Baltimore Ravens Playoff Odds History: Will Wild Card Success Continue Against Cincinnati

The Baltimore Ravens will head to the playoffs for the 14th time in franchise history as they travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in an AFC North showdown on Sunday, Jan. 15. With Maryland sports betting just getting off the ground, this will no doubt be an exciting time to get some skin in the game for Ravens fans.

Let’s take a look at the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff history from a point spread and over-under standpoint.

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Baltimore Ravens Playoff History Against the Spread

Including the Super Bowl, the Ravens have appeared in 27 postseason games and are 16-11 straight up. In Wild Card games, Baltimore is 8-2 straight up.

Here is how they have fared against the spread in different splits:

  • 17-10 across all games
  • 8-2 in Wild Card games
  • 4-7 in the divisional round
  • 3-1 in AFC Championship
  • 2-0 in the Super Bowl
  • 2-5 at home
  • 13-5 on the road (not including neutral site Super Bowl games)
  • 6-4 as the favorite
  • 11-6 as the underdog
  • 8-5 as the road underdog
  • 2-3 against divisional opponents
  • Under head coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens are 12-7 against the spread in playoff games.

For Ravens fans looking for a reason to be optimistic this weekend, Baltimore’s record in Wild Card games can certainly provide that. Looking at Cincinnati’s playoff record, the Bengals are 8-12 straight up and 8-8-1 against the spread. Prior to their Super Bowl run last year, the Bengals had lost eight straight playoff games and were 0-7-1 against the spread during that stretch.

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Baltimore Ravens Over-Under Playoff History

When it comes to point totals, the average total in Ravens’ playoff games is 41.8, not including the upcoming Wild Card game with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Here are Baltimore’s point total betting trends:

  • The under has been heavily favored, going 17-9-1 (65.3%)
  • The under is 8-1-1 in Wild Card games
  • On the road, the under is 10-7-1
  • At home, the under is 7-0
  • Against divisional opponents, the over is 4-0-1

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals Wild Card Game Odds

Ravens+7 (-110)+275Over 42 (-110)
Bengals-7 (-110)-330Under 42 (-110)

*Odds from DraftKings Sportsbook as of Jan. 10

The lines for Ravens-Bengals have been on the move since opening on DraftKings Sportsbook earlier this week. The spread opened at 5.5 while the point total came in at 44. The moneyline has obviously shifted as well, opening at -225 for Cincinnati and +190 for Baltimore.

This will mark the 18th playoff game Baltimore will be getting points on the spread as the underdog.

Including this game, half of the Ravens’ playoff games have had a total of 42 points or fewer. The 11 postseason games preceding this week’s, however, had all been set at 43 or higher.

Baltimore will hope to have Lamar Jackson back at quarterback for the first time since suffering a PCL sprain in Week 13. Lead running back J.K. Dobbins should also return after sitting out the regular season finale.

The Ravens’ defensive front could have an easier time with the Bengals likely missing starting guard Alex Cappa. Cincinnati wide receiver Tee Higgins could be operating at less than full strength as he’s dealing with a hip pointer leading up to the Wild Card game.

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