— Ravens 34, Bengals 20
Bengals led 10-7 when Burrow left with an injured right hand/wrist.
Bengals rest of game: 6 drives- 32 plays, 162 yards, 10 points.
Backup QB Browning was 8-14/68 passing; he also ran for 40 yards.
Last six games, Cincy scored 45 points on their first drive of game.
Ravens won five of their last six games (4-2 ATS).
Baltimore is 7-1 when it scores 20+ points, 0-2 if they do not.
Ravens have led all 11 games after the 3rd quarter this year.
Ravens’ team total: over 8-3
— This year, NFL teams are 1-6 SU, 0-7 ATS the week after playing the Cowboys.
— So far this season, the NFL team that was bet the most each week at BetMGM is 3-6-1 against the spread in that game.
— Carolina Panthers’ coach Frank Reich will resume his play-calling duties this week, with the Panthers wallowing at 1-8. Reich had given play-calling duties to OC Thomas Brown for four weeks, with Carolina going 1-3 in those games.
Panthers have a rookie QB, and two rookie coordinators, not a recipe for success.
— Pitt 24, Boston College 16- Pitt QB Yarnell threw for 207 yards and a TD, ran for another score in his second career start. Panthers ran ball 33 times for 197 yards.
— When NBA teams play 2nd game of back/back nights this year:
home first night, on road 2nd night- 2-8 ATS
on road both nights- 9-4 ATS
at home both nights- 3-8-1 ATS
road first night, at home 2nd night- 4-7 ATS
— Thunder 128, Warriors 109
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points, dished out seven assists.
Isaiah Joe scored 23 points in 25:00 off the bench.
Golden State lost five of its six home games.
Draymond Green’s 5-game suspension is going to cost him $769,970 in salary; in his career, he’s been fined a total of roughly $1.4M by the NBA.
— Heat 122, Nets 115
Jimmy Butler scored 36 points, was +9 in 35:00.
Miami was +16 in the 16:00 Kevin Love played off the bench.
Brooklyn’s five subs were a combined minus-46.
— Word of the Day: Consensus- general agreement among a group of people.
— Quarterbacks/wide receivers should get stat credit for pass interference penalties- it amounts to the same as a completed pass, doesn’t it?
— Average starting field position has been a telling stat in the NFC West this year:
6-3 49ers, 6-3 Seahawks have both won field position in every game but one.
3-6 Rams have lost field position in every game but one.
2-8 Cardinals have lost field position every game this season.
— Atlanta was awarded the 2025 major league All-Star Game, four years after MLB moved the event from Truist Park to Denver’s Coors Field over objections to changes in Georgia’s voting rights laws.
— Dayton 70, LSU 67— Bayou Bengals led 60-45 with 9:07 left to play; bad loss for a team that started out 12-1 last year, but wound up 14-19.
— St Bonaventure 66, Oklahoma State 64
Bonnies only played seven guys; all of them played 20:00+.
Oklahoma State led by 10 with 12:58 left in game.
Cowboys shot 55% inside the arc, but still lost.
— Utah 77, Wake Forest 70
Deacons led by 10 at halftime.
Utah shot 55% inside arc, scored 1.17 points/possession.
7-foot senior Carlson scored 31 points, blocked five shots.
— Missouri 70, Minnesota 68
Gophers led 59-39 with 11:25 left in game.
Minnesota was +14 on boards (44-38), minus-8 in turnovers (16-8)
— Nicholls State 102, South Alabama 97, 3OT’s
Favored Jaguars led 48-31 with 17:03 left in game.
As a team, South Alabama was 17-21 on the foul line.
6-6 West scored 31 points, was 15-22 on foul line.
— St John’s 53, North Texas 52
Rick Pitino’s Red Storm led by 14 early, led 30-20 at halftime, then hung on.