Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Week 2 Odds, Breakdowns & Betting Trends (9/17/2023) - Taking Vegas



Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Week 2 Odds, Breakdowns & Betting Trends (9/17/2023)

By TakingVegas Staff Writer
September 15, 2023

Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals

The Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals clash in a Week 2 AFC North matchup on Sunday afternoon inside Paycor Stadium. The Ravens are 1-0 after a 25-9 home win over the Houston Texans last Sunday. The Bengals are 0-1 right now after a disappointing 24-3 road loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday.

Ravens vs. Bengals Betting Odds

Baltimore Ravens+3.5 (-115)O 46 (-112)+142
Cincinnati Bengals-3.5 (-105)U 46 (-108)-170

Ravens vs. Bengals Game Details

Fixture: Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Date & Time: Sunday, September 17 1:00 PM

Venue: Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio

Ravens vs. Bengals Key Stats

Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens are going to have to change some of their offensive game plan as running back JK Dobbins suffered a torn Achilles in Week 1. They were able to do well in the win as they scored 25 points on 265 total yards. Quarterback Lamar Jackson looked good as he went 17-of-22 for 169 yards and an interception while also running six times for 38 yards. Even with Dobbins going down and tight end Mark Andrews not playing, rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers stepped up. He finished his NFL debut with nine catches on 10 targets for 78 yards while no other player had more than 37 receiving yards. If the offense can continue to step up in first year offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s system, it will be a great look going forward for the Ravens. 

Their defense did a great job to begin the year as they allowed just nine points on 268 total yards against the Texans. They were able to force and recover a fumble in the game and made things difficult for rookie quarterback CJ Stroud. The rush-defense did extremely well as they only gave up 72 yards on the ground during the game. Baltimore also got pressure as they finished with five sacks and 10 quarterback hits. If this defense can carry momentum into this game against a tough offensive team, they will be in a good position to win.  

Cincinnati Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals had the most disappointing offensive showing as the offense recorded three points on just 157 total yards of offense. Joe Burrow had his worst game as a professional player as he went 14-of-31 for 82 yards. The team finished 2-of-15 on third down tries and only recorded six total first downs. Chalk it up to a bad game on offense as this team has proven to be one of the best in the entire league. 

Their defense needs to do a little better as they gave up 24 points on 350 total yards in the opening game. They need to limit the running game a bit more as the Bengals defense allowed 4.5 rushing yards per attempt. Cincinnati was able to force two turnovers in the game as well with a fumble recovery and an interception. They need to be a little more disruptive on the opposing quarterback as they recorded three sacks but only five quarterback hits. This defense can step up and get some stops as the offense figures things out but they have some great talent to lean on here going forward. 

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends

  • Underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last five games against one another
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in their previous five games
  • Baltimore is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games
  • Baltimore is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog
  • The under is 17-7-1 in the Bengals last 25 games