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5 Most Popular Bets and Prop Bets for the Wild Card Round: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Taking a look at the five most popular bets and prop bets for the Wild Card Round game of the NFL Playoffs between the Las Vegas Raiders and Cincinnati Bengals
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The NFL Playoffs are finally here!

It's been a long wait, but we finally have postseason football ahead of us. And, what better way to kick off the NFL Playoffs than with a showdown between the Raiders and Bengal in Cincinnati?

Both these teams are experiencing massive playoff droughts. The Raiders haven't won a playoff game in 19 years, and it's been 31 years for the Bengals. One team is going to break that skid today, but who will it be? In order to find out, we take a look at the five most popular bets for Raiders vs. Bengals.

You can tell a lot by looking at the popular bets for a game like this. So, let's dive in.

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Bengals -5.5

When you have a young, high-scoring team that comes into the playoffs playing well, like the Bengals, it makes sense that they're a popular pick against the spread. Add in the fact that the Raiders have gone through just about every bad situation imaginable this season, and it's a miracle the spread isn't even bigger. So far, 59% of all bets are on the Bengals to cover the spread, but there may be sharp money on the Raiders. Just 51% of the money is backing the Bengals.

BetBet %Handle %
Bengals -5.559%51%

Under 48.5

This one is a bit of a shock. Both these teams like to throw the ball around have talented pass catchers and score points. So, with the total in the 40s, it's a surprise to see so many people riding with the under. But, 55% of the bets and 72% of the money on the total market are on under 48.5.

BetBet %Handle %
Under 48.555%72%

Ja'Marr Chase to score 1st TD @ +650 (Bet $100 to win $650)

This one should shock just about no one. Ja'Marr Chase is the best wide receiver in this game and he plays on a team that loves to air it out. Chase scored 13 touchdowns this season, his rookie year, and will 100% be a massive part of the Bengals' game plan today. First touchdown scorer betting is always a little iffy, it can be a bit of a toss-up, but Chase being a popular bet makes a ton of sense.

Ja'Marr Chase anytime TD scorer @ -115 (Bet $100 to win $86.96)

Remember all those things I just said about Ja'Marr Chase? Yeah, they are even more meaningful here. Like I said, first touchdown betting can be a toss-up, but anytime TD scorer betting is much more predictable. The odds aren't great here, but getting -115 odds on a guy that has reached the endzone 13 times this season is pretty decent value

Josh Jacobs over 16.5 rushing attempts @ -105 (Bet $100 to win $95.24)

If the Raiders are going to win this game then they are going to need to rely heavily on a run presence. Even if they aren't gashing the Bengals, they need to stay true to the run to keep Joe Burrow and the rest of the Bengals offense off the field. That's where Jacobs and his usage comes in. If he can stay health all game, he should hit this prop.


Brian is a sports journalist with close to ten years of experience in the business. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan with a passion for all things sports gambling.


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