Ravens vs Bengals prediction, odds, and picks – October 24, 2021, | NFL Week 7
Week 7 of the NFL will feature an AFC North battle that is sure to be full of excitement. The Baltimore Ravens are 5-1 and have moved to a first-pass offense under MVP candidate Lamar Jackson.
The defense has been stifling at times and he seems like a serious contender.
Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Bengals are 4-2 and on the rise. They have a legitimate defense that competes hard on a weekly basis. Most importantly, they have a stellar tandem between Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase.
The AFC North never disappoints in their games, and this is likely to be no different.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Match Details
Fixture – Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals | Week 7 of the 2021 NFL regular season.
Date & Time – October 24, 1:00 PM EST
Venue – M&T Bank, Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals match selection
The fact that the Ravens are favorites at home is no surprise. However, it is surprising to see them favored by 6.5 points. The losses of both Bengals this season have come by just three points. The game is more likely to end by three points than by six.
The defense could win on both sides in this one, as the Bengals allow just 18.5 points per game. Baltimore yields just 20.5 points per game.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
Both teams will enter the game with half a dozen injured players. Two starting offensive linemen, Bradley Bozeman and Alejandro Villanueva, are questionable. Latavius Murray and Sammy Watkins are also questionable on offense.
Defensively, middle linebacker Patrick Queen is questionable with a thigh injury. Finally, cornerback Tavon Young is questionable with a knee injury.
On the Bengals’ defensive line, Trey Hendrickson, Josh Tupou, and Tyler Shelvin are all questionable. Joining them are Chris Evans at running back and Trey Hopkins at the center. Along with Jalen Davis at the corner, he did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals Head-to-Head
This weekend will be the 51st meeting between these teams. The Ravens lead the all-time series 27 games to 23. In the last five games, the Ravens have swept the Bengals. Before that, the Bengals won nine of 12 against the Ravens.
The last three victories for the Ravens have been explosive. The final score differentials were 35, 24, and 26 points.
Prediction Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Ravens will win the game with their defense in a big way. The Bengals are a promising team with a bright future ahead of them, but the Ravens have a hot streak on both sides of the ball. Marlon Humphrey can keep up with Chase, forcing Burrow to throw the ball elsewhere.
Prediction: The Ravens win 24-17, with the defense prompting Burrow to throw a pair of interceptions.