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Ravens Have Been A Bettors Dream Within AFC North

There is not much on the line when the Ravens travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in Week 17, but bettors may want to keep Baltimore on their radar. The Ravens have covered their past eight games within the AFC North, which includes a 19-14 victory over the Bengals earlier this season in a game that saw Joe Flacco and company close as a 3.5-point favorite.

Shark Bites
  • The Ravens are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games on the road against the Bengals.
  • The Bengals are 8-1 SU and ATS in their last 9 games after consecutive losses.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Bengals' last 7 games.

If anything has become apparent this season in Baltimore, it’s that the Ravens desperately need a deep-ball threat. The Ravens average the third-worst yards per reception in the league and Flacco has posted the third-worst completion percentage in the NFL for passes of 15 or more yards.

The Bengals’ inability to win close games doomed them this season, as they have gone just 1-6-1 in games decided by five points or less. Cincy has had a hard time scoring this season, which likely has a lot to do with the injury issues of A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, as the team is averaging just 19.7 points per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Baltimore Ravens were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 41.5.

A 29-16 result in favor of the Bengals was the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cincinnati bring a 5-9-1 record (5-9-1 ATS) to the Week 17 betting matchup against the 8-7 Baltimore Ravens, who are 7-8 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Cincinnati go 6-9 so far and the Ravens go 7-7-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Baltimore injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 18-rated Cincinnati Bengals and the No. 7-rated Baltimore Ravens in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 19.87 PPG, against a Ravens defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 19.6 PPG. The Bengals aerial game is averaging 248.27 yards per game, more than the Ravens secondary allows through the air, 233.73 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Baltimore Ravens own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 103.71 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 6 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Ravens suffered a Week 16 loss against Pittsburgh in their last game, falling 31-27 at Heinz Field.

Cincinnati lost its last outing 12-10 against Houston on Saturday, getting a 130-yard receiving performance from Brandon LaFell in a losing cause at NRG Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
  • Baltimore is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Baltimore is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati is 5-10-2 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Cincinnati is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home

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