Ravens vs Bengals Picks, NFL Week 10 Predictions & NFL Picks
We have Ravens vs Bengals Picks, NFL Week 10 Predictions & NFL Pickss for the game on Sunday, Nov. 10 in Cincinnati.
Fresh off a Sunday Night Football upset victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots, the Ravens head to Cincinnati.
It’s an AFC North match-up against the winless Cincinnati Bengals, in a rematch from a Week 6 game that was won by Baltimore (-10), 23-17.
Kickoff will be at 1 P.M. EST on Sunday, Nov. 10. The current betting odds have the Ravens as a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 46.
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Baltimore Ravens Form
In one of the most impressive performances of the entire NFL season, the Ravens took it to the reigning Super Bowl champion Patriots.
In front of the nation on Sunday night, they beat New England in nearly every aspect of the game in a 37-20 victory as a 3-point home underdog.
The Ravens defense most certainly won the battle in the trenches, limiting New England’s offense to 74 yards rushing.
What wasn’t surprising was the Baltimore offense’s success on the ground. Led by legit MVP candidate Lamar Jackson, the Ravens rolled over the Pats for 210 rushing yards on 41 carries.
Baltimore now owns the second-best offense in the NFL, averaging 31.4 points per game and 427 yards per game. The team is also No. 1 in the league in rushing success rate (42%), yards per carry (5.5) and rushing yards per game (204.9).
Defensively, the Ravens are ranked 15th in the league, allowing 22 points per game and 348.8 yards per game. However, the team has held its last three opponents to 20 points or less.
The win over New England puts the Ravens in the driver’s seat of the AFC North with a 6-2 record. That’s well ahead of second-place Pittsburgh, which at 4-4 will be without the services of Ben Roethlisberger for the rest of the season.
Cincinnati Bengals Form
Andy Dalton has been the starting QB for the Bengals for the better part of the last eight seasons, but the end of the road for the “Red Rifle” in Cincinnati may be here.
After starting 0-8 this season with an offense that’s averaging just 15 points per game, Dalton was benched during the team’s bye week. That means Ryan Finley will get his first career start on Sunday at home against the Ravens.
The rookie was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft after piling up 18 career 300-yard passing games and 10,505 passing yards at NC State in three seasons.
But to have anything close to those numbers in the NFL, he’ll need to get some help from a stumbling Bengals running game. They rank dead-last in the NFL with just 59.5 yards per game.
The defense has certainly played a major role in the team’s dismal start. They rank last in the NFL in total yards allowed (435.8 per game) and in rushing defense (177.6 yards per game).
The team has given up more than 200 yards rushing in three of the last four games. That includes the first meeting between these two teams when the Ravens went for 239 rushing yards on 43 attempts.
Ravens vs Bengals Head-to-Head
Thanks to a sweep of the last two meetings, the Ravens now lead the overall series between the two divisional rivals, 24-23.
The teams split last year’s two games with Baltimore winning at home, 24-21, as a 6.5-point favorite. The Bengals won 34-23 at home in a game that was a pick’em.
Ravens vs Bengals Picks
Typically we would be more than happy to go against a team coming off a monumental win that then has to go on the road and lay double digits.
It’s a perfect letdown spot, but in this case we simply can’t back the miserable Bengals.
In addition to sending out a rookie QB to make his first NFL start, Cinci will also be hampered by a nightmare match-up. Its last-in-the-league rushing defense goes head-to-head with Baltimore’s powerful running attack that is the best in the NFL.
Baltimore has covered 12 of its last 17 road games, including a 4-2 ATS mark as a road favorite. While Cinci is just 7-12 ATS in its last 19 home games, including 0-3 this season.
And, finally, don’t be fooled by the final score of the first meeting between these teams back on Oct. 13. The Ravens won, 23-17, but failed to cover the 10.5 pointspread.
Baltimore dominated that game, holding a 497-250 total yardage edge, while limiting the Bengals to 33 yards rushing.
The Bengals scored a backdoor TD in the final minutes of garbage time to get the cover, but won’t be so fortunate this week.
Ravens vs Bengals Picks & NFL Week 10 Predictions: Baltimore -10 @ BetOnline