Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals 9-17-23 NFL Prediction, Odds, and Tips

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals 9/17/23 – As we approach Week 2 of the 2023 NFL season, football enthusiasts and bettors alike are keen on finding the best football picks. In a crucial AFC North matchup, the Baltimore Ravens (1-0) will be facing off against the Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) at Paycor Stadium. The top quarterbacks for the both teams are Lamar Jackson for the Ravens and Joe Burrow for the Bengals. Let’s delve into this upcoming contest.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals 

Date & Time: Sunday, September 17, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET

Location: Paycor Stadium


Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Betting Odds

Ravens+155+3.5 (-115)46 over (-110)
Bengals -175-3.5 (-105)46 under (-110)

Baltimore Ravens Analysis

The Baltimore Ravens come into Week 2 with a mixed bag of offense. Quarterback Lamar Jackson managed a completion rate of 77.3% from 22 passing attempts, amassing 169 passing yards. Despite the high completion percentage, he failed to score any passing touchdowns and threw one interception. His passer rating stands at 79.5, which, although not terrible, could be improved.

In the rushing department, Gus Edwards took the lead with 8 attempts, managing 32 rushing yards. His longest rush was 13 yards, but there were no 20+ yard plays or touchdowns to his credit. Edwards will likely have to step up his game to give the Ravens a better ground attack.

Receiving saw Zay Flowers with 9 receptions from 10 targets, accumulating 78 receiving yards but no touchdowns. He managed to garner 51 yards after the catch, showing promise in making plays after the reception.

Cincinnati Bengals Analysis

Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow had a tough Week 1, with a dismal completion rate of 45.2% from 31 passing attempts, gaining only 82 yards through the air. With a passer rating of 52.2, Burrow seems to be struggling early in the season.

Joe Mixon, the Bengals’ running back, was more impressive with 56 rushing yards from 13 attempts, including a 22-yard long rush. However, he too failed to get into the end zone.

Ja’Marr Chase, the wide receiver, managed 5 receptions from 9 targets, accumulating 39 receiving yards but, like his teammates, was unable to find the end zone.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Against the Spread

The betting trends provide an intriguing narrative. The Ravens are 4-1 Against The Spread (ATS) in their last 5 games, suggesting they often outperform expectations. However, they have struggled on the road and against Cincinnati specifically, with a 1-4 Straight Up (SU) record in both categories. Additionally, totals have tended to go UNDER in 12 of their last 16 games.

On the flip side, the Bengals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games, making them a riskier bet to cover the spread. Remarkably, they have a strong 10-2 SU record in their last 12 games, showing that they can win but perhaps not by large margins. Totals in Bengals games have recently leaned toward the UNDER, but interestingly, the total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 home games against Baltimore.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Free Pick

Here are our recommended picks for the football bettors and fans:

Moneyline: Bengals -175

Considering both teams’ recent performances and key players, a bet on the Bengals (-175) seems more sensible given their strong home record.

Spread: Ravens +3.5 (-115)

Given that Baltimore is 4-1 ATS and Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS, taking Baltimore +3.5 (-115) seems like a worthy risk.

Total: 46 over (-110)

Considering the recent trend of high-scoring games between these two teams, especially in Cincinnati, taking the OVER 46 (-110) is advised.

Prediction: 24-27 Cincinnati Bengals win

Week 2 promises to be an intriguing matchup between the Ravens and the Bengals, with crucial plays expected from key players like Lamar Jackson and Joe Burrow. Based on recent trends and performances, Cincinnati seems to have the upper hand, especially when playing at home. For those interested in live betting in Canada, this game offers a plethora of opportunities to make some promising wagers. Keep your eyes peeled for what is sure to be an electrifying showdown.