Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 1/15/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Wildcard
Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
Location: Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bengals (-6.5)
The Cincinnati Bengals (12-4) will play the Baltimore Ravens (10-7) at Paycor Stadium on Sunday. Baltimore opens this contest as 6.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 43.5.
The Baltimore Ravens step onto the field holding a record of 10-7 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Ravens faced the Bengals and took a loss by a score of 27-16. Anthony Brown went 19/44 with 286 yds through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 46.2 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. Kenyan Drake was the leader on the ground for the Ravens with 16 attempts for 60 yards (3.8 yds per attempt). Isaiah Likely held an average of 12.9 yards per catch by totaling 103 yds on 8 catches. The Baltimore Ravens ended up rushing 27 different times and had 110 yards, earning them an average of 4.1 yds per attempt. In all, they tallied 75 plays which totaled 386 yds. Baltimore surrendered 25 pass completions on 42 attempts for 202 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.5%. When it came to stopping the run, the Ravens gave up 55 yds on 20 tries, which is 2.8 yards per run allowed.
When talking about scoring, the Baltimore Ravens are sitting at 20.6 points per game. As a unit they hold an average of 160.0 yards on the ground ranking them 2nd in the NFL. The Ravens have earned 5,760 yards in total this year. Baltimore has amassed 149 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 82 penalties for 678 yards. They have turned the football over 21 times (13 picks and 8 fumbles). In terms of notching touchdowns, Baltimore has compiled 19 touchdowns through the air and 14 rushing touchdowns.
The Ravens rank 3rd in the NFL concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 18.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per rush on the ground and 92.1 yards on the ground per game for the season. In total, they have given up 1,566 rushing yards through 17 games. Regarding passing yards, the Ravens have surrendered 3,947 yards which puts them in 26th in football. They have allowed 232.2 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 66.4%. During this campaign, they are surrendering 324.3 yards/outing which puts them 9th in the NFL. They have yielded 20 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Bengals step onto the field holding a record of 12-4 for this season. In their last game, the Bengals got the victory with a final of 27-16 when they faced the Ravens. Joe Burrow (1 TD) ended the game with 215 yds on 25/42 through the air while his quarterback rate was 81. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 5.1 yds. Ja'Marr Chase was the best receiver for the Bengals, catching 8 balls for 86 yds (10.8 yards per catch). Joe Mixon ran the ball 11 times for 27 yards, walking away from the game with 2.5 yards per carry for Cincinnati. The Bengals finished the game with a total of 257 yds and they ran 64 plays (4.0 yards per play). Cincinnati ran the ball for 2.8 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 55 yds on 20 carries. Cincinnati allowed 27 attempts on the ground for 110 yds (4.1 yds per rush). The Bengals secondary gave up a completion percentage of 43.2%, relinquishing 276 yds on 19 for 44 through the air.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Bengals are ranking 7th out of all teams in the NFL maintaining an average of 26.1 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Bengals have compiled 4,240 yards through the air as well as an average of 265.0 throwing yards per game, which ranks 5th in the league. They average 95.5 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 1,528 yards for this year. The Cincinnati Bengals maintain an average of 360.5 yards per contest ranking them 8th in football. The Cincinnati offense has accrued 623 yards of penalties on 81 infractions, which is good for 28th in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 12 picks while losing 6 fumbles and they have been able to earn 221 first downs.
They have allowed 17 touchdowns from the passing game and 229.1 yards/game, which has them ranked 23rd in football. Cincinnati has allowed the opposition a total of 1,706 yards rushing (106.6 yards per game) in addition to 12 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. They have tallied 24 takeaways (11 fumbles recovered and 13 picks) over the course of the season. The Bengals defense has taken part in 996 plays, which has them ranked 2nd in the NFL. In total, they have allowed 322 total points. The Bengals are giving up 20.1 PPG, which has them sitting 6th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ravens +6.5
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