The Cincinnati Bengals are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games against the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals hope that home cooking continues in their season opener against the Ravens this Sunday.
Cincinnati suffered its first losing season since 2010 last year, also breaking a stretch of four straight seasons with at least 10 wins after going 6-9-1 SU and ATS. An influx of young talent including John Ross at wideout and Joe Mixon at running back should help spark an offense that stalled with only 20.3 points per game this season, but this will still be an offense that relies heavily on the big plays of Andy Dalton to AJ Green.
A Baltimore team that was once a consistent playoff staple has only had one winning season in the last four years. The Ravens went a pedestrian 8-8 SU and 7-9 ATS in 2016, hampered by an 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS road record over its last five road games. Baltimore will try to carry the momentum of a 4-0 SU and ATS preseason into this weekend’s contest.
Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick
Odds at sportsbooks such as Sportsbook had the Cincinnati Bengals pegged as 1.5-point favorites in this betting matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like Sportsbook at 43.5.
OddsShark computer NFL score prediction models picked a possible 24-14 win for the Bengals on Sunday. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the NFL picks page before game time. 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
Cincinnati posted a 6-9-1 record (6-9-1 ATS) last year and goes into a Week 1 betting matchup against the 8-8 Baltimore Ravens, who were 7-9 ATS against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting saw Cincinnati go 6-10 and the Ravens go 7-8-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs Baltimore injuries news.
The game pits the Cincinnati Bengals, currently No. 13 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Baltimore Ravens, who rate No. 9 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up the Cincinnati Bengals No. 24-ranked offense (20.31 PPG) last season against a Baltimore Ravens defense that ranked No. 9 at 20.06 PPG. The Bengals passing attack averaged 246.38 yards per game, more than the Ravens gave up through the air (232.75 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Baltimore Ravens owned the league's No. 13-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 109.88 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rated No. 5 in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, the Ravens were Week 17 losers coming out on the wrong end of 27-10 score against Cincinnati.
Next Betting Matchups
Baltimore home to Cleveland, Sunday, September 17
Cincinnati home to Houston, Thursday, September 14