Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens News & Picks
Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens Odds
|Cincinnati Bengals||+13 -115||51 -110 O||+600|
|Baltimore Ravens||-13 -105||51 -110 U||-800|
**Odds as of 10/09**
Straight Up (Sebastian Morera)
The Bengals are 1-2-1. After getting a tie against the Eagles in Week 3, Joe Burrow managed to get Cincinnati into the win column in Week 4 by defeating Jacksonville 33-25. Now the Bengals have to face off against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. However, Jackson has missed practice Wednesday and Thursday due to a knee issue and that is a situation that bears watching.
Although I like what I’ve seen from Burrow so far, I don’t think Cincy has enough right now to topple Baltimore. The Ravens are coming off a 31-17 win over Washington and will deliver a similarly lopsided win.
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Cincinnati Bengals (1-2-1) celebrated their first victory of the Joe Burrow era, with a 33-25 win over the Jaguars in Week 4. RB Joe Mixon erupted for 181 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, and Burrow threw for 300 yards and a TD. Star WR Tyler Boyd is putting in quality work, snagging 24 passes for 287 yards and a score over his last three games. The Bengals are clicking and building momentum under Burrow’s leadership. Cincinnati faces a stiff challenge against the Baltimore Ravens (3-1) on Sunday.
The Ravens have the sixth-best run defense in the league, but their passing D is in the bottom tier. Cincinnati will likely need to rely on Burrow’s arm quite a bit, as MIxon and company struggle to get much traction on the ground. I believe that Burrow is up to the task, and that the Bengals will give the Ravens a run for their money. Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson hasn’t been playing especially well lately, and this should be a one-possession game in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter.
It’s Raining Ducketts: Free ATS Pick, Cincinnati Bengals +13
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Joe Burrow threw for 300+ yards in three of the first four games of the season but the Cincinnati Bengals average just 24.8 points per game.
RB Joe Mixon woke up in Week 4 with 181 total yards and 3 total touchdowns, but A.J. Green needs to be more involved or move on.
The total has gone over in six of Cincinnati’s last eight games.
With one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the league is easy for the Baltimore Ravens to average 30.5 points per game (seventh best in the league).
Lamar Jackson and the offense regained some confidence in Week 4 against Washington, and they are ready to return home and take the AFC North top spot.
The total has gone over in four of Baltimore’s last five games against the Bengals. Go over once again in Burrow vs Jackson I.