is a key game for both teams.

Baltimore (+125) has the best odds of winning the AFC North title with Cincinnati coming in third at +450.

When looking at the NFL futures odds, Baltimore is +500 in the odds of representing the AFC in the Super Bowl with Cincinnati listed at +800) in the AFC championship odds.

Burrow Likely to Air It Out

Cincinnati doesn’t make much of an effort to have a balanced offense as the Bengals are second in passing attempts and last in rushing attempts this season.

Quarterback Joe Burrow is averaging a career-low 6.3 yards per attempt and could be without receiver Tee Higgins. Keep that in mind when looking at the Bengals vs Ravens betting trends.

The good news is that Ja’Marr Chase was able to play in the loss to Houston despite being limited in practice. Chase finished with a season-low 31 yards in the first game against Baltimore.

Cincinnati has covered against the NFL’s Las Vegas odds in four of its last five games.

Ravens Getting Defensive

It is a little early to start mentioning this Baltimore defense with the unit that led the Ravens to the Super Bowl after the 2000 season. However, Baltimore is first in scoring defense, and second in total defense. The Ravens are the hardest team to score against in the first half, giving up 5.4 points.

Baltimore has held the lead at halftime in each of the last seven games but has lost two of those games.

Five of the top six tacklers are 25 or younger with the top tackler being 26-year-old Roquan Smith.

The NFL odds total has gone under in 10 of Baltimore’s last 12 home games and 13 of its last 20 games.

Bengals vs Ravens Head-to-Head

Cincinnati has won four of the last six meetings despite losing 27-24 at home as a three-point favorite according to our sportsbook on Sept. 17.

The home team had won four games in a row before Baltimore won earlier this season.

Lamar Jackson threw two touchdown passes as Baltimore snapped a three-game road losing streak to Cincinnati.

The Bengals were listed as a three-point favorite but never led in the Sept. 17 game that was won by Baltimore 27-24.

The game went over the 45½-point total on Burrow’s touchdown pass to Higgins with 3:28 left to play.


Bengals vs Ravens Game Information

  • Game: Bengals (5-4) vs Ravens (7-3)
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 16, 8:15 p.m. ET
  • Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
  • Bengals vs Ravens Live Stream: NFL Game Pass


Bengals vs Ravens Betting Lines


Bengals vs Ravens Game Weather Conditions

Temperatures are expected to be in the high mid-50s with partly cloudy conditions at the time of the opening kickoff.

Bengals vs Ravens Game Prediction

Predicted Score: Ravens 24, Bengals 20


Worth Betting the Moneyline?

With the Ravens priced at -185 to win the game outright, there isn’t much of a reward for rolling with the favored Ravens in this matchup.

Baltimore knows it let a game get away the last time out and should be raring to go against the Bengals.

NFL Pick: Baltimore Ravens (-185)


Worth Betting ATS?

Baltimore is 6-4 against the NFL spread this season compared to a 4-4-1 mark for the Bengals. The Ravens have covered in three of the five games when listed as the favorite at home with Cincinnati 1-0 ATS as the road underdog.

A 2½-point number would make us feel a little more comfortable than the current 3½-point mark, but go with the favored Ravens to take care of business.

NFL Pick: Baltimore Ravens -3½


Worth Betting on the Totals?

Eleven of the 19 games played by Cincinnati and Baltimore have landed under the total so far this season. Just two of Baltimore’s first five games went over the total with half of Cincinnati’s four road contests going under as well.

With the way Baltimore is getting after it on defense, this game could land under the 46-point total although it is not a bet we have a ton of confidence in.

NFL Pick: Under 46



Questions Of The Day

Will Lamar Jackson rush for over 60.5 rushing yards against the Bengals?

Lamar Jackson has gone over 60.5 rushing yards in five of his nine career games against the Bengals so he has a chance to do that again.

Which Bengals player is the most likely to have over 5.5 receptions?

Ja’Marr Chase is tied for fourth in the NFL with 69 catches and is second only to Buffalo’s Stefon Diggs with 99 targets so far this season.


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