NFL Week 5 SNF Betting Preview: Cincinnati Bengals At Baltimore Ravens

Written By Evan Scrimshaw on October 9, 2022 - Last Updated on October 10, 2022
Bengals Ravens odds

Week 5’s Sunday slate of games wraps up with an AFC North Matchup on Sunday Night Football. The Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) head into Baltimore for a battle for first place against the 2-2 Ravens. The Ravens are spread favorites and on the moneyline. Bengals Ravens odds feature a total of .

With Joe Burrow looking to keep winning and the Ravens to get back to winning ways, this should be a barnburner.

Bengals Ravens Odds: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under

The Bengals Ravens odds table effectively shows all the legal sportsbooks odds for each of the three main markets – spreads, totals, and moneylines – so that bettors can know what they’re getting is the best price. Just use the dropdown menu to toggle between the type of bet you want, and then make sure you’re getting the best price when you bet.

If you’re looking at spreads, getting an extra half point on either side can make or break the difference, and getting the best side of a total points market can be crucial as well. When it comes to Moneyline betting, you always want to get the best number possible – all three things that the easy comparison points of the Odds Table allow.

Bengals vs. Ravens Player Props

The props tool enables bettors to effectively track Bengals Ravens odds across sportsbooks for every player prop, to make sure that bettors aren’t missing out on a better total, or a better value, on a player prop.

Whether it’s getting a total you want to bet an Over on 5 yards lower, or a line where you have to pay less juice, the Props tool enables bettors to make sure they’re not missing out.

Bengals vs. Ravens Betting News & Angles

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Ravens Vs. Bengals Injury Report

Baltimore Injuries

Ronnie StanleyOTAnkleProbable
Marcus PetersCBQuadQuestionable
Ben ClevelandOGFootOut
Justice HillRBHamstringOut
Rashod BatemanWRFootOut
Justin HoustonOLBGroinOut
Gus EdwardsRBAclQuestionable

Cincinnati Injuries

Hayden HurstTEGroinQuestionable
Khalid KareemDEHamstringQuestionable
Tee HigginsWRAnkleQuestionable
Devin AsiasiTEAnkleQuestionable

Ravens Offense Vs. Bengals Defense

Ravens OffenseStats (Rank)Bengals Defense
29.8 (3)Points/Gm17.5 (8)
0.5 (1)Points/Play0.3 (3)
359.3 (12)Yards/Gm327.5 (11)
217.3 (21)Pass Yards/Gm241.8 (19)
142 (8)Rush Yards/Gm85.8 (4)
6.2 (4)Yards/Play5.1 (11)
7.4 (3)Yards/Pass6.1 (9)
5.4 (3)Yards/Rush3.8 (7)
40.4% (12)3rd Down %30.2% (3)
71.4% (5)Red Zone %44.4% (7)
5 (9)Turnovers7 (7)
8 (15)Sacks7 (23)

Bengals Offense Vs. Ravens Defense

Bengals OffenseStats (Rank)Ravens Defense
22.8 (13)Points/Gm25 (23)
0.3 (13)Points/Play0.4 (18)
346.8 (16)Yards/Gm424.5 (30)
257.3 (8)Pass Yards/Gm314.8 (32)
89.5 (27)Rush Yards/Gm109.8 (14)
4.8 (28)Yards/Play6.2 (28)
6.6 (17)Yards/Pass7.1 (23)
3.1 (30)Yards/Rush5 (22)
46.8% (4)3rd Down %33.3% (10)
53.8% (22)Red Zone %71.4% (26)
6 (15)Turnovers10 (1)
16 (27)Sacks8 (19)

Reasons The Bengals Can Cover The Spread

The Bengals did put up a decent amount of points on Thursday Night in Week 4, and have a rest advantage on the Ravens. Burrow and co did find some deep plays in that game, which should continue against a secondary that’s middle of the pack.

On the other side, the Bengals defence has been solid this season – Top 10 in both run and pass defense DVOA. If the Bengals can get stops in the running game, they stand a chance to get off the field easy.

Why The Ravens can cover the spread

The Bengals defense has been good, but that has been buoyed by playing bad quarterbacks. Between Mitch Trubisky, Cooper Rush, Joe Flacco, and then mostly Teddy Bridgewater, the Bengals defense is inflated by horrible quarterbacks.

The Ravens, on the other hand, have suffered bad luck on offense, with their best in the league by DVOA offense just failing to convert in key moments. If the scoring can match the advance stats, the Ravens should tear up the Bengals.

Reasons to bet the over

The Ravens and Bengals both have big play potential and explosive offenses, which should speed up the game and help keep the Over in play. With the Bengals seeming to get right in Week 4, this could be a high scorer.

The Bengals have been more efficient the last two weeks offensively, especially since they’ve gotten Burrow under center more. Now that they’re seeing results, they should stick with it. Throw in the advantages of two risk-taking quarterbacks, and the chances of a risky throw going back for a defensive touchdown seems high.

Reasons to bet the under

The Bengals offense could revert back to their shell from the first two weeks, which could end up hurting the chances of points. If the 28th ranked DVOA offence doesn’t show the signs of life from the last two weeks, then the Bengals will be a drag on the number.

The other way this goes over is if Baltimore runs down Cincinnati’s throats, because a heavy running game likely means a running clock for more of the game and a reduction in the number of raw plays.

Bengals vs. Ravens Props: Matchups To Watch For

Joe Mixon Rushing Yards: O/U / ()

One of the problems with the Bengals offense has been their consistent 3rd and Longs. Getting Mixon going would help give the Bengals less obvious looks on third downs, and help give the offense a more reliable facet.

Mark Andrews Receptions: O/U / ()

Lamar went away from Andrews in the wet in Buffalo, but Andrews had 17 catches in the two games before that. If the Ravens want a more sustainable and repeatable offense, getting back to Andrews will be key.

Final Thoughts

The Ravens are a weird team to bet on at this point – they’re an enigma, with big plays and great starts that justify the hype. The problem is, they also have random bad stretches, having blown two 20 point leads to end up 2-2.

If the Ravens can put together 60 solid minutes, they’ll easily beat the Bengals, who are too often one-dimensional on offense. The Bengals defense are a paper tiger – they’ve faced less than 2 quarters of even mediocre QB play in 4 games.

That said, the Ravens have played abjectly bad football for stretches – the second half against the Dolphins and the middle of the Bills game stand out. If they cut out the bad stretches and the mistakes is nice in theory, but they’ve yet to do it.

That said, the Ravens are better coached and they’ve run bad at key moments. The Bengals weaknesses are much more systemic, and until they show they can beat a good quarterback, they should be considered real underdogs.

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