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Bengals vs Ravens Predictions and Expert Picks for Week 5 NFL Game

By michael obermuller
Expert predictions for the NFL Week 5 Bengals-Ravens matchup.
Expert predictions for the NFL Week 5 Bengals-Ravens matchup. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

As we enter Week 5 of the NFL season, the AFC North has already become one of the most dangerous divisions in the sport. The Baltimore Ravens are the defending champs of the North at 3-1, but see themselves tied with the Cleveland Browns for second behind a 3-0 Pittsburgh Steelers team. Don't forget the high-scoring Cincinnati Bengals led by Joe Burrow at 1-2-1.

There is no doubt that these divisional head-to-heads will be more intense than ever in 2020, and this Sunday will showcase one of those matchups as the Bengals travel to Baltimore to play the Ravens. With heavy odds on the home team right now on FanDuel Sportsbook, let's check in with our experts.

Bengals vs Ravens Picks Week 5

CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Vinnie Iyer, and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 5 NFL odds.

CBS Sports: Ravens (8)
numberFire: Ravens
Sporting News: Ravens
Betting Favorite: Ravens -12.5

Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Bengals (5), Ravens (3)
Sporting News: Ravens

Nobody is picking against the Ravens at home in this one, but the large spread did cause more than half of our writers to pick the Bengals to at least keep this game close in defeat.

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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.