Bengals vs. Ravens 2022 NFL Week 5 Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

The Sunday night NFL game this week is from the AFC North as the Cincinnati Bengals, the defending division champions, host the Baltimore Ravens, the current favorites to win it.

Nitrobetting is ready to equip its bettors with the latest news, NFL betting odds, and special features for the entire duration of the 2022 NFL season. This time, let’s take a closer look at the upcoming Week 5 showdown between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens.

Bengals vs. Ravens Game Information

  • When: Sunday, October 9, 2022, 8:20 PM ET
  • Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
  • TV: NBC
  • Radio: WLW Cincinnati 700 AM (Bengals) // WBAL 1090 AM (Ravens)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Odds: Bengals (+3.5) // Ravens (-3.5)

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Why Bet on the Cincinnati Bengals?

Cincinnati is on extra rest after beating Miami 27-15 on Thursday in Week 4. Burrow completed 20-of-31 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns. In his cleanest start of the year, Burrow averaged 9.3 yards per attempt and took only one sack. He has now gone three straight games without an interception after four in Week 1.

Cincinnati’s biggest strength currently is its defense. The Bengals were outgained by Miami but were bolstered by two interceptions from safety Vonn Bell. Cincinnati is allowing the second-fewest touchdowns per drive.

Bengals kicker Evan McPherson today was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 4 for his performance vs. Miami. McPherson made two FG attempts, both of which came in the fourth quarter, and converted each of his three PAT attempts. He was good from 19 yards to put Cincinnati ahead 17-15, then extended the lead with 6:13 remaining with a 57-yarder, which tied for the fifth-longest kick in the NFL this season.

Through four games, McPherson has made nine of 11 FG attempts, and six of seven PATs. He has converted all three of his attempts of 50 or more yards, including a Bengals record long 59-yarder in Week 1. His 12 FGs of 50 or more yards are tied with Minnesota’s Blair Walsh for the most by a kicker through their first 20 contests in NFL history.

Why Bet on the Baltimore Ravens?

Baltimore will be looking for some revenge as it was easily swept by Cincinnati last year. The first meeting was in Baltimore and the Bengals prevailed 41-17. Joe Burrow threw for a then-career-high 416 yards and three touchdowns, including an 82-yarder to Ja’Marr Chase in the third quarter that gave Cincinnati all the momentum. Chase had eight catches for 201 yards. Lamar Jackson threw for 257 yards and ran for 88, but he was sacked five times in the loss.

In the game in Cincinnati, the Bengals won 42-21. Joe Burrow threw for a team-record 525 yards. Only Norm Van Brocklin (554 yards), Warren Moon (527) and Matt Schaub (527) have thrown for more in league history. Burrow, who snapped Boomer Esiason’s team record of 522 yards, was 37 of 46 with two touchdown passes to Tee Higgins and one each to Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon as the Bengals swept the Ravens for the first time since 2015.

Higgins had 12 receptions for a career-high 194 yards. Ja’Marr Chase caught seven for 125 yards, and Boyd had three catches for 85 yards. With Lamar Jackson out with an ankle injury and backup Tyler Huntley on the COVID-19 list, Josh Johnson started at quarterback for the Ravens.

Baltimore blew a 20-3 third-quarter lead at home to Buffalo on Sunday and lost 23-20 – the second time the Ravens have blown at least a 17-point lead and lost at home so far. From 2008 until this season, the Ravens had been the NFL’s best closers, winning 61 straight games under John Harbaugh in which they had led by 17 points or more. That was tied for the fourth-longest streak by a head coach to begin their career in the Super Bowl era, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Ravens went for the touchdown on fourth down from the Buffalo 2-yard line with about four minutes left instead of kicking the go-ahead field goal. Jackson was pressured and threw an interception in the end zone, keeping the game tied at 20 with four minutes remaining. Jackson completed 20-of-29 pass attempts for 144 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, adding 11 rushes for 73 yards.

Top receiver Rashod Bateman injured his foot in the game and did not practice Wednesday. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he is hopeful Bateman will be able to play in Week 5 and continued to refer to Bateman as day to day. Without Bateman, the Ravens would be down to Devin Duvernay as their top receiver. Duvernay is second on the team with 12 catches, third with 172 receiving yards and tied for first with three receiving touchdowns. He leads all qualifying NFL players in kickoff and punt return average and scored on a 103-yard kickoff return in Week 2.

Bengals vs. Ravens Betting Trends

  • Bengals are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 games following a straight up win.
  • Bengals are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 road games.
  • The total went under in 9 of Cincinnati’s last 9 games.
  • Ravens are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 games following a ATS loss.
  • Ravens are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 games following a straight up loss.
  • The total went under in 4 of Baltimore’s last 6 games.

Bengals vs. Ravens Expert Betting Predictions

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