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Ravens vs Bengals Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18
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Ravens vs Bengals Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

by USA WagerJanuary 3, 2023

Check out our free Ravens vs Bengals prediction for the NFL week 18 game in Cincinnati. 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.

Ravens vs Bengals Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

On Sunday, January 8th, the Baltimore Ravens travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium. This AFC North showdown has a kickoff time set for 1:00 PM ET, and will be televised on CBS.

Heading into Sunday’s game, Cincinnati is the odds on favorite to come away with the win. Will they be able to take care of business at home? Or, does Baltimore have what it takes to make things interesting? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Ravens vs Bengals prediction.

  • Spread: BAL +6.5 | CIN -6.5
  • MoneyLine: BAL +240 | CIN -300
  • Total: 42.5

Ravens vs Bengals Prediction: Spread

Going into week 18, Baltimore has a record of 3-2 in the AFC North. Overall, the Ravens head into action with a record of 10-6. On the season, Baltimore has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 8th with an average differential of 2.88 points. So far, the Ravens have been favored in 4 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 2.

Through their last 5 road contests, the Ravens offense has averaged 20.0 points per game while allowing an average of 18.0. Baltimore posted an overall record of 3-2-0 while going 3-2 ATS. In their last 5 games as the underdog, Baltimore has gone 4-1 vs the spread. Straight up, the team went 2-3 in these matchups.

Going into week 18, Cincinnati has a record of 2-3 in the AFC North. Overall, the Bengals head into action with a record of 11-4. On the season, Cincinnati has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 6th with an average differential of 5.67 points. So far, the Bengals have been favored in 12 of their 15 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -5.

In their last 5 home games, Cincinnati has averaged 30.8 points per game while allowing 17.4. The team’s record in this stretch was 5-0 while going 5-0. Through their last 5 games as the favorite, the Bengals have an ATS record of 5-0 and a straight up mark of 5-0.

In this matchup, we suggest grabbing the Bengals on the spread as -6.5 point favorites. On offense, look for the team’s 4th ranked passing attack to continue playing well on their way to a win.

Free Spread Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals -6.5

Ravens vs Bengals Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Ravens have an over-under record of 4-12. So far, the Ravens have found the most success on defense, ranking 3rd in points allowed. On offense, they are closer to the NFL average at 20.88 points per game. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Bengals have an over-under record of 5-9-1. For the season, Cincinnati has been one of the top performing offenses averaging 26.07 points per contest. In addition, the team has been tough on the other side of the ball, ranking 7th in points allowed.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 45 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 42.5

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