NFL Week 2 kicks-off this Thursday, Sept 12th at 8:20 PM from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati when the Ravens visit. Oddsmakers have set the NFL Week 2 odds as a pick ’em. The game total is 44-points.
Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals Spread, Moneyline & Predictions Week 2
What: NFL Week 2
Who: Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals
When: Thursday, Sept 12th at 8:20 PM
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
Watch: NFL Network
Why Bet The Ravens
The 2018 Baltimore Ravens are a whole new team. Since the Ravens’ 2013 Super Bowl victory the team has taken a nose-dive. The Ray Rice fiasco. Joe Flacco’s decline. The retirement of several top defenders.
This off-season’s addition of rookie QB Lamar Jackson and new defensive coordinator Don "Wink" Martindale has improved the team on both sides of the ball. This was evident during the shellacking of the lowly Bills when Ravens allowed the fewest points and yards (153) in the league. They also recorded six sacks and two turnovers.
Why Bet The Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals needed a big 17-point fourth quarter to beat the Colts 34-23 last week. The Bengals aren’t big finishers, but offensive contributions after A.J. Green propelled Cincinnati to break their 8-game losing streak in Indy.
If last week’s highlight reel scores by sophomore WR John Ross and RB Joe Mixon are signs to things come, then Cincinnati will be exciting to watch. The Bengals brain-trust reached for both players in the 2017 draft and reviews were mixed.
NFL Week 2 Ravens vs. Bengals Betting Predictions
Each team won once last season in their two meetings. Ravens won 20-1 in Week 1, and the Bengals won in Week 17 by a 31-27 score. Surprisingly each win was on the road. I see that trend continuing. The Ravens will win.