When the Raiders travel to face the Bengals to open the NFL wild-card playoffs in a No. 3 vs. No. 6 matchup on Saturday afternoon (4:30 p.m. ET, NBC), they will look to build on a four-game winning streak to advance to the divisional round. The Bengals were riding a three-game winning streak until they played the Browns.
The Las Vegas-based Browns couldn’t handle Cincinnati’s running attack in the first meeting in November. Since then, the Bengals have let QB Joe Burrow loose as a downfield passer. His counterpart, Derek Carr, has also had plenty of flashes and grinds during an efficient season.
The Raiders will try to pull off the upset 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 there is to know about betting on Raiders vs. Bengals in the 2022 NFL playoffs, including updated odds, trends and our expert’s prediction for the wild card game.
Raiders vs. Bengals odds for NFL playoff game
- Spread: Bengals by 5.5
- Over/under: 49
- Moneyine: Raiders +205, Bengals -250
The line started at six points in favor of the Bengals and is leaning toward the Raiders at the end of the week. The Raiders are operating on a short week after playing in overtime on Sunday night, while the Bengals were able to rest Joe Burrow and other starters in Week 18.
Raiders vs. Bengals forecast.
The Raiders had limited defensive answers for Burrow and Mixon in the first meeting and didn’t show nearly enough offense with Carr and Jacobs. There’s no reason to think the rematch will be any different, although the Raiders are red hot. The Bengals also stepped up their game late and come in rested and ready to end a long postseason win drought at home. Burrow makes the big passing plays early, while Mixon plays the shutout to put the game out of reach in the second half.
Bengals 34, Raiders 17