The Cincinnati Bengals are 5.5-point home favorites against the Las Vegas Raiders in their Wild Card Weekend clash at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday. We have rounded up our best Raiders-Bengals NFL prop picks for the game.
The Raiders scraped through to the playoffs by securing a dramatic overtime win against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 18. Their reward is a trip to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals, who finished atop the AFC North with a 10-7 record. Cincy is 5-4 straight up at home this season, while the Raiders are 5-3 on the road.
Here are my top prop picks for the Wild Card Weekend matchup between the Raiders and Bengals (odds via FanDuel Sportsbook; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).
Top Raiders vs. Bengals Prop Picks
Bengals team total Over 27.5 (-102) ★★★
Joe Burrow Over 262.5 passing yards (-114) ★★★★
Darren Waller Over 59.5 receiving yards (-110) ★★★
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Raiders vs. Bengals Prop Predictions for Wild Card Weekend
Bengals team total Over 27.5 (-102)
The Bengals eased to a 32-13 win against the Raiders when these teams met at the Death Star in Sin City in November. They are unlikely to win by such an emphatic margin this time around, but they should still eclipse a 27-point prop target.
Last weekend, Cincy rested key offensive players, including QB Joe Burrow. In the previous two weeks, when it sent out its strongest team, Cincinnati put up 34 points against the Kansas City Chiefs and 41 points against the Baltimore Ravens.
They averaged 27.1 points per game this season, and Burrow and receiver Ja’Marr Chase should combine to smash through that barrier in their first playoff game on Saturday.
Burrow Over 262.5 passing yards (-114)
Burrow was rested last weekend, so he should be revitalized after his first full, and extended season. He is going up against a talented Raiders pass defense, but it is coming off a bruising overtime showdown with the Bolts, and it may not be in peak condition.
Burrow went 30-for-39 for 446 yards and four touchdowns without an interception in the 34-31 win against the Chiefs, in which he upstaged Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. In his previous game, he threw for 525 yards and four TDs in a blowout win against the Ravens.
If he holds his nerve at home, he should dismantle the Raiders.
Waller Over 59.5 receiving yards (-110)
Only four teams allowed more yards per game to opposing tight ends this season than the Bengals' 63.7.
Waller managed only 22 receiving yards in his return from injury against the Bolts last weekend, but he should enjoy a more fruitful outing against the Bengals on Saturday. He managed 116 receiving yards against Cincy when they met in Week 11.
Raiders-Bengals prop picks made on 1/14/2022 at 7:55 a.m. ET.