The Raiders punched their ticket to the playoffs on Sunday night, and here is our early odds and prediction for the Wild Card matchup against Cincinnati.
The Las Vegas Raiders completed their regular season mission on Sunday night, beating the Los Angeles Chargers in a classic battle while punching their ticket to the playoffs. For the Silver and Black, this is only their second playoff appearance since the 2002 season and the first with a healthy Derek Carr under center.
Against all odds, the Raiders navigated a tough 2021 season both on and off the field and will go into Wild Card weekend as the No. 5 seed, hitting the road to take on the Cincinnati Bengals.
Raiders vs Cincinnati Odds Wild Card Game
The Wild Card betting odds on WynnBET have the Raiders as a six-point underdog on the road. They have +210 Moneyline odds, while Cincinnati is the underdog at -260. The total for the game is set at an over/under of 49.0 points.
Raiders vs Cincinnati Prediction Wild Card game
For the Raiders, this has been an incredible run, one that saw them beat playoff contenders down the stretch of their four-game winning streak. They enter the playoffs on a high note, and though they have to hit the road, and are a big underdog, I love their chances in this game.
Las Vegas is finally healthy, Derek Carr is playing at a high level, and the defense has really been stepping up. Josh Jacobs has this run game going in a big way, but the real question will be whether or not they can stop the talented Joe Burrow and his wide cast of elite wideouts on Saturday afternoon.
In the end, the Silver and Black do what they always do, play a close game late, and then come away with the last-second victory. A win in the Wild Card Round would be an incredible accomplishment for Las Vegas, as they continue their improbable run through the AFC Playoffs.
Final Score: Raiders 34, Bengals 31