The 2022 NFL Playoffs will begin on Saturday, January 15, with the AFC wild-card game from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. We’ve got the best Raiders vs. Bengals betting pick and latest odds, pick and prediction update for you as we prepare for this exciting matchup.
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals Betting Odds & Line Movement
The Raiders and Bengals meet for the second time this season. In Week 11, Cincinnati annihilated Las Vegas 32-13 as a 2-point road favorite with a total of 51.0 points at the best Las Vegas online betting sites.The Bengals are favorites at 6 points on this Sunday betting matchup, with the totals set at 49.0 points at the top Cincinnati online gambling apps.
Notes On The Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders made it to the end of the season for the first time since 2016, when they were beaten by the Houston Texans in the wild-card round. The Oakland Raiders barely outlasted their rivals from Los Angeles in overtime, 35-32, last Sunday to secure their playoff spot and eliminate LA from contention.
The Los Angeles Rams are 10-7 SU and 8-9 ATS over the last regular season. The Raiders have won four straight games following their win against the LA Chargers. In the process, they’ve gone 3-1 ATS, with 4-0 records as underdogs in their previous five showings.
Derek Carr completed 64.5% of his passes for 4,804 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions in 2021. He’s had his share of ups and downs, but the Raiders will need a great game from their starting QB on Saturday against the Bengals. Tight end Darren Waller is back to full strength, and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow will look to extend his good play from the regular season.
With 105 receptions for 1,038 yards and nine TDs, Ryan Renfrow helped lead the Raiders’ receiving group. He’s scored in four of his past five games, so if you like player props, keep an eye on Renfrow.
Notes On The Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals (10-7; 10-7 ATS) ended their three-game winning streak last Sunday. The Bengals already clinched the AFC North title, so they rested their key players in the ultimate week of the season and lost 21-16 at Cleveland.
The Bengals are 5-3 SU and 6-2 ATS in their past nine games following a bye. In the four previous outings as underdogs, the Bengals have covered three times.In their last two home games against Baltimore (41-21) and Kansas City (34-31), the Bengals have outscored their opponents by a score of 90-30. Joe Burrow has thrown for 971 yards and eight touchdowns in those two victories.
Burrow’s final season with the Redskins was disappointing, as he completed just 44.6 percent of his passes for 4,611 yards and 34 touchdowns with 14 interceptions. Rookie WR Ja’Marr Chase had 81 receptions for 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns while second-year wideout Tee Higgins registered 74 catches for 1,091 yards.
Last season, Joe Mixon was the team’s leading rusher with 292 carries for 1,205 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had 42 receptions for 314 yards and three scores.
Pick And Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals -6.0
The Oakland Raiders’ defense is a rowdy group that cannot be trusted. Maxx Crosby will torment the Bengals’ offensive line, for certain, but Cincinnati’s ground game will present a considerable challenge for his teammates.The Bengals have surrendered only 88.8 rushing yards per game, good for fourth in the NFL, on average over their last five games. The Raiders’ run defense was taken advantage of by the Bengals in 2021.
The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas last month. Mixon ran 30 times for 123 yards and two touchdowns, while Burrow went 20-of-29 for 148 yards and a TD. The Raiders managed just one of their seven third downs, converting it on a 3rd down attempt. The battle at the line of scrimmage was lost in Las Vegas, and I’m hoping for a similar scenario in the wild-card round.
The over is 5-1 in the Bengals’ past six games as favorites. The Raiders are 7-point underdogs in their last six home games, while four of their previous six overall have gone UNDER THE TOTAL.
The Bengals scored 32 points against the Las Vegas in their regular-season encounter. I wouldn’t be shocked if they exceed that total once more, while the Raiders should score more than they did in November. In order to upset the odds, Las Vegas must take advantage of Cincinnati’s defense.