Ravens vs. Bengals Prediction, Odds, Against Spread and Over/Under for NFL Week 16

The return of Lamar Jackson should be enough to push the Ravens over the favored Bengals this weekend in Cincy.
The return of Lamar Jackson should be enough to push the Ravens over the favored Bengals this weekend in Cincy. / Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens hit the road for Paul Brown Stadium in Week 16 to face off against their AFC North rival, the Cincinnati Bengals. This game has huge implications for the division race as the pair are tied atop the division with identical 8-6 records. The Browns and Steelers are both nipping at their heels at 7-6 in what will be a very tight race down the stretch. 

The Ravens lost their spot alone atop the standings after losing to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday by just one point. It was a valiant effort considering the Ravens were without starting QB Lamar Jackson.

The Bengals, meanwhile, moved into a tie with the Ravens after beating the Denver Broncos 15-10 yesterday. The Bengals were in danger of losing this game but a late turnover in the red zone doomed Denver. The offense did not chip in much with Joe Burrow passing for 157 yards and Joe Mixon running for just 58 yards. 

Here are the odds for this Week 16 battle for the No. 1 spot in the AFC North, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Ravens vs. Bengals, Spread, and Total Odds


  • Ravens: +2.5 (-110)
  • Bengals: -2.5 (-110)


  • Ravens: +120
  • Bengals: -140


  • 44.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Ravens vs. Bengals Betting Trends

  • The Ravens are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last five games.
  • The Ravens are 5-1 straight up (SU) in their last six games against the Bengals. 
  • The Ravens are 2-4 SU in their last six games.  
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the Ravens’ last six home games. 
  • The Ravens are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games against the AFC North. 
  • The Bengals are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games. 
  • The Bengals are 11-5 SU in their last 16 home games against the Ravens. 
  • The OVER is 5-2 in the Bengals’ last seven games against AFC opponents. 

Ravens vs. Bengals Prediction and Pick

I am was very impressed with the Ravens coming so close to beating the Packers with a backup QB. The game should have gone to overtime, but for the second time this year, the Ravens gave a game away because they didn’t want to settle for a possible tie. They will have Jackson back this week barring some unexpected setback, and he will be the key to victory against the Bengals. 

While the Bengals are a team that is looking stronger as the season goes on, they are still off the pace of a team like the Ravens. Baltimore is chugging along despite their recent loss and is showing no signs of slowing. They have dominated this rivalry over the last few seasons and I don’t see that changing this weekend. The Bengals might have managed to win last week but their offense looked terrible and I think they continue to struggle against the Ravens. 

Pick: Baltimore Ravens +120 to win