The Baltimore Ravens will host the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium to kickoff the 2012 season in the first of a Monday Night Football double header on September 10th, at 7 PM ET.
The line for this game is available at BetOnline Sportsbook and the Ravens are 6 point favorites with a total of 41 points for this game.
This AFC North matchup already has considerable implication in the outcome of this division. After a 12-4 year the Ravens took the division last year matching Pittsburgh´s record, while the Bengals finished 9-7 a year that showed a lot of promising play from their rookies, and losing 31-10 to the Houston Texans in the Wild Card game, who in turn would lose to the Ravens in the Divisional playoff round.
There are plenty of expectations regarding quarterback Andy Dalton and receiver A.J Smith going into this season, and will have a tough test in their first 2012 game against a Ravens defense that ranked 4th defending against the pass allowing under 200 passing yards per game and only 11 touchdowns in the 2011 regular season.
The Ravens on the other hand enter as big favorites to win the division. After signing their star running back Ray Rice to a five year deal they have the pieces in place to fight to get past the AFC Championship game like they were unable to do last year, after a hurtful defeat against the New England Patriots. We believe they start strong at home and take down the Bengals by a touchdown. Bet the Ravens to cover!
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