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Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens 1/8/23 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Baltimore Ravens (10-6) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (11-4)
January 8, 2023 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -6.5 / Baltimore Ravens +6.5; Over/Under: 42.5
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The Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals meet Sunday in week 18 NFL action at Paycor Stadium. The Baltimore Ravens have split their last 6 games. The Cincinnati Bengals have won 7 straight games.

The Baltimore Ravens have won 5 of their last 8 games. Lamar Jackson is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 2,242 yards, 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Mark Andrews and Demarcus Robinson have combined for 1,281 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Devin Duvernay has 37 receptions. The Baltimore Ravens ground game is averaging 163.1 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 764 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Baltimore is allowing 18 points and 328.5 yards per game. Patrick Queen leads the Baltimore Ravens with 112 tackles, Justin Houston has 9 sacks and Marcus Williams has 4 interceptions.

The Cincinnati Bengals have won 5 straight home games. Joe Burrow is completing 69 percent of his passes for 4,260 yards, 34 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase have combined for 1,982 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, while Tyler Boyd has 53 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 98.2 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 787 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 20.4 points and 332.3 yards per game. Logan Wilson leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 115 tackles, Sam Hubbard has 6.5 sacks and Vonn Bell has 4 interceptions.

The Ravens are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. AFC and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bengals are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Ravens last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bengals last 5 games overall. The Ravens are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The road team is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.

There’s a chance Jackson returns here for the Ravens, but even if he doesn’t this team is competitive enough to hang around. Five of the Raven’s six losses have been decided by one score. In other words, the Raven’s 6 losses have been decided by an average of 4.16 points. Also, the Cincinnati Bengals have been going through a lot emotionally this week, and who knows how they’re going to respond on a week turnaround. Mentally, the Bengals may not be all the way there. Give me the points with the Ravens.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Baltimore Ravens +6.5

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