The AFC playoffs deliver another divisional rivalry with a franchise QB’s injury status as very questionable. Sunday Night’s showdown between AFC North members Cincinnati and Baltimore would be a premier quarterback matchup if we knew that Lamar Jackson was healthy enough to go against Joe Burrow and company. Jackson is nursing a bad knee and he hasn’t practiced or played in over three weeks. The line on this one currently sits at 6.5, under the key number of 7. We are going to grab this now, knowing that if Jackson is ruled out, this line will disappear quickly. If he does go, his mobility will be in question – and if Jackson can’t run, he really isn’t too much better than his backups. Speaking of backups, Tyler Huntley is listed as questionable as well for the visiting Ravens. That would leave Anthony Brown under center for Baltimore. He started the regular season finale against this Bengal team, going 19 of 44 with no touchdowns and two interceptions. The Bengals have been an ATS machine, having covered 12 of 16 on the year. We’ve played them a lot this season and we’ll roll with them again and lay the 6.5 at MyBookie.
Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals (-6.5)