Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals News & Picks
Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals
|Baltimore Ravens||-13 Ev||44½ -110 O||-770|
|Cincinnati Bengals||+13 -120||44½ -110 U||+570|
**Odds as of 12/30**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Ravens won their fourth straight game last week with a 27-13 beatdown of the NY Giants. If Baltimore wins in Cincinnati, its ticket is punched for the postseason. It would be the third consecutive season that the Ravens have made the playoffs. The Bengals are riding a little two-game winning streak of their own, having most recently outlasted the Texans 37-31.
Cincinnati QB Brandon Allen performed brilliantly, connecting on 29-of-37 passes for 371 yards and two TDs. RB Samaje Perine churned for 95 yards on 13 carries, hitting paydirt twice along the way. Don’t expect Cincinnati to ride quietly into the night, as it wants vengeance on Baltimore for Week 5’s 27-3 thumping.
However, the Ravens are 9-5-1 ATS in 2020, and are 2-0-1 ATS when favored by more than 11 points. Baltimore is also 5-0 ATS over its last five. This is essentially a playoff game for a very scary looking Ravens team, and they’ll deliver in Cinci. Ravens 36, Bengals 20
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens have been playing well and need to win in order to clinch a Playoff spot.
Marquise Brown, Dez Bryant and Mark Andrews have been Jackson’s preferred targets, while their running game has been sensational with Gus Edwards, J.K. Dobbins and Jackson himself.
The Ravens average 28.7 points per game and the total has gone over in four of their last five games when playing as the favorite.
The Cincinnati Bengals are eliminated, but QBs Brandon Allen and Ryan Finley are auditioning to secure their job as Joe Burrow’s backup next season.
Cincinnati have really good receivers in Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, A.J. Green (when healthy) and Alex Erickson. Samaje Perine is going to be the starting running back after an amazing performance against the Texans (95 yards, two touchdowns).
The Bengals average 20.5 points per game and the total has gone under in four of their last six games.
The first Ravens-Bengals matchup ended with a 27-3 victory for Baltimore. Go under once again.
Over/Under 44 ½
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