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NFL Betting 2022: Week 5 spread picks to bet before lines move

Amon-Ra St. Brown has 180 yards and 3 TDs receiving through the first two games of the season. Syndication Detroit Free Press

Take the Cincinnati Bengals (+3.5): The Bengals are poised to attack the Baltimore Ravens' shaky pass defense with their superior offensive weapons.

Bet the Detroit Lions (+8.5): Detroit takes on the battered New England Patriots' offense in Week 5, one that could have either Bailey Zappe or Brian Hoyer at quarterback again.

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Editor's Note: Betting lines are accurate as of post-Sunday Night Football.

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Cincinnati Bengals (+3.5)Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens are allowing a lot of success through the air, ranking 23rd in EPA surrendered per pass play so far this season. Meanwhile, the Bengals rank fifth in EPA per pass play since their Week 1 debacle against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Both Joe Burrow and Lamar Jackson are studs, but Burrow's weapons are more impressive. Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins on the outside and Tyler Boyd in the slot should be able to feast on slot cornerback Brandon Stephens and his 49.0 PFF grade (87th among CBs).

One reason to be wary is that the Bengals interior offensive line is still not very good, no offensive lineman has a PFF grade above 62.1 and the Ravens boast two top-20 defensive linemen on the interior in Calais Campbell and Justin Madubuike.


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