On Thursday, November 16th at 8:15 PM ET, the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD. AMZN is carrying television coverage the for game. Baltimore heads into this AFC matchup as the 4 point favorite to come away with the win. Does this mean they are a lock to win? Read on to get my take on this matchup.
CINCINNATI BENGALS VS BALTIMORE RAVENS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Bengals +4
This game will be played at M&T Bank Stadium at 8:15 ET on Thursday, November 16th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI BENGALS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 24-22 in favor of the Ravens.
- Our projections have Lamar Jackson finishing with 235.47 passing yards on 20.41/32.764 passing.
- The Ravens are projected to finish with 354 yards of offense compared to the 336 yards for the Bengals.
Are the Bengals Ready for a Win at Baltimore?
This week will be the Bengals’ 6th game against an AFC opponent. Their overall record is 5-4 while going 1-4 against other teams in the AFC. In the standings, Cincinnati is 4th in the division and 8th in the AFC. The Bengals have a 4-5 record against the spread this season. So far this season, their average scoring margin is -1.1.
In terms of offense, the Bengals are at 20.2 points per game, ranking them 18th in the NFL. Cincinnati’s passing offense enters this week’s game with a ranking of 16th in passing yards. Furthermore, they hold the 2nd spot in attempts, averaging 38.8 passes per game.
The Bengals are currently average 3.7 yards per rushing attempt while carrying the ball an average of 20.7 times per game. In terms of rushing yardage, they hold the 31st position in the league.
In terms of turnovers, the Cincinnati defense has 18 takeaways, which is 1st in the NFL. Overall, they are giving up 21.3 points per game and 384.0 yards.
Do the Ravens Stand a Chance at Home?
The Ravens currently hold the 1st spot in the AFC-North this season, with an overall record of 7-3. In games outside their conference, they have a 3-0 record, and in AFC games, they have a AFC record. This season, the Ravens find themselves above .500 versus the spread with a record of 6-4. Their average scoring margin for this season stands at +11.3.
Offensively, the Ravens have an average of 27 points per game, which positions them 4th in the NFL. In terms of the passing game, Ravens have an average 207.8 passing yards per game, placing them 20th in the league rankings. At present, 46.9% of their first downs have come through the passing game.
Looking at their ground game, the Ravens have been carrying the ball an average of 32.4 times per game and are 1st in rushing yards. They have an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt.
The Ravens defense comes into the game with rankings of 3rd in tackles for loss and 1st in sacks. Their opponents have been scoring 15.7 points per game and gaining 273.6 yards (per game).