The early lead atop the AFC North standings will be on the line when the Baltimore Ravens travel to Cincinnati on Thursday to battle the Bengals in a clash pegged as a virtual pick ’em on the NFL Week 2 odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Ravens opened their schedule with a statement victory, pounding the Buffalo Bills 47-3 while covering as 7.5-point chalk. Baltimore’s win builds on the momentum gained from a solid stretch run in 2017, lifting the team to 6-2 straight up in its past eight games going into Thursday night’s game at Paul Brown Stadium.
Baltimore’s strong start has given the team a lift on the Super Bowl odds, where it has climbed to +2800 after closing out the preseason at +4500. The Ravens have struggled against Cincinnati, going 2-7 SU in their last nine meetings, but ended a five-game SU slide in Cincinnati with a 20-0 win over the Bengals as 2.5-point underdogs last September.
The Bengals enter their home opener riding high after topping the Indianapolis Colts 34-23 as 1-point road chalk last weekend for their third straight win overall and are 4-2 SU in their past six home dates according to…