The SNF will provide us with a divisional rivalry game in Week 5 of the NFL when the two 2-2 teams face in Baltimore on Sunday, October 9, and here you can get the best Bengals vs. Ravens betting pick and odds.
Both Cincinnati and Baltimore are hoping to improve to a 3-2 record when they meet at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens are 3-point favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at 48.5 points. These AFC North foes met twice in 2021, and the Bengals won both games.
Bengals’ strong fourth quarter gave them a win over the Dolphins
The Cincinnati Bengals (2-2, 2-2 ATS) opened the season with a pair of defeats but responded with two wins over the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins. The most recent one, 27-15 against Miami, came at home, and Cincy scored 13 points in the final 12 minutes to get a W. The Bengals’ defense was strong in this one and forced two turnovers, while the offense didn’t commit a single one on the other end.
Joe Burrow completed 20 of 31 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns. Tee Higgins caught one of those TD passes and led the team with 124 yards on seven receptions, while Ja’Marr Chase contributed with 81 yards on four catches. Cincinnati didn’t impress on the ground, but Joe Mixon still recorded a rushing TD as he had 61 yards on 24 carries. Safety Vonn Bell registered the first multi-interception game of his career, while Germaine Pratt led all the defenders with nine tackles.
DT D.J. Reader (knee) and TE Drew Sample (knee) are out indefinitely. WR Tee Higgins (ankle) and TE Hayden Hurst (groin) are questionable to feature against Baltimore on Sunday.
Ravens couldn’t hold the Bills down
The Baltimore Ravens (2-2, 2-1-1 ATS) suffered the second home loss of the campaign as they fell short 23-20 to the Buffalo Bills. The Ravens had an excellent chance to make an upset and beat the No. 1 Super Bowl contenders, but a 10-point lead at halftime wasn’t enough. Baltimore failed to score in the second half and Buffalo scored 13 points, including Tyler Bass’ game-winning field goal from 21 yards as time expired.
Lamar Jackson had the worst display of the season as he completed 20 of 29 passes for 144 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He did lead all the runners with 73 yards on 11 carries, while J.K. Dobbins scored a rushing TD and also added a receiving TD. Odafe Oweh was the best Raven on defense with seven tackles.
T Ronnie Stanley (ankle) and LB Justin Houston (groin) are questionable to play Sunday against Cincinnati.
- 2-5-1 ATS in the last eight games in Week 5
- 2-5 SU in the last seven games against Baltimore
- 5-0 ATS in the last five games following an ATS loss
- 18-7-1 ATS in the last 26 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game
Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens Pick
Cincy beat Baltimore twice last year and scored 41 points in each game, and I think the Ravens didn’t forget that and will seek revenge on Sunday. The Bengals did win two in a row, but the Ravens played well against the No. 1 favorite for the title, particularly on defense, and I am backing them to display another strong performance. The Bengals have a better defense, but Baltimore’s high-flying offense with a two-way monster Lamar Jackson can penetrate through any D. The Ravens are still looking for their first home win of the season, and I am sure it will come against divisional rivals.
Pick: Take the Ravens at -2.5 (-130)
Baltimore is scoring 29.8 ppg on average, while its defense allows 25.0 ppg. On the other hand, Cincinnati’s defense is way better (17.5 ppg), but there is no way the visitors will keep the Ravens below 20 points here. Although Cincy’s offense is not among the best in the NFL (22.8 ppg), the fact that Baltimore has the worst secondary that surrenders 315.3 passing yards per game is music for Joe Burrow’s ears. Both H2H duels in 2021 were high-scoring, and I expect another one in this one. The total has gone Over in six of Baltimore’s last nine games against Cincinnati.
Pick: Go Over 48.5 points (-110)