Bet on football handicappers have an attractive choice of teams in this NFL betting matchup as both have impressed gamblers with their play at the season’s quarter mark.
The Cincinnati Bengals suffered a horrible opening day fluke loss for those who bet on football with them to the Denver Broncos that could have ruined their NFL betting season right then and there. But this Bengals team has proven to be much more resilient and has not lost a game since. Cincinnati now has a bet on football mark of 3-1 straight up and 2-2 against the spread. The Bengals have gone over the total in 3 out of those 4 games this year. The Bengals had NFL betting luck turn their way last week as they escaped Cleveland with a 23-20 overtime win over the Browns although they failed to cover the spread as 6-point chalks. The win over Cleveland came 1 game after the Bengals most impressive bet on football performance of the season when they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-20 as 3.5-point home dogs. The Bengals are winning with heart and effort as they do not stand out in any particular statistical categories. In what was labeled a must win season for head coach Marvin Lewis the Bengals have played hard.
The Baltimore Ravens were a surprise team for those who bet on football last year but they are now firmly established as one of the best teams in the AFC. The Ravens suffered their first loss for those who bet on football with them last week as they were defeated at New England 21-27 as 1-point dogs. Baltimore is 3-1 both straight up and against the spread with 3 of those 4 games going over the total. Quarterback Joe Flacco continues to impress as he has a 94.3 quarterback rating, 1103 yards passing, and an 8/3 touchdown to interception ratio. Although they have the reputation as a defensive team, Baltimore ranks only 15th in points allowed while ranking 3rd in scoring.
Baltimore has dominated the Bengals at home in this series with 14 payouts in the last 18 matchups hosted by the Ravens.