What time does the Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals game start?
The AFC North race is coming down to the wire and there’s no bigger game on the docket in Week 16 than the Sunday showdown between the Baltimore Ravens (8-6) and Cincinnati Bengals (8-6). Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET from Paul Brown Stadium. Below, we look at the Ravens vs. Bengals odds and lines, and make our best NFL picks, predictions and bets.
What is the over/under for the Ravens-Bengals game?
In the last 10 games between the Ravens and Bengals, the Over is 5-5. It’s been tough to predict which way the total will go in this rivalry, but with Jackson uncertain to play and the Bengals offense scoring just 15 against Denver, this could be a low-scoring game.
How do the Bengals and Ravens match up in Week 7?
The Bengals and Ravens are tied at 8-6 atop the AFC North entering their big showdown Sunday in Cincinnati. These two met in Week 7 with Cincy overwhelming the home Ravens 41-17 in a matchup that saw Joe Burrow throw for 416 yards with 201 of those going to Ja’Marr Chase.
What is the Baltimore Ravens’record against the Cincinnati Bengals?
The Baltimore Ravens will play the Cincinnati Bengals in a high-stakes intradivisional matchup. These teams are tied for the lead in the AFC North with 8-6 records. Baltimore is coming off of three consecutive losses, while Cincinnati won their last game.
Who is favored the Bengals or the Ravens?
The Bengals are currently three-point favorite against the Ravens, according to DraftKings Sportsbook.
Who is favored to win the Ravens game?
Caesars Sportsbook lists the Ravens as three-point favorites in the latest Steelers vs. Ravens odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 41.
Are the Ravens favored to win tonight?
The Ravens are a 4.5-point favorite in the game.
Is Lamar Jackson injured?
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson says he dealt with bone bruise in ankle at end of season. Lamar Jackson missed the final four weeks of the season due to an ankle injury that the Baltimore Ravens quarterback confirmed Monday was a bone bruise.
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The Baltimore Ravens will take on the Cincinnati Bengals during Week 7 of the 2021 season. It will be the first divisional matchup of the year for Baltimore, and their last before Week 12, where they will take on the Cleveland Browns.
There’s no doubt that Cincinnati is a much improved team from what we’ve seen over the past few seasons. Quarterback Joe Burrow is throwing the ball well, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is making an impact, and the defensive unit has played better than anticipated.
Many believe that the Bengals are the real deal, as they find themselves second in the AFC North with a 4-2 record. I think it’s a mirage. Cincinnati’s four wins have come against the Minnesota Vikings (3-3), the Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3), the Jacksonville Jacksonville (1-5) and the Detroit Lions (0-6).
Ravens vs. Bengals betting trends
Baltimore and Cincinnati have both struggled at times against the spread (ATS) this season. They enter this game with 7-7 ATS records. The Ravens have covered the spread in four of their last five games, though, while the Bengals have covered in three games over that span.
Ravens vs. Bengals prediction
Divisional games are always the most difficult to predict in the NFL because the teams know each other so well. This game being for the division lead late in the season adds another element. Furthermore, Jackson’s status at this point in the week is unknown, although I’m expecting him to play without restrictions.
It’s unclear if the Ravens will have Jackson, but there’s still an outside chance that he’ll play. Even if he doesn’t, Huntley has looked plenty capable of operating Baltimore’s offense.
Against the spread
If you want to play it a bit safer than the money line, you can take the RAVENS +4.5 (-112) with the points. That’ll be an even better value if Jackson is expected to play because the spread will likely move in the Ravens’ direction if that happens.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Predictions
The Ravens have suffered three consecutive losses to fall from 8-3 SU to second-place in the AFC North by virtue of tiebreakers. But they have lost those three games by a total of four points, with a pair of one-point losses in Week 13 at Pittsburgh and Week 15 against Green Bay.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Betting Conclusion
Revenge is a dish best served cold, and everybody has heard this saying. Baltimore was embarrassed on its home field, and now it looks to return the favor in “The Jungle”. The road team has dominated this series, at least against the number. Last season, the Ravens won 38-3 as 13.5-point favorites on Jan.
Three Things to Watch
The Ravens are playing their fifth road game over the last seven weeks and could be a little weary because of it. Baltimore’s season closes at home with the Rams and Steelers, so things don’t get any easier. I expect a fully focused effort from the road team.
This is a huge game in the division, especially with the Browns losing last Monday. Cincy will be buzzing as the fans can taste a division crown. I think the Ravens’ offense will be decent with Jackson or Huntley under center, but the injuries in their secondary will hurt here on Sunday.
Burrow, Bengals should keep this one close
Baltimore handed 27-3 and 38-3 losses to Cincinnati last year, but Burrow only played in the first contest. He has looked much improved from a processing standpoint this year. And rookie WR Ja’Marr Chase has proven all the doubters wrong.
Bengals vs. Ravens prediction
The Ravens have not lost a home game since Week 11 of 2020 — I don’t think that streak will end on Sunday. Jackson and Co. are fresh off a 34-6 thrashing of the Chargers. On the other side, Burrow led his squad to a dominant 34-11 victory over the Lions — they took care of business, and you can’t blame them for their competition.