The Baltimore Ravens took a slight step back in Week 10, blowing a 4th quarter lead to the Cleveland Browns. Luckily, they won't need to wait long to get back on track as they host the Cincinnati Bengals in the Week 11 edition of Thursday Night Football.
The Ravens beat the Bengals in Cincinnati by a score of 27-24 back in Week 2. Can they find similar success on Thursday?
In this article, I'm going to break down everything you need to know to bet on the game, including the odds and my best bet.
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Bengals vs. Ravens odds, spread, and total
Bengals vs. Ravens betting trends
- Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last five games
- Bengals are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 road games
- Ravens are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games
- The UNDER is 10-2 in the Ravens' last 12 home games
- Ravens are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games vs. Bengals
Bengals vs. Ravens injury reports
Cincinnati Bengals injury report
- Josh Tupou - DT - Questionable
- Tee Higgins - WR - Questionable
- Sam Hubbard - DE - Questionable
- Akeem Davis-Gaither - LB - Questionable
- Chidobe Aquzie - CB - Questionable
Baltimore Ravens injury report
- Odell Beckham Jr. - WR - Questionable
- Marlon Humphrey - CB - Questionable
- Daryl Worley - CB - Questionable
- Kyle Van Noy - LB - Questionable
- Ronnie Stanley - OT - Questionable
Bengals vs. Ravens how to watch
- Date: Thursday, November 16
- Game Time: 8:15 pm EST
- Venue: M&T Bank Stadium
- How to Watch (TV): PRIME VIDEO
- Cincinnati Bengals Record: 5-4
- Baltimore Ravens Record: 7-3
Bengals vs. Ravens key players to watch
Joe Burrow: There's no question that Joe Burrow is going to be the key player for the Bengals. Cincinnati is now teetering on a playoff spot and Burrow will have to face a top three defense in the NFL. The Ravens lead the NFL in opponent yards per pass attempt, giving up just 4.7 yards per throw. He'll need his A++ game to have any chance of beating Baltimore
Keaton Mitchell: The Ravens would be smart to give their rookie running back, Keaton Mitchell, some more looks. He's averaging a blistering 14.3 yards per carry through his first two games and while that level of production isn't sustainable, it's not like they're losing much by giving him more carries in place of Gus Edwards or Justice Hill. Let's see what this young guy can do against a Bengals defense that allows 5.0 yards per carry.
Bengals vs. Ravens prediction and pick
I'm not going to change my evaluation of this Ravens team based on their Week 10 loss to the Browns. They still out-gained the Browns 6.1 yards per play to 5.0 yards per play, but were on the wrong end of some ill-timed turnovers and allowed the Browns' offense to keep too many drives alive.
The Ravens still enter Thursday Night Football ranking second in the league in Net Yards per Play at +1.5, while the Bengals are still second last to only the Giants at -1.2. Cincinnati has some serious issues defensively, ranking 18th in opponent EPA/Play and 30th in opponent success rate. They're also giving up 6.1 yards per play, the second most in the league.
More importantly, they're giving up 5.0 yards per rush, which is a death sentence against this Ravens offense.
Even if you believe in the Bengals offense, you have to be extremely concerned about the fact this game features a top 3 defense on one side and a bottom 3 defense on the other. Give me Baltimore to win and cover.
Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.
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