Baltimore Ravens versus Cincinnati Bengals NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

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AFC playoff implications will be impacted by the result of the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals AFC north divisional NFL pro football battle on Sunday.

The 11-4 Ravens and 9-6 Bengals will kick off in the late game on New Year’s Day at 4:15PM Eastern Time with regional television coverage provided by CBS.

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Currently at Oddsmaker the road team Baltimore Ravens are lined as a -2 point favorite with the over under lined at 38 ½ points.

Bettors playing the Ravens on the money line will lay -130 odds.

Those taking the home underdog Cincinnati Bengals on the money line can take back +110 odds at Oddsmaker.

Currently the Baltimore Ravens sit as the second seed in the AFC north and with a win or a Pittsburgh loss, the Ravens will earn a first round bye and the AFC north title.

Cincinnati controls their destiny for a wildcard playoff berth as with a win against the Ravens and they qualify for the post season.

A Cincinnati loss on Sunday and they will need a lot of help to earn a playoff spot.

The Ravens have not been able to carry their good home form on the highway this season. The team is just 3-4 on the road this season with bad losses to Jacksonville, Seattle, San Diego and Tennessee.

Baltimore will have lots riding on this game and are hoping for a solid performance from quarterback Joe Flacco.

The Ravens quarterback is hitting on just 56.7% of his passes this year with 19 touchdowns and 12 picks.

Baltimore has put their faith on the running game as they have relied heavily on their ground game with Flacco’s shaky play.

The tandem of Ricky Williams and Ray Rice has combined for 1589 rushing yards on the season.

With Baltimore running the ball it has allowed an old Ravens defense to limit their time on the field. The Ravens give up just 16 points a game this year.

Cincinnati enters this home game winner of two straight games.

They almost choked away a 23-0 fourth quarter lead last week to Arizona as key fumbles by running back Cedric Benson put the Cardinals in position to force overtime.

Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton has hit on nearly 59% of his passes this year for 20 touchdowns and 13 picks.

The Bengals have been good this year on defense allowing 20 points and 314 yards a game.

When Baltimore and Cincinnati met in their first meeting it was the Ravens earning the 31-24 home win as a -7 point betting favorite.

Both teams were able to drive on the opponent’s defense as the Bengals had 463 yards and Baltimore 372 yards.

The difference in the game was turnovers as despite 373 passing yards by Andy Dalton he threw for three interceptions.

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