NFL Wild Card SNF Betting: Baltimore Ravens At Cincinnati Bengals Odds

Written By Brett Gibbons on January 14, 2023
Ravens at Bengals odds

The Baltimore Ravens (10-7) visit the Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) in the AFC Wild Card round during the NFL Playoffs. The game kicks Sunday night at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC from Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ravens at Bengals odds pin the Bengals as a comfortable home favorites and the Ravens are on the moneyline. The over/under currently sits at points.

In this article, we break down everything you need to know before betting the Ravens at Bengals odds, props, and injuries. We’ll also look at team matchups, key metrics, and the best available odds.

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Ravens At Bengals Betting News & Angles

Bengals Vs. Ravens Weather

The weather report for Cincinnati on Sunday is dry (overcast clouds) and calm (5 mph winds), with a high temperature of 34 degrees Fahrenheit (as of 11:12 PM on January 13).

Bengals Vs. Ravens Injury Report

Cincinnati Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Alex CappaOGAnkleOut69.2

Baltimore Injuries

PlayerPos.InjuryStatusAvg. Snap Count
Lamar JacksonQBKneeOut60.7
Tyler HuntleyQBShoulderQuestionable44.7
Brandon StephensDBIllnessOut43.9
Tylan WallaceWRHamstringOut22.0
Vince BiegelOLBAchillesOut

Bengals Offense Vs. Ravens Defense

Bengals OffenseStats (Rank)Ravens Defense
26.1 (7)Points/Gm18.5 (3)
0.4 (2)Points/Play0.3 (1)
360.5 (8)Yards/Gm324.2 (9)
265.0 (5)Pass Yards/Gm232.1 (26)
95.5 (29)Rush Yards/Gm92.1 (3)
5.5 (11)Yards/Play5.3 (13)
7.0 (8)Yards/Pass6.7 (19)
3.8 (29)Yards/Rush3.9 (3)
46.1% (3)3rd Down %34.9% (4)
64.9% (5)Red Zone %46.4% (3)
18 (4)Turnovers25 (8)
44 (20)Sacks48 (5)

Ravens Offense Vs. Bengals Defense

Ravens OffenseStats (Rank)Bengals Defense
20.6 (19)Points/Gm20.1 (5)
0.3 (17)Points/Play0.3 (1)
338.8 (16)Yards/Gm335.7 (16)
178.8 (28)Pass Yards/Gm229.1 (23)
160.0 (2)Rush Yards/Gm106.6 (7)
5.5 (11)Yards/Play5.4 (15)
6.2 (23)Yards/Pass6.6 (15)
5.2 (2)Yards/Rush4.2 (6)
41.7% (11)3rd Down %39.6% (20)
45.8% (29)Red Zone %52.0% (9)
21 (8)Turnovers24 (11)
38 (13)Sacks30 (29)

Ravens At Bengals Betting Insights

Why The Bengals Can Cover The Spread

Lamar Jackson is OUT for Baltimore on Sunday. Without Jackson, this Ravens offense grinds to a complete halt, scoring the sixth-fewest points in the NFL over the last three weeks. These two teams faced off just last week, where the Bengals appeared to be in complete control for the first half, then took their foot off the gas in the second.

Even with their foot off the gas, Cincinnati secured an 11-point win. The Bengals haven’t traveled since Christmas while the Ravens hit a back-to-back in Cincinnati, giving the Bengals possibly a slightly better home field advantage than usual.

The line opened with the Bengals as a -6.5 favorite– a number that quickly grew and grew more when Jackson revealed to not have practiced at all this week. At this juncture, you’re betting into the worst number for the Bengals, but anything under 10 might be banking on the divisional matchup aspect.

Why The Ravens Can Cover The Spread

Perhaps Jackson walks off the bus ready to go? Maybe practice reports were false? Really there’s not much belief for Baltimore here under either a hurt Tyler Huntley or Anthony Brown.

The hope for anyone backing the Ravens is that the spread hits double digits and the familiarity between these two teams– particularly on the Ravens defense– can keep the game within reason. After all, the Ravens did sit a handful of starters with their playoff fate locked in Week 18.

The bottom line here is that it’s tough to build an argument for Baltimore. The offense without Jackson lately has become one of the least efficient and least reliable units in the NFL.

Reasons To Bet The Over

You’re getting a favorable number near 40. The Ravens’ implied team total sits at just 15.5 points, right at their last three-game average. On the other side, the Bengals’ sits at 25, an easily achievable number. If you believe the Ravens are capable of scoring two touchdowns and a field goal or greater, the over is likely the better play here.

The Bengals’ offense is fifth in EPA per play on the season and fourth in scoring over their last three outings. In the playoffs, teams are far less likely to take their foot off the gas, which the Bengals frequently have done.

Reasons To Bet The Under

When the Bengals build a 7+ point lead, they run a league-average pace (seconds per play). In the second half of games, they run the third-slowest pace in the league. The cause? A terrific defense that allowed its first second-half touchdown on Halloween.

A more heady play would be a live under if the pace is quick in the first half, especially if the Bengals get into a lead. Defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo is one of the best adjusters at halftime in the NFL. Without a true playmaker on offense, the Ravens are likely to score fewer points in the second half than the first, even if they trail.

Ravens At Bengals Props: Matchups To Watch For

Ja’Marr Chase Vs. Ravens Secondary: In every career game against the Ravens (four matchups), Chase has at least 10 targets. He’s pulled in eight receptions twice and seven receptions twice in those games, and you can find over 6.5 receptions for plus money at some books. With a career 64.1% catch rate, you’d need to expect at least 11 targets for Chase to go over that prop.

Only five times all season has Chase not seen at least 11 targets and the last instance was Week 13 against the Chiefs. Receptions are a much more predictable stat than yards or touchdowns, so going over his receptions prop may prove fruitful here.

Anthony Brown Vs. Ravens Skill Players: Tyler Huntley is “in line to start” in place of Jackson, per CBS. However, he missed practice this week with an injury and did not play in Week 18. Should Huntley not go Sunday, the bottom really falls out. Brown completed fewer than 50% of his 44 attempts for no touchdowns and two picks in Week 18 against these same Bengals. He was also sacked four times.

Combine the poor performance and the spotlight of an NFL Playoff game, and things could get very ugly for Baltimore should Brown need to start. Not only does that cast a dreary outlook for Ravens team total and his own props, but the props of every single offensive player on Baltimore.

Final Thoughts

Neither Huntley nor Brown inspires much confidence in the Ravens offense. They were already fairly inefficient under Jackson, but Jackson offered the ability to break a play on any given snap. Remove him and the Ravens have zero playmaking threats on their roster.

The fact that the Ravens and John Harbaugh so intimately know the Bengals does give some cause for pause on a number at or above 10, but I had no problem betting the opening -6.5. Joe Burrow & Co. know what it takes to make a run in the gauntlet of an AFC and Baltimore poses perhaps the lowest risk of any team in the AFC Playoff bracket.

Special note to Chase’s receptions prop at Over 6.5 (+105). Best of luck betting the Ravens at Bengals odds in this game.

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Brett is an avid sports traveler and former Division-I football recruiter for Bowling Green and Texas State. He’s a graduate of BGSU and works as an auditor for Google content curation products. He’s also contributed to Sports Illustrated and Fansided during his young writing career.

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