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Raiders vs. Bengals odds, line: 2022 NFL playoff picks, Wild Card predictions by proven model on 136-97 roll

The Las Vegas Raiders will make just their second playoff appearance in 19 seasons when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the first game of the NFL‘s Super Wild Card Weekend on Saturday. The Raiders (10-7) last played in the NFL playoff bracket in January 2017, losing to Houston in a wild card game. They haven’t won a postseason game since beating Tennessee in the AFC Championship Game in January 2003. The Bengals (10-7) last reached the playoffs in the 2015 season and have lost eight straight postseason games by an average of 12.0 points.

Kickoff is 4:30 p.m. ET. Cincinnati is a 5.5-point favorite in the latest Raiders vs. Bengals odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under for total points scored is 48.5. Before you make any Bengals vs. Raiders picks or NFL playoff predictions, see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,400 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters the 2021 NFL playoffs on an incredible 136-97 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has zeroed in on Raiders vs. Bengals and locked in another confident against-the-spread pick. You can see it only at SportsLine. Now, here are several NFL betting lines for Raiders vs. Bengals:

  • Raiders vs. Bengals spread: Cincinnati -5.5
  • Raiders vs. Bengals Over-Under: 48.5 points
  • Raiders vs. Bengals money line: Cincinnati -230, Las Vegas +190
  • CIN: WR Ja’Marr Chase had the second most receiving yards (1,455) by a rookie in a season
  • LV: QB Derek Carr ranked fifth in the NFL in passing yards (4,804)

Why the Bengals can cover

Cincinnati faces a quarterback, Derek Carr, who has had interception issues this season. During the regular season, the 30-year-old Carr threw a career-high 14 interceptions, and when facing pressure, he threw nine picks, which were the most in the NFL under pressure. That bodes well for a Bengals defense that pressured the opposing quarterback on 33 percent of drop-backs this season, the seventh-highest rate in the league, and forced eight interceptions while applying pressure (second-most).

In addition, Cincinnati takes on a Las Vegas defense that has struggled this season. The Raiders allowed 25.8 points per game during the regular season, which ranked 26th in the league. No playoff team gave up more points per game.

Why the Raiders can cover

Las Vegas faces a Cincinnati pass defense that has struggled at times this season. The Bengals gave up 248.4 passing yards per game during the regular season, and just six teams allowed more. That bodes well for quarterback Derek Carr and the Raiders, who averaged 268.6 passing yards a game, sixth-best in the league.

In addition, Maxx Crosby has a strong matchup going up against Cincinnati’s offensive line. In just three seasons, the 6-foot-5 attack man has become one of the best edge rushers in the league with 25 sacks, including eight this season. On Saturday, he faces a Bengals offense that allowed sacks on 9.0 percent of pass plays during the regular season, which was the second worst in the NFL.

How to make Raiders vs. Bengals picks

Now, the model has broken down Raiders vs. Bengals from every angle. The model is leaning Over the total, but its much stronger play is on the spread. In fact, it says one team is covering in nearly 60 percent of simulations. See who to back here.

So who wins Bengals vs. Raiders in their NFL Wild Card 2022 game? And which team covers almost 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Raiders vs. Bengals spread you should jump on Saturday, all from the advanced model that is up more than $7,400.



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