Ravens vs. Bengals: NFL Betting Preview – October 11, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 6, 2020 - Last Updated on October 9, 2020

The 3-1 Baltimore Ravens host the 1-2-1 Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, October 11, in matchup between AFC North opponents at M&T Bank Stadium. Cincinnati is a 12.5-point underdog and the game has an over/under of 51 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 9. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.com.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • The over/under in this game is 2.2 higher than the average total in Ravens games this season (47.8).
  • Games involving the Bengals this year have averaged 49.5 points per game– 1.5 points less than this over/under.
  • Baltimore and its opponents have combined to score more than 51 once this season (25% of matchups).
  • Cincinnati’s contests have gone over 51 points on two occasions (50% of games).
  • The total for this matchup is 4.3 fewer than the combined scoring average of the two teams (46.7).
  • The Bengals 19th in scoring this season, compared to the seventh-ranked Ravens.
  • These teams surrender a combined 43 points per game– eight fewer points than this contest’s over/under.
  • This contest features the NFL’s 16th-ranked (Cincinnati) and third-ranked (Baltimore) scoring defenses.
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Ravens Betting Insights

  • One of Baltimore’s four games this year have gone over the point total (25% of its opportunities).
  • Baltimore is 2-1-1 against the spread this year.
  • The Ravens have a split ATS record of 0-0-1 when favored by at least 13.5 points.

Bengals Betting Insights

  • Cincinnati’s games have gone over the point total in two out of four opportunities this season (50%).
  • Cincinnati has a 3-1 record against the spread.

Ravens vs Bengals: Last 5 Meetings

  • Baltimore won their last three matchups against Cincinnati.
  • Cincinnati has scored 30 fewer points than Baltimore in their past five contests.
Ravens vs Bengals: Last Five Meetings
Date Home Team Total Yards Result
11/10/2019 Bengals 379-307 BAL 49-13 BAL
10/13/2019 Ravens 497-250 BAL 23-17 BAL
11/18/2018 Ravens 403-255 BAL 24-21 BAL
9/13/2018 Bengals 425-373 BAL 34-23 CIN
12/31/2017 Ravens 359-312 CIN 31-27 CIN

When the Ravens Have the Ball

  • The Ravens score 30.5 points per game– 5.7 more than the the Bengals allow (24.8).
  • In games where Baltimore scores at least 30.5 points this season, they are 3-0 overall and 2-0-1 against the spread.
  • Cincinnati is 0-1-1 overall and 1-1 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 24.8 points.
  • The Bengals defense gives up 401.5 yards per game in 2020– 61 yards more than the 340.5 the Ravens average. On average, the Ravens gain 5.9 yards per play and the Bengals allow 5.8.
  • When Baltimore hits their 2020 average in yardage, they are 3-0 overall and 2-0-1 against the spread.
  • When the Cincinnati defense allows less than their season average for total yards this season, they are 1-1 against the spread and 0-1-1 overall.
  • The Ravens average 159.8 yards per game on the ground this season– 1.3 yards more than the Bengals allow to opposing rushing attacks (158.5).
  • When Baltimore rushes for at least 159.8 yards this season, they are 1-0 overall and 1-0 against the spread.
  • When Cincinnati holds teams to 158.5 rushing yards or fewer, they are 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
  • The Ravens turn the ball over one time per game this season, while the Bengals have average one takeaway per contest.
  • When Baltimore turns the football over once or fewer this season, they are 2-1 overall and 2-1 against the spread.
  • Cincinnati is 3-0 against the spread and 1-1-1 overall this season when they force at least one turnover.

When the Bengals Have the Ball

  • The Bengals average 24.8 points per game, 6.6 more than the Ravens surrender per outing (18.2).
  • Cincinnati is 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall a season ago when they score at least 24.8 points.
  • This season, Baltimore has a 2-0-1 record against the spread and a 3-0 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 30.5 or fewer points.
  • The Bengals average 3.3 fewer yards per game (364.2), than the Ravens give up per matchup (367.5). The Bengals average 4.9 yards per play, while the Ravens allow 5.5 per play.
  • Baltimore has a 2-0-1 record ATS and a 3-0 record overall when holding its opponents to 367.5 yards or less.
  • This season, the Bengals run for 13.3 more yards per game (110.8) than the Ravens allow per contest (97.5).
  • When Cincinnati runs for at least 110.8 yards, they are 1-1 ATS and a 1-1 overall.
  • Baltimore is 1-0-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall when holding opponents to 97.5 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Bengals turn the ball over one time per game– 0.8 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.8 the Ravens force on average.
  • Cincinnati is 3-0 against the spread and 1-1-1 overall when it turns the ball over one or fewer time.
  • When forcing 1.8 or more turnovers, Baltimore has a 2-0 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall.

Ravens Players to Watch

  • Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson has 769 passing yards (192.3 yards per game), seven touchdowns, and one interception and has a 68.4% completion percentage this year (67-of-98). He also has 235 rushing yards on 39 carries with one touchdown, averaging 58.8 yards per game.
  • Gus Edwards has 167 yards on 27 carries (41.8 ypg) in four games.
  • This season, Marquise Brown has 16 catches (26 targets) to lead the team with 242 yards (60.5 per game).
  • Mark Andrews has added 166 yards on 12 catches and four touchdowns. He has been targeted 20 times and averages 41.5 receiving yards per game.
  • Over four games, Willie Snead has caught 10 passes on 10 targets for 117 yards and one touchdown, averaging 29.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Tyus Bowser has notched two sacks, three TFL, and nine tackles over four games.
  • In his rookie year, Patrick Queen leads the Ravens with 33 tackles, and has four TFL and one sack.
  • Marcus Peters has picked off one pass, has 12 tackles and three passes defended four over games.

Bengals Players to Watch

  • This year, first overall pick Joe Burrow has racked up 1,121 passing yards (280.3 yards per game) while going 116-for-177 (65.5% completion percentage) and throwing six touchdowns and two interceptions in four games. He has tacked on 75 rushing yards on 20 carries with one touchdown, averaging 18.8 yards per game.
  • Joe Mixon has taken 77 carries for 315 rushing yards (78.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns in four games. He’s also caught 13 passes for 88 yards (22 receiving yards per game) with one touchdown through the air.
  • This season, Tyler Boyd has 28 catches (34 targets) to lead the team with 320 yards (80 per game) and one touchdown in four games.
  • Rookie Tee Higgins has added 12 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns in four games. He puts up 38 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 22 times.
  • A.J. Green has caught 14 passes on 33 targets for 119 yards, averaging 29.8 yards per game in 2020.
  • Carl Lawson has 3.5 sacks, two TFL, and 16 tackles over four games.
  • Jessie Bates III has recorded 32 tackles and a TFL so far this season.

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