Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals - 10/13/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bengals (0-5) at Baltimore Ravens (3-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm (M&T Bank Stadium)
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -11 -- Over/Under: 48
The Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday in NFL action at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Cincinnati Bengals need a victory here to prevent their first 0-6 start since 2008. The Cincinnati Bengals have lost each of their last eight road games. Andy Dalton is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 1,412 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Dalton has four interceptions in his last four games. Tyler Boyd and John Ross have combined for 734 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Auden Tate has 14 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 61.2 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 242 yards on 66 carries. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 27.2 points and 411.8 yards per game. Shawn Williams leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 43 tackles, Sam Hubbard has three sacks and William Jackson has one interception.
The Baltimore Ravens hope to protect home field and improve on their 3-2 start to the season. The Baltimore Ravens have won five of their last six home games. Lamar Jackson is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 1,271 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Jackson has four touchdown passes and five interceptions in his last two games. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have combined for 637 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Willie Snead IV has 12 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 192.2 yards per contest, and Mark Ingram leads the way with 372 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 24.2 points and 370.2 yards per game. Patrick Onwuasor leads the Baltimore Ravens with 29 tackles, Matthew Judon has three sacks and Earl Thomas has one interception.
The Bengals are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games, 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. AFC North. The Ravens are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Baltimore and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Ravens last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2-2 in Bengals last 10 games overall.
The Cincinnati Bengals have failed to cover six of their last nine games as a double-digit underdog. The Baltimore Ravens have failed to cover 12 of their last 15 games as a double-digit favorite. The Bengals are awful, but their five losses have been decided by an average of 11 points and three of their losses have been decided by four or less points. The Bengals have also covered six of their last seven road games. The Baltimore Ravens have been shaky as of late, losing to Kansas City, getting smoked by the Browns and needing overtime last week to beat a banged up Steelers team. Also, five of the last nine meetings between the Ravens and Bengals have been decided by five or less points. I don't want to back Cincinnati as much as the next guy, but I'd lean toward the points if forced to pick this contest.