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Ravens vs Bengals Prediction & NFL Odds for Wild Card Weekend
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Ravens vs Bengals Prediction & NFL Odds for Wild Card Weekend

by USA WagerJanuary 10, 2023

Check out our free Ravens vs Bengals prediction for the NFL Wild Card Weekend 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 Wild Card Weekend

On Sunday, January 15th, the Baltimore Ravens travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium. This AFC North showdown has a kickoff time set for 8:15 PM ET, and will be televised on NBC.

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 -296
  • Total: 43.5

Ravens vs Bengals Prediction: Spread

Going into Wild Card Weekend, Baltimore has a record of 3-3 in the AFC North. Overall, the Ravens head into action with a record of 10-7. On the season, Baltimore has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 8th with an average differential of 2.06 points. So far, the Ravens have been favored in 5 of their 17 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 4.

In their last 5 games away from home, the Ravens have a straight up record of 2-3-0 while going 3-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 17.8 points per game in these contests. Over the last 5 games as the betting favorite, the Ravens have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 4-1 vs the spread.

Going into Wild Card Weekend, Cincinnati has a record of 3-3 in the AFC North. Overall, the Bengals head into action with a record of 12-4. On the season, Cincinnati has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 6th with an average differential of 6.0 points. So far, the Bengals have been favored in 13 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -5.

Cincinnati has played well in their previous 5 home games, going 5-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 30.8 points per game while allowing 17.6. The team’s also performed well vs the spread at 4-1. Cincinnati has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 5-0 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.

In this matchup, we suggest grabbing the Bengals on the spread as -6.5 point favorites. On offense, look for the team’s 5th 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 5-12. 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 20.59 points per game. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Bengals have an over-under record of 6-9-1. For the season, Cincinnati has been one of the top performing offenses averaging 26.12 points per contest. In addition, the team has been tough on the other side of the ball, ranking 6th 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 43.5

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