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When the Raiders travel to face the Bengals to open the NFL playoffs in a No. 3 vs. No. 6 game on Saturday afternoon (4:30 p.m. ET, NBC), they’ll be looking to build on a four-game series. wins to advance to the divisional round. The Bengals were riding a three-game streak until they played substitutes against the Browns.

Las Vegas couldn’t handle Cincinnati’s rushing attack in the first meeting in November. Since then, the Bengals have let QB Joe Burrow loose as a down passer. His counterpart Derek Carr also flashed and ground a lot in an effective season.

The Raiders will try to turn things around under interim coach Rich Bisaccia. The Bengals are finally in the playoffs under coach Zac Taylor and want to stay there for a while.

Here’s everything you need to know about betting on the Raiders vs. Bengals in the 2022 NFL Playoffs, including updated odds, trends and predictions from our expert for the wild game.

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Raiders vs Bengals odds for the NFL playoff game

  • Spread: Bengals by 5.5
  • More less : 49
  • Moneyin: Raiders +205, Bengals -250

The line started at six points in favor of the Bengals and leans towards the Raiders on the weekend. The Raiders are running a short week after playing overtime on Sunday night, while the Bengals were able to rest Joe Burrow and other Week 18 regulars.

(betting odds by FanDuel Sportsbook)

Raiders vs. Bengals All-Time Series

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

Three trends to know

—A solid 55% of the spread bettors side with the Raiders to keep the game close and not near the number of near touchdowns.

— 61% of top/bottom bettors think the relatively high number should be in the 50s given the potential for both offenses.

—The Raiders are 4-6 ATS and 5-5 overall in their last 10 games. The total topped just four of those games, including Week 18 against the Chargers. The Bengals are 6-4 ATS and 5-5 SU in their last 10 games, with the total also topping six times.

Three things to watch out for

Burrow and his wide receivers

The Bengals saw their widenings contained against Casey Hayward Jr. and the Raiders secondary in the first meeting, but they also won with Joe Mixon dominating in the rushing offense and didn’t need to throw much with their ball defensive. Between Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, Burrow will always find a good match to exploit on the field.

Carr and Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow

Carr missed his tight end for several games and picked him up just in time for Week 18. Renfrow has been extremely reliable in helping to resolve significant issues elsewhere. These are solid covers for the Bengals indoors. Both Waller and Renfrow must leave for Las Vegas to win.

Race Defenses

Cincinnati was No. 5, allowing just 102.5 rushing yards per game. Las Vegas came in 19th, allowing an average of 114.3 rushing yards per game. Expect Joe Mixon to be even more successful than Josh Jacobs

Statistics that matter

8.9 passing yards per attempt. It was Burrow’s mark for the NFL’s best 2021 regular season. The Raiders limit big passes defensively in general, allowing just 6.6 yards per attempt. The Raiders, however, gave up a ton of infield catches to the Chargers and Justin Herbert in the Finals and Burrow has been on fire throwing deep for massive yardage lately.

Prediction Raiders vs Bengals

The Raiders had limited defensive responses for Burrow and Mixon in the first meeting and didn’t show enough offense with Carr and Jacobs. There’s no reason to think the rematch will be any different, even if the Raiders are hot. The Bengals also played late and arrive rested and ready to end a long drought of home playoff wins. Burrow makes the big pass early while Mixon plays the closest to put the game out of reach in the second half.

Bengals 34, Raiders 17

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