NFL Predictions Week 6: Bengals vs Ravens
Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens play the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Cincinnati opens this game as 8.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 35.5. The Bengals are 0-5-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Ravens are 4-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Cincinnati Bengals faced the Arizona Cardinals and were defeated 26-23. Running the show from under center for the Bengals was Andy Dalton who went 27/38 with 262 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Joe Mixon led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 93 yards via 19 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Tyler Boyd led the team in receiving yardage by earning 123 yards on 10 catches. He notched an average of 12.3 yards per catch for the game. The Cincinnati Bengals ran the football 23 times and racked up 108 yards giving them an average of 4.7 yards per carry. For the game, the Bengals earned a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 60 yards. On the day, they ran 62 plays which added up to 370 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Cincinnati gave up 20 completions on 32 attempts totaling 248 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. For the game, they conceded 514 yards but weren't able to foce a turnover. Against the run, the Bengals gave up 266 yards on 38 runs allowing their opponent an average of 7.0 yards per attempt allowed. Alan Matthews has a NFL prediction for the game between the Giants and Patriots.
Bengals Worsen Their Record to 0-5 After Loss
The Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 0-5 in 2019. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they are currently ranked 12th in the AFC and 25th in the league with 1,596 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Bengals currently have a total of 7 passing TDs and 1 rushing touchdown. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 16 points per game, which has them at 29th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 61 rushing yards per game which is 4th among AFC teams.
The Bengals have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 27.2 points per contest putting them 15th in the AFC. When it comes to rushing yards, Cincinnati is allowing 167.6 yards per game ranking them 4th among AFC North teams and 31st in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.0 yards per carry putting them 12th among AFC teams and 27th among NFL teams overall. In total, they have allowed 306 rushing yards through 5 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bengals have allowed 1,221 yards. Opponents are completing 70.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.1 yards per attempt. They have allowed 8 passing TDs and 7 rushing TDs.
In the last game they played, the Baltimore Ravens faced the Pittsburgh Steelers and ended up getting the victory by a score of 26-23. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Ravens was Lamar Jackson who went 19/28 with 161 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 3 picks on the day. Lamar Jackson led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 9 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 70 yards by way of 14 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per run. Willie Snead IV led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 51 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 12.8 yards per reception for the game. Check out where the Ravens are ranked in Doc's Week 6 NFL power rankings. The Baltimore Ravens rushed the ball a total of 40 times and racked up a total of 138 yards giving them an average of 3.5 yards per run. For the contest, the Ravens earned 22 1st downs and they had 11 penalties for 92 yards. On the day, they totaled 73 plays which gave them a total of 277 yards. When discussing the defense, Baltimore conceded 21 catches on 31 throws totaling 192 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. On the day, they conceded 269 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Ravens conceded 77 yards on 19 tries which gave the opponent an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Ravens Improve to 3-2 After Win
The Ravens come into this game with a record of 3-2. Baltimore has made teams respect their running game by averaging 192 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 2nd in the league. As a team, they have a total of 961 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Ravens average 441 yards per game overall ranking them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the AFC. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Ravens are ranked 1st in the division and 1st out of all the teams in the league with an average of 32.2 points per contest.
The Ravens are allowing 24.6 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the division and 22nd in the NFL. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 123 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 90 yards per game which puts them at 10th in the league and 1st in the division. This year, they have conceded a total of 451 yards on the ground and 7 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the league. They are giving up 280 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Ravens are ranked 15th among AFC teams. They have allowed 6 passing touchdowns for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Ravens -8.5
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