NFL Wild Card Weekend Starts with Cincinnati Bengals vs. Las Vegas Raiders. The NFL postseason is upon us, and to kickstart the NFL wild card weekend, we have an AFC matchup between the No. 5 Las Vegas Raiders and No. 4 Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are laying 5.5 points on the spread as home favorites. Additionally the total is pegged at 49.5 points at press time at Bovada. So who is going to win?
All eyes will be on the Las Vegas Raiders-Cincinnati Bengals wild card game that starts at 4:30 PM ET on Saturday. The Raiders just made the playoffs by the skin of their teeth when they eked out a 35-32 overtime win against the Chargers in Week 18. They’re pegged as early 5.5-point underdogs in their matchup against the Bengals..Bet on football at Bovada and get a free 100% bonus.
Winners of the AFC North for the first time since 2015. The Bengals have a lot of talent on the roster. That includes second-year QB Joe Burrow. Burrow has been exceptional in his last four games, where he went interception-free and racked up 11 touchdowns. He runs an efficient offense that ranks seventh in the league for points per game. Relying heavily on RB Joe Mixon for ground TDs and WR Ja’Marr Chase for receptions.
After a string of five losses in six games mid-season, Vegas clicked into gear and earned four straight wins to close out the season. With their playoff hopes riding on the final game of the season, the Raiders pushed forward for a 35-32 overtime win against the LA Chargers. This required a 47-yard field goal kicked by Daniel Carlson. The Raiders will hope for a better outcome against the Bengals than their Week 11 matchup. This matchup saw the Bengals win 32-13.