Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction

December 24, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Baltimore Ravens are 5-1 in their last six games against the division-rival Cincinnati Bengals.
But Cincy is 10-1 both straight up and against the spread in its last 11 home games. The AFC North-champion Bengals host playoff-hopeful Baltimore on Sunday afternoon.
Point spread: Bengals opened as five-point favorites; the total was 44.5. (Line updates and matchup report)
Odds Shark computer prediction: 26.8-19.2 Bengals
Why the Ravens can cover the spread
After getting blown out at home by New England last Sunday, the defending Super Bowl champs need a victory and help from elsewhere to make the playoffs. Baltimore had won four games in a row, and after losing some close games earlier this year, had won three straight squeakers.
Offensively the Ravens still rank in the bottom third of the league in some key categories, but defensively they rank ninth both overall and against the run.
Why the Bengals ca...

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