Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws the ball against the Las Vegas Raiders in the second half at Allegiant Stadium. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) throws the ball against the Las Vegas Raiders in the second half at Allegiant Stadium. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Las Vegas Raiders NFL betting preview

The Cincinnati Bengals and Las Vegas Raiders will match up in the AFC Wild Card round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs. The Bengals are the favorites, expected to win by at least a field goal but less than a touchdown (currently -5.5). The game has an over/under of 49 points.

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Game Info and Betting Lines for Bengals vs. Raiders

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 15, 2022

  • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET

  • TV Channel: NBC

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium

  • Spread: Bengals (-6)

  • Total: 48.5

Bengals Betting Stats and Info

  • The Raiders have allowed 25.8 points per game this season, close to the same amount as the 27.1 the Bengals have scored.

  • Cincinnati is 7-1 overall and 7-1 against the spread when it scores more than 25.8 points.

  • When the Las Vegas defense allows less than 27.1 points the Raiders have put together a 7-3 overall record and a 6-4 record against the spread.

  • The Raiders' defense has surrendered an average of 337.2 yards per game so far this season, 24.3 yards fewer than the 361.5-yard average from the Bengals' offense. The Bengals pick up 6.3 yards per play and the Raiders allow 5.4.

  • Cincinnati's record when it accumulates over Las Vegas' season average in yards allowed (337.2): 7-4 overall, 6-5 ATS.

  • Cincinnati has gone 10-7-0 ATS this season.

  • The Bengals have a 1-2 record against the spread when favored by 5.5 points or more this season.

  • Eight of Cincinnati's 17 games with a set total have hit the over (47.1%).

Raiders Betting Stats and Info

  • The Raiders have put roughly the same amount of points on the board per game this season (22.0) as the Bengals have allowed (22.1).

  • When it exceeds what Cincinnati gives up this season (22.1 points per game), Las Vegas is 8-0 overall and 7-1 against the spread.

  • When the Cincinnati defense allows less than 22.0 points this year, the Bengals have put together an 8-2 overall record and an 8-2 record against the spread.

  • The total number of yards the Raiders' offense has put up and the Bengals' defense has given up per game this season is within 13.0 yards (363.8 compared to 350.8). The Raiders average 5.9 yards per play, while the Bengals give up 5.8.

  • When the Las Vegas offense puts together a game with more than Cincinnati's 2021 average in yardage allowed (350.8 per game), it is 6-1 overall and 5-2 against the spread.

  • Las Vegas has an 8-9-0 record against the spread this year.

  • In games this year in which they were an underdog by 5.5 points or more, the Raiders have a 3-1 record against the spread.

  • Eight of Las Vegas' 17 games with a set total have hit the over (47.1%).

Over/Under Stats and Trends

  • Out of 17 games thus far this year, Cincinnati has had nine with over 49 points scored, its current matchup's over/under.

  • Las Vegas has played in eight games this year (47.1% of opportunities) in which the teams combined to score more than 49 points.

  • The two teams average a combined 0.1 more points per game (49.1) than this matchup's total of 49 points.

  • The Bengals and the Raiders have seen their opponents average a combined 1.1 less points per game than the point total of 49 set for this matchup.

  • The average total the Bengals have had set in matchups this season is 2.9 less points than this outing's point total.

  • The average over/under for Raiders games this year is 1.5 less points than the point total of 49 for this outing.

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Impact Players

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Joe Burrow has racked up 4,611 yards (271.2 ypg) on 366-of-520 passing with 34 touchdowns compared to 14 interceptions this season.

  • Joe Mixon has racked up 1,205 yards on 292 carries while finding paydirt 13 times as a runner. He's also caught 42 passes for 314 yards (18.5 per game) and three touchdowns through the air.

  • Samaje Perine has carried the ball 55 times for 246 yards (14.5 per game) and one touchdown.

  • Ja'Marr Chase has hauled in 81 catches for 1,455 yards (85.6 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He's found the end zone 13 times as a receiver.

  • Tee Higgins has grabbed 74 passes while averaging 64.2 yards per game and scoring six touchdowns.

  • Tyler Boyd has been the target of 94 passes and racked up 67 grabs for 828 yards, an average of 48.7 yards per contest. He's found the end zone five times through the air this season.

  • Trey Hendrickson leads the team with 14.0 sacks, and also has 12.0 TFL and 34 tackles.

  • Logan Wilson has been all over the field, leading the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has 98 tackles, 5.0 TFL, one sack, and four interceptions so far.

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Derek Carr has recored 4,804 passing yards, or 282.6 per game, so far this season. He has completed 68.4% of his passes and has thrown 23 touchdowns with 14 interceptions.

  • Josh Jacobs has rushed for 872 yards on 217 carries so far this year while scoring nine times on the ground. He's also tacked on 54 catches, totaling 348 yards.

  • Peyton Barber has totaled 212 yards on 55 carries with two touchdowns.

  • Hunter Renfrow's 1,038 receiving yards (61.1 yards per game) are a team high. He has 103 receptions on 128 targets with nine touchdowns.

  • Darren Waller has caught 55 passes and compiled 665 receiving yards (39.1 per game) with two touchdowns.

  • Bryan Edwards' 59 targets have resulted in 34 grabs for 571 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Yannick Ngakoue leads the team with 10.0 sacks, and also has 8.0 TFL and 28 tackles.

  • Denzel Perryman, Las Vegas' top tackler, has 154 tackles and 5.0 TFL this year.

  • Nate Hobbs leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 71 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and three passes defended.