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Bengals at Raiders: Odds, expert picks and predictions

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Surprisingly, getting blown out at home doesn’t help you in the eyes of experts and oddsmakers.

NFL: DEC 16 Raiders at Bengals Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Bengals are once again huge underdogs going into their game on Sunday. This week they are matched up with a Raiders team that is fighting to stay in the playoff race.

It has just become a matter of how much of an underdog the Bengals are. Until they pull off a win, or they miraculously look like a different team, it is hard to imagine the oddsmakers or experts feeling good about them

Odds

The Bengals are currently 11.5-point underdogs to Raiders, according to Bovada. This isn’t surprising as it seems A.J. Green won’t be suiting up again this week, the Bengals are on the road and Ryan Finley didn’t have the most confidence boosting performance last week. This line also makes it pretty tempting to take Cincinnati to help even out the money.

Betting trends

  • Cincinnati are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games.
  • Cincinnati are 0-10 straight up in their last 10 games.
  • Cincinnati are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games against Oakland.
  • Cincinnati are 4-1 straight up in their last five games against Oakland.
  • The total has gone under in five of Cincinnati’s last five games on the road.
  • Cincinnati are 2-14 straight up in their last 16 games when playing on the road against Oakland.
  • Cincinnati are 0-9 straight up in their last nine games this season.
  • The total has gone under in four of Cincinnati’s last six games against an opponent in the AFC conference.
  • Cincinnati are 12-4 against the spread in their last 16 games against an opponent in the AFC West division.
  • Oakland are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games.
  • The total has gone over in six of Oakland’s last seven games.
  • Oakland are 4-2 straight up in their last six games.
  • The total has gone under in six of Oakland’s last nine games against Cincinnati.
  • Oakland are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games at home.
  • Oakland are 14-2 straight up in their last 16 games when playing at home against Cincinnati.
  • The total has gone over in four of Oakland’s last five games this season.
  • Oakland are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against an opponent in the AFC conference.
  • The total has gone over in nine of Oakland’s last 10 games against an opponent in the AFC North division.
  • Oakland are 9-4 straight up in their last 13 games played in November.

Expert predictions

  • Fox Sports is predicting a 33.5 to 19.4 loss for the Bengals
  • All nine of ESPN’s analysts are taking the Raiders
  • CBS Sports had all eight of their experts take Oakland
  • Only Toby the Good Dog took the Bengals. None of SB Nations experts picked the Bengals
  • NFL Pick Watch, which takes into account picks from experts across the web, has the Raiders receiving 100 percent of the picks.

It’s Hard to believe having your defense get absolutely turned around for a full game, and having your rookie quarterback not do any better than the veteran you benched doesn’t build any confidence from the experts.

No one took the Bengals last week, and there is no reason for anyone to have anymore belief in them this week. As Bengals fans we are openly rooting for the underdog to pull of an upset the rest of the way.