Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

The defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals will look to make a statement against the Baltimore Ravens when they meet in a key early-season showdown on Sunday Night Football. The Bengals (2-2) swept the Ravens (2-2) a year ago and that went a long way in helping decide the AFC North crown. Cincinnati went 10-7 in 2021 and earned a trip to Super Bowl LVI, where it lost 23-20 to the Los Angeles Rams. Baltimore, meanwhile, tied for third place in the division at 8-9 and failed to make the postseason for the first time in four years.

Kickoff from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is set for 8:20 p.m. ET. Baltimore is a three-point favorite in the latest Bengals vs. Ravens odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 47.5. Before making any Ravens vs. Bengals picks, you need to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,000 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 140-105 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Bengals vs. Ravens and just locked in its picks and Sunday Night Football predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Ravens vs. Bengals:

  • Bengals vs. Ravens spread: Baltimore -3
  • Bengals vs. Ravens over-under: 47.5 points
  • Bengals vs. Ravens money line: Bengals +140, Ravens -165
  • CIN: Bengals are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games
  • BAL: Ravens are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight-up loss
  • Bengals vs. Ravens picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why the Ravens can cover

Tight end Mark Andrews continues to be an effective weapon and has 85 or more receiving yards and a touchdown catch in two of his past three games. He had eight catches for 125 yards and a score in the last meeting with the Bengals. Andrews will be looking for his fourth game in a row against a division foe with eight or more catches and 85-plus receiving yards. He will also be looking for his fourth game in a row in primetime with a touchdown reception.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson has generated the bulk of the offense for Baltimore and leads the team in both passing and rushing. In four games, Jackson has completed 76 of 117 passes (65%) for 893 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has been picked off four times, but has a rating of 105.1. Jackson also has 37 carries for 316 yards (8.5 average) and two touchdowns on the ground, with three explosive plays of 20 yards or more. He has also converted on 15 first downs.

Why the Bengals can cover

Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase leads Cincinnati with 25 receptions for 293 yards (11.7 average) and two touchdowns. He has four explosive plays of 20 or more yards with 20 first-down conversions. Chase had four catches for 81 yards in the Week 4 win over Miami. He had 15 catches for 326 yards and one touchdown in two games vs. Baltimore in 2021.

Also helping power the offense is wide receiver Tee Higgins. He has 20 receptions on the season and leads the team in receiving yards with 315 for an average of 15.8 yards per catch. He has caught two touchdowns and has three explosive plays of 20 or more yards with 15 first-down conversions. Higgins led Cincinnati with season highs in catches (seven) and receiving yards (124) with one touchdown reception last week. He will be looking for his third game in a row with 90-plus receiving yards, and has a TD catch in two of his past three games. In the last meeting against Baltimore, Higgins set career highs in catches (12) and receiving yards (194) with two receiving touchdowns.

How to make Bengals vs. Ravens picks on SNF

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, with the model calling for 50 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread cashes in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s SNF picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Ravens vs. Bengals on Sunday Night Football? And which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Ravens vs. Bengals spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 140-105 roll on NFL picks, and find out.  

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