Bengals vs. Ravens Week 5 Prediction
AFC North rivals meet in Baltimore on Sunday when the Ravens host the Bengals as a 13-point home favorite. What’s the optimal play for bettors with the total also sitting at 51 points?
467 Cincinnati Bengals (+13) at 468 Baltimore Ravens (-13); o/u 51
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 8, 2020
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
Cincinnati Bengals DFS Spin
Joe Burrow completed 25-of-36 passes for 300 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Bengals' Week 4 win over Jacksonville. The win is the first of Burrow's career after the Bengals tied the Eagles in Week 3. Burrow had only 11 rushing yards but continued to make plays outside the pocket. Burrow's lone mistake was an interception that came in the end-zone on a forced pass to TE Drew Sample. His touchdown was a checkdown to Joe Mixon, who scored all three of the Bengals' TDs. Through four games, Burrow is on pace for 4,484 yards with a 24:8 TD/INT ratio. Burrow will get his first real test in a Week 5 matchup with the Ravens.
Baltimore Ravens DFS Spin
CBS' Jason La Canfora reports the Ravens are "taking precaution" with Lamar Jackson (knee) after he missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices, but that he is "expected to play this weekend." We still don't even known when Jackson got injured. The "precaution" angle makes sense, but a quarterback missing back-to-back practices and then still playing is not the norm. It is far from unheard of, but Jackson is officially questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. For now, fantasy managers can keep him penciled in. Even a "limited" Friday session would quell most worry. Stay tuned.
Bengals vs. Ravens Betting Prediction
The underdog has covered in nine of the last 12 meetings between these two teams while the road team has covered in five of the last six meetings overall. The Bengals are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and are 5-1 against the number in their last six games in Baltimore. Cincinnati is 10-4 against the spread in its last 14 road games and is 10-3 against the number in its last 13 games as a road dog as well.
NFL WEEK 5 BETTING PREDICTION: CINCINNATI BENGALS +13