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Cincinnati Bengals vs Las Vegas Raiders Prop Bets
The Cincinnati Bengals will go on the road to face the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. on CBS. Both teams are 5-4 and have lost their past two games. A win for either team is a crucial turning point for their season. A loss would be a hole that keeps getting bigger and brings each team out of the playoff conversation.
The Bengals are coming off of a bye week after losing a close one to the Jets and New York and then coming home to get taken apart by a divisional rival, Cleveland Browns. The Raiders lost consecutive weeks to the New York Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs by 23-16 and 41-14, respectively.
Let’s take a look at the best prop bets to make for this Sunday afternoon matchup.
Best Prop Bets
Joe Burrow Over 267.5 Pass Yards (-115)
Burrow has eclipsed 267.5 yards five times in ten games but also five in his last six games. As the Bengals throw more, they are finding more success. Joe Burrow is becoming more comfortable in the pocket coming off the knee injury, giving the Bengals more opportunities to throw the ball more.
Besides a flukey game against the New York Jets, Joe Burrow has been consistently over 267.5 yards. With this game expected to be a close one, the need to throw should be needed throughout the game, giving the Bengals plenty of opportunities to throw, which usually leads to completions as they rank fifth in completion percentage.
Joe Burrow Over 1.5 Passing Touchdowns (-160)
Burrow has also been consistently throwing touchdowns as he has thrown two to three in every game besides the last game against the Bengals. With his consistent production, this may be the best prop bet of the matchup.
There is nothing to state that Burrow will not be as prolific as he has been in the past, even with his first game throwing zero touchdowns last game. I expect Burrow to come off the bye week well-rested and ready to attack downfield.
Cincinnati Over 2.5 Touchdowns (-165)
With Burrow’s track record of throwing two or more touchdowns, that leaves Joe Mixon to be expected to add one of his own. He has scored in six of the nine games that the Bengals have played this season. That includes his multi-touchdown game last week against the Browns.
Mixon isn’t the only possibility for the Bengals’ touchdown outside of Burrow. The defense or special teams could get a touchdown, making this prop bet much more likely to hit. The defense is averaging one takeaway per game, which doesn’t leave much possibility of a defensive touchdown, but that would be only an added bonus.
This game will be close until the end, as shown by the spread of -1 in favor of the Bengals. The Raiders have home-field advantage, but the Bengals have more talent on both sides of the ball. I’m going to give this game to the Bengals because they have impressed thus far in the 2021 season and will be looking fresh off the bye week.
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