NFL Betting – Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting odds are a toss-up on the Week 1 matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens.

Both teams are dealing with injuries for the opener and that is making predicting this game difficult for many gamblers looking at football betting numbers The NFL betting odds show this game is a pick with a total of 41.

NFL betting information shows that Cincinnati is dealing with the injury to receiver Chad Johnson while Baltimore running back Willis McGahee is recovering from his injury. Both may play in this Week 1 NFL betting matchup but how effective they will be is the question. Baltimore had a new head coach in John Harbaugh and this will be his first regular season game. The Ravens were 5-11 straight up last season and a horrible 3-13 versus the football betting pointspread. Baltimore was 3-5 versus the NFL betting number at home in 2007.

Both of these teams were disappointments a year ago. The Bengals were 7-9 straight up and 6-9-1 against the NFL betting pointspread last season. Cincinnati was 3-5 versus the NFL betting number on the road last season. Cincinnati has Carson Palmer throwing the ball and in addition to Johnson the Bengals have T.J. Houshmandzadeh and running backs Rudi Johnson and Chris Perry. The question for Cincinnati according to NFL betting experts is on the defensive side of the ball where they gave up too many points a year ago.

Baltimore was 1-4 against the football betting number in their last five home games last season. In this series it has been all Cincinnati. The Bengals have won and covered six of the last seven meetings between the two teams according to NFL betting stats. Last season the Ravens went over the total in six of their last seven games according to football betting numbers. Five of their last seven home games went over the total according to NFL betting stats. Eight of the last 12 meetings between the two teams have gone over the total according to NFL betting stats.

NFL odds Week 1 numbers show that this game is one of two on the schedule that is listed as a pick in NFL betting odds with the other game being Seattle at Buffalo.

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