Bengals vs. Ravens Prediction
Will the Baltimore Ravens finish the regular season strong when they host the Cincinnati Bengals today at 4:25 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Baltimore. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Ravens are 9-point home favorites versus the Bengals, who opened as a 9.5-point underdog. The total, meanwhile, sits at 40 points after hitting the board at 40.5.
Who the Public Likes: As of Sunday morning, 53% of the betting tickets are on the Bengals to cover the spread and 85% of the money is alson on Cincinnati.
Who the Trends Like: The under and the underdog. In the last four meetings between these two teams, the under is 4-0. In the last 10 meetings in Baltimore, the under is 7-3. The underdog, meanwhile, is 6-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings.
Who We Like: Baltimore. The Ravens beat the Bengals 20-0 in Cincinnati earlier this year and now get to play a Marvin Lewis-led squad with nothing to play for. Perhaps the Bengals' players will get fired up one last time for Lewis, who will step down as head coach after today. But the bottom line is, the Ravens are 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 divisional games, are 5-2-1 against the number in their last eight games overall, and have covered in four of their last five games in December.
NFL WEEK 17 PREDICTIONS: BALTIMORE RAVENS -9