Bengals Open as Solid Home Favorites Over Raiders Ahead of NFL Wild Card Weekend

Devon Platana
The Cincinnati Bengals have opened as solid home favorites over the Las Vegas Raiders ahead of their NFL Wild Card Weekend meeting.
The Cincinnati Bengals have opened as solid home favorites over the Las Vegas Raiders ahead of their NFL Wild Card Weekend meeting. / Andy Lyons/GettyImages
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The 2021 NFL regular season has come to an end, which means the Wild Card Round of the playoffs is upon us. One of the intriguing first-round matchups is an AFC clash between the Las Vegas Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals.

While anything can happen in the playoffs, FanDuel Sportsbook is leaning towards the Bengals as the solid home favorites to open the week.

Raiders vs Bengals Odds

As of Monday, FanDuel Sportsbook is listing the Bengals as the 6-point favorites over the Raiders with -115 odds to cover the spread. Meanwhile, Las Vegas has -105 odds to cover the spread as 6-point road underdogs.

The Raiders postseason hopes came down to the last moment in Week 18. With just a few seconds remaining in overtime, Daniel Carlson kicked a 47-yard field goal to give Las Vegas the 35-32 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. This marks the Raiders' second postseason appearance since 2003.

Meanwhile, this is Cincinnati's first time back in the playoffs since 2015. The Bengals were carried by Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase's incredible offensive performances down the stretch, so it'll be interesting to see if the dynamic duo can continue that success into the postseason.

Regardless of who wins, both teams are somewhat dark horses to go on a championship run. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently listing the Bengals as having +1700 odds (8th) to win Super Bowl LVI, while the Raiders sit at +5500 (T-12th).


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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