Bengals vs Ravens Prediction & NFL Odds For 5
Check out our free Bengals vs Ravens prediction for the NFL week 5 game in Baltimore. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.
Bengals vs Ravens Prediction & NFL Odds For Week 5
On Sunday, October 9th, the Cincinnati Bengals travel to take on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. This AFC North showdown has a kickoff time set for 8:20 PM ET, and will be televised on NBC.
Heading into Sunday’s game, the odds suggest this will be a close matchup, with Baltimore getting a slight edge on the spread. However, Cincinnati will head to M&T Bank Stadium looking to pull off a road upset. Keep reading to USA Wager’s Bengals vs Ravens prediction.
- Spread: CIN +3.0 | BAL -3.0
- MoneyLine: CIN 147 | BAL +-176
- Total: 48.5
Bengals vs Ravens Prediction: Spread
Going into week 5, Cincinnati has a record of 0-1 in the AFC North. Overall, the Bengals head into action with a record of 2-2. On the season, Cincinnati has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 6th with an average differential of 5.25 points. Heading into the game, the Bengals will be the underdog for the first time this season. So far, they have been the favorite in every game, with an average spread of -6 points.
Across their 5 previous road games, Cincinnati has an ATS mark of 4-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 3-2-0 while averaging 21.2 points per game. Over the last 5 games as the betting favorite, the Bengals have a straight up record of 3-2 while going 5-0 vs the spread.
Going into week 5, Baltimore has a record of 0-0 in the AFC North. Overall, the Ravens head into action with a record of 2-2. On the season, Baltimore has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 7th with an average differential of 4.75 points. So far, the Ravens have been favored in 3 of their 4 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -4.
Although Baltimore has a straight up record of 0-5 in their last 5 home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 3-2. The team averaged 24.0 points per game in these games. Looking back on the team’s last 5 games as the favorite, the Ravens have a straight up record 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
This week, our projections point to the Ravens coming home with a win and covering the spread in their matchup vs Cincinnati. Although the team is far from a prolific passing offense, we see Baltimore them performing well in week 5.
Free Spread Prediction: Baltimore Ravens -3.0
Bengals vs Ravens Prediction: Total
Through 4 games, the Bengals have yet to have a game surpass an over-under betting line, posting an OU mark of 0-4. So far, the Bengals have found the most success on defense, ranking 8th in points allowed. On offense, they are closer to the NFL average at 22.75 points per game. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Ravens have an over-under record of 2-2. So far, the Ravens have put together the 3rd ranked scoring offense at 29.75 points per game. However, the team has struggled on defense, giving up 25.0 points per contest.
If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 56 points, making the over the best bet.
Free Total Prediction: Over 48.5
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