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By the end of last season, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor looked like he would be on the hot seat this year, but that's not the case after his team's 4-2 start. The Bengals face their biggest test so far this season on Sunday when they take on the Baltimore Ravens (5-1). The AFC North has been one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL this season, and the Bengals have a chance to move into a tie for first if they can manage to come away with an upset victory on the road. Stream the game in select markets on Paramount+.

Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET from M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Ravens vs. Bengals odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is 46. In select markets, Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Ravens vs. Bengals

  • Date: Sunday, October 24
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS
  • Streaming: Paramount+

Week 7 NFL picks for Bengals vs. Ravens

Before you tune in to Sunday's Bengals vs. Ravens game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,700 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. It went a sizzling 24-14 on top-rated NFL picks last season, returning more than $800. The model also enters Week 7 of the 2021 season on an incredible 125-85 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick'em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

For Ravens vs. Bengals, the model is picking Baltimore to handily cover as 6.5-point favorites in nearly 60 percent of simulations. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is playing at an MVP level this season, and even though the Bengals have been a capable defense against opposing passers in 2021, they haven't faced a quarterback of his caliber yet in 2021.

The Ravens' injury report is a bit concerning coming into the game, as Latavius Murray, who has been the team's primary running back, has been ruled out with an ankle injury. Devonta Freeman should see the majority of the carries, and veteran Le'Veon Bell could see his heaviest workload this season after getting eight carries and a touchdown in last week's 34-6 win over the Chargers. The issues the Ravens have had with the health of their running backs hasn't slowed the team's rushing attack, where Jackson also leads the team with 392 yards.

Baltimore struggled to defend the pass in the first two weeks of the season, and again in Week 5 against Indianapolis, but has held each of its other three opponents to under 200 yards passing. That makes for an interesting matchup with Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who has thrown for 271 yards or more in each of his last three games. 

How to watch, live stream the NFL on CBS

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