Football, Gambling, NFL

Thursday Lightning Facts and Best Bets

With this weekly article I will keep track of the bets recommended and the record throughout the season.

Week 1 : Under 44.5 – Win

Last week to me was an easy choice in bets as there were two top flight defenses taking the field and they did not disappoint. With that, This week lets take a look at 10 facts between the Bengals vs Ravens game this Thursday night and what is the best bet this week,

Fact 1 : 

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Paul Brown Baseball Card 1952

Cincinnati and Baltimore foundlings both trace back to Cleveland. Art Modell move the team in the 90’s and Paul Brown created both Cleveland and Cincinnati’s teams.

Fact 2 : The Bengals were 8-1-1 ATS as home underdogs against the Ravens

Fact 3 : Joe Flacco has a 19:23 TD:INT ratio against the Bengals. Andy Dalton, 15:17

Fact 4 : Ravens have lost 5 of the last 6 games in Paul Brown stadium

Fact 5 : The Ravens won their only Thursday night game and the Bengals lost theirs

Fact 6 : Even though the Ravens only allowed a ridiculously little 153 total yards, the Bengals had the better rush defense last week allowing 75yds to the Ravens 83.

Fact 7 : The Bills managed an abysmal 17.1 QB rating against the Ravens last week. Andy Dalton is not Nathan Peterman

Fact 8 : The Ravens and Bengals series is one of the more entertaining and less physical (if that’s even possible) rivalries in the AFC North. However the series is even at 22-22 since 1996.

Fact 9 : Vontaze Burfict isn’t the only dirty player in the AFC North

Fact 10 : The Ravens are 2-7 in the last 9 games against the Bengals

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Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Spread : Cincinnati Bengals +1

Over/Under : 44

Smart Bet : Take the under 44. 4 out of the last 5 games have been under 44 and both offensive lines will struggle. Expect a sloppy low score game. With that, I’ll be watching early to hedge my bet should the game look too sloppy and one team starts running away.

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