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Bengals vs. Ravens 2021 NFL Week 7 Odds, Preview and Pick

By Carlos Chacon

The Bengals and the Ravens meet Sunday in Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season. It’s a clash between the first and second place team of the AFC North, and we expect nothing less from this contest.

But before finalizing your picks, be sure to check out this NitroBetting preview. Below, we provide you with essential information such as event details, team and player statistics, and the latest NFL betting odds. On top of that, we have timely betting trends and expert betting predictions that help you track the best picks.

Bengals vs. Ravens Game Information

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Why Bet on the Cincinnati Bengals?

After a Week 5 loss to the Packers, the Bengals return to their winning ways with a win against the Lions. So far, the team bagged two narrow road wins versus the Vikings and Jaguars. This shows a team that can handle pressure well.

Although the team struggled to find a 30-plus point game in the first five weeks, they managed to break the drought and scored 34 points against the Lions last weekend. This brings the team’s overall points per game average to 24.7(11th). With an average of three touchdowns per game (11th). They are also eighth with a 45.8 rushing play percentage.

But, the Bengals’ strength also lies in their defense. The team has held off opponents to less than 20 points in three of their games. It’s also worth noting that no team scored over 30 points against Zac Taylor’s squad. Cincinnati ranks fifth in opponent points per game at 18.5 while holding the third-best record in opponent touchdowns per game at 2.0.

There are no notable injuries for the Bengals in this game and we expect them to come in at full force and try to take the AFC North top spot from the Ravens.

Why Bet on the Baltimore Ravens?

The Ravens are on a roll with five straight wins to their name. In their most recent victory, they limited the Chargers to only six points. In six games, the Ravens limited their opponents to seven points or less twice.

We’re about to witness a battle between two impressive offenses. The Ravens pack a punch on offense with 28.3 points per game (7th). Their highest scoring game was against the Chiefs in Week 3 where they scored 36 points. They also have a solid rushing game, recording 1.5 rushing touchdowns (3rd) per contest.

Defensively, the Ravens also hold themselves together. Currently, the team allows 20.5 opponent points per game (7th) and 2.7 opponent touchdowns per game (13th). Moreover, they are one of the best teams against the run. Baltimore is third with 82.0 rushing yards allowed per game. This comes with a 1.0 opponent rushing touchdown per game (15th). Cincinnati might not have much success when toting the rock against this Ravens’ D.

The Ravens have three offensive players on the questionable list this Sunday, including running back Latavius Murray (ankle), wide receiver Sammy Watkins (thigh), and left tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle).

Bengals vs. Ravens Betting Trends

  • The Bengals are 3-7 against the Ravens in the last 10 road games.
  • The Bengals are 3-2 against the spread in the last 5 road games against the Ravens.
  • The totals went under in 3 of the Bengals’ last 5 road games against the Ravens.
  • The Ravens scored 23 points or more in 4 of the last 5 home games against the Bengals.
  • The Ravens are 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 home games.
  • The totals went over in 5 of the Ravens’ home games against the Bengals.

Bengals vs. Ravens Expert Betting Predictions

It might appear to be a lopsided pairing, but this should produce interesting betting elements. On the one hand, the Bengals will feature a healthy squad to try and close the games, but there’s still a huge deficit for the team to chase down. Covering the spread is a doable task for the Bengals, but there’s no room for error here if they want to keep the scoreline close. On the other hand, the Ravens are capable of closing this one with a solid track record at home and a more menacing squad. And despite the injuries, the Ravens’ depth has stood the test of time in recent weeks.

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