At the beginning of the 2021 campaign, it was Baltimore that was the Super Bowl best bet in the AFC North. Cincinnati was under the radar and ignored. However, those perceptions are rapidly changing. The Bengals are one of the NFL’s most improved teams. Following a lost 2020 season, quarterback Joe Burrow has bounced back with a vengeance. By contrast, the Ravens are hanging on to a playoffs spot with their fingernails. Of great concern is the inability of quarterback Lamar Jackson to stay in the lineup. Jackson remains day-to-day status with an ankle injury.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Betting Information
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals CashBet Wagering Analysis
To be exact, sportsbook will split evenly between these two teams. Jackson’s status and problems are at the forefront of most handicapper’s minds. At the same time, the Bengals haven’t won over all of the skeptics. Cincinnati will have to close out strong to convince many gamblers that they are for real. Thus, squares will lean to the Baltimore brand. Counter to that is a lot of Wise Guys seeing Cincinnati as a home bargain.
Baltimore Slips into Crisis Mode
Despite a 3-game losing streak, the Ravens have covered four of their last five games. Baltimore has gone over the total in their most recent two games. First place with Cincinnati is the Ravens’ current standing.
Last week the Ravens lost to Green Bay 31-30 as 9-point home dogs. The game went over the total of 45. As a result, Baltimore is 8-6 straight up, 7-7 against the spread, and 7-7 Betting on Super Bowl over/under. NFL metrics show Baltimore 6th for total offense and 16th for scoring offense. Defensively, NFL ranks have the Ravens 18th overall and 19th for points allowed.
Upstart Cincinnati Battles for Surprise Playoff Berth
Late on, the Bengals have dropped two of their last three to the board. In their most recent five games, Cincinnati is 3-2 over the total. On the whole, the Bengals rank as one of the NFL’s biggest surprises.
Last week Cincinnati won at Denver 15-10 as 3-point dogs. The game went under the Super Bowl betting odds total of 44. As a result, the Bengals are 8-6 straight up, 7-7 against the spread, and 6-8 over/under. NFL Metrics shows Cincinnati as 15th for total offense and 10th for scoring offense. Defensively, the NFL rankings show the Bengals are 15th overall and 10th for points allowed.
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Against the Spread
On the road, Baltimore is 52% against the spread. While as an underdog, the Ravens are 85% vs. the odds. In division action, Baltimore is 70% against the spread. As an away team, Baltimore is 52% over the total. Overall, as an underdog, the Ravens are 85% over the total. And in division games, Baltimore is 70% over the total.
At home, Cincinnati is 46% against the spread. While as a favorite, the Bengals are 50% vs. the odds. In division action, the Bengals are 60% against the spread. As a home team, Cincinnati is 53% over the total. Overall, as a favorite, the Bengals are 62% over the total. And in division games, Cincinnati is 66% over the total.
Baltimore is 3-5 against the spread vs. Cincinnati. The Ravens and Bengals are 2-3 under the total. Specifically, Baltimore is 4-2 vs. the odds against the Bengals at Cincinnati. Further, these two teams are 2-3 under the Super Bowl betting total at Paul Brown Stadium.
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals CashBet Free Pick
Baltimore is making NFL gambling money even as they lose. But this game is at another level. Cincinnati is a confident team on the come.
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