Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals – Week 15 Free Betting Pick

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The Oakland Raiders (+3) are making a trip east to face the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. CBS has the TV rights and this early afternoon matchup is scheduled to get underway at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Betting Preview: Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Oakland is playing the role of underdog and is currently getting 3 points in this AFC game. The Raiders are also receiving +130 moneyline odds while the Bengals are -150. Vegas has determined the over/under (O/U) to be 46.5 points. It appears that there will probably be some solid in-game betting scenarios for this showdown.

The opening line was -4 while the over/under hasn’t moved since it opened at 46.5.

The Raiders are 5-8 against the spread (ATS) and are down 4.3 units so far. The team’s recorded an O/U mark of 6-7.

The Bengals have lost 2.1 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 6-7 ATS and own an O/U record of 8-5.

The Raiders are 3-10 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Bengals are 5-8 SU.

The Raiders just notched a 24-21 victory over Pittsburgh last week. The Raiders secondary allowed the Steelers to air it out for 306 yards and two touchdowns. On the offensive side, Derek Carr completed 25-of-34 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns. Doug Martin (only 32 rushing yards on 16 attempts, one TD) provided the ground attack while Jared Cook (seven receptions, 116 yards) and Jordy Nelson (six catches, 48 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.

In Week 14, the Chargers took care of this Cincinnati crew by a score of 26-21. Jeff Driskel completed 18-of-27 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown. Joe Mixon had an outstanding statline in the loss. Along with 111 yards on 26 rush attempts (and one TD), Mixon also reeled in five receptions for 27 yards.

Oakland has run the ball on 40.5 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Cincinnati has an overall rush percentage of 37.2 percent. The Raiders have run for 101.5 yards per game and have seven touchdowns on the ground this year. The Bengals are putting up 98.8 rushing yards per game and have 11 total rush TDs.

The Raiders offensive scheme has averaged 264.8 yards in the air overall and has 18 passing scores so far. The Bengals have recorded 247.0 pass yards per outing and have 24 total pass TDs.

Oakland should hold an advantage when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 144.5 yards and pass for 253.2 yards per game. The Cincinnati defense has given up 283.8 yards per game to opposing passers and 148.1 yards per game on the ground. The Bengals are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of 7.34 to opposing QBs, while the Raiders have given up a whopping 8.60 ANY/A.

Driskel has connected on 41-of-63 passes for 409 yards, two TDs and zero INTs for Cincinnati. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 6.24 for the year and 4.90 over his past two outings. In the other locker room, Carr has amassed 3,149 passing yards on the year. He’s connected on 288-of-418 attempts with 15 passing touchdowns and eight interceptions. Carr’s got a 6.27 ANY/A for the year, although that number sits at 8.48 over the past two outings.

Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals Betting Pick

SU Winner: Raiders, ATS Winner: Raiders, O/U: Under

Team Betting Notes

  • Oakland has averaged 4.1 yards per carry over its last three games and 4.3 over its last two.
  • Cincinnati has averaged 5.1 yards per carry over its last three contests and 4.6 over its past two.
  • Cincinnati has lost four fumbles this season while Oakland has lost 10.
  • Cincinnati has dropped eight of its last nine games SU, with a three-point win over Tampa Bay on October 28th representing its only victory over that span.
  • The Raiders offense has recorded five pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Bengals have accounted for one such play.
  • The Oakland defense has allowed 12 pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Cincinnati has given up eight such plays.
  • The Oakland offense has created six rushing plays of 20 yards or more, while Cincinnati has created 12 such runs.
  • The Raiders defense has allowed 10 rushing plays of 20+ yards, while the Bengals have given up 12 such runs.
  • The Cincinnati defense has sacked opposing QBs 28 times this year. Oakland has produced just 11 sacks.