CINCINNATI BENGALS @ BALTIMORE RAVENS

An exciting matchup in the AFC North as the conference-leading Ravens host the surprisingly impressive Bengals. Can Lamar Jackson keep up his MVP-calibre form, or will Joe Burrow show he belongs in the upper echelon of NFL QBs with a big winning performance here? 

Baltimore is the toast of the AFC after their demolition job win over the L.A Chargers. The Ravens held a red-hot Justin Herbert to his first sub 200 passing yard game of the season. Lamar Jackson and the offense are firing, with back to back 30+ point games and will be looking to be the first team to put 30 or more points on the Bengals this season. 

The Bengals are sitting pretty at 4-2 on the year, with both of their losses coming by only 3 points. Joe Burrow’s prior familiarity with Ja’Marr Chase has been evident with the rookie pass-catcher looking like one of the early OROY favourites. More importantly for this offense though has been the reemergence of Joe Mixon. The talented RB had a down year in 2020 but has looked in good form so far in 2021, with every game in which he’s played at least 30% of the offensive snaps being a productive one. Not including the Packers game in which he was on a snap count, Mixon has surpassed 65 yards and 16 rush attempts in every game this season which makes his U/O 15.5 rushing attempts and over 58.5 rushing yards a strong option in this one. 

Spread: Bengals +6.5 

Total Match Points line: U/O 46.0

Game Prediction: Ravens 24-21 Bengals 

Best Bet: Joe Mixon over 15.5 rushing attempts & 58.5 rushing yards @ 2/1 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]ย 

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