Betting Preview: Ravens are Favored at Home vs. Bengals

Betting Preview: Ravens are Favored at Home vs. Bengals

The Ravens are coming off their best showing of the year, a 34-6 thrashing of the Los Angeles Chargers, who were considered a pretty good team heading into that game against Baltimore.

This week, the Ravens draw AFC North rival Cincinnati. The Ravens, on a five-gaming winning streak, are 5-1 in the standings. The Bengals plastered Detroit last week, 34-11, and trail the Ravens in the division by just a game at 4-2. Both teams are 3-3 against the spread in .

In Maryland sports betting, the Ravens are 6.5-point favorites and the moneyline has Baltimore (-275) and the Bengals (+230). The over-under is 47 for Maryland gambling.

The game is in Baltimore. The point-spread money is 2-to-1 on the Ravens for and about 60% of the moneyline cash is on Baltimore. The under is a slight favorite.

Impressive Wins for Both

The upcoming game might look pretty even in Maryland NFL betting considering how the teams have fared recently. But here’s the thing — Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had a so-so game against the Chargers (167 passing yards, 1 TD pass, 2 interceptions, 51 rushing yards) yet Baltimore still walloped a contending team by 28 points.

Meanwhile, while it can be argued that Bengals QB Joe Burrow (271 passing yards, 3 TD passes, 1 interception, 20 rushing yards) had an outstanding day in a lopsided win, but it happened to be against the winless Lions. Would-be bettors should check out operators like Caesars Sportsbook Maryland to check out the QB's player prop markets.

On defense, the Ravens have been dealing with injuries but Baltimore’s showing against the Chargers’ offense is an indication that the Ravens’ personnel is adjusting.

Who Will Win?

Prediction: The game is in Baltimore, where the Ravens have averaged more than 33 points on offense in going 3-0. Ravens 31, Bengals 14.

When everything launches in Maryland, bettors will be able to wager on games like this and much more at all the top Maryland sportsbook apps.



Bill Ordine

Bill Ordine was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.

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