Cincinnati Bengals vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/21/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 4:05 pm ET, Sunday, November 21, 2021
Venue:  Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV 
Where to Watch:  CBS

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Bengals -1, Raiders +1; Over/Under:  49 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Bengals -1, Raiders +1; Over/Under:  49 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Bengals -1, Raiders +1; Over/Under:  49 points
 

Season Record

Cincinnati Bengals:  5-4 (3rd place, AFC North)
Las Vegas Raiders:  5-4 (3rd place, AFC West)
 
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Cincinnati Bengals vs Las Vegas Raiders Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Cincinnati Bengals:  lost at home on Nov. 7 against the Cleveland Browns 41-16.
Las Vegas Raiders:  lost at home on Nov. 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs 41-14.
 
 
 

Cincinnati Bengals Analysis

The Bengals are coming into this game with a 5-4 record overall and they are 3-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. The Bengals are on a 2 game losing streak and are coming into this one off of another loss in their last game. Joe Burrow did not play well in their last game as he completed 28/40 passes for 282 yards and 2 interceptions. Joe Mixon led the team in rushing with 64 yards and 2 touchdowns on 13 carries. Tee Higgins led the receivers with 78 yards on 6 receptions while Ja'Marr Chase had 49 yards on 6 receptions. Germaine Pratt and Jessie Bates III both led the defense in that game with 4 solo tackles and 1 assisted one each. Sam Hubbard and Trey Hendrickson both recorded the only sacks in that game with 1 each while no one on the defense was able to come up with an interception for them in that one. They have scored 236 points in their 9 games this season averaging 26.2 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 203 points against them allowing 22.6 PPG. Their offense is averaging 361.4 YPG while their defense is allowing 361.2 YPG.
 
 

Las Vegas Raiders Analysis

The Raiders are coming into this game with a 5-4 record overall and they are 3-2 in their home games this season. They have lost 2 games straight now and are coming into this one off of a blowout loss in their last game on Sunday night football. Derek Carr was alright in that game but he also struggled at times as he completed 25/35 passes for 261 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Carr also led the team in rushing with 18 yards on 3 carries while Josh Jacobs had 16 yards on 7 carries. They did not get anything going for them on the ground in that one. Bryan Edwards led the receivers with 88 yards and 1 touchdown on 3 receptions while Hunter Renfrow had 46 yards and 1 touchdown on 7 receptions. Denzel Perryman led the defense in that game with 7 solo tackles and 4 assisted ones. No one on the defense recorded a sack or an interception for them in that game. They have scored 210 points in their 9 games this season averaging 23.3 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 230 points against them allowing 25.6 PPG. Their offense is averaging 383.9 YPG while their defense is allowing 360.1 YPG.
 
 

 

Bengals vs Raiders Prediction

The Bengals are coming into this matchup as a 1 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Bengals have hit a bit of a slump since starting their season so great but they are due for a bounce back game here, especially coming out of their bye week. The Raiders have been doing well this season but they have also been very inconsistent from week to week and you never know which Raiders team is going to show up on any given Sunday. They have also had too many distractions around them this season and they are going to start slipping sooner or later. The Bengals are going to use this game to get right and get back on track with their season. The best bet to place in this game is on the Bengals to cover the spread or on them to win straight up on the moneyline.
 
Bengals Raiders Prediction:  Our NFL Pick for Sunday, November 21, 2021 (4:05 pm ET start time) is Bengals 35 Raiders 20.
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NFL Betting Trends

 
Cincinnati Bengals: 227-239 ATS in all games. 75-80 ATS as a favorite. 167-188 ATS against conference opponents. 85-93 ATS off a division game. 134-141 ATS in games played on turf.
Las Vegas Raiders: 82-71 O/U in games where the line is +3 to -3. 218-204 O/U in all games. 51-44 O/U as a home underdog. 115-93 O/U in home games. 160-157 O/U against conference opponents.
 

Key Injuries

 
Cincinnati Bengals:  M. Wilcox (TE) Out indefinitely - Illness. B. Wilson (S) Out indefinitely - Knee injury. A. Davis-Gaither (LB) Out indefinitely - Foot injury.
Las Vegas Raiders:  A. Ingold (FB) day-to-day - Knee injury. J. Richard (RB) day-to-day - Ribs injury. N. Kwiatkoski (LB) day-to-day - Ankle injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"I didn't play very well. If I play better, we have a chance to win that game. I just didn't play well, and that's all there is to it." - Joe Burrow on their loss to the Browns in their last game.
 
 
"We got in a hole and against this team that's hard. They just play soft coverage. They get a big lead, play soft coverage, blitz here and there and make you throw in front. It's a hard way to do it." - Derek Carr on their loss to the Chiefs in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Cincinnati Bengals
WR Chase, Ja'Marr 
WR Boyd, Tyler 
WR Higgins, Tee 
TE Uzomah, CJ 
QB Burrow, Joe 
RB Mixon, Joe  
 
Las Vegas Raiders
WR Jones, Zay
WR Edwards, Bryan 
WR Renfrow, Hunter 
TE Waller, Darren 
QB CARR, DEREK 
RB Jacobs, Josh 
FB Ingold, Alec 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Cincinnati Bengals
Passing: J. Burrow (2497)
Rushing: J. Mixon (636)
Receiving: J. Chase (835)
Touchdowns: J. Chase (7)
 
Las Vegas Raiders
Passing: D. Carr (2826)
Rushing: J. Jacobs (296)
Receiving: D. Waller (494)
Touchdowns: J. Jacobs (5)
 
Coaches:
Cincinnati Bengals: Zac Taylor (3rd season)
Las Vegas Raiders: Rich Bisaccia (1st season Interim)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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