After starting the season at 0-2 the Cincinnati Bengals are back to .500 after winning back-to-back games and pulling off a 27-15 win over the Miami Dolphins last weekend.
The Bengals will travel to Baltimore in week 5 to meet the (2-2) Ravens who come off a loss the the Buffalo Bills last weekend.
Current Line: America’s Bookie
MONEY LINE: Bengals (+150) vs. Ravens (-178)
SPREAD: Bengals +3.5 (-104) vs. Ravens -3.5 (118)
GAME TOTAL: Over 48.5 (-110) vs. Under 48.5 (-110)
This is possibly one of the toughest matchups to bet on in week #5, in part because it’s hard to know exactly which squads will show up on either side on Sunday.The Baltimore Ravens can easily be (4-0) having blown huge leads only to have lost both games one being that to the Bills in week #4.
Ravens have looked like one of the best teams in football through the first four weeks of the season.
The Bengals on the other hand looked like a team totally lost the first 2 weeks of the season,but they’ve rallied with a pair of double-digit wins ahead of Sunday’s matchup versus Baltimore.
The Ravens rank No. 12 offensively, averaging 359.3 yards per game.
The Bengals rank No. 16 offensively, averaging 346.8 yards per game.
If you’d like to back the Ravens -3.5 or the Bengals (+3.5), be sure to head to America’s Bookie to do so. Simply navigate to their wagering page, and the Bengals vs. Ravens game will be the last game on the Sunday slate for Week 5 with the spread, total (over/under) and money line markets listed.
The Cincinnati Bengals are 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 games.
Baltimore is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games when playing at home against Cincinnati.
Prediction: I really want to back the home side here but it’s hard to take the Ravens after watching them get crushed in back to back games last season to these same Bengals and since the Ravens defense isn’t any better than it was last season I find it difficult to lay the (-3.5) in this case.
ATBForum Pick: Cincinnati (+3.5)