Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 15 (1/15) NFL

Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 15 (1/15) NFL

 

Odds

Time 8:15 p.m. EST
Bengals money line -430
Bengals spread -8.5 (-110)
Ravens money line +350
Ravens spread +8.5 (-110)
Over / under 40

 

2022 season stats

  Cincinnati Bengals Baltimore Ravens
Record 12-4 10-7
Home / road record 6-1 5-4
Points per game 22.1 20.7
Points allowed per game 20.8 18.4
Pass yards per game 269.0 172.0
Rush yards per game 98.0 163.0
Total yards per game 357.0 335.0
Total yards allowed per game 331.0 327.0

 

Preview

The Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals will meet again at the Paycor Stadium to play the AFC Wild Card Playoff game. These teams faced each other twice in the regular season and they tied 1-1 but the game the Ravens won was with Lamar Jackson as quarterback.

 

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals get here with a 12-4 record overall and 6-1 at home so far this season ranking 1st in the AFC North. Last week the Bengals beat the Ravens 27-16 at home. Joe Burrow finished 25 of 42 for 215 yards and threw for a touchdown and Joe Mixon ran for another. With Burrow, the Bengals' passing attack has been insane. They have the fifth-highest pass-play rate 62.11%, the second-highest completion rate 68.52%, and the eighth-highest yards per pass 7.0.

Defensively the Bengals have been playing well holding their opponents to 20.8 points per game and their strongest defense is by ground as they're allowing 106 rushing yards.

 

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens get here with a 5-3 record and are 3-1 on the road so far this season ranking 1st in the AFC North. Last week the Ravens beat the Bucs 27-22 on the road. Lamar Jackson threw for 238 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns. Kenyan Drake scored for Ravens on a 4-yard run in the first half. Justin Tucker kicked three field goals. Baltimore was missing its two starting quarterbacks. Lamar Jackson hasn't practiced since suffering a knee injury against the Broncos on December 4, and it's unclear whether he'll be ready for the playoffs. Tyler Huntley, the backup, has also been injured and was inactive on Sunday. Mark Andrews and J.K. Dobbins, two of the Ravens' most potent offensive weapons, were also rested.

Defensively, they have been great against the run allowing 94.4 rushing yards but have struggled against the pass allowing 233.6 yards. They have allowed an average of only 15.5 pts per game in their last 5 games.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games.

Baltimore are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Cincinnati.

Baltimore are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati.

Cincinnati are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games.

Cincinnati are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.

Cincinnati are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Bengals have been pretty good all season and finished the regular season with an 8 game winning streak including the game against the Ravens. The Ravens have been awful offensively and their defense is the reason of why the have been able to win games. They rested some of their best players last week so they will be ready to roll for this game. The Bengals will win this game but the Ravens defense will keep this game close and with the under cashing big time for both teams I think that's the best play.

PICK: Under 40 (-110)

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