NFL

Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals

Baltimore
Ravens
1 - 0
Cincinnati
Bengals
1 - 0
September 13, 2018, 8:20 PM EDT
 | Paycor Stadium

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Baltimore
Ravens
1 - 0
Cincinnati
Bengals
1 - 0
September 13, 2018, 8:20 PM EDT
 | Paycor Stadium
  • After putting a 44-point beatdown on the Buffalo Bills, the Baltimore Ravens will see if their defense can show up on the road when they face the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football. The Ravens have been trending in the wrong direction when it comes to their AFC North rivals, dropping seven of the last nine games in this matchup and five of the last six at Paul Brown Stadium. Despite those results, oddsmakers have still tabbed the Ravens as 1.5-point faves with an Sportsbook total of 44 points.

    SHARK BITES
    • Baltimore is 2-7 SU in its last nine games vs Cincinnati.
    • Cincinnati is 7-3 SU and 8-1-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home as an underdog.
    • The total has gone UNDER in three of the last four games in this matchup.

    Ravens vs Bengals Game Center

    Ravens Haven’t Performed Well in this Matchup

    Based just on Week 1’s performance, the Baltimore Ravens are winning the Super Bowl. Hyperbole and overreaction aside, the Ravens looked very impressive after throttling the Bills 47-3 and appear to be a team back in the conversation in the AFC title race. Baltimore’s suffocating defense held the Bills to 153 yards of total offense with Buffalo not able to manage a first down until the second half.

    So, while it’s easy to get caught up in one game, the question for Ravens backers is will Baltimore’s defense show up? Last season, the Ravens destroyed the Bengals in Cincinnati by shutting them out 20-0 and only allowed 19.6 points per game in eight road games in 2017. But bettors will remember Week 17 last year when the Ravens coughed up a lead to go on and lose 31-27 to the Bengals, which cost Baltimore its ticket to the postseason.

    With last season’s split, the Ravens are now 2-7 SU in the last nine games in this matchup (average margin of 8.5 points per loss) and have dropped five of their last six games at Paul Brown Stadium (average margin of 10.4 points per loss).

    Based on career stats vs AFC North teams, Joe Flacco has struggled the worst against Cincy in his time in the NFL, with a 19-to-23 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a 60.3 completion percentage in 19 games, which are both his lowest figures against divisional opponents. Bettors may want to be cautious if you’re banking on an otherworldly performance from the Ravens QB.

    Bengals at Home Are A Spread Bettor’s Best Friend

    When you think of the Bungles, I mean, Bengals (sorry, Freudian slip), the first thing that comes to mind is how they can’t win a playoff game. But this could be a decent bounce-back year for Cincy as they have retooled in some key positions on their offensive/defensive lines while RB Joe Mixon looks like the real deal after he gashed the Colts defense for 149 yards from scrimmage. The Bengals took care of business in the second half when they scored four straight times and capped off Week 1 with a defensive touchdown with less than a minute to play.

    Sportsbook as +3 road dogs vs the Colts, the Bengals were a sneaky pick to cover the spread (which they did) but when they’re a dog at home, they have become a very reliable wager as they’re 7-3 SU and 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games. However, at the end of the day, this team will only go as far as Andy Dalton will take them as the eighth-year starter has only completed 57 percent of his passes vs the Ravens defense in his career to go with a 15-to-17 TD-to-interception ratio.

    Expect a Low-Scoring Affair in AFC North Clash

    The total opened at 44 points and the UNDER looks very attractive for totals bettors. The total has gone UNDER in three of the last four games in this matchup with an average combined score of 37 points per game. The Bengals also seem to have a penchant for being involved in low-scoring games when played in prime time as the UNDER has hit in six of their last seven games at night with an average combined score of 32.5 points per game going back to December 2015.

    My Pick Is…

    To take the UNDER 44 points. AFC North divisional games are usually a slam-down, drag-it-out style of football with each matchup typically harboring bad blood. Since both of these squads are defensive-oriented teams and considering the propensity for Thursday Night Football to be sloppy, I’d get on this UNDER now before the total drops closer to 40 points.

Odds

Thursday, September 13 Thu Sep 13


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-3
-110
-118
o43
-110
+3
-110
+105
u43
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-1
-105
-113
o43
-115
+1
-115
-107
u43
-105

Edge Finder

20.39
Points Scored
25.74
180.50
Passing Yards
257.95
159.72
Rushing Yards
95.89
31:14
Time on Field
31:49
62.11
Number of Plays
65.32
5.48
Yards Per Play
5.42
20.39
Points Scored
25.74
3.67
First Quarter
5.84
7.11
Second Quarter
8.11
4.83
Third Quarter
5.63
4.78
Fourth Quarter
6.16
180.50
Passing Yards
257.95
28.72
Pass Attempts
37.84
17.61
Pass Completions
25.79
2.22
Sacks
2.84
9.94
Sack Yards
17.89
10.25
Yards Per Pass
10.00
159.72
Rushing Yards
95.89
31.17
Rush Attempts
24.63
5.12
Yards Per Rush
3.89
0.78
Interceptions
0.74
1.28
Fumbles
0.68
0.50
Fumbles Lost
0.37
1.28
Total Turnovers
1.11
4.78
Penalties
5.21
39.67
Penalty Yards
39.21
31:14
Time on Field
31:49
62.11
Number of Plays
65.32
5.48
Yards Per Play
5.42
3.33
Punts
3.58
46.01
Punt Average
45.39
59.39
Return Yards
64.58

Head To Head

BAL
Stat Type CIN
3-7
Record
7-3
4-6
ATS
6-4
4-5-1
O/U
4-5-1
19.30
Points Scored
22.50
86.40
Rush Yds
109.20
43.80
Pass Attempts
36.30
58.45
Completion %
58.13
222.60
Passing Yds
242.00
309
Total Yds
351.2
1.80
Turnovers
1.90
BAL
Stat Type CIN
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
1-2
O/U
1-2
19.00
Points Scored
19.33
115.67
Rush Yds
125.33
38.33
Pass Attempts
34.33
58.26
Completion %
55.34
189.33
Passing Yds
191.67
305
Total Yds
317
1.33
Turnovers
2.00
Dec 31/17 (1 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type CIN
Home
Away
27
Points Scored
31
-8
ATS
+8
39.5 o
O/U
39.5 u
118
Rush Yds
146
47
Pass Attempts
44
53.19
Completion %
52.27
194
Passing Yds
213
312
Total Yds
359
1
Turnovers
1
Sep 10/17 (2 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type CIN
Away
Home
20
Points Scored
0
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
157
Rush Yds
77
17
Pass Attempts
31
52.94
Completion %
51.61
111
Passing Yds
144
268
Total Yds
221
1
Turnovers
5
Jan 1/17 (3 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type CIN
Away
Home
10
Points Scored
27
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
40.5 o
O/U
40.5 u
72
Rush Yds
153
51
Pass Attempts
28
64.71
Completion %
64.29
263
Passing Yds
218
335
Total Yds
371
2
Turnovers
0
Nov 27/16 (4 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type CIN
Home
Away
19
Points Scored
14
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
92
Rush Yds
64
36
Pass Attempts
48
69.44
Completion %
54.17
219
Passing Yds
261
311
Total Yds
325
1
Turnovers
2
Jan 3/16 (5 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type CIN
Away
Home
16
Points Scored
24
+9.5
ATS
-9.5
40 o
O/U
40 u
59
Rush Yds
145
56
Pass Attempts
27
53.57
Completion %
62.96
282
Passing Yds
147
341
Total Yds
292
2
Turnovers
0
Sep 27/15 (6 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type CIN
Home
Away
24
Points Scored
28
-2
ATS
+2
45 o
O/U
45 u
36
Rush Yds
86
49
Pass Attempts
32
65.31
Completion %
62.50
362
Passing Yds
372
398
Total Yds
458
1
Turnovers
2
Oct 26/14 (7 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type CIN
Away
Home
24
Points Scored
27
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
107
Rush Yds
111
34
Pass Attempts
28
50.00
Completion %
75.00
187
Passing Yds
239
294
Total Yds
350
2
Turnovers
2
Sep 7/14 (8 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type CIN
Home
Away
16
Points Scored
23
-1
ATS
+1
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
91
Rush Yds
79
62
Pass Attempts
38
56.45
Completion %
65.79
329
Passing Yds
301
420
Total Yds
380
2
Turnovers
0
Dec 29/13 (9 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type CIN
Away
Home
17
Points Scored
34
+7
ATS
-7
42.5 o
O/U
42.5 u
47
Rush Yds
111
50
Pass Attempts
36
60.00
Completion %
58.33
175
Passing Yds
281
222
Total Yds
392
3
Turnovers
4
Nov 10/13 (10 of 10)
BAL
Stat Type CIN
Home
Away
20
Points Scored
17
-1.5
ATS
+1.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
85
Rush Yds
120
36
Pass Attempts
51
55.56
Completion %
47.06
104
Passing Yds
244
189
Total Yds
364
3
Turnovers
3

Team Records

BAL
Record CIN
1-0
All
1-0
1-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
1-0
1-0
ATS
1-0
1-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-0
1-0
O/U
1-0
1-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
1-0
BAL
Record CIN
1-0
All
1-0
1-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
1-0
1-0
ATS
1-0
1-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-0
1-0
O/U
1-0
1-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
1-0
BAL
Record CIN
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
BAL
Record CIN
1-0
All
1-0
1-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
1-0
1-0
ATS
1-0
1-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
1-0
1-0
O/U
1-0
1-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
1-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
8:00 pm EDT Clear
24ºC / 76ºF
85% Humidity
3% Precipitation
15% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 3
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Sep 9, 2018BUF47-3W-7.5/38.5W/O1172523698370153-1
Dec 31, 2017CIN27-31L-8/39.5L/O1181943121462133590
Dec 23, 2017IND23-16W-13.5/40.5L/U103220323932032960
Dec 17, 2017CLE27-10W-6.5/42W/U97279376130136266-4
Dec 10, 2017PIT38-39L+6/43W/O152261413594865451
Dec 3, 2017DET44-20W-2.5/43W/O10126937078294372-3
Nov 27, 2017HOU23-16W-7.5/39L/P13915529466237303-3
Nov 19, 2017GB23-0W-2.5/38W/U5816121975190265-4
Nov 5, 2017TEN20-23L+3/41P/O73268341711862571
Oct 26, 2017MIA40-0W-3/38W/O17412129545151196-2
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Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Sep 9, 2018IND34-23W-1/47.5W/O101229330753053800
Dec 31, 2017BAL31-27W+8/39.5W/O1462133591181943120
Dec 24, 2017DET26-17W+3/43W/P142222364871892760
Dec 17, 2017MIN7-34L+12.5/42L/U461151611242223461
Dec 10, 2017CHI7-33L-6/40L/P701642342322504822
Dec 4, 2017PIT20-23L+4.5/42.5W/O13022335392282374-1
Nov 26, 2017CLE30-16W-7.5/39W/O1522093611692364050
Nov 19, 2017DEN20-17W+2.5/37W/P49141190112229341-2
Nov 12, 2017TEN20-24L+4.5/40.5W/O532553081802364160
Nov 5, 2017JAC7-23L+5.5/37.5L/U29119148148259407-1
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