Cincinnati Bengals (1-2-1, 3-0-1 ATS) vs. Baltimore Ravens (3-1, 2-1-1 ATS)
An interesting AFC North matchup takes place at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday with the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals are playing well under rookie quarterback Joe Burrow, who got his first win this past weekend after being competitive in his first three games, which were two losses and a tie. The Ravens are coming off a win over Washington after falling to defending Super Bowl champ Kansas City in Week 3.
Lamar Jackson isn’t dominating like he was last year, but he’s still playing well at quarterback (seven touchdowns and only one interception) while also being the Ravens’ leading rusher. Marquise Brown leads the team with 242 receiving yards. The Ravens are also playing better defensively than they were a year ago, which should bode well for their long-term prospects, setting aside the loss to the Chiefs.
Burrow has been very impressive for only playing four NFL games, throwing for 1,121 yards, six touchdowns, and only two interceptions so far. Thanks to he and Joe Mixon, who is fifth in the league with 78.8 yards per game, the Bengals are in the middle of the pack in yards and points per game, which is a huge improvement over last year. In Cincinnati’s 33-25 win last week, Burrow threw for 300 yards and Mixon ran for 151 and two scores.
CINCINNATI BENGALS VS. BALTIMORE RAVENS ODDS AND TRENDS
The Bengals are 13-point underdogs here, but besides not having lost against the spread so far this season, they have also been good against the spread on the road. They are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 road games despite having won none of those. Adding to the intrigue, the last eight Bengals-Ravens games in Baltimore have been decided by less than a touchdown. The Ravens under Jackson has also been more of a sure bet on the road, as while Jackson is 11-4 as a starter at home, he’s only 4-11 ATS in those games.