The Baltimore Ravens are off to a 3-1 SU and 2-1-1 ATS start in 2020 that includes three wins by at least two touchdowns. The Ravens will try to earn another double-digit win as Lamar Jackson and Joe Burrow meet for the first time Sunday in Baltimore.
Opening Odds Analysis
Early bettors hopped on the Bengals as 14-point underdogs to move the line down slightly as Baltimore is now going off as a 13.5-point favorite at home. Bettors are also expecting this quarterback duel to produce some points as the opening total of 50.5 points has moved up to 51 points. Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last six road games against Baltimore.
Cincinnati News & Notes
Through his first four games in the NFL, Joe Burrow certainly looks the part of a franchise quarterback. Burrow led the Bengals to a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last week and now has 1,121 passing yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions on the season. Cincinnati is 1-2-1 SU and 3-0-1 ATS, covering the spread in each of its last three games.
Now the Bengals get a real test. After going off as small underdogs against the Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, Cincinnati will face one of the NFL’s best teams in Baltimore as a huge dog. Can the Bengals continue to remain competitive or will their flaws be brought to light against the Ravens?
Baltimore News & Notes
Baltimore cruised to a 31-17 win over Washington last Sunday but had to settle for a push as a 14-point favorite. The Ravens are now 6-1 SU and 5-1-1 ATS over their last seven regular-season games. All six of those wins came by at least 14 points, with an average margin of victory of 19.7 points.
The Ravens rank seventh in the NFL in scoring offense, averaging 30.5 points per game, and are fourth in the league in scoring defense, allowing only 18.3 points per game. They’ve got the reigning NFL MVP in Lamar Jackson at quarterback and are stacked with talent on both sides of the ball. There aren’t many obvious holes on this squad that has gone 15-2 SU over its last 17 games.
Betting Pick: UNDER 50.5
Baltimore’s defense has been rock-solid this season against offenses that aren’t run by Patrick Mahomes. Look for the Ravens to take an early lead and hold on to it, keeping the score UNDER 50.5 with its strong defense and running game.