The Cincinnati Bengals (11-4) play the Baltimore Ravens (10-6) at Paycor Stadium on 8th January at 13:00.
Going into this AFC North matchup, the Ravens sit second in the division with ten wins from 16 matches, one game behind the first-place Cincinnati Bengals.
With the AFC North locked up, the Bengals aim to continue their quest for home-field advantage in the AFC by taking a much-needed victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Baltimore Ravens Betting lines
Cincinnati Bengals VS Baltimore Ravens Betting expert picks
Cincinnati Bengals VS Baltimore Ravens Moneyline
The Cincinnati Bengals are on a brilliant winning streak going into this week’s matchup. The hosts have won their last seven games straight up; they’re 11-4 for the season and 5-1 at home.
Meanwhile, the Baltimore Ravens are going strong on the road. The visitors have bagged three wins in their past five trips to go 5-3 on the road this season, and are the value bet.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Baltimore Ravens Spread
The Cincinnati Bengals are the 7 point favorites over the Baltimore Ravens in the Week 18 betting lines.
This leaves the hosts favored to take the win by more than a touchdown on Sunday. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 16.5 points.
Having covered the spread in their last five home matches, the Bengals look like a sound choice to pull it off again at the Paycor Stadium. In their previous ten games, the Bengals went 9-1 ATS overall and 6-2 ATS in the last eight games at home.
The past five visits to the Paycor Stadium have gone rather well for the Ravens, having bagged three wins by an average winning margin of 23.7 points. The visitors are 6-3 ATS from their nine most recent road trips, as well as 4-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Baltimore Ravens Total
The last ten games between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens offered a decent average of 48.9 points on the board.
The total for this Week 18 matchup at the Paycor Stadium is 42.5 points, which is under the 45.4-point average seen in their last five meetings between the Bengals and Ravens – but not by much either way.
The total has gone under in four of the Bengals’ last five games. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Cincinnati Bengals, the total went over two times. They are 5-4-1 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
The last two away matches Ravens played saw the points total finishing under. Also worth mentioning is the fact that exactly half the previous 10 road games for the Ravens went over. All in all, they are 2-8 in the over-and-under market from their last 10 games overall.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Baltimore Ravens Betting trends
- Cincinnati Bengals have covered the spread in six of their last seven games at Paycor Stadium.
- In four of the Cincinnati Bengals’ last five games the total went under
- In seven of the Baltimore Ravens’ last eight games, the total went under
NFL Power Rankings Week 18 2022, Cincinnati Bengals VS Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals Form
The home crowd has had a lot to cheer about at the Paycor Stadium recently. The Cincinnati Bengals have claimed nine wins in ten home games straight up, with their last match ending in a 22-18 triumph over the New England Patriots.
Playing at the Paycor Stadium brings out the best in the Bengals. They have the eighth-best home offensive record, averaging 29.0 points per game with home-field advantage and 26.1 points for all 15 of their regular season games.
Visiting offenses normally struggle to break down the hosts’ defense, which has the fifth-best defensive record at home, having only allowed 18.3 points on their own turf and 20.4 points in all outings.
The Bengals are already in the playoffs. The hosts hold the third seed in the AFC and can win the AFC North going into the final week of the regular season.
Baltimore Ravens Form
The Baltimore Ravens head to the Paycor Stadium on the back of a 13-16 defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, leaving them 7-3 in their past ten games and 3-2 in the last five on the road.
The Ravens will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 20.9 points per game this season.
The visiting defense looks more than capable of taking on any offense at any place, having allowed just 18.6 points on the road this year to post the third-best away record.
The AFC North title may be a long shot with a record of 10-6, but the sixth-seeded Baltimore Ravens have still clinched a spot in the upcoming AFC playoffs going into their latest matchup.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Baltimore Ravens H2H history
The Baltimore Ravens were able to avenge their 41-21 defeat against the Cincinnati Bengals in December 2021 by winning the latest meeting between the two teams 19-17 at the M&T Bank Stadium.
In the last ten AFC North matchups of this series, the Baltimore Ravens came out on top more often than not. The away team claimed six wins against the Cincinnati Bengals, leaving them with an overall record of 6-4-0.
The Bengals tallied 22.1 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Ravens. The latter managed an average of 26.8 points in comparison.