The Baltimore Ravens are listed as three point underdogs in Week 1 against the Bengals. The point total is set at 46.5, meaning Las Vegas is projecting an approximate 24-21 Cincinnati victory. Currently, 64-percent of all wagers against the spread and 55-percent of money line wagers have been placed on the Bengals. Gamblers are expecting a low scoring affair, with 64-percent of bets to date on the under.
Over the last three seasons, the Ravens are 12-17 against the spread while the Bengals are 18-12. In team history, Baltimore is 25-16 as a road underdog of three points or less. The Ravens are 8-3 against the spread versus AFC North opponents during the last three seasons, but 2-3 in September contests over the same period.
Baltimore covered the three point spread in their first meeting against Cincinnati last season with a 19-14 win. They were also listed as a 2.5 point favorite in Week 17, but lost 27-10. The Ravens and Bengals have each won 21 contests apiece in series history, with 24 of the 42 games going under the point total.
In the other AFC North matchup this weekend, Pittsburgh is listed as a nine point road favorite over Cleveland. Other notable AFC games on the Week 1 slate include the Texans as a six point home favorite over the Jaguars, the Titans as a three point home favorite over the Raiders and the Broncos as a 3.5 point favorite over the Chargers on Monday night.