Sunday, January 1, 2017
Paul Brown Stadium
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The Baltimore Ravens travel to Paul Brown Stadium to play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, January 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41.5. The Ravens are 7-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8-0. The Bengals have an over/under record of 6-9-0 and they are 6-9-0 against the spread.
Joe Flacco finished with 262 yards through the air for Baltimore last week. He completed 30 passes out of 44 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Ravens were led in rushing by Kenneth Dixon, who finished with 57 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Steve Smith was the team leader in receiving with a total of 79 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Baltimore got a total of 22 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 368 yards for the game. The Ravens ran for 122 yards on 26 attempts.
Andy Dalton finished with 268 yards passing for Cincinnati last week. He went 28 for 41, resulting in a 68% completion percentage. The Bengals were led on the ground by Rex Burkhead, who finished with 42 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Brandon LaFell led the team in receiving with 130 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Cincinnati had 15 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 63 total plays for 294 yards for the contest. The Bengals ran for 50 yards on 19 carries as a team.
Baltimore scores 22 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 19th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 27 passes on 42 attempts for a 64% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 256 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 11th in the league. The Ravens run for an average of 93 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 27th in the league. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 349 yards per game, ranking their offense 18th overall this season. The Ravens average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 20th in the NFL. They accumulate 71.3 penalty yards per game via 8.1 penalties, which ranks 2nd in the league.
Baltimore allows 234 passing yards per game, ranking 10th, and they allow 20 points per contest on defense, which ranks 7th. They give up 23 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Ravens allow 85 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 2nd in the NFL. Baltimore allows 319 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 5th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.1 penalties for 58.7 yards per game, ranking them 4th among NFL teams.
Cincinnati averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 24th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 64% completion percentage. They throw for 248 yards through the air per game, ranking them 16th. The Bengals run for an average of 108 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 18th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 356 yards per game, ranking them 14th in the league on offense. The Bengals get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 12th. They average 47.1 penalty yards per game via 5.7 penalties, ranking them 30th in the NFL.
Cincinnati allows an average of 236 passing yards per game, which ranks 11th in the league. Their defense overall allows 20 points per contest, which has them ranked 11th. They give up 23 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Bengals allow 116 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 21st in the NFL. Cincinnati allows 352 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 17th in the league. They force 6.7 penalties for 60.6 yards in each contest, ranking 18th.
Baltimore Betting Trends
Baltimore is 7-8-0 against the over/under this season
Baltimore has an ATS record of 7-8-0 this season
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 6-9-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 6-9-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/25/16 CB Jimmy Smith Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
12/25/16 LB Kamalei Correa Ribs "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
12/25/16 G Rick Wagner Concussion injured last game, Sunday vs. Cincinnati
12/14/16 RB Lorenzo Taliaferro Thigh IR
10/25/16 S Kendrick Lewis Thigh IR
10/12/16 CB Sheldon Price Thigh IR
10/07/16 TE Maxx Williams Knee IR
10/06/16 CB Maurice Canady Thigh IR
09/08/16 DT Carl Davis Undisclosed IR
09/08/16 WR Chris Matthews Undisclosed IR
09/08/16 G De'Ondre Wesley Undisclosed IR
09/08/16 WR Michael Campanaro Calf IR
08/29/16 CB Kyle Arrington Concussion IR
12/27/16 TE Tyler Eifert Back IR
12/25/16 WR A.J. Green Hamstring expected to miss Sunday vs. Baltimore
12/25/16 G Clint Boling Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
12/25/16 TE Tyler Kroft Knee "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
12/25/16 LB Vontaze Burfict Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore
11/21/16 HB Giovani Bernard ACL out for season
08/31/16 DT Andrew Billings Knee IR
08/31/16 DT Brandon Thompson Knee PUP
08/31/16 HB Cedric Peerman Forearm out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati -2.5
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