Wildcard Weekend kicks off in the Jungle as the 4th seeded Bengals welcome the 5th seeded Raiders to Ohio. These two teams met earlier in the season, with Cincinnati beating the Raiders by 19 points in Las Vegas. Will we get a similar outcome in the second meeting, or will Derek Carr be able to outduel Joe Burrow and lead the Raiders to victory?
Raiders pass-catcher Zay Jones has impressed in recent weeks, establishing himself as an important part of the passing game in Las Vegas. The former Buffalo Bills draft pick has at least five receptions in each of his last five games and in six of his last seven. He’s become a trusted part of the offense and game plan under interim HC Rich Bisaccia, and I see little reason for that to change in a win or go home matchup against a Bengals side that ranks 26th in the NFL in PYA/G.
Spread: Raiders +6.0
Game Prediction: Bengals 30-27 Raiders
Best Bet: Zay Jones over 4.5 receptions @ 13/10 with Bet365.