Ravens vs Bengals Prediction NFL Thursday Night 11/16
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- Nov 15, 2023, 11:56:34 PM
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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens NFL Game Preview
The AFC North takes center stage as the Cincinnati Bengals face off against the Baltimore Ravens in what promises to be a crucial matchup. In this article, we'll provide a detailed preview of both teams, assess key player performances, and offer our prediction for the game.
|CIN||+3.5 -110||o45.5 -115||+150|
|BAL||-3.5 -110||u45.5 -105||-175|
Cincinnati Bengals - 5-4, 2-2 AWAY
The Bengals, holding a 5-4 record, rely on the arm of quarterback Joe Burrow, who has thrown for 2,208 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. Running back Joe Mixon has been a ground force with 536 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns, while wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase leads the aerial attack with 821 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Defensively, the Bengals face challenges, allowing an average of 192 points per game. They'll need to step up to contain the potent Ravens offense.
The Bengals will be without key players such as Sam Hubbard, Andrei Iosivas, Charlie Jones, and Tee Higgins, which could impact their offensive strategy.
Baltimore Ravens - 7-3, 3-2 HOME
The Ravens, leading the AFC North with a 7-3 record, showcase the dual-threat prowess of Lamar Jackson. Jackson has accumulated 2,177 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Running back Gus Edwards has been stellar with 502 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns, while wide receiver Zach Flowers adds 545 yards and 1 touchdown.
Defensively, the Ravens have been formidable, allowing an average of 157 points per game. Their defensive strength will be crucial in facing the Bengals' offensive firepower.
The Ravens, with key players like Marlon Humphrey, Devin Duvernay, Ronnie Stanley, Daryl Worley, and Trenton Simpson dealing with injuries, might face challenges in both defensive and offensive aspects.
With a -3.5 points spread in favor of the Ravens, the odds suggest a Baltimore victory. Notably, the Ravens have already triumphed over the Bengals earlier this season, and the absence of Tee Higgins, who scored 2 touchdowns in that game, may affect the Bengals' offensive dynamics.
Considering these factors, the Ravens are well-positioned to win and cover the -3.5 points spread. Lamar Jackson's dual-threat ability and the Ravens' earlier success against the Bengals make them the favorable pick in this matchup.
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