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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 16
(8-6) Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals (8-6)
Date: Sunday, December 26th, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
NFL Week 16 ATS Betting Lines: Ravens +2.5 | Bengals -2.5 (Bet Now!)
NFL Week 16 Moneyline Odds: Ravens +115 | Bengals -135
NFL Week 16 NFL Betting Total: O/U 44.5
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The Baltimore Ravens will be on the road to take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 26th. The kickoff is set for 1:00 ET.
Baltimore is coming off of a loss and Cincinnati is coming off of a win.
In every place that I have checked, the Bengals are a 2.5 point favorite. The total has stayed right around 44.5.
The Ravens have been a hard team to figure out. Even though they have a decent record, I really do not feel they are that great of a team.
Baltimore got knocked off by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday by a score of 31-30. You have to really question John Harbaugh on the decision to go for two in that situation.
Before the season started, it seemed like a lot of people thought this team would win the division handily. That could not be further from the truth as we approach week 16.
Overall, I thought that Tyler Huntley looked pretty good when he played for the injured Lamar Jackson. He finished the day going 28/40 for 215 yards with 2 touchdown passes. He at least gave his team a chance to win, which is all you can really ask out of a guy who does not have a lot of experience under his belt.
The defense on Sunday was absolutely ravaged with injuries and COVID-19 and it really showed. Aaron Rodgers picked apart their depleted secondary throughout the whole game. Also, the run defense was not as good as it had been advertised.
The Bengals have had a solid season so far. I have really liked the way they have played this season.
Cincinnati beat the Denver Broncos on Sunday by a score of 15-10. I still cannot understand why Denver was a favorite in that game, but that is a story for another day.
It still seems a bit odd that the Bengals are relevant again. As football fans, we have become so used to this team being a laughing stock in the NFL.
Joe Burrow was 15/22 for 157 yards with 1 touchdown pass on Sunday. It was not the most flashy stat line, but he did what he had to do to help his team get a win.
I have really liked the way this team has played defense this year. Sure, shutting down the Broncos is no great feat, but they have looked better against some better offenses as well.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The Ravens are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The Ravens are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games on the road against the Bengals.
- The Ravens are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
- The Ravens are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games against an opponent in the AFC North.
- The Bengals are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
- The Bengals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games played on a Sunday at home.
- The total has gone over in 5 of the Bengals’ last 7 games against an opponent in the AFC.
4* Free Week 16 NFL Betting Prediction: Ravens +2.5
This is a critical AFC North battle on Sunday. A win would be huge, but a loss would be a killer for either one of these teams.
Obviously, a big question here is whether or not Lamar Jackson will play. I am sure he wants to play like hell, but if the pain is too serious, he just may not be able to give it a go.
To me, this is the type of rivalry game that is going to be pretty close. Both teams know how important the game is and they will give it everything they have.
I feel that as the game goes on, the Bengals will make enough winning plays to get the job done, but I do not see it coming easy. Baltimore is not the type of team to get beat badly in a game of this import.
In this spot, I do not like the Bengals laying the 2.5. Even though it is not a huge spread, it is too high for me. I could see Cincy winning this thing by a point.
I am going with the Ravens catching 2 and the hook here.
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