Ravens vs. Bengals Total Prediction

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 9/11/18 Predictions & Odds

A pair of divisional rivals that won their respective Week 1 matchups will open the second week of the NFL regular season on Thursday night when the Cincinnati Bengals host the Baltimore Ravens at 8:20 p.m. ET. Will the rivals combine for enough points to push the score over the betting total?

Game Snapshot

101 Baltimore Ravens at 102 Cincinnati Bengals

8:20 p.m. ET, Thursday, September 13

Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH

TV: NFL Network

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, Thursday night’s matchup this week is a pick’em between these two teams. The total, meanwhile, sits at 44 points. As of this writing, 71% of the public betting tickets are on the Ravens to cover the point spread.

Baltimore Ravens

Hayden Hurst (foot) didn't participate in the Ravens' walkthrough Monday. Ravens have a quick turnaround against the Bengals Thursday night but Hurst, RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), DT Willie Henry (hernia), and DB Maurice Canady (undisclosed) didn't participate in the team's walkthrough. Hurst hasn't practiced since undergoing a foot procedure last month and should be considered doubtful for Week 2 against Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Bengals

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis "liked" Joe Mixon's number of catches (four) in Week 1 and believes he can carry the ball up to 22 times per game. Mixon handled the ball 21 times in his dominant performance against the Colts. It would appear Lewis would be comfortable with him in the 25 range. Looking slippery and explosive after slimming down over the offseason, Mixon is ready to take a massive sophomore leap. He gets the Ravens — who have considerably more defensive talent than the Colts — on Thursday Night Football for Week 2.

NFL Betting Trends


Three of the last four games in this series between these two teams have gone under the total the last three seasons.


The Bengals are 2-2 against the spread and straight up against the Ravens over the last three seasons.


Both of these offenses were efficient in Week 1, albeit against bad defenses. The Ravens hung 47 points on the Bills at home while the Bengals scored 34 on the road in Indianapolis. Baltimore held Buffalo to only a field goal in a dominant defensive performance but the Ravens’ D will get pushback from the Bengals on Sunday. There’s enough offensive firepower on both sides of the ball to take the over on Thursday night.


NFL Week 2 Prediction: Ravens/Bengals over 44


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