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Point spread favors Ravens in battle with Bengals

Cincinnati BengalsBaltimore Ravens
Nov 20, 1:00 PM | Turf of M&T Bank Stadium

Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens Odds

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Cincinnati will face an embarrassed Baltimore team in Week 11, which could spell an end to numerous profitable trends enjoyed by Bengal bettors in recent weeks.

After losing to Seattle, Baltimore should be primed for this home divisional battle and they are favored big to win. But the Bengals are 10-2 ATS their past 12 games vs the Ravens and they are much improved in 2011.

The Bengals are also a money-making 6-0 ATS past 6 road games and 6-1 ATS their past 7 games as an NFL dog.

View Cincinnati vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bengals are listed as 9-point underdogs at sportsbooks, with the total listed at 41.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Ravens and the No. 10-ranked Bengals, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 29-26 result in favor of the Ravens.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 25 PPG, against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 5 this week at 18.2 PPG. The Ravens aerial game is averaging 241.7 yards per game, more than the Bengals secondary allows through the air, 217.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Bengals own the league's No. 3-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 89.8 yards per game when on the road. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 12 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

The Bengals were a 24-17 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Steelers. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (41) made winners of OVER bettors. Andy Dalton passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Steelers, who won 24-17 on Sunday.

The Ravens were a 22-17 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Seahawks. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (39) made winners of OVER bettors. Ed Dickson did most of the damage for Baltimore in their latest game Sunday, snatching 2 touchdown passes vs Seattle but losing 22-17 at CenturyLink Field.

Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the division are 5-5

Baltimore Ravens Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the division are 6-4

A few Bengals at Ravens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing Baltimore
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Baltimore is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Cleveland, Sunday, November 27
Baltimore home to San Francisco, Thursday, November 24

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