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Ravens vs Bengals Game Preview

Baltimore RavensCincinnati Bengals
Dec 30, 1:00 PM | Turf of Paul Brown Stadium

Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds


The Cincinnati Bengals are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven home games against the Baltimore Ravens and will try to stay strong at home over their division rivals with another win this Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals are 4-2-1 ATS in their last seven games against Baltimore overall.

The total has gone OVER in each of the last three games between these two teams. Cincinnati is 6-1 SU and ATS over its last seven games.

View Baltimore vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The point spread was settled in at 3 favoring the host Bengals earlier in the week, according to Sportsbook.ag. The over under line was hovering around 43, with movement expected during the week at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 16-rated Ravens taking on the No. 9-rated Bengals in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 29-27 win for the Bengals on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 24.5 PPG, against a Ravens defense that ranks No. 12 this week at 21.4 PPG. The Bengals aerial game is averaging 229.1 yards per game, less than the Ravens secondary allows through the air, 233.9 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Ravens own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 149.1 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

The Ravens were a 33-14 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (47) made winners of UNDER bettors. Joe Flacco led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 309 yards Sunday as the Ravens downed the Giants 33-14 at M&T Bank Stadium.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 13-10 winner on the road against the Steelers. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (23) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Cincinnati won its last game, 13-10 over Pittsburgh on Sunday, behind a 116-yard receiving performance from A.J. Green at Heinz Field.

Baltimore Ravens Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the division are 9-1

Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 3-7

A few Ravens at Bengals trends to consider:
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Baltimore is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore