The Baltimore Ravens (2-2) and the Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) — two AFC North foes — meet on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at M&T Bank Stadium.
Ravens vs. Bengals Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Ravens as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Ravens have -175 odds to pick up the win, while the Bengals are listed at +150 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 47.5 points.
How to Watch Ravens vs. Bengals Live?
- Game Day: Sunday, October 9, 2022
- Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Baltimore, Maryland
- Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium
The Ravens sport the 12th-ranked offense this season (359.3 yards per game), and they’ve been less effective defensively, ranking third-worst with 424.5 yards allowed per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Ravens have been a top-five unit, ranking third-best in the NFL by averaging 29.8 points per game. They rank 23rd on defense (25.0 points allowed per game).
With 314.8 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks worst in the NFL, the Ravens have had to rely on their 21st-ranked passing offense (217.3 passing yards per contest) to keep them competitive. The Ravens rank eighth in run offense (142.0 rushing yards per game) and 14th in run defense (109.8 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
The Ravens are putting up a 40.4% third-down percentage offensively this season (12th in NFL), and they are surrendering a 33.3% third-down conversion rate (10th) on defense. The Ravens have struggled on defense in terms of yards per play, ranking fifth-worst in the NFL (6.2 yards per play allowed) this season. However, they rank fourth-best on the offensive side of the ball, totaling 6.2 yards per play. The Ravens own the second-best turnover margin in the NFL at +5, forcing 10 turnovers (first in NFL) while turning it over five times (ninth in NFL).
With 346.8 total yards per game on offense, the Bengals rank 16th in the NFL in 2022. Defensively, they rank 11th, giving up 327.5 total yards per contest. From an offensive angle, the Bengals are accumulating 22.8 points per game (13th-ranked). They rank eighth in the NFL defensively (17.5 points allowed per game).
With 257.3 passing yards per game on offense, the Bengals rank eighth in the NFL. Defensively, they rank 19th, giving up 241.8 passing yards per game. The Bengals have been dominant on run defense, allowing only 85.8 rushing yards per contest (fourth-best). Offensively, they rank 27th in the NFL by racking up 89.5 rushing yards per game.
The Bengals have been a top-five unit on third down on both offense and defense this season, as they rank fourth-best in third-down conversion percentage (46.8%) and third-best in third-down rate surrendered (30.2%). The Bengals’ offense has not been getting things done in terms of yards per play, ranking fifth-worst in the NFL at 4.8. They have been more productive on defense, giving up 5.1 yards per play (11th-ranked). After forcing seven turnovers (seventh in NFL) and turning the ball over six times (15th in NFL) this season, the Bengals own the eighth-ranked turnover margin of +1.
Ravens vs. Bengals Injury Report
Ravens vs. Bengals Betting Analysis
Ravens Betting Insights
The Ravens have covered the spread three times in four games with a set spread. The Ravens have an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 3.5-point favorites.
Games involving the Ravens have hit the over twice this season. The Ravens were the moneyline favorite 11 total times last season. They finished 6-5 in those games.
The Ravens had a 3-4 record last year (winning 42.9% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -175 or shorter.
Bengals Betting Insights
The Bengals have gone 2-2-0 against the spread this season.
Games involving the Bengals have yet to hit the over once this year. The Bengals have not played a game this season while listed as the underdog.
The Bengals have not been a bigger underdog this season than the +150 moneyline set for this game.
Ravens vs. Bengals Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||45.8||47.0||44.5|
|Implied Total AVG||25.0||25.5||24.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-1||0-1||2-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-1||0-0|
|Point Total AVG||45.4||46.8||44.0|
|Implied Total AVG||26.0||26.5||25.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-2||1-1||1-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-0||0-0||0-0|
Players to Watch
- Lamar Jackson has 893 passing yards, 11 touchdowns (first in the NFL) and four interceptions this year. He has completed 65.0% of his attempts, averaging 223.3 yards per game and 7.6 per attempt.
- He has also rushed for 316 yards (first on the Ravens) and added two touchdowns on the ground, while averaging 79.0 rushing yards per game.
- Mark Andrews‘ 260 receiving yards this season have come from 36 targets and 24 receptions. He’s averaging 65.0 receiving yards and 6.0 catches per game, with three receiving touchdowns (third in the NFL).
- In four games played, Devin Duvernay is averaging 43.0 yards and 3.0 receptions per game to total 172 receiving yards and 12 catches. He’s been targeted 13 times, and has three receiving touchdowns (third in the NFL).
- Rashod Bateman has racked up 243 receiving yards and two touchdowns with 11 catches on 22 targets. He’s averaging 2.8 receptions and 60.8 yards per game.
- On the defensive side, Marcus Williams has 1.0 TFL, 31 tackles, and three interceptions in 2022.
- Patrick Queen has 1.5 sacks (second on the Ravens) to go with 2.0 TFL and 23 tackles.
- Chuck Clark has put up 30 tackles so far this year.
- This season, Odafe Oweh has 17 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.0 sack. He’s fifth on the Ravens in tackles.
- Joe Burrow has passed for 1,099 yards this year (to rank eighth in the NFL), with eight touchdowns (sixth in the NFL) and four interceptions. He is completing 64.1% of his passes while averaging 274.8 yards per game and 7.0 per attempt.
- He’s added 79 yards on the ground (second on the Bengals), while scoring zero rushing touchdowns. He’s averaging 19.8 yards per game and 4.0 per attempt.
- Tee Higgins has 20 catches for 315 yards and two receiving touchdowns. He has been targeted 28 times and averages 5.0 receptions per game through four games played.
- Joe Mixon has rushed for one touchdown this year, and has totaled 224 rushing yards (56.0 per game and 2.7 per carry).
- Mixon’s statistic output includes 17 receptions (4.3 per game) on 24 targets for 116 yards (29.0 per game), though he has not found the end zone through the air.
- Ja’Marr Chase has 293 receiving yards and two touchdowns from 25 receptions after getting 41 targets.
- In 2022, Vonn Bell has recorded 3.0 TFL, 22 tackles, and two interceptions through four games.
- Trey Hendrickson’s stat sheet includes nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, and 2.5 sacks.
- Mike Hilton has recorded 2.0 TFL and 24 tackles in the 2022 season.
- Logan Wilson has 1.0 TFL, 25 tackles, and one interception.
Ravens vs. Bengals Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Ravens, and we predict that Ravens will cover the spread (Ravens -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 47.5 points.
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