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Ravens vs. Bengals: Game picks, best bets for Week 18 NFL season

We take a look at the best bets available for Ravens vs. Bengals Week 18 matchup available on DraftKings Sportsbook, including our favorite player prop.

Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up prior to the start of the game against the Buffalo Bills at Paycor Stadium on January 2, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens will take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 18 of the NFL season. Kickoff from Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio is set for 1 p.m. ET, and the game will air on CBS. The Ravens don’t have a shot at winning the division, but a victory could see them hosting a playoff game with the rule changes the NFL implemented.

Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Ravens-Bengals in Week 18 of the NFL season.

All odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Ravens vs. Bengals odds

Spread: Bengals -9.5
Point total: 39.5
Moneyline: Ravens +340, Bengals -425

Our picks, best bets

Pick against the spread: Ravens +9.5

The Baltimore run game should keep them in this game. This pick is also made assuming that Tyler Huntley is the quarterback. If he is ruled out, then Bengals -9.5 would be the pick. When these teams met in Week 5, Baltimore came away with the 19-17 victory. They had a much healthier team then, but with Huntley, I think they will be able to keep it close.

Over/under: Over 39.5

I think we see the Bengals score a few times in this game. Their passing game, with their trio of wide receivers, should be able to find the endzone multiple times against a poor Ravens secondary. Baltimore’s run game should keep them close in this matchup, but only to help the over hit.

Player prop: Hayden Hurst under 3.5 receptions (-145)

Hurst is expected to be back for this game. Despite being overshadowed in the offense by Tee Higgins, Ja’Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd, he typically sees a decent target share. The last time they played Baltimore, he caught six of his seven targets for 53 yards and a touchdown. Coming off an injury though, I think we see Hurst have a lowered workload, and he ends up with fewer than four receptions.