The penultimate game of the NFL Wild Card round is going to be played in Cincinnati on Sunday, January 15, and here you can read the best Ravens vs. Bengals betting pick and odds.

Cincinnati is searching for the ninth consecutive victory when they welcome Baltimore at Paycor Stadium. The Bengals are 7-point favorites on Bovada Sportsbook, while the total is set at 41.5 points. These divisional foes have met twice this year and the series is tied at 1-1.

Ravens couldn’t recover from a huge deficit in Cincy

The Baltimore Ravens (10-7-0, 6-9-2 ATS) concluded the regular season with a pair of losses against the divisional rivals Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. After losing a tight game at home to Pittsburgh, the Ravens opened the tilt in Cincinnati with a 17-0 deficit early in the second quarter, and although they played better in the second 30 minutes, the Ravens still lost 27-16. Baltimore was actually better when it comes to total yards (386-257) and first downs (20-15), but committed even four turnovers and forced only one in return.

Anthony Brown completed 19 of 44 passes for 286 yards and two interceptions. Isaiah Likely was excellent in the air as he posted a game-high 103 yards on eight receptions, while Sammy Watkins chipped in 79 yards on two catches. Kenyan Drake led all the running backs with 60 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. On defense, Roquan Smith was rock-solid with a game-high six tackles.

CB Kyle Fuller (ACL), T Ja’Wuan James (Achilles), S Marcus Williams (wrist), WR Devin Duvernay (foot), and WR Rashod Bateman (foot) are out indefinitely. CB Marcus Peters (calf), QB Lamar Jackson (knee), RB Gus Edwards (head), and QB Tyler Huntley (shoulder) are questionable to play against Cincinnati on Sunday.

Bengals beat the Ravens to avoid coin flip

The Cincinnati Bengals (12-4-0, 12-3-1 ATS) registered their eighth win in a row as they defeated the Baltimore Ravens 27-16 at home. With this victory, the Bengals avoided a coin flip and will host the Ravens again in a rematch. Cincinnati got to an early 17-point lead and went to the interval with a 24-7 lead. The hosts slowed down a bit in the second half and scored just three points, but that was enough to record another win.

Joe Burrow completed 25 of 42 passes for 215 yards and one touchdown. Ja’Marr Chase, who led the team in receiving yards with 86 on eight catches, scored the only receiving TD for the hosts. Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon combined for 92 yards on ten receptions, while Mixon also scored a rushing TD. Defensively, Trey Hendrickson had two of the team’s four sacks. Cam Taylor-Britt led Cincy with nine tackles.

TE Drew Sample (knee) is out indefinitely. WR Tyler Boyd (concussion) and G Alex Cappa (undisclosed) are questionable to face the Ravens on Sunday.



  • 2-5-1 ATS in the last eight games overall
  • 1-6-2 ATS in the last nine vs. AFC rivals
  • 1-6-1 ATS in the last eight vs. AFC North opponents


  • 9-1-1 ATS in the last 11 home games
  • 4-0-1 ATS in the last five playoff games
  • 10-1 ATS in the last 11 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick

The Ravens did manage to win three of six games without Lamar Jackson, but let’s be real, they are practically without chances to beat Cincy on the road with Jackson on the sideline. The only way the visitors can hope to upset the Bengals is a low-scoring tilt. After all, they do have the third-best defense in the NFL that allows 18.5 points per game and they did keep the rivals to 16 or fewer points in five of the last six games. However, Cincinnati’s defense is also among the best in the league (20.1 ppg), while the Bengals’ offense is scoring 26.1 ppg.

Pick: Take the Bengals at -7.5 (-120)

The Total

While the Ravens have the third-best run defense in the NFL, their secondary is not great. Baltimore is allowing 232.2 yards per game to the opposing receivers, so Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd will have an excellent chance to make damage through the air. Even though I am backing the hosts to score 20+ points without problems, I doubt the visitors will contribute enough offensively. Under is 5-1 in the Ravens’ last six games overall; Under is 4-0 in Baltimore’s previous four playoff games, while Under is 6-1 in the Ravens’ last 7 vs. AFC North rivals.

Pick: Go Under 42.5 points (-130)