Oct 22, 2021
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens Predictions, Odds, Picks
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The Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) and Baltimore Ravens (5-1) meet at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland for a key AFC North Division battle in Week 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET and the game can be viewed on CBS.
Ravens 23, Bengals 20
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens Predictions
The Ravens were expected to be competing for the top spot in the AFC North, led by 2019 NFL MVP QB Lamar Jackson. The Bengals have been a perennial doormat lately, but they have been able to keep QB Joe Burrow upright and healthy thanks to an improved offensive line, and he is showing what he can do when he is 100 percent.
The Ravens lost to the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1 in overtime, gutted out a win in prime time over the Kansas City Chiefs in a game which could have went either way, and then they probably should have lost to the Detroit Lions in Week 3. A historic field goal and a missed delay of game helped them to a victory.
They pounded the Denver Broncos, then again needed Superman heroics against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night in Week 5. On a short week, they came back in another marquee game and absolutely waylaid the Los Angeles Chargers at home in their most impressive game of the season.
Looking at common opponents, while the Ravens barely scraped by the lowly Lions, the Bengals routed the Lions last week by a 34-11 score. Two of Cincinnati’s six games have ended up going to overtime, and four of six games have been decided by exactly three points.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens Betting Odds
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens Betting Resources
- Matchup: AFC North
- Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
- Venue: M&T Bank Stadium
- Location: Baltimore, Maryland
- TV-Time: CBS - 1:00 p.m. ET
Cincinnati Bengals Betting Analysis
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 4-2
- ATS: 3-3
- O/U: 1-5
- ATS - Home: 1-2
- ATS - Away: 2-1
The Bengals have managed to go 3-3 ATS overall, including covers in each of the past two games on the road. Total bettors have really loved the Bengals lately, as the UNDER is a perfect 5-0 across the past five weekends after its only OVER of the season in Week 1.
Cincinnati’s offense has been in the bottom third this season, going for just 344.5 total yards per game to rank 21 st , while rushing for 106.2 yards per game to rank 20th. Burrow is decent, but they still have just 238.3 passing yards per game to rank 18th, while putting up 24.7 PPG to rank 12th overall.
The defense hasn’t been getting the credit perhaps they deserve. The Bengals D has been especially strong on the road in games against the Bears, Steelers and Lions, allowing just 13.7 PPG in three outings. Overall, Cincinnati ranks eighth in total yards per game allowed (331.0) and rushing yards per game allowed (90.5). And the Bengals are fifth in the league with just 18.5 PPG.