Bengals vs. Ravens Point Spread: NFL Week 7 Odds, Prediction

Daniel Coyle | Updated Oct 21, 2021

The Baltimore Ravens will be aiming to extend their lead atop the AFC North standings with a sixth straight win when they host the resurgent Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Cincinnati
10-7
AT
October 24, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
8-9
Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +245
Over / Under o +46

44%

Betting Action

56%

Pointspread -6.5 -105
Moneyline -296
Over / Under u +46

44%

Betting Action

56%

The Ravens turned heads with last week’s 35-6 rout of the high-powered Los Angeles Chargers, which extends their regular-season home win streak to six games. The Bengals travel to Baltimore also riding high after a crushing 34-11 victory over the Detroit Lions. Cincinnati has now won three of their last four games and sit second in the divisional standings with a dramatically improved 4-2 record.

Baltimore is a 6.5-point favourite to win on the NFL odds, with a total of 47.0.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Sunday’s matchup marks the second meeting of the season between these AFC East rivals. The Patriots romped to a 25-6 victory in their Week 2 visit to the Big Apple, extending their current straight up win streak against the Jets to 11 games. Overall, the Patriots have tallied 12 straight regular season home wins over New York since 2008, with each of the past five victories coming by wide double-double margins. With the Jets scoring 14 or fewer points in eight of their past 10 dates with the Patriots, the UNDER currently enjoys an 8-3 run in totals betting. However, the OVER has prevailed in three of their past five matchups, including each of their past two clashes at Gillette Stadium.

Cincinnati Bengals

After enduring five straight losing campaigns, the Bengals have made a dramatic turnaround in the early going of the 2021 season, doubling their win total from all of last season during their 4-2 start. Now sporting intriguing +181 odds to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2015, the Bengals have benefited from a breakthrough by quarterback Joe Burrow. Limited by injury to just 10 appearances as a rookie last season, Burrow has joined the league’s passing leaders while tossing for 14 scores through six outings, capped by a three-touchdown performance last weekend in Detroit. The Bengals defence have also done their part, limiting opponents to just 21 total points during the team’s two-game road win streak, and ranks fifth in the NFL with just 18.5 points per game allowed to date.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens’ success this season has resulted from many of the same reasons why Cincinnati has turned things around. Lamar Jackson has continued to be a steady presence leading the offence. The former NFL MVP has tossed for nine scores and ranks 10th in the league in passing yards, as well as seventh in rushing yards. A stingy Ravens defence has also surrendered just 20.5 points per game, and held opponents to single-digit point totals in two of their past three outings. The squad is nursing a rash of injuries that has kept several players out of practice this week, including Bradley Bozeman (back), Latavius Murray (ankle), Sammy Watkins (thigh), and Tavon Young (knee). However, all remain listed as questionable for Sunday’s contest.

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