Bengals vs. Ravens Week 12 Betting Breakdown & Free Picks

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 4:01 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 4:01 PM UTC

A pivotal AFC North showdown is on the NFL betting slate for week 12 when the Bengals take on the Ravens. We weight in and serve up choice NFL picks SU, ATS and Total.

Bengals vs. Ravens

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
1:00 PM ET


Point Spread Value 

The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a 27-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at the AT&T last Sunday. On the heels of the defeat, they slip to a 5-5 SU record and 4-6-0 ATS record that includes a narrow 1.2 winning margin and +0.3 differential versus the spread. Bengals, meanwhile, are in a whole slew of trouble. Slipping to 3-6 -1 SU and 3-7-0 ATS with a -2.7 losing margin on average and -4.7 differential versus the spread. In no uncertain terms, their playoff prospects are hanging by the thread and it doesn’t help matters that A.J. Green is injured. This is a team that looks to be going nowhere but the couch in the postseason and, to be fair, the drawing board. Neither team is particularly great so it’s still a tossup for week 12 NFL picks. When in doubt, go with the home team that is 3-2 SU and ATS with a 5.4 winning margin on average and a +2.5 differential versus the spread.


Free NFL Pick: Ravens -3 (-115)Best Line Offered: at Just Bet

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The Survivor

Although this is a bit of a tossup (as mentioned above), in the interest of continuity we’re shading the Ravens to win straight up on our week 12 money line picks  as well. Bengals are without a win in three straight games (two losses and a tie) while the Ravens have two wins in their last three games. Not much to go on but it’s enough to have us shade the Ravens, who still have a realistic shot at the playoffs.


Free NFL Pick: Ravens -190Best Line Offered: at Matchbook

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Game Total

The Ravens offence isn’t convincing at all but the Bengals offence looks out of sorts and now without AJ Green Andy Dandy will be strapped for weapons. The Bengals may be 5-5-0 in O/U betting but the Ravens are 3-7-0 in O/U betting with their defence really stepping up from game-to-game.

 Free NFL Pick: Under 41.5 (-110)Best Line Offered: at Just Bet

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