Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens

Ravens Fight for Betting on NFL Playoff Lives Vs. Bengals

November 14th, 2018 NFL Football, Online Wagering

At the beginning of the season Baltimore coach John Harbaugh understood that it was playoffs or bust.  Following last season’s failure to make the playoffs Harbaugh came within an inch of being fired.  Now after a 3-1 start the Ravens are in free fall.  Most important of all Baltimore is in the betting on NFL red.  Not only are the Ravens under .500 but their post season prospects are fading fast.  Owing to that is a do or die must win game Sunday against visiting Cincinnati.  While the Bengals are also struggling, they are a game up on Baltimore.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens

Date and Time:  Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1 p.m. ET

Location:  M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore Ravens 

Baltimore is 4-5 both straight up and against the spread with a 3-6 mark under the total.  Last week the Ravens lost at home to Pittsburgh 23-16.  In the second place it was Baltimore’s third consecutive loss both straight up and vs. the line.  It follows that the Ravens problems begin with a rushing attack that ranks 27th in the NFL.  Contrarily Baltimore’s defense has improved to rank 2nd in the NFL.  Of great concern is the perpetual regression of quarterback Joe Flacco.  To illuminate Flacco has an 84.2 rating with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Cincinnati Bengals

Certainly, the Bengals have been one of the more inconsistent teams in the NFL this season.  Cincinnati is 5-4 straight up but 4-5 vs. the line with six games clearing the total.  Of major concern and disappointment is a defense that ranks dead last in the NFL.  Not to mention 31st for points allowed.  Consider head coach Marvin Lewis has a defensive background.  Thus, the feelings of panic in Cincinnati.  Quarterback Andy Dalton mirrors the Bengals up and down ways.  Dalton has 18 TD’s but 10 interceptions.

Stats to Consider

Cincinnati has been in the red as a betting on NFL road dog as of late.  For example, the Bengals have covered just two of their last five getting points away from home.  Balanced against that is the Ravens recent woes as a home chalk.  To illustrate Baltimore has lost four of their last six vs. the board laying points at M&T Stadium.  Four of their last six in that situation have gone under the total.

Team vs. Team

Cincinnati has had the recent Online wagering edge against the Ravens in their series.  To show, the Ravens have paid in just one of their last four against the Bengals.  Just two of the last six games between these teams have gone over the total.  At M&T Stadium the Ravens have also struggled against Cincinnati.  To show, the Baltimore has covered just one their last four home games with the Bengals.  Only two of the last five games between these teams at Baltimore have gone over.

Matchup to Watch

Immediately apparent is that Harbaugh is facing the firing squad.  Counter to that is Cincinnati’s terrible defense.  Hence, Baltimore’s Betting on NFL matchup opening.  If they can’t score this week forget about it as far as the playoffs.

Bengals vs. Ravens Betting on NFL Picks

To conclude its now or never for Harbaugh and Baltimore.

Bengals vs. Ravens Betting on NFL Pick: Baltimore Ravens

Bengals vs. Ravens Betting on NFL Score Prediction:  Ravens 24, Bengals 17

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