Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) vs. Baltimore Ravens (7-3)
As the NFL season advances, Thursday’s match between Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens in Week 11 promises to be a key one in AFC North. The Bengals stand at 5-4 while their opponent stands at 7-3; thus this contest not only represents divisional rivalry but also has significant playoff implications – fans and bettors alike are eagerly looking for an NFL winning pick in this high-stakes encounter.
The Bengals’ offense has been inconsistent this season. Joe Burrow has led their passing attack with his impressive 206 completions and 1861 passing yards, but Cincinnati truly excels when it comes to running and receiving games – especially Joe Mixon (490-0-3TDs) being an effective threat on the ground while Ja’Marr Chase (697+-4) shines brightest as their main receiver. Together these three will prove crucial against an impressive Ravens defense.
The Ravens counter Cincinnati’s defense with an aggressive offensive strategy. Lamar Jackson leads their attack with an outstanding 70.3 completion rate and 2177 passing yards; Gus Edwards provides reliable running back play with 502 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns, and Zay Flowers stands out among receivers as an exceptional contributor with 545 receiving yards; using both ground and air routes will be key in breaking through their defense.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens Game Info
|Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 8:15 PM ET
|M&T Bank Stadium
|NFL Game Pass
Joe Burrow QB vs. Lamar Jackson QB
Joe Burrow‘s tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals has been marked by his ability to stay composed under pressure and make decisive plays when under fire. So far this season, Burrow has completed 66% of his passes for 1861 yards at an accurate yet consistent clip with 12 touchdowns against 4 interceptions to demonstrate an effective passing game strategy. An area of concern, however, are his 18 sacks taken – reflecting vulnerabilities in their offensive line or his need to release more quickly; his greatest strength resides in reading defenses quickly and adjusting accordingly; something which will likely come under test against Baltimore Raven’s unpredictable defense!
Lamar Jackson presents an unusual challenge as a dual-threat quarterback, boasting an outstanding 70.3% completion rate and 2177 passing yards this season alone. Furthermore, Jackson brings his dynamic running ability – an essential asset in Baltimore Ravens offensive schemes – as an added dimension. His running prowess keeps defenses guessing and frequently leads to broken plays yielding significant gains. Jackson has had 24 sacks and can often be seen holding onto the ball for extended periods, trying to create plays out of collapsed pockets – an inherently risky tactic when facing off against an aggressive Bengals defense that knows how to exploit such situations. Jackson’s ability to extend plays with his legs and improve passing accuracy make him an indefatigable foe for any defense. Success against Cincinnati will depend on their defense staying disciplined and adapting quickly in response to both running and passing threats posed by Jackson.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Ravens -140, Total Odds: 43.5
The betting odds slightly favor the Ravens at -140 with a spread of -2.5, reflecting their strong season performance and home-field advantage. The total set at 43.5 suggests a moderately scoring game, taking into account both teams’ offensive capabilities.
Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Bengals have shown strong form against the spread (ATS), going 4-1 in their last 5 games. Their road performance is particularly notable, with a 15-5 ATS record in their last 20 away games. This trend indicates Cincinnati’s ability to perform under pressure in hostile environments, a crucial factor in this matchup.
Baltimore Ravens Betting Trends
The Ravens have been reliable ATS in their recent games, standing 8-4 in their last 12. However, their record of 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games against the Bengals suggests potential vulnerability in this specific matchup. The total going UNDER in 10 of their last 12 home games indicates a strong defense but also potential limitations in scoring.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens 11/16/23 Betting Picks
Based on trends and performances, this game appears tightly contested. The Bengals may offer an advantage with their strong road ATS record and recent form. As favorites though they may be, Baltimore must contend with their less impressive home ATS performance against Cincinnati despite being their favorites.
Consider those best betting websites offering competitive odds on the Bengals covering the spread. Over/under is harder to judge given both teams’ capacity for scoring and strong defenses; thus a safer bet may be on an UNDER, given Ravens home game trends.