Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals NFL Wild Card Betting Picks
The Bengals opened as a 6.5-point favorite against their division rivals before they received enough betting action at the best betting sites to fluctuate the odds up to Cincinnati -7. The total in this NFL Wild Card Weekend football game game has gone down to 41.5 points after it opened at 43.5 points at the best online sportsbooks. The OVER has gone 4-1 in Cincinnati’s past five home games playing against Baltimore.
The Cincinnati Bengals (12-4 SU, 12-4 ATS) have a record of 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS as they head into their playoff game versus the Baltimore Ravens (10-7, 7-9-1) this weekend. The Bengals will be trying to keep the momentum going as a strong home favorite on Sunday in Cincinnati.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Odds by BetOnline
|Ravens||+6½ (-110)||43½ (-110)||+245|
|Bengals||43½ (-110)||43½ (-110)||-305|
Both Lamar Jackson and backup QB Tyler Huntley were sidelined with injuries last Sunday. Undrafted rookie QB Anthony Brown found himself in the starting role versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown passed 19 for 44 with 286 passing yards through the air, no touchdown passing scores and two picks in a 27 points to 16 points loss as 11.5-point underdogs according to the best betting sites.
Baltimore finished its regular season on a 1-3 SU and 2-2 ATS run. Jackson did not practice on Wednesday and he has not practiced since he injured his knee on December 4th against the Denver Broncos.
The star QB has been officially listed as questionable. It’s difficult, however, to picture him being ready for this game against the Bengals at this point in time. Should Huntley not be able to play with his shoulder injury, it will come down to Brown back under center on Sunday. Baltimore has scored only 12.5 points per game in its last six games.
Baltimore’s remarkable defense is the single reason that the Ravens are in the playoffs as the offensive attack has been abysmal without Lamar Jackson. It will be up to the Black Birds defense to deliver the goods once again to give Baltimore a shot at an upset in what is surely going to be a low-scoring affair.
Cincinnati has been playing really good on both sides of the ball. They have eight straight wins as a result. The Bengals defense should be helpful in Cincinnati securing the win at home, but it will be up to QB Joe Burrow and the offensive attack to overcome Baltimore’s solid defense to cover this spread
at the best betting sites.
The Bengals finished their 2022 regular season by defeating the Ravens 27-16, just a little bit shy of covering the spread as 11.5-point favorites to end a 7-0 ATS winning streak. Joe Burrow had a relatively slow day.
He went 25 for 42 with 215 passing yards and one touchdown scoring pass to Ja’Marr Chase. The latter led the receiving unit with eight catches and eighty six (86) receiving yards. Cincinnati has now gone 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS in its past four games against Baltimore.
Since they opened the 2022 season with an 0-2 SU and ATS record, the Bengals have become one of the most dominant teams in the league with a 12-2 SU and ATS record over their past 14 games. That run includes a 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS record at home.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals NFL Wild Card Pick
It’s not very easy to defeat the same team two times in as many weeks, but the Ravens will be severely handicapped should Lamar Jackson not play. Even if Jackson gave it the old college try, it has been longer than a month since he has practiced in any capacity.
This isn’t an ideal situation where you get tossed into the fire following such a long time down and out. The Cincinnati Bengals have been covering like crazy dating back to the last season, and they have not lost a game since Halloween. We are laying just under a full TD. Take the Bengals.
The Ravens are 8-3 ATS in their past 11 playoff games and 2-5-1 ATS in their past eight games overall. The Bengals are 9-1-1 ATS in their past 11 home games and 35-16-1 ATS in their past 52 games overall.
The under has gone 5-1 in the Ravens last six games overall. The under is 14-6-1 in Bengals past 21 games overall. The Ravens are 0-3-1 ATS in their last four meetings. The road team has gone 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine meetings.