- The Bengals opening line of -7 is quickly changing ahead of Sunday.
- Tyler Huntley’s short career complicates odds.
CINCINNATI – With the recent news regarding Lamar Jackson’s availability, the Bengals spread has shifted from -7 at opening to -8, and it is sure to keep trending in Cincinnati’s favor.
Online gambling sites have taken notice and are wasting no time adjusting, yet hasty bettors may be able to take advantage before Sunday’s kickoff.
Bengals vs Ravens Odds
- Moneyline: Bengals (-440) vs Ravens (+330)
- Spread: Bengals (-8.0)
- Total: 40.5
What Has Changed So Far?
With Lamar Jackson’s health in doubt, oddsmakers have quickly altered lines, moving the opening spread of Bengals -7 to -8 and Bengals and Ravens money line from -360 and +280 all the way to -440 and +330, respectively.
Lastly, game total has shifted down 1 point from 41.5 at opening to 40.5.
While the Bengals have been favored against the Ravens without Lamar Jackson, by 7.5 in 2021 and 11.5 in last week’s season finale, Tyler Huntley has yet to play a game against this Cincinnati team.
In games that Tyler Huntley started, the Ravens were 7+ point underdogs twice, covering both times against the Packers and Rams last season. As a starter, Huntley has an impressive 5-3 record ATS over the last 2 seasons.
Bengals Player Prop Value
Joe Burrow is currently -110 at NFL gambling sites to go over his 36.5 pass attempt prop. While this may appear unfavorable in a game where the Bengals should dominate, Burrow has thrown for an average of 44 attempts in 2 games against the Ravens without Lamar Jackson, as well as the Bengals averaging 48 pass attempts per game on the season.
Oddsmakers will be weary of raising this prop due to an expected run-friendly game script, leaving bettors with a solid value.
Ja’Marr Chase offers similar value at -113 for his 76.5 receiving yards prop. In his career, Chase has gone over this line in 3 out of 4 games against the Ravens, including an average of 105.5 yards against the Ravens without Jackson. Throughout the course of the entire season, Chase failed to log 77+ yards receiving just 4 times in 12 games, including 4 games with over 115 yards.
Despite what early reports suggest about the game flow, the Bengals are a pass-heavy team with plenty of reason to go all-out against their longtime division rival. This makes for a high-stakes game where the Bengals will not pull any punches.
Bengals -8 vs the Ravens