Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Best Bets for Week 5
The Baltimore Ravens will look to bounce back following another disappointing loss this past Sunday when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5.
It’s still only October, but this is easily the most important matchup the Ravens have had to this point. The two teams enter this game tied atop the AFC North with a 2-2 record and this game could have major playoff implications down the line.
And it’s all going to go down under the lights at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday Night Football. It’s silly to say that any October game is a “must-win,” but this certainly feels like a game the Ravens need to play their best football.
Let’s take a look at three of the best bets you can make for this Sunday’s game. All odds are courtesy of FanDuel.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
Best Ravens Bets Week 5
Lamar Jackson OVER 57.5 rushing yards (-114)
The Ravens’ offense is Lamar Jackson. That notion will be strengthened even more on Sunday with top wide receiver Rashod Bateman set to miss the game with a foot injury.
Expect the Ravens to lean on their ground game and lean on their star quarterback. Jackson has rushed for 119, 107, and 73 yards in each of his last three games. There’s no reason to expect that production to fall off in Week 5.
If anything, Jackson might have to carry the offense even more with Bateman out. Take the over here this week.
Devin Duvernay OVER 35.5 receiving yards (-114)
Speaking of Bateman’s injury, one player who’s sure to benefit from his absence is fellow wide receiver Devin Duvernay. Duvernay suddenly steps into the de facto WR1 role in Baltimore this Sunday.
The former third-round pick has exceeded expectations this season and is operating at a very efficient rate. He’s hauled in 12 of his 13 targets this season which is the highest rate among any wide receiver with at least 12 catches.
That target share should increase in Week with Bateman out making it pretty likely that he surpasses his low receiving yards prop of just 35.5.
Duvernay has finished with 42 or more yards in three of his four games this season. Expect that to continue in Week 5.
Mark Andrews anytime touchdown scorer (+110)
Mark Andrews has already found the end zone three times through four weeks, and if there’s any week for that to continue, it’s this week against the Bengals.
Andrews is another player who should benefit from the absence of Bateman as his target share should skyrocket. He’s the only proven target in that entire Ravens receiving corps.
On top of that, he’s facing a Bengals defense that has allowed over 70 yards to the likes of Pat Freiermuth and Tyler Conklin this season. They’ve had some trouble covering opposing tight ends.
Three players (J.K. Dobbins, Joe Mixon, and Ja’Marr Chase) have better anytime touchdown scorer odds in Week 5. But if you’re betting on any of them, put your money on Andrews.