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NFL Picks: Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens

by Scott Burgess on Sunday, September 7th, 2008

The Cincinnati Bengals bring their circus sideshow into Baltimore, Sunday September 7, to square off against the Baltimore Ravens, at M&T Bank Stadium. NFL Oddsmakers at Looselines.com have the Cincinnati Bengals as -2 point road favorites over the Baltimore Ravens with the over/under listed at 38 points. Get your NFL Picks: Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens in now at Looselines.com

The Cincinnati Bengals and WR Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson have but their problems behind themselves and are focused on what lies ahead. Johnson earned his fifth straight Pro Bowl appearance after totaling a career-high 1,440 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. They’ll be without their other wide receiver, Chris Henry, due to his four game suspension for off-field antics. QB  Carson Palmer will play after suffering a broken nose during the preseason,he’ll look for favorite targets Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who had career highs with 1,143 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 2007. Carson Palmer threw for career high 373 completions and 4,131 passing yards last season. The Bengals defense gave up, 5,580 yards, the sixth-most yards in the league last season.

The Baltimore Ravens are going to have to do with backup QB Joe Flacco after QB Kyle Boller suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. Flacco completed 35 of 67 passes in the preseason and was the former University of Delaware quarterback, the 18th overall pick in this year’s draft. They still have a solid defense led by 13th-year linebacker Ray Lewis. Baltimore has dropped three straight meetings against the Bengals and six of the last seven in the series between the AFC North rivals.

Recent Trends to Consider:

  • Bengals are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
  • Favorite is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
  • Bengals are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games in September.
  • Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC.
  • Ravens are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
  • Ravens are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 1.
  • Ravens are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC North

NFL Picks: Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens
When: Sun, Sept 7, 2008 1:00 PM ET
Line: Looselines.com
Pick: Cincinnati -2

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The Bottom Line: The Bengals are going to take it to the air against the Ravens weak pass defense.Get your NFL Picks: Cincinnati Bengals vs Baltimore Ravens in now at Looselines.com and receive a 20% cash bonus on your initial deposit!

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