In his second NFL season, Joe Burrow is the favorite in his playoff debut

NFL postseason begins: These two teams met in November, Cincinnati won and covered as two-point favorites, 32-13

  • Raiders: They’ve beaten the Bengals the previous 2 times they’ve met in the postseason.

  • Raiders: Lost in their last 3 visits to Cincinnati. His last victory there dates back to Nov-05-1995 by 20-17.

  • Raiders: This will be just his 2nd. postseason game after playing in Super Bowl XXXVII on Jan-26-2003.

  • Raiders: 6 straight postseason road losses. His last victory was on January 11, 1981 against the San Diego Chargers by 34-27.

  • Derek Carr (LV): It will be his 1st. postseason game in his career. His 127 starts in the regular season are the 3rd. most for a player before his first postseason game (since 1950).

  • Bengals: 8 straight postseason losses. Their last win was on Jan 6, 1991 over the Oilers 41-14.

  • Bengals: His 30 straight seasons without a playoff win is the longest active drought in the NFL.

  • Bengals: 1-8 all-time in Wild Card Round games. Only the Lions (0-9) have a worse record in those types of games.

  • Bengals: They averaged 27.1 PPG this season. It’s their highest average since 1998, when they posted 28.0 PPG and went all the way to the SB.

  • Joe Burrow (CIN): Has thrown for 971 yards in his last 2 games. It’s the 2nd. most in NFL history for a QB in 2 straight games.

Gambler’s Guide

  • Las Vegas was 8-9 against the line this season (9-8 under). Cincinnati 10-7 (8-8-1 over/under).

  • Derek Carr is 19-13 against the line when he is an underdog the past three seasons.

  • Las Vegas is 6-1 against the line and 5-2 in its last seven games when underdogs by at least five points (since Week 5 of last season).

  • Cincinnati have covered five straight games and 10 of their last 12 games against Las Vegas. These two teams met in November, Cincinnati won and covered as two-point favorites, 32-13.

  • Cincinnati have covered three straight games as an underdog (2-1 SU).

  • Cincinnati have lost eight straight playoff games (1-7 against the line) with their last victory coming in 1990. Cincinnati scored 17 points or fewer in each game.

  • Since 2017, teams favored by at least five points in the wild-card round are 1-10 against the line and 5-6 outright.