Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals
Dave Covers Spreads, NFL Preview and Breakdown
The rolling Ravens look to keep things going as they host the new and exciting Bengals. Both teams have shown great aspects, but which keeps their momentum going?
USA TODAY SPORTS
Key Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-0 in Bengals last 5 games overall
- Bengals are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win
- Ravens are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs AFC North teams
- Bengals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Baltimore
Baltimore Ravens Breakdown:
Lamar Jackson is once again an MVP candidate, he has led the Ravens to a 5-1 record, whilst throwing for 1686 yards on 67.5% completion. The offense currently ranks 3rd in the NFL. They are also coming off their most dominate performance demolishing a very good Chargers team 34-6. This team plays from in front. They have good legs and once they get a lead it is really hard to overcome them. They have the ability to run, run, run and chew up the clock with ease.
The Ravens are solid on both sides of the ball, and put with the recent trends I lean under in this game. The issue is both this teams have the ability to explode on offense.
Cincinnati Bengals Breakdown:
The Bengals have been an exciting team so far this season. The two losses on their record have come by a total of six points. Cincinnati’s offense has not been the spark of much conversation. Currently ranked 20th in the NFL with 364 yards per game. Joe Burrow has looked solid tho completing just over 70% of his passes for 1540 yards and 14 touchdowns. The Bengals have had some offensive line issues as they have allowed Burrow to be sacked 16 times already. Rookie Ja’Marr Chase has looked great, and is definitely a front runner for offensive rookie of the year. He has caught 27 passes for 553 yards and managed himself 5 touchdowns.
The Bengals defence has actually been really solid. They are currently ranked 7th in the league allowing just 348.2 yards per game, the story has been on the ground as they are ranked 7th with 90.5 rushing yards allowed per game.
Cincinnati has been better this season, especially defensively, but the Ravens are in a different class, hence the 6.5 points they are laying. Expect Baltimore to keep that trend going here, a low scoring game could affect the spread so keep that in mind when laying the points with Baltimore.