NFL Sunday Night Football: Bengals at Ravens Odds
Two preseason favorites in the AFC North were the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore is a perennial favorite with superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson. At the same time, the Bengals are a new rising power with a star quarterback in Joe Burrow. Cincinnati is the defending AFC champion. And with that status comes increased scrutiny and respect from opponents and gamblers. Baltimore is a better-known brand as a regular contender in the AFC. Both clubs have had impressive performances and stunning losses in the early going.
NFL Sunday Night Football Betting Odds
Cincinnati Bengals +3
Baltimore Ravens -3
Money Line: Bengals +144, Ravens -165
NFL Sunday Night Football Weekly Matchup
On Sunday, October 9, 2022, the Baltimore Ravens of the AFC North Division will host the Cincinnati Bengals of the AFC North Division at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Kickoff time is 8:20 p.m. ET, with television coverage on NBC.
The betting action for this matchup will split along traditional lines. Cincinnati will draw the interest of sharps as a quality road dog. While the Ravens will get the majority of casual support as the respected home favorite. Oddsmakers should offer a relatively honest line with these two worthy opponents. To be exact, almost everyone sees this AFC North showdown as an even matchup.
Last game, the Bengals won 27-15 against the Dolphins as 4-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 48.5. Cincinnati has a record of 2-2 straight up, 2-2 against the spread, and 0-4 over/under the total. Cincinnati ranks 16th for total offense, 8th for passing, 26th for rushing, and 13th for scoring. Defensively they rank 11th overall, 19th against the pass, 4th against the rush, and 8th for points allowed. Also, Cincinnati ranks 19th for turnovers lost and 5th for takeaways.
Behind an overhauled offensive line and a defense forcing turnovers, the Bengals are regaining their brand. Cincinnati is looking more like the defending AFC champions. Following losses in their first two games, the Bengals reeled off two wins in five days.
First, the Bengals beat the New York Jets. And then they turned around and took down Miami in a Thursday night game. But the game was marred by the horrific sight of Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa being taken off the field on a stretcher. Miami coach Mike McDaniel said the QB sustained a concussion. Miami fired a team doctor for protocol failures.
Burrow tossed a 2-yard touchdown pass late to Hayden Hurst to seal the win. Following Cincinnati safety Vonn Bell’s pick of backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with three minutes left in the game.
Last game, the Ravens lost 23-20 against the Bills as 3-point home dogs. The game went under the total of 50. Baltimore has a record of 2-2 straight up, 2-1-1 against the spread, and 2-2 over/under the total. Baltimore ranks 12th for total offense, 21st for passing, 9th for rushing, and 3rd for scoring. Defensively they rank 30th overall, 32nd against the pass, 14th against the rush, and 23rd for points allowed. Also, Baltimore ranks 13th for turnovers lost and 2nd for takeaways.
On a rainy afternoon in Baltimore, Buffalo pulled off their biggest comeback in over a decade. First, Buffalo's defense forced a big fourth-down turnover. And then Josh Allen drove the Bills down the field before Tyler Bass made a 21-yard field goal as time expired. Buffalo trailed 20-3 late in the second quarter. It was the largest comeback win for the Bills since they erased a 21-point deficit to beat New England in 2011.
For Baltimore, it was another epic defensive collapse on their home field. It was the second straight home game in which Baltimore let a sizeable lead slip away. Miami rallied from a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Ravens 42-38 two weekends earlier.
With the score tied at 20 in the final quarter, the Ravens had second down from the Buffalo 1-yard line. Two straight runs failed to reach the end zone, and Baltimore went for it on fourth down from the 2. Lamar Jackson had to scramble and threw a pass into the end zone that Jordan Poyer intercepted for a touchback with 4:09 remaining. It proved to be a catastrophic event. Buffalo escaped being pinned deep like they would have been following an incompletion.
Allen threw for 213 yards and a touchdown with an interception, and Jackson passed for 144 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. The matchup of star quarterbacks didn't live up to its potential on a rainy day.
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