Las Vegas Raiders vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 1/15/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Wild Card
Game: Las Vegas Raiders vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bengals (-6.5)
The Cincinnati Bengals (10-7) will play the Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 6.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 49.
The Las Vegas Raiders head into this game 10-7 for this season. In their last contest, the Raiders faced the Chargers and went home with a win by a final score of 35-32. Josh Jacobs was the rushing leader for the Raiders with 26 totes for 132 yds (5.1 yds per carry). Zay Jones held an average of 5.4 yds per catch by totaling 27 yards on 5 receptions. Derek Carr connected on 20/36 with 186 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rate of 88.4 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Against the run, the Raiders conceded 85 yards on 21 tries, which calculates to 4.0 yards per run allowed. Las Vegas conceded 34 completions on 64 tries for a total of 355 yds, and a completion percentage of 53.1%. When all was said and done, they had 74 plays which gave them a total of 346 yds. The Las Vegas Raiders ended up running the ball 34 different times and tallied 174 yards, which had them averaging 5.1 yds per attempt.
The Raiders have earned 6,184 total yards for the year. Las Vegas has 217 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 124 infractions for 1104 yds. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Las Vegas has compiled 23 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 24 different times (14 picks and 10 fumbles lost). As a team they maintain an average of 95.1 yards rushing giving them a rank of 28th in the National Football League. In terms of scoring points, the Las Vegas Raiders hold an average of 22.0 points per game.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Raiders have surrendered 3,789 yards which has them ranked 13th in football. They are giving up 222.9 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 66.0%. In total, they are conceding 337.2 yards/outing which puts them 14th in the league. They have given up 29 touchdowns through the air and 18 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 114.3 rushing yards per game for the season. For the season, they have allowed 1,943 rushing yards through 17 games. The Raiders are sitting in 26th in the league concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 25.8 PPG.
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The Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 10-7 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Bengals took a defeat with a final score of 21-16 against the Browns. Brandon Allen (1 touchdown) ended the game with 136 yds on 15/29 through the air while his QB rating was 76.2. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 4.69 yards. Trayveon Williams carried the rock 9 times for 38 yards, finishing the contest with 4.2 yards per carry for Cincinnati. Mitchell Wilcox had the best day in terms of receiving for the Bengals, grabbing 3 throws for 16 yards (5.3 yards per catch). Cincinnati rushed the football for 4.4 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 79 yds on 18 attempts. The Bengals finished the contest with a total of 182 yards and they ran 51 plays (3.6 yards per play). The Bengals passing defense allowed a completion rate of 70.8%, surrendering 171 yds on 17 out of 24 passing. Cincinnati surrendered 41 run attempts for 205 yds (5.0 yds per rush).
In relation to how much they score, the Bengals rank 7th in the league with 27.1 points per game. For the season to this point, the Bengals have earned 4,403 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 259.0 passing yards per outing, which has them sitting 7th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 102.5 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,742 yards for the year. The Cincinnati Bengals have an average of 361.5 yards per outing ranking them 13th in football. The Cincinnati offense has compiled 620 yards of penalties on 72 violations, which has them sitting 31st in the league in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 14 picks while letting opponents recover 7 fumbles and they have been able to earn 208 1st downs.
Cincinnati has conceded a total of 1,742 yards rushing (102.5 yards per outing) and 15 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have allowed 26 touchdowns through the air as well as 248.4 yards per game, ranking them 26th in football. Their defense has earned 21 takeaways (8 fumbles and 13 interceptions) this year. In total, they have conceded 376 total points. The Bengals defense taken the field for 1,075 plays, which is 17th in the NFL. The Bengals are giving up 22.1 points per game, which has them ranked 17th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Raiders +6.5
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