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NFL Betting Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

November 16, 2023

Week 11 of the NFL season will kickoff on Thursday night with two AFC North division rivals when the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Baltimore, Maryland to face the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium the game is scheduled to start at 8:15 PM ET and will air on Amazon Prime.

The Cincinnati Bengals entered week 10 on a four-game winning streak, however, they saw that winning streak snap at home against an up-and-coming team, the Houston Texans, and lost the game on a last-second field goal by a score of 27-30 which dropped the record for the Bengals to 5-4 and puts them in 4th place in the AFC North. The Bengals were the first to score points in the matchup, however, after the touchdown thrown by Joe Burrow the Bengals stalled offensively and the defense gave up 20 unanswered points before the Bengals would score the next 10 points unanswered and tie the game 27-27 with 1:37 left to go in the 4th quarter, however, the Texans would win the game off of a game-winning field goal with 5 seconds left in the game. 

Like the Bengals, the Baltimore Ravens lost on a last-second field goal at home against the Cleveland Browns by a score of 31-33. The Ravens looked like they were in firm control of the game as they led 17-3 at the end of the 1st quarter, however, the Cleveland Browns would cut the lead for the Ravens to 17-9 at halftime thanks to two field goals. The Ravens had a two-touchdown lead with 11:34 left in the 4th quarter, however, The Browns would score two touchdowns in under one minute thanks in part to a pick-six thrown by LaMar Jackson which would cut the lead to 31-30, however, with 3 seconds left in the game the Browns kicked the game-winning 40-yard field goal to win the game which also ended the four-game winning streak of the Baltimore Ravens.

BookMaker has the Baltimore Ravens listed as 3.5-point favorites at home against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night in week 11 of the NFL season. Baltimore has won six of the last ten while Cincinnati has won two of the last three meetings. The Ravens are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and have covered the spread in the previous three games in the series. The Cincinnati Bengals are 4-4-1 ATS overall, 2-2 ATS on the road, 1-0 ATS as an underdog, and 0-2 ATS in division games this season while the Baltimore Ravens are 6-4 ATS overall, 3-2 ATS at home, 5-4 ATS as a favorite, and 2-2 ATS in division games on the year.

Baltimore has been the better team this season as they enter the game with a better record of 7-3 while Cincinnati enters this game with a record of 5-4 and has struggled at covering the spread in the series going 4-6 ATS in the last ten and 0-3 ATS in the last three meetings. The Ravens have also been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 6-4 ATS overall while the Bengals are 4-4-1 ATS overall. Buy the .5 point and lay the points with the Baltimore Ravens when they host the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Baltimore Ravens -3