NFL Picks – Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals

This game has some great playoff implications and that is a good thing for Bengals fans. It has been a while since they were able to get excited about the possibility of January football. This time, the Ravens come calling and they are favored by just short of a field goal. The Ravens need to win this game to lock down the division. Meanwhile, Cincinnati needs this game if it wants to make the playoffs. Playing at home, one would expect the Bengals to have some success, especially on defense. But can Andy Dalton hold up under the pressure of playoff implications and a good Baltimore defense. 

Here, this feels like the type of game where public bettors get burned by taking the Ravens. With the Bengals at home and in need of a big win, this is the type of spot where they should step up in a big way. Don’t get fooled into thinking that the Ravens are going to roll in this game. Motivation is a funny thing and the Bengals have more of it. Think about that as you look at the matchups and try to make your NFL picks this weekend.