Titans vs. Bengals NFL Divisional Playoffs Picks, Odds & Predictions
Although they finished as the No. 1 seed in the AFC and enjoyed a bye last week, NFL gambling sites only favored the Titans by more than three points in three of their eight home games. The best online sportsbooks once again failed to show Tennessee respect when they opened this line. The Titans are just a field-goal favorite over the Bengals.
Tennessee (12-5 SU, 10-7 ATS) had a bye in the opening round. They hope to have Derrick Henry back in the lineup when they receive the Bengals (11-7, 11-7). Cincinnati’s 0-7 SU all-time record on the road in the postseason might make some side with Tennessee. However, the Titans haven’t won a playoff home game since 2003.
The Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans clash on Saturday in the NFL AFC Divisional Playoffs at Nissan Stadium. The Cincinnati Bengals are fresh off a win over the Raiders. They look to reach their first conference championship game since the 1988 season when they reached the Super Bowl. The Tennessee Titans have won three games in a row. They look to reach the conference championship for the second time in three years.
Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals NFL Playoffs Odds by BetOnline.ag
|Bengals||+3½ ( -110 )||47 ( -110 )||+155|
|Titans||-3½ ( -110 )||47 ( -110 )||-185|
Betting Cincinnati Bengals
Cinci is the slight road dog according to NFL gambling sites. They won their first playoff game in 31 years last week. Now the Bengals look for the franchise’s first-ever playoff win on the road. Cincinnati is 0-7 SU all-time as the away team in the playoffs.
Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase and their young teammates have already proven they are not slaves to history. Both Burrow and Chase stood out in their playoff debut against Vegas last week. Burrow went 24 of 34 for 244 yards, two TDs and no picks.
Chase had his sixth 100-yard game of the season with a nine-catch, 116-yard performance. Cincinnati’s defense also showed up. They held the Raiders to one touchdown on five trips to the red zone. Take Cincy’s defensive injuries into account.
The Bengals lost two of their top defensive linemen to injury versus the Raiders. Larry Ogunjobi suffered a season-ending foot injury. Edge rusher Trey Hendrickson sustained a concussion.
Betting Tennessee Titans
The Titans are home faves, though not by much, at NFL gambling sites. A lot of people thought the Titans’ playoff hopes were kaput when Henry sustained a broken foot at the end of October. But Tennessee won six of their last nine games sans him to earn the top seed in the AFC.
Now, their superstar running back might come back to upgrade a running attack that ranked 5th in the league without him for half the season. Henry came off the injured reserve earlier in the month. He is practicing this week with the team. He will likely suit up against the Bengals.
Even if that is not the case, head coach Mike Vrabel said he plans to run the ball early and frequently with D’Onta Foreman and Dontrell Hilliard. They combined for more than 20 carries per game in Tennessee’s last nine games.
Home field advantage has been big for the Titans as of late. Especially on defense. Tennessee has won seven of their last eight at Nissan Stadium. They have gone UNDER the total in eight of their last 10 in Nashville. On the other hand, the Titans haven’t won a playoff game at their current abode since 2003.
Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals NFL Playoffs Pick
The Bengals can be dangerous when everything goes their way. We do doubt their toughness. They’re not very experienced for a situation like this. This is not the first rodeo for The Titans. They must feel this is their opportunity to make it to the big one.