Best bets for Ravens-Bengals

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Week 2 of the 2018 NFL season is upon us, as the Baltimore Ravens visit the Cincinnati Bengals.

Here are our best bets on the game from Warren Sharp and Mike Clay.

Note: Odds courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Thursday morning.

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (PK)

Total: 45
PickCenter public pick: 72 percent on Baltimore

Sharp: Last week, the Bengals defeated the Colts, but the result was not nearly as lopsided as the 34-23 final score indicated. The Colts, with an injury-depleted offensive line, had five more first downs and one more trip to the red zone than the Bengals and were up 23-10 with less than five minutes left in the third quarter. What was most surprising was the Bengals defense. They allowed Andrew Luck, who hadn't thrown a football in a game in almost two years, to produce a 56 percent success rate on passes. The Colts' passing game was extremely limited, as Luck didn't attempt passes downfield (only five of Luck's 53 attempts traveled more than 15 yards downfield, and only one pass gained at least 20 yards). And yet Luck and the Colts still produced positive plays and points.