Who is Starting at QB For the Baltimore Ravens vs the Cincinnati Bengals?

As the Baltimore Ravens get set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in back-to-back weeks, the question going into this anticipated Wild Card rematch remains — who is starting at Quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens?

The team confirmed this past Friday that Lamar would not play due to a PCL sprain. The question now for coach Jm Harbaugh is whether third year back Tyler Huntley — who has made 5 of the last 6 starts for the Ravens — will play or undrafted rookie Anthony Brown.

Who is the Ravens Starting QB vs the Cincinnati Bengals

The Ravens are yet to make a formal decision regarding who will start at quarterback for them against the Cincinnati Bengals, though it will be either Tyler Huntley or Anthony Brown.

Huntley would be the teams first choice, though he himself is dealing with a right shoulder injury. Recent reports indicate that Huntley is throwing again at practice, which may signal that he is the favorite to start under center on Sunday night.

When asked, Huntley even said specifically that he feels “(close to) 90,99 percent,” according to baltimoreravens.com.

Though it’s looking increasingly likely that Huntley will get the start, Anthony Brown is still not out of the question. The undrafted rookie out of Oregon has only made 1 start in his NFL career — last week against Cincinnati.

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Huntley or Brown vs the Bengals: Betting Implications

The line for the Ravens vs Bengals game initially opened at 6.5 when it was widely believed that Lamar Jackson would play. Since news came out that Jackson would not be making an appearance against the Bengals, this number shot all the way up to 9.5, before being bet back down to 8.5.

Without Lamar, the Ravens are 2-3 straight up and 2-3 against the spread. Perhaps most notable about this stretch of games, however, is the shortcomings of the Ravens offense.

The Ravens have not scored more than 17 points in a game without Lamar this season, and have only scored more than 1 offensive touchdown in a game twice.

That said, their defense has picked up much of the slack, holding all but one team under 17 points over that same stretch of games. That one team being the Cincinnati Bengals.

The over/under, currently sitting at 40.5, suggests that this game will be a slug fest. Earlier this season, the Ravens held Joe Burrow to 217 yards passing, one touchdown, and one interception in a game the Ravens ultimately won 19-17.

Perhaps the biggest takeaways from the Ravens QB uncertainty is not what it means for the spread but rather what it means to the over/under with a possible play to the under.

Patrick started covering the sports betting scene in March of 2021 as a member of the Loyola Phoenix. Since then, his industry analysis has been featured on websites such as Lineups.com and Daily Fantasy Cafe, where he has focused primarily on the NFL and individual state launches. As the current Assistant Site Runner of Lineups.com, Patrick aims to give more people access to information that may offer some insight into why teams build the way they do and what that means for any given matchup.

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