Ravens vs. Bengals Point Spread: NFL Week 16 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Dec 23, 2021

First place in the AFC North is on the line when the Baltimore Ravens travel to Cincinnati for a contest with the Bengals on Sunday.

Baltimore
8-9
AT
December 26, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium
Cincinnati
10-7
Pointspread +7.5 -110
Moneyline +308
Over / Under o +43

39%

Betting Action

61%

Pointspread -7.5 -110
Moneyline -393
Over / Under u +43

39%

Betting Action

61%

To reiterate how important this AFC North bout is, the winner will be in fourth place in the AFC and the loser could drop to both last place in the division, and 13th in the conference… in a worst-case scenario.

And after this, there’s two weeks to go in the season so the divisional crown is the golden ticket for the four AFC North clubs separated by just one win.

Kickoff at Paul Brown Stadium is set for 1 p.m. EST. The Bengals are a 2.5-point home favourite to win on the NFL odds, with the over-under at 44.5.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Week 16 is the final regular season meeting between Baltimore and Cincinnati. The Ravens will be looking to return the favour this time around after Cincinnati walked into Baltimore and blew them out 41-17 back on October 24. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 416 yards in the win, while rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase had a career-best 201 yards.

Both clubs not only share an 8-6 record on the season, but a 7-7 record against the spread too. Cincinnati’s 2-5 against the spread at home in 2021, but have beat Baltimore 11 of the last 16 times they’ve hosted. Nine of the Bengals’ last 12 games against the AFC North have gone over the total.

Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens put up a strong effort behind Tyler Huntley’s career day under centre last Sunday, but once again lost on a failed two-point convert. Huntley threw for 215 yards and rushed for 73, combining for four touchdowns with his arm and legs. With former MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson going through a right ankle injury, Huntley is an adequate option if Jackson can’t go against the Bengals.

Baltimore’s wounded defence allowed 31 points in last week’s loss versus Green Bay and now rank 19th in the NFL with 22.5 points against per game, and 351.1 yards against per game.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals clawed out a 15-10 win at Denver last Sunday which kept their defence among the top-three in points allowed on the road (16.4 per game). For whatever reason, Cincinnati’s defence is giving up an additional 10 points per game and 50 yards per game when at home this season. It’s then little surprise that the Bengals are 3-4 at home in 2021.

The Bengals lead the NFL in yards per pass attempt (8.4), which came in handy last Sunday when Burrow connected with Tyler Boyd for the game-winning 56-yard touchdown. Meanwhile Chase is averaging 17 yards a catch, while is fifth among receivers with at least 10 catches.

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