Ravens vs. Bengals NFL Betting Preview, Key Players, Odds, Insights, and Trends for Week 17

The Baltimore Ravens (10-5) visit the Cincinnati Bengals (4-10-1) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in matchup between AFC North opponents at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati is a two-touchdown underdog. An over/under of 44.0 is set for the contest. Make a pick with the best online sportsbook on Ravens vs Bengals and other week 17 NFL action HERE.

Where to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 3, 2021
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Cincinnati, OH
  • Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium

BetMGM NFL betting lines

Ravens vs Bengals Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Ravens -14.0 -105 -115 44.0 -110 -110 -950 675

Betting on the Ravens

  • Baltimore has a 9-5-1 record against the spread this year.
  • This season, the Ravens have an ATS record of 0-0-1 when projected as at least 14.0-point favorites.
  • Baltimore has played in only seven games that have gone over the point total (46.7% of its opportunities).
  • The Ravens, on average, score three more points per game this season (28.7) than the Bengals allow (25.7).
  • In games where Baltimore score at least 28.7 points this season, they are 7-0 overall and 5-1-1 against the spread.
  • Cincinnati is 3-4-1 overall and 5-3 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 25.7 points.
  • Baltimore has a 4-2-1 record against the spread on the road this year, and is 5-2 overall in away games.

Betting on the Bengals

  • Cincinnati has a 9-6 record against the spread.
  • Cincinnati’s games have hit the over in eight out of 15 outings this season (53.3%).
  • The Ravens defense has allowed 20 points per game this season, about the same amount as the 20.5 the Bengals have scored.
  • In games where Cincinnati scores at least 20.5 points this season, they are 4-3-1 overall and 8-0 against the spread.
  • Baltimore is 8-1 overall and 8-0-1 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 20 points.
  • Cincinnati has a 5-2 record against the spread at home this year, and is 3-4 overall in home games.

Betting on the Total – What to Look For

  • The Ravens and their opponents have combined for 44.0 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 10 of 15 games (66.7%) this year.
  • In nine of 15 opportunities (60%) this year, Cincinnati and its opponents have combined to score more than 44.0 points.
  • The Ravens and the Bengals combine to average 5.2 more points per game than the over/under of 44.0 set for this matchup.
  • The Ravens and the Bengals have seen their opponents average a combined 1.7 more points per game than the over/under of 44.0 set for this game.
  • The average over/under the Ravens have had set in games this year is 4.7 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Bengals this season is 2.3 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Ravens Key Players

  • Lamar Jackson has thrown for 2,644 yards (176.3 ypg) to lead Baltimore, completing 64.8% of his passes and recording touchdown 23 passes and eight interceptions over 15 games this season. He’s also one of the team’s top rushing options with 908 yards (60.5 ypg) on 148 carries with seven rushing touchdowns.
  • In 15 games this season, Gus Edwards has rushed for 663 yards (44.2 per game) on 132 carries with six touchdowns.
  • Marquise Brown’s team-leading 728 receiving yards (48.5 yards per game) have come on 53 receptions (and 91 targets) with six touchdowns through 15 games.
  • Mark Andrews has racked up 674 yards (44.9 yards per game) and seven touchdowns, hauling in 54 passes on 82 targets in 15 games this year.
  • Willie Snead IV’s 48 targets have resulted in 33 grabs for 432 yards (28.8 ypg) and three touchdowns through 15 games played.
  • Yannick Ngakoue has 7.0 sacks to pace the team through 15 games, and also has 7.0 TFL and 24 tackles.
  • Patrick Queen, Baltimore’s top-tackler, has 101 tackles, 8.0 TFL, three sacks, and one interception in 15 games this year.
  • Marcus Peters has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 51 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and eight passes defended over 13 games.


Patrick Mekari: Questionable (Back),

Marcus Peters: Questionable (Calf),

Gus Edwards: Questionable (Back),

D.J. Fluker: Questionable (Knee),

Willie Snead IV: Questionable (Ankle),

Calais Campbell: Questionable (Calf),

Jimmy Smith: Questionable (Ribs),

Mark Ingram II: Questionable (Illness),

Yannick Ngakoue: Questionable (Thigh),

Marlon Humphrey: Questionable (Knee)

Bengals Key Players

  • Brandon Allen leads Cincinnati with 877 passing yards (219.3 ypg) on 84-of-121 with five touchdowns against two interceptions in four games this season. He also has 25 rushing yards (6.3 ypg) on 12 carries.
  • In 15 games this season, Samaje Perine has piled up 250 yards (16.7 per game) on 54 carries with three touchdowns.
  • Tee Higgins’ 908 receiving yards leads all receivers on the team. He’s been targeted 106 times and has registered 67 catches and six touchdowns through 15 games (averaging 60.5 yards per game).
  • Tyler Boyd has grabbed 78 passes (on 107 targets) for 840 yards (60.0 yards per game) and four touchdowns in 14 games this year.
  • A.J. Green’s 47 receptions (on 98 targets) have netted him 523 yards (34.9 ypg) and two touchdowns through 15 games played.
  • Carl Lawson has 5.5 sacks to lead the team through 15 games, and also has 4.0 TFL and 35 tackles.
  • Vonn Bell, Cincinnati’s tackle leader, has 109 tackles and 3.0 TFL in 15 games this year.
  • Jessie Bates III has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 100 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 14 passes defended to his name over 15 games.


William Jackson III: Out (Concussion),

Logan Wilson: Out (Ankle),

B.J. Finney: Out (Abdomen)