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November 16th, 2023
The 7-3 Baltimore Ravens will attempt to get back in the win column on Thursday night against AFC North rival Cincinnati after Lamar Jackson and Co. squandered a 14-point fourth-quarter lead over Cleveland, snapping a four-win streak.
The Ravens are listed as a 3.5-point home favorite over the Bengals, who had also won four straight before suffering a close defeat to Houston in Week 10.
Kickoff for Thursday Night Football is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET. Below we look at three prop bets to wager on for Thursday's matchup between the Bengals and Ravens and create a three-leg, same-game parlay you can play as a no-sweat bet at sportsbooks like DraftKings (opt-in required).
Hunting season.Canvus Game Poster | @DrinkCanvus pic.twitter.com/VKW3mqXxMS— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) November 16, 2023
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Rookie Keaton Hill had a break-out game against Seattle, in which he rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown on nine carries in the 37-3 beatdown, but last week fifth-year back Gus Edwards was back to getting the bulk of the carries, with 11 against Cleveland.
Edwards averaged just 2.2 yards per attempt against the Browns' seventh-ranked run-stop unit and reached paydirt once, but in the three games prior to Week 10, he ran for 64, 80, and 52 yards, with a 10.4 YPC average against Seattle.
Edwards will get a matchup with the league's third-worst rushing defense on Thursday, and the Bengals just allowed veteran back Devin Singletary to run for 150 yards on 30 carries in Cincy's 30-27 loss to Houston. The Bengals also give up 5.0 yards per rush attempt (only Denver is worse).
Look for Edwards to hit the Over on 46.5 yards on the ground.
Back in Week 2, when Baltimore handed Cincinnati a 27-24 home loss, Lamar Jackson completed a season-high 24 passes from 33 attempts for 237 yards and two scores.
Since then, he's had just two games where he completed fewer than 18 passes, and both of those came against Cleveland, in which Lamar went 15-for-19 in a Week 4 blowout victory and 13-for-23 in last week's loss. The Browns rank first in the NFL in opponent completions per game, with an average of 14.6, while Cincinnati ranks 13th, surrendering 21.1 completions per contest.
In each of the Bengals' last four games, they have allowed at least 22 completions, and opposing offenses average 33.6 pass attempts on Cincinnati.
That’s crazy that was our superbowl 2008🤣 https://t.co/ZkbaFXOGJO— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) November 4, 2023
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With Tee Higgins set to miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury, Tyler Boyd should see an increase in targets Thursday night.
Back in Week 2 against Baltimore, Higgins was the leading receiver of the matchup with 89 yards on eight catches, while Boyd reeled in six of eight targets for 52 yards, and No. 1 receiver Ja'Marr Chase was held to just 31 yards on five catches.
With Higgins out of the lineup and the Ravens defense set to focus on Chase, who's coming off a 124-yard receiving outing, Boyd will be called upon often in this matchup.
He recorded a season-high 117 receiving yards last week against Houston and racked up 56 yards on three catches (18.7 per reception) against Buffalo.
Take the Over on his receiving yards in his rematch with Baltimore.
Gus Edwards Over 46.5 rushing yards (-115) + Lamar Jackson Over 18.5 completions (+100) + Tyler Boyd Over 45.5 receiving yards (-115) = +625
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