Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 12/26/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 16
Game: Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bengals (-2.5)
Paul Brown Stadium is where the Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) will take on the Baltimore Ravens (8-6) on Sunday. Baltimore opens this matchup as 2.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 45.
The Baltimore Ravens step onto the field holding a record of 8-6 for this season. In their last contest, the Ravens played the Packers and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-30. Tyler Huntley connected on 28/40 with 215 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 99.5 and finished the game with no interceptions. Latavius Murray led the offense in rushing for the Ravens with 7 totes for 48 yds (6.9 yards per carry). Mark Andrews held an average of 13.6 yards per reception by notching 136 yds on 10 catches. The Baltimore Ravens ended up running the ball 26 times and compiled 143 yds, which had them averaging 5.5 yds per attempt. In the game, they had 67 plays which gave them a total of 354 yards. Baltimore relinquished 23 completions on 31 attempts for a total of 250 yards, and a completion rate of 74.2%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Ravens gave up 96 yds on 25 attempts, which averages out to 3.8 yds per run allowed.
The Ravens have attained 5,398 yards in total this season. Baltimore has accumulated 176 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 91 penalties for 796 yards. With reference to distribution of touchdowns, Baltimore has totaled 19 passing touchdowns and 16 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 20 times (14 interceptions and 6 fumbles). As a team they maintain an average of 144.7 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 3rd in the NFL. In terms of scoring, the Baltimore Ravens have an average of 23.9 PPG.
The Ravens sit in 19th in the league when it comes to team defense, allowing 22.5 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per rush and 86.2 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,207 yards via the ground game in 14 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Ravens have conceded 3,709 yards which puts them in 32nd in the league. They have given up 264.9 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 61.3%. For the season, they are allowing 351.1 yards per contest which puts them 18th in the NFL. They have given up 24 touchdowns by air as well as 11 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Bengals come into this game with a record of 8-6 for this season. For their last game, the Bengals went home victorious with a score of 15-10 when they played the Broncos. Joe Burrow (1 touchdown) ended the game with 157 yards on 15/22 passing while his quarterback rating was 103.8. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 7.14 yds. Joe Mixon carried the ball 17 times for 58 yds, finishing the game with 3.4 yds per carry for Cincinnati. Tyler Boyd was featured in the passing game for the Bengals, catching 5 balls for 96 yds (19.2 yds per catch). Cincinnati rushed the ball for 4.3 yards per attempt, totaling 113 yards on 26 carries. The Bengals finished the contest with 249 yards and they ran 51 plays (4.9 yards per play). The Bengals pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 52.9%, surrendering 159 yards on 18 for 34 passing. Cincinnati allowed 34 running attempts for 133 yards (3.9 yds per carry).
When looking at their ability to score points, the Bengals are ranked 10th in football holding an average of 26.4 points per outing. During this campaign to this point, the Bengals have thrown for 3,387 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 241.9 passing yards per game, putting them at 11th in the league. They are averaging 109.0 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,526 yards for this season. The Cincinnati Bengals hold an average of 350.9 yards/game which ranks them 15th out of all teams in the NFL. The Cincinnati offense has compiled 481 penalty yds on 58 infractions, which has them ranked 32nd in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. They have tossed 14 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 7 fumbles and they have been able to earn 166 1st downs.
Cincinnati has surrendered a total of 1,343 yards on the ground (95.9 yards per game) and 11 touchdowns by ground for the season. They have conceded 20 touchdowns through the air and 249.8 yards/contest, which has them ranked 26th in the league. Their defense has compiled 18 takeaways (7 fumbles and 11 picks) for the season. In total, they have conceded 303 total points. The Bengals defense has been on the field for 894 plays, ranking them 21st in the NFL. The Bengals are allowing 21.6 points per game, which has them ranked 11th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Ravens/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bengals -2.5
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