Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens - 10/9/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Baltimore Ravens (2-2) vs Cincinnati Bengals (2-2)

Game Info: Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 8:20 pm (M&T Bank Stadium)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Ravens -3.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens face off on Sunday in an Week 5 NFL showdown at M&T Bank Stadium. On December 26th it was the Bengals that won 41-21. 

The Bengals come into this game with a 2-2 record overall but they have won two games in a row. In the last game against the Miami Dolphins, the defense only gave up 15 points and they won by 12 points. Joe Burrow had a nice game completing 20 of his 31 passes for 287 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Outside of the first game, Burrow has been good, and they need a big game out of him here. Joe Mixon also rushed 24 times for 61 yards and a touchdown. The Bengals are averaging 22.8 points while their defense is giving up 17.6 points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Ravens who sit with a 2-2 record overall but they are coming off a disappointing loss. The Ravens were up 14-3 over the Buffalo Bills after the 1st quarter, but they couldn’t hold on and ended up losing 23-20. Lamar Jackson didn’t have the best game completed 20 of his 29 passes for 144 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He did rush 11 times for 73 yards. JK Dobbins is back and in the last game, he rushed 13 times for 41 yards and a touchdown. The Ravens are averaging 29.8 points while their defense is giving up 25 points per game. 

The Bengals are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games. The Ravens are 4-12 against the spread in their last 16 games in Week 5. The road team is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings. The Bengals are 4-1 in their last five games in  Baltimore. 

The Bengals are getting too many points. Joe Burrow can go toe to toe with Jackson and the turnovers in his last game are a big concern to me. I expect Jackson to have a couple more turnovers here, and that is going to be enough to keep the Bengals in this game. Back the Bengals against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Bengals +3.5

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