Raiders vs. Bengals odds, prediction, betting trends for NFL wild-card playoff game

When the Raiders travel to face the Bengals to open the NFL wild card playoffs in Game 3 vs. 6 on Saturday afternoon (4:30 p.m. ET, NBC), they will be looking to build on a four-game winning streak to advance to the Divisional Round. The Bengals were riding a three-game lap until they played backups against Brown.

Las Vegas couldn’t handle Cincinnati’s precipitous assault at the first meeting in November. He has since let Bengals QB Joe Burrow lose as a passer on the field. Counterpart Derek Carr has also flashed and grinded a lot during an effective season.

The Raiders will attempt to pull off the discomfort under interim coach Rich Bisachia. Finally, the Bengals are in the playoffs with coach Zac Taylor and they want to stay there for a while.

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Raiders vs Bengals playoff odds in the NFL

  • diffuse: Bengals by 5.5
  • Above under: 49
  • Monin: Raiders +205 – Bengals -250

The streak started at six points in favor of the Bengals and tilted toward the raiders late in the week. The Raiders operate after a short week of overtime play on Sunday night, while the Bengals were able to rest Joe Burrow and other regulars in Week 18.

(FanDuel Sportsbook betting odds)

Raiders series against the Bengals

The Raiders lead the series 21-12, but the Bengals have won four of the past five encounters dating back to 2012, including the 32-13 Week 11 romp in Las Vegas. The Raiders last won 17-10 in 2019. When the Bengals last won a playoff 21 years ago, they also lost to the Raiders 20-10 in the tag team playoffs.

Three trends to know

– 55 percent of spread bettors stand with the Raiders to keep the game close and not close to the approaching number to fall.

– 61 percent of over/under bettors believe the relatively high number should be in their 50s due to the possibility of both offenders.

The Conquerors are 4-6 against spread and 5-5 overall in their past 10 matches. The total went in only four of those games, including week 18 off the chargers. The Bengals are 6-4 ATS and 5-5 SUs in their past 10 games with total over six as well.

Three things to watch

Borough and its wide receivers

The Bengals saw the inclusion of Casey Hayward Jr. and High Raiders in the first meeting, but they also won with Joe Mixon controlling the rushing attack and didn’t need to throw much defensively. Between Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, and Tyler Boyd, Burrow will constantly find a good match to exploit.

Carr and Darren Waller, Hunter Renfro

Carr missed his tight end for several matches and made it back in time for Week 18. Renfrow has been very reliable in helping to solve wide issues elsewhere. They are hard covers for the interior of Bengals. Waller and Renfrew must go to Las Vegas to win.

Range defenses

Cincinnati ranked fifth, averaging only a 102.5 yard dash per game. Las Vegas finished 19th, allowing a dash of 114.3 yards on average per game. Expect Joe Mixon to be more successful than Josh Jacobs again

The law that matters

8.9 yards per attempt. This was Burrow’s tag for the 2021 regular season, the best in the NFL. The Raiders limit big pass play defensively, allowing only 6.6 yards per attempt. However, the Raiders gave up a lot of their field hunting to the Chargers and Justin Herbert in the end, and Burrow was ablaze deep due to a massive tunnel lately.

Raiders vs. Bengals expectation

The Raiders had limited defensive answers to Burrow and Mixon in the first meeting and didn’t show enough offense with Carr and Jacobs. There’s no reason to believe a rematch will be any different, although the Raiders are super hot. The Bengals also turned in their game late and rested and prepared to end a long drought after the season ended at home. Burrow plays the big pass early on while Mixon plays closer to keep the game out of hand in the second half.

34 Bengals, Raiders 17

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