August 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) during their preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE
Nearly all NFL experts are predicting that the Ravens will defeat the Bengals on Monday night.
The Baltimore Ravens are hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in the first of two games on Monday night, and as of now, the Ravens are a seven-point favorite. Pretty much every outlet is picking the Ravens to defeat the Bengals.
Sports Illustrated's Peter King is predicting the Ravens to win by a touchdown on Monday night, though he mentions nothing of the game and focuses on how the late Art Modell brought an NFL team back to the Baltimore area.
The plethora of experts over at ESPN are all predicting the Ravens to take care of business against the Bengals. Their computer ranking system, AccuScore, is also leaning toward the Bengals. The breakdown of AccuScore's prediction has Baltimore winning 72 percent of the time, and by just over a touchdown with an average final score of 24.4 to 16.3.
All four of Fox Sports experts also have the Ravens defeating the Bengals, but three of the four predict that Cincinnati will cover the touchdown spread.