Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens Prediction, 11/16/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 11
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD
TV: PRIME VIDEO
Odds/Point Spread: Ravens (-3.5)
M&T Bank Stadium is the site where the Baltimore Ravens (7-3) will compete against the Cincinnati Bengals (5-4) on Thursday. Baltimore opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The total comes in at 46.
The Cincinnati Bengals come into this game with a record of 5-4 for this season. In their last game, the Bengals took the field against the Texans and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 30-27. Joe Burrow connected on 27/40 with 347 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 90.3 and walked away from the game with 2 interceptions. Ja'Marr Chase had an average of 24.8 yds per reception by accounting for 124 yards on 5 receptions. Joe Mixon was the best rusher for the Bengals with 11 carries for 46 yds (4.2 yards per carry). At the end of the game, they tallied 60 plays which gave them a total of 380 yds. The Cincinnati Bengals rushed the ball a total of 16 different times and recorded 66 yards, which earned them an average of 4.1 yards per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Bengals gave up 188 yards on 34 tries, which is 5.5 yards per run allowed. Cincinnati conceded 23 completions on 39 attempts for a total of 356 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.0%.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bengals hold an average of 20.2 points per game. As a team they're averaging 74.8 yards on the ground which is 32nd in the NFL. The Bengals have earned 2,715 total yards for this campaign. Cincinnati has accumulated 110 first downs, and they have been hurt by 41 penalties for 349 yards. They have surrendered the ball 8 times (6 interceptions and 2 fumbles). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Cincinnati has earned 14 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns.
The Bengals are sitting in 17th in the National Football League concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 21.3 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.0 yards per rush on the ground and 136.2 rushing yards per contest this year. For the year, they have allowed 1,226 yards via the ground game in 9 contests. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Bengals have surrendered 2,230 yards which puts them in 21st in the NFL. They have given up 247.8 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 62.9%. During this campaign, they are giving up 384.0 yards per contest which puts them 30th in the league.
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The Ravens head into this game 7-3 for this year. When they last stepped on the football field, the Ravens went home defeated by a final of 33-31 when they faced the Browns. Lamar Jackson carried the ball 8 times for 41 yds, ending the game with 5.1 yards per carry for Baltimore. Zay Flowers had the best day in terms of receiving for the Ravens, hauling in 5 throws for 73 yds (14.6 yds per reception). Lamar Jackson (1 touchdown) ended the game with 223 yards on 13/23 passing while his quarterback rate was 67.8. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.7 yards. Baltimore relinquished 36 attempts on the ground for 178 yards (4.9 yds per rush). The Ravens passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 57.1%, surrendering 195 yds on 20 out of 35 through the air. The Ravens finished the contest with a total of 306 yards while running 50 plays (6.1 yards per play). Baltimore ran for 4.4 yards per attempt, finishing with 106 yds on 24 attempts.
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Ravens are 5th in football holding an average of 27.0 points per game. For the season thus far, the Ravens have a total of 2,078 passing yards together with an average of 207.8 throwing yards per outing, which has them ranked 20th in football. They are averaging 154.9 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,549 yards in total. The Baltimore Ravens hold an average of 362.7 yards per contest which has them sitting 9th in football. The Baltimore offense has accrued 532 yards of penalties on 59 violations, which ranks 18th in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 5 picks while surrendering 9 fumbles and they have been able to tally 98 first downs.
The Ravens are giving up 15.7 points per game, which has them in 1st of all teams in the NFL. They have allowed the opposition 7 touchdowns through the air as well as 173.1 yards/outing, ranking them 4th in the NFL. Baltimore has yielded a total of 1,005 yards on the ground (100.5 yards/game) in addition to 4 touchdowns on the ground this season. The Ravens defense has participated in 654 plays, which ranks 29th in the league. Their defense has tallied 15 turnovers (5 fumbles and 10 interceptions) so far this season. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 157 total points.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Ravens NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bengals +3.5
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