Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals - 11/18/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) at Baltimore Ravens (4-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm (M&T Bank Stadium)
The Line: Baltimore Ravens -4 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens meet Sunday in NFL action at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Cincinnati Bengals look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The Cincinnati Bengals have split their four road games this season. Andy Dalton is completing 63.1 percent of his passes for 2,255 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Dalton has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd have combined for 1,372 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while C.J. Uzomah has 20 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 94.7 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 570 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 32 points and 454.6 yards per game. Jessie Bates leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 71 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has seven sacks and Shawn Williams has three interceptions.
The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a bye week and need to snap a three-game losing streak if they’re going to stay in the AFC playoff race. The Baltimore Ravens have split their four home games this season. Joe Flacco is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,465 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Flacco has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 14 games. John Brown and Michael Crabtree have combined for 1,073 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Willie Snead IV has 45 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 92.7 yards per contest, and Alex Collins leads the way with 393 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 17.8 points and 305 yards per game. C.J. Mosley leads the Baltimore Ravens with 59 tackles, Za'Darius Smith has 5.5 sacks and Brandon Carr has one interception.
The Bengals are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. AFC, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC North and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Ravens are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a bye week, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC North and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bengals are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the underdog is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings. The under is 6-1 in Ravens last 7 games overall and the over is 7-3 in Bengals last 10 games overall.
I'm not laying chalk with a Baltimore Ravens team that's riding a three-game losing streak due to an offense that can't score. It also doesn't help that both Flacco and Lamar Jackson have missed time to either injury or illness. Say what you want about the Cincinnati Bengals, but it's actually quite surprising that the Ravens are laying this sort of number given the questions around the quarterback position. I wouldn't touch this game, but if forced to pick, I have to side with the points. I can't touch the Ravens without knowing who their quarterback is and how healthy he may or may not be.