Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals - 1/8/23 NFL Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Bengals (11-4) vs Baltimore Ravens (10-6)

Game Info: Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 1:00 pm (Paycor Stadium)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Bengals -9.5 -- Over/Under: 39.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Ravens will play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Baltimore Ravens are 10-6 this season after they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 16-13 in their last game. Baltimore only gained 240 total yards and turned the ball over one time in the loss. The Baltimore offense is averaging 20.9 points per game with 172.8 passing yards per game and 163.1 rushing yards per game. Tyler Huntley (questionable) has thrown for 658 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions, while also rushing for 764 yards and three touchdowns for the Ravens this season. J.K. Dobbins has rushed for 520 yards and two touchdowns, while Mark Andrews has caught 73 passes for 847 yards and five scores for Baltimore. The Baltimore defense is giving up 18 points per game and 328.5 yards per game.

The Cincinnati Bengals are 11-4 this season after their game against the Buffalo Bills was postponed in the first quarter of last week’s game. Prior to that game, Cincinnati defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 22-18. The Cincinnati offense is averaging 24.4 points per game with 252.4 passing yards per game and 92.1 rushing yards per game. Joe Burrow has thrown for 4,260 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions for the Bengals this season. Joe Mixon has rushed for 787 yards and six touchdowns, while Tee Higgins has caught 73 passes for 1,022 yards and seven scores for Cincinnati. The Cincinnati defense is allowing 20.4 points per game and 332.3 yards per game.

Baltimore is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games and 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games against the AFC. The under is 5-0 in Baltimore’s last 5 games. Cincinnati is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games. The under is 4-1 in Cincinnati’s last 5 games. The road team is 6-2 ATS in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.

The Bengals are firmly planted in the postseason, but they are still playing for seeding and I am sure they will want to play their starters after only playing a few minutes last week. Baltimore is also in the postseason, but as a wild card, and they have questions surrounding their quarterback situation. Lamar Jackson has been ruled out, but Tyler Huntley is listed as questionable, so it will be interesting if Huntley cannot play. I like the Bengals in this game.

David’s Pick Cincinnati -9.5

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