My AFC North Week 1 NFL Free Pick – Bengals Vs. RavensJosh Bailey
The Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens will clash in a huge Week 1 AFC North battle and thanks to this expert betting analysis, you’ll have a great chance to cash in with a potentially winning wager.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 2, 2014
My AFC North Week 1 NFL Free Pick – Bengals Vs. Ravens
Preview: Baltimore (8-8 SU,7-9 ATS) looked really good in winning all four of their games this postseason while posting a perfect 4-0 ATS mark. The Ravens scored at least 22 points in every game while limiting their opponents to 17 points or less in three of those games.
Cincinnati (11-6 SU, 10-6-1 ATS) looked solid in winning each of their last two preseason games to go 2-2 SU and 2-1-1 ATS. The Bengals topped the 30-point plateau twice and gave up 13 points or fewer in two of their preseason games.
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) September 1, 2014
Analysis: While I this is going to be a great game, I like the Cincinnati Bengals to get the important division win in this one as Andy Dalton and the rest of his teammates deliver a huge message to the Ravens and the rest of the AFC that they are in deed, very serious about not only winning their first playoff game under Dalton, but that they are legitimate title contenders in the AFC.
These two rivals split their two regular season matchups a year ago with each winning at home, including Baltimore ‘s 20-17 win in November.
Still, Cincinnati is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games and Baltimore is just 2-4 ATS in its last half-dozen home games. Baltimore is also just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against AFC opponents and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against teams from the AFC North.
My Pick: Cincinnati +1½ Points.