Bengals vs. Raiders: NFL Betting Preview – January 15, 2022

Written By Staff on January 10, 2022

The AFC Wild Card round features a matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Las Vegas Raiders. The Bengals (-6) host the Raiders (+210 on the moneyline to win) on January 15, 2022 at 4:30 PM ET on NBC. Oddsmakers have set the game’s point total at 48.5.

In this article we break down everything you need to know before making a bet on the game, including key metrics, weather, injuries, and the best available odds.

The betting facts in the following article reflect odds as of January 15, 2022 at 4:13 PM ET. Head to the table below for the latest lines for this outing and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Bengals Vs. Raiders Betting Odds

Bengals Vs. Raiders Player Props

Bengals Vs. Raiders Betting Angles

Bengals Vs. Raiders Weather

Dry conditions (broken clouds) and 8 mph winds are predicted at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday (as of 4:13 PM on January 15), with a high temperature of 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

Bengals Vs. Raiders Injury Report

Cincinnati Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Hakeem Adeniji G Pectoral Out
Wyatt Hubert DE Pectoral Out
Joseph Ossai DE Knee Out
Khalid Kareem DE Shoulder Out
Trae Waynes CB Hamstring Out
Donnie Lewis CB Hamstring Out

Las Vegas Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Nevin Lawson CB Suspension Out
Kamaal Seymour OT Undisclosed Out
Nicholas Morrow OLB Foot Out
Jalen Richard RB Foot Out
Keisean Nixon CB Knee Out
Javin White LB Knee Out
Richie Incognito G Calf Out
Josh Jacobs RB Illness Probable
Nathan Peterman QB Gameday Inactive Out
Clelin Ferrell DE Gameday Inactive Out
Nick Bowers TE Gameday Inactive Out
Malcolm Koonce DE Gameday Inactive Out
Roderic Teamer SS Ankle/shoulder Out

Bengals Offense Vs. Raiders Defense

Bengals Offense Stats (Rank) Raiders Defense
27.1 (7) Points/Gm 25.8 (26)
0.44 (3) Points/Play 0.40 (24)
361.5 (13) Yards/Gm 337.2 (14)
282.7 (7) Pass Yards/Gm 235.1 (12)
102.5 (23) Rush Yards/Gm 114.3 (19)
5.9 (5) Yards/Play 5.2 (7)
8.7 (1) Yards/Pass 6.6 (5)
4.0 (23) Yards/Rush 4.2 (10)
39.6% (16) 3rd Down % 39.6% (15)
59.6% (17) Red Zone % 81.4% (32)
21 (12) Turnovers 15 (29)
55 (30) Sacks 35 (20)

Raiders Offense Vs. Bengals Defense

Raiders Offense Stats (Rank) Bengals Defense
22.0 (18) Points/Gm 22.1 (17)
0.35 (17) Points/Play 0.35 (11)
363.8 (11) Yards/Gm 350.9 (18)
282.8 (6) Pass Yards/Gm 264.6 (27)
95.1 (28) Rush Yards/Gm 102.5 (5)
5.7 (10) Yards/Play 5.5 (19)
7.7 (5) Yards/Pass 7.2 (21)
3.9 (27) Yards/Rush 4.3 (13)
37.4% (22) 3rd Down % 41.6% (22)
51.7% (27) Red Zone % 60.4% (18)
24 (20) Turnovers 21 (17)
40 (20) Sacks 41 (11)

When The Bengals Have The Ball

  • The Bengals average 0.44 points per play (third in the NFL) compared to the 0.40 per play the Raiders give up (24th in the league).
  • Cincinnati scores 27.1 points per game (seventh-best in the NFL), and will be up against Las Vegas’ defense which is seventh-worst in the league (25.8 ppg).
  • The Bengals have committed 21 turnovers, 12th-lowest in the NFL, while the Raiders have forced 15 turnovers (fourth-fewest in the league).
  • Las Vegas allows a score on 81.4% of its opponents’ red-zone trips (32nd in the league), while Cincinnati’s offensive red-zone percentage is 59.6% (17th).

When The Raiders Have The Ball

  • The Raiders have the No. 28 rushing offense in the NFL (95.1 yards per game) going up against one of the league’s stoutest defenses, the fifth-ranked Bengals (102.5 yards allowed per game).
  • Las Vegas averages 282.8 passing yards per game (sixth in the NFL) compared to the 264.6 per game Cincinnati gives up (27th in the league).
  • The Raiders’ passing attack averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt (fifth in the NFL). The Bengals give up 7.2 per pass (21st in the league).
  • Las Vegas averages 3.9 yards per carry (27th in the league) compared to the 4.3 per attempt Cincinnati gives up (13th in the NFL).
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Bengals Betting Trends And Insights

  • Cincinnati has won 10 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover seven times.
  • The Bengals have been favored by 6 points or more three times this season, and covered the spread in one of those games.
  • A total of eight out of Cincinnati’s 17 games this season have gone over the point total.
  • In nine of 17 games this season, Cincinnati and its opponents have gone over 48.5 points.
  • The Bengals have a 5-3 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 62.5% of those games).

Raiders Betting Trends And Insights

  • Las Vegas is 8-9-0 ATS this year.
  • The Raiders have covered the spread twice this year (2-1 ATS) when playing as at least 6-point underdogs.
  • In Las Vegas’ 17 chances this year, the combined scoring has gone over the point total eight times.
  • Las Vegas and its opponents have combined to score more than 48.5 points in eight of 17 games this season.
  • This season, the Raiders have been the underdog 11 times and won seven, or 63.6%, of those games.

Bengals Players To Watch

  • Joe Burrow has thrown for 4,611 yards while completing 70.4% of his passes (366-for-520), with 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions (271.2 yards per game).
  • Joe Mixon has rushed for a team-leading 1,205 yards (70.9 YPG) and 13 touchdowns. He also has 314 receiving yards on 42 catches and three touchdowns.
  • Samaje Perine has 246 rushing yards on 55 attempts, and one touchdown.
  • Ja’Marr Chase has 81 receptions for a team-high 1,455 yards (85.6 per game) and 13 touchdowns.
  • Tee Higgins has added 74 catches for 1,091 yards and six touchdowns. He has been targeted 110 times and averages 64.2 receiving yards per game.
  • Tyler Boyd is averaging 48.7 yards per game, racking up 67 receptions (94 targets) for 828 yards and five touchdowns.
  • Trey Hendrickson has 14.0 sacks to lead the team, and has also collected 12.0 TFL and 34 tackles.
  • Logan Wilson’s 100 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and four interceptions make him the team leader for tackles and interceptions.

Raiders Players To Watch

  • Derek Carr has 4,804 passing yards (282.6 per game) and a 68.4% completion percentage, throwing 23 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions.
  • Josh Jacobs has 217 attempts for a team-high 872 rushing yards (51.3 per game) and nine touchdowns. He also has 54 catches for 348 receiving yards .
  • Peyton Barber has 212 yards on 55 carries (12.5 yards per game), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Hunter Renfrow has racked up 103 receptions for 1,038 yards, best on his team, and nine touchdowns. He averages 61.1 receiving yards per game.
  • Darren Waller has chipped in with 55 receptions (on 93 targets) for 665 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Bryan Edwards has caught 34 passes on 59 targets for 571 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 33.6 yards per game.
  • Yannick Ngakoue has notched a team-leading 10.0 sacks, while adding 8.0 TFL and 28 tackles.
  • Denzel Perryman has totaled 154 tackles and 5.0 TFL, and he’s tops on his team in tackles.
  • Nate Hobbs has a team-high one interception and has tacked on 74 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and three passes defended 16 this season.

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