Bengals vs. Raiders Total Prediction
The surprising Raiders will take on the winless Bengals at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday in Oakland. With the total sitting at 48.5 points, is that number too high or will the two teams combine for enough points to push the final score over the total?
471 Cincinnati Bengals (+11) at 472 Oakland Raiders (-11); O/U 48.5
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 17, 2019
RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Raiders are receiving 66% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Cincinnati Bengals Fantasy Spin
Ryan Finley completed 16-of-30 passes for 167 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bengals’ Week 10 loss to the Ravens. Finley’s first career start went about as well as you’d think it would. The Bengals took the air out of the ball, forcing Joe Mixon to rush 30 times despite trailing multiple touchdowns for most of the game. Finley was ultra-conservative when he was asked to pass and made one critical mistake on an out route that went for a pick-six thanks to Marcus Peters. The fourth-round rookie’s first touchdown was a nice back-shoulder fade to Tyler Eifert, but it was a forgettable game outside of that. Finley will barely be on the 2-quarterback league radar next week in Oakland, assuming he gets another start. Finley is getting a tryout for the Bengals’ starting job in 2020, but the Bengals are a near-lock for a first-round quarterback next offseason.
Oakland Raiders Fantasy Spin
Derek Carr completed 21-of-31 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders’ 26-24, Week 10 win over the Chargers. Carr guided the Raiders down the field for what would prove to be a game-winning Josh Jacobs rushing touchdown, but he had his volume limited by a run-established game plan and the Chargers dominating time of possession. Carr wasn’t terribly crisp this evening, and took a number of inopportune third down sacks, but managed to avoid big mistakes. He played well enough for his team to win a weird game. He now has 10 days to rest up for a scrimmage with the pathetic Bengals. He will be a QB1 streamer for that one.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 9-3-2 in the Bengals’ last 14 games overall and is 7-01 in their last eight road games.
The under is 6-2-1 in the Raiders’ last nine conference games.
I know the Bengals will start Finley again and he could struggle, but with the amount of injuries that the Raiders currently have defensively, Cincinnati should have some success on offense. Meanwhile, the Bengals own one of the worst defenses in the league and the Raiders’ offense is growing more confident with each passing week. Josh Jacobs should run all over a Cincinnati defense that employs one of the worst linebacking cores in football. The over is 6-1 in the Raiders’ last seven games overall and is 27-12 in the Bengals’ last 39 games after scoring fewer than 15 points in their previous contest.
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