The Raiders have had one of many extra dramatic seasons in current reminiscence. The truth that they’d an opportunity to qualify for the playoffs on the final days of the season, and the way they did it, confirmed lots of resilience. It’s simply onerous to see them going any additional.

For Cincinnati, there’s a ton of optimism. Their younger, expert offense can compete with anybody and within the Raiders they’ve an opponent which may propel them to a extremely particular season. Most pundits had them because the staff within the AFC North that will not make the playoffs. As a substitute, they received the division. 

These groups did meet in the course of the common season. Cincinnati went into Vegas and received 32-13. In actuality, that sport was nearer than it seems in hindsight. The rating was 16-13 within the 4th quarter earlier than the Bengals closed sturdy scoring the final 16 factors of the sport. 

Sport Data:

Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (10-7)
Saturday, January 15, 2022
4:25 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Betting Odds (as of Wednesday, January twelfth)
Unfold: Raiders +5.5 (-110), Bengals -5.5 (-110)
Whole: 49
Moneyline: Raiders +195, Bengals -235

My Favourite Bets

Joe Burrow Over 268.5 Yards Passing (-110)

The Bengals belief their second-year quarterback as a lot as any staff within the league trusts theirs. He completed the season on a heater, too, with 300+ yards in 4 of his final 5 video games earlier than sitting out the season finale to be as wholesome as doable for the playoffs. I’m anticipating the Bengals to throw the ball early and infrequently as they attempt to construct a lead.

Cincinnati Bengals -3 (first half) (-110)

The -5.5 for the sport is a kind of “lifeless” numbers which is why I like taking the Bengals -3 for the primary half. Cincinnati will get the good thing about taking part in in entrance of their followers and the good thing about dealing with a warm-weather staff on what ought to be a blustery Saturday afternoon. That, and dealing with an opponent that’s prone to be gassed, ought to allow them to get an early lead and maintain it till halftime. 

Joe Mixon Over 19.5 Speeding Makes an attempt (-110)

One of many causes the Bengals had success this season was due to Mixon’s potential to steadiness out the assault. He had one in every of his finest video games of the season in opposition to the Raiders with a season excessive 30 carries. Assuming the gameplay has the Bengals defending a lead within the second half, he ought to ought to get the 20 carries he must cowl this one. Simply do not get involved if he has solely six or seven carries within the first half. The Bengals have proven they’ll lean on him when the bottom sport is working. 

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