BALTIMORE RAVENS VS. CINCINNATI BENGALS
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2010 AFC North betting action comes to you on Sunday, September 19th from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH where the Cincinnati Bengals will play host to the division rival Baltimore Ravens. These two teams have split the L/4 meetings with the winning margin an average of just over 10 PPG. 2009 saw the Bengals win both games as the underdog taking the first game in Baltimore 17-14 as 9-point underdogs and taking game two in Cincinnati 17-7 as 3-point dogs.
Point Spread: Head Coach John Harbaugh’s Ravens currently sits as 1.5-point favorites with the game ‘total’ set at 40; kickoff is set for 1:00 ET.
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The Ravens come into this AFC East matchup off a gritty offensive effort against the Jets. QB Joe Flacco completed 20-of-38 passes for 248 yards, with an interception and a fumble lost. RB Ray Rice only accumulated 43 yards on the ground while Willis McGahee ran for -2 yards and a score. WR Anquan Boldin was the standout player of the offense hauling in a team leading seven receptions for 110 yards. The offense did however convert 21 first downs in the slim 10-9 victory. Terrell Suggs led the defense with six total tackles and half a sack, as the Ravens stop unit made life a living hell for Sanchez and company.
Cincinnati should be glad to be home after getting throttled by the Patriots 38-24 in Week 1. Despite losing, QB Carson Palmer put on a show. He completed 34-of-50 pass attempts while throwing for 345 yards to go along with a TD/INT ratio of 2/1. Cedric Benson had a hard time pacing the ground attack against the Pats defense, fumbling once and accumulating just 43 yards. He managed to cross the goal line once. WR Chad Ochocinco had a huge 2010 debut hauling in 12 catches for 159 yards and a TD, and rookie TE Jermaine Gresham also had the first TD reception of his career. The stop unit, mainly the secondary, was horrid getting torched to the tune of 258 yards through the air.
Baltimore’s a rock solid 15-3 SU & 13-5 ATS the L/18 times it was favored. They’ve also been a $$$-maker in September the L/2 years going 6-1 SU & a perfect 7-0 ATS. The Bengals are just 9-13 SU the L/22 times it was dogged but a respectable 13-10 ATS, and stand a solid 3-1 SU & ATS The L/3 times they were installed home pups up to three points.
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