Ravens Vs Bengals Odds & Final Score PredictionNoah Williams
Two non-playoff AFC North teams will fight for pride when the Baltimore Ravens visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Week 17 NFL Baltimore Vs Cincinnati betting spread favors the Bengals by 2.5-points. Kick-off is this Sunday, January 1st at 1:00 PM ET on CBS from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Baltimore Ravens Vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds & Final Score Prediction
What: Baltimore Ravens (8-7) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-9-1)
When: Sunday, January 1, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Cincinnati, OH
Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
Spread: Bengals -2.5
Moneyline: Baltimore +120 vs Cincinnati -140
Game Total: 41
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Baltimore vs Cincinnati
Why Bet The Baltimore Ravens To Beat The Bengals
The Baltimore Ravens are 8-7 SU and 7-8 ATS after losing 31-27 to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. The loss against the Steelers eliminated the Ravens from the playoffs. They average 22.2 points per game (19th) and allow 19.6 points (7th).
The Ravens average 255.8 passing yards per game (11th). QB Joe Flacco (4050 yards, 20 TDs & 14 INTs) completed 30 of 44 passes for 262 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Flacco has taken Baltimore to one postseason since their Super Bowl run in 2012. WR Mike Wallace (68 rec, 984 yards, 4 TDs) is 16 yards away from hitting the1000-receiving yard mark. 39-year-old WR Steve Smith Sr. (67 rec, 765 yards, 5 TDs) could be playing his last career game.
"Tough season highs and lows but we will not give up or play dead!" Smith wrote on his Instagram account. "One more Game, The game of heart, No quit."
Baltimore averages 92.7 rushing yards per game (26th). RB Terrance West (188 car, 756 yards, 5 TDs) averages 4.0 yards per game.
Baltimore has the 5th total defense in the NFL. They allow 234.0 passing yards per game (10th) and 85.1 rushing yards per game (2nd). The Ravens have recorded 30 sacks this season (22nd). LB Zachary Orr has 132 tackles, and LB Terrell Suggs has 8.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Cincinnati Bengals To Beat The Ravens
The Cincinnati Bengals have lost the last two games, including a 12-10 defeat against the Houston Texans last week. Bengal-nation will be happy to turn the page on this injury plagued season. They are 5-9-1 SU and ATS this season. They average 19.7 points per game (24th) and give up 20.3 points per game (11th).
The Bengals average 248.3 passing yards per game (16th). QB Andy Dalton (3980 yards, 17 TDs & 8 TDs) is 20-yards away from reaching the 4000-yard mark for the second time in his career. WR A.J. Green (66 rec, 964 yards, 4 TDs) left the team in Houston after being told he would be sidelined because of his torn hamstring. He’s not expected to play against Baltimore as he deals with a hamstring injury.
“Well, we had a lot of discussions and so forth. A.J. hoped to play, but we ended up flying here and then making a decision, and he asked for the opportunity to go home,” head coach Marvin Lewis said, keeping it short.
Cincinnati averages 107.7 rushing yards per game (17th). RB Jeremy Hill (222 car, 839 yards, 9 TDs) had seven rushes for just eight yards against Houston.
The Bengals have the 17th best total defense in the NFL. They allow 236.0 passing yards per game (11th) and 116.0 rushing yards per game (22nd). Cincinnati has recorded 30 sacks this season (22nd). LB Karlos Dansby has 103 tackles, and DE Geno Atkins has 8.5 sacks.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Baltimore is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Baltimore is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Baltimore is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
- Baltimore is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
- Cincinnati is 5-10-2 ATS in its last 17 games
- Cincinnati is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
If the Bengals lose on Sunday, it could be the end of the Marvin Lewis era in Cincinnati. A home loss to a division foe would be a (sadly) fitting end to his tenure with the Bengals.
My final score prediction is Baltimore 21, Cincinnati 17.