Bengals vs. Ravens Week 6 Prediction
The Ravens are laying 11.5 points as a home favorite to AFC North rivals the Bengals at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Is that too many points or will Baltimore roll despite having some issues at home this season?
253 Cincinnati Bengals (+11.5) at 254 Baltimore Ravens (-11.5); O/U 48
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 13
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Ravens are receiving 61% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Spin
Joe Mixon rushed 19 times for 93 yards in the Bengals' Week 5 loss to the Cardinals, adding a 16-yard reception. The 100-yard effort from scrimmage was Mixon's first of 2019. It was a now-or-never day for Mixon in a soft matchup and he delivered. Of course, 8/60 of Mixon's rushing production came on the Bengals' opening drive, while he failed to find the end zone for the fourth time in five games. Mixon is averaging 3.66 yards per carry behind his putrid offensive line and is pace for just 774 yards rushing. Mixon will be a low-end RB2 for Week 6 against the Ravens.
Baltimore Ravens Fantasy Spin
Coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Marquise Brown's ankle injury is "nothing serious." Harbaugh added that the Ravens don't believe Hollywood is dealing with a long-term issue. Brown caught 3-of-5 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Steelers, but was limited with the ankle injury and played just 46% of the offense's snaps. We should know more about Brown's potential availability for Week 6 based on his practice participation throughout the week.
NFL Betting Trends
The Bengals are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games and are 7-3 against the number in their last 10 divisional games.
The Ravens are winless against the spread in their last five home games and are 1-5 ATS in their last six conference matchups.
The Ravens have not only struggled at home, they’ve also struggled against the rest of the division (0-6 ATS in their last six AFC North matchups). The Ravens were 13-point favorites to the Cardinals in Week 2 and held on for a six-point victory. Then they were 7.5-point home favorites versus the Browns in Week 4 and got blown out, 40-25. The Bengals have limited talent and essentially are rebuilding, but this is still a divisional matchup and a potential letdown spot for the Ravens, who snapped their two-game losing skid last week in Pittsburgh. Too many points here.
NFL Week 6 Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals +11.5