The Baltimore Ravens have been one of the worst best in the NFL this season (4-9-2) and, if history stands, it looks like there could be one more loss before the end of the regular season. The Ravens will visit the AFC North Champion Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, a team that has defeated and covered against Baltimore in their last four meetings between the teams.
Last weeks 20-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers marked the first time in Ravens franchise history that they won a game that the entered as a double-digit dog. Ryan Mallett, of all people, played very well in his first game for the Ravens as he completed 68.3 percent of his passes and threw a touchdown.
Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron injured his wrist on Cincinnati’s final offensive play in their overtime loss to the Denver Broncos Monday. If McCarron’s wrist causes him to miss this game, that leaves Keith Wenning as the only uninjured quarterback on the Bengals roster. There is still a chance that the Bengals could have to play in the first round of the playoffs so this game will be important for Cincy to rest up regular starting quarterback Andy Dalton.
Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the Cincinnati Bengals in this one found them as -7-point favorites earlier in the week at [custom Sportsbook-link], while the total was sitting at 42.5.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 30-14 result in favor of the Bengals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Baltimore Ravens will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Sunday, as they are 4-9-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cincinnati Bengals are 12-2-1 ATS. Baltimore is 7-8 against the over under total, while Cincinnati is 7-8 versus the number. 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. 6-rated Cincinnati Bengals and the No. 20-rated Baltimore Ravens in this matchup.
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 26.33 PPG, against a Ravens defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 25.13 PPG. The Bengals aerial game is averaging 251.8 yards per game, more than the Ravens secondary allows through the air, 239 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Baltimore Ravens own the league's No. 12-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 106.86 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 11 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, the Ravens were Week 16 Sportsbooks, coming out on top of the Steelers by a score of 20-17.
The Bengals suffered a Week 16 loss against Denver in their last game, falling 20-17 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
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