Week 11 NFL Betting: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Baltimore Ravens Odds, Prediction, and Pick

Cincinnati Bengals

If someone told you before the season that the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens Week 11 match-up was one that many people had their eye on, what would you say?  Most would say that there was no possible way, but that is just how the NFL goes sometimes.  This match-up features two teams who are fighting to be atop the AFC North, as the Ravens are currently 7-3, and the Bengals are 6-3.  Cincinnati has been one of the biggest surprises of the entire year, as they were originally expected to win less than five games.  Until their loss last week to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team was riding a six game win streak, and they’ll now look to rebound against a team in Baltimore who has one of the best running back’s in the NFL in Ray Rice.

These two teams play similar, but the real difference in this game will come down to the quarterback/wide receiver combo’s on both sides.  The Bengals rookie combination of Andy Dalton and AJ Green has been working, and working incredibly well to this point.  They’ll be up against Joe Flacco and Anquan Boldin for the Ravens, and Baltimore will hope to get a better all around performance from Flacco this week than they did last week.  The Ravens are fresh off of a 22-17 loss to Seattle, while the Bengals lost 24-17 to Pittsburgh.  This game kicks off at 1:00pm EST this Sunday.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

Cincinnati Bengals: +7

Baltimore Ravens: -7

Free Prediction

Both of these teams are hard to figure at this point in the season, and we definitely expect one of them to make a push towards the playoffs, and one of them to slowly fade to mediocrity.  At this point though, it’s impossible to tell which will do what!  The Ravens are well coached, but Flacco needs to control his mistakes if this team is going to be a serious contender.  The Bengals on the other hand have got to win some games against the Ravens and Steelers if they want to seriously compete themselves.  In this one though, I think that the Ravens sneak out the win at home.  They’re too solid to not be able to hold off this hungry Bengals team, but I think it’ll be much closer than people are anticipating.  I’m predicting that the Ravens win it by 3.

Prediction:  Baltimore Ravens- 27 Cincinnati Bengals- 24

Free Pick

I wasn’t really surprised to see this line set at -7 for the Ravens.  Both teams have proved that they are the real deal, and I expect this game to be fight.  It’s a tough pick, but I think that you are giving a team who is out to prove something a few too many points here against a team that has yet to prove to me that they are for real.  I like the Bengals on the road, and I’ll take those seven points that they are given.  I’m picking the Cincinnati Bengals to get the cover on the road.

Pick:  Cincinnati Bengals +7