Cincinnati Bengals vs Tennessee Titans Prediction, Preview and Odds - 01/22/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 4:30 pm ET, Saturday, January 22, 2022
Venue:  Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
Where to Watch:  CBS

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Bengals +3.5, Titans -3.5; Over/Under:  47 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Bengals +3.5, Titans -3.5; Over/Under:  47 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Bengals +3.5, Titans -3.5; Over/Under:  46.5 points
 

Season Record

Cincinnati Bengals:  10-7 (1st place, AFC North)
Tennessee Titans:  12-5 (1st place, AFC South)
 
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Cincinnati Bengals vs Tennessee Titans Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Cincinnati Bengals:  won at home on January 15 in the Super Wild Card Round against the Las Vegas Raiders 26-19.
Tennessee Titans:  won on the road on January 9 against the Houston Texans 28-25.
 
 
 

Cincinnati Bengals Analysis

The Bengals are coming into this game after finishing the season with a 10-7 record overall and they were 5-3 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 4 of their last 5 games and are coming off of a win in their last game. Their last loss was against the Cleveland Browns while their 4 wins in that span came against the Denver Broncos, the Baltimore Ravens, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Las Vegas Raiders in their last game. They beat the Raiders 26-19 at home to advance to this Divisional Round of the playoffs. In their last game against the Raiders, Joe Burrow completed 24/34 passes for 244 yards and 2 touchdowns. Joe Mixon led the team in rushing with 48 yards on 17 carries. Ja'Marr Chase led the receivers with 116 yards on 9 receptions while C.J. Uzomah was right behind with 64 yards and 1 touchdown on 6 receptions. Tyler Boyd caught the other touchdown pass in that one. Logan Wilson led the defense in that game with 9 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. Sam Hubbard, B.J. Hill, and Trey Hendrickson all led the defense in sacks in that game with 1 each while Germaine Pratt came up with the only interception for them in that one. They have scored 460 points this season averaging 27.1 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 376 points against them allowing 22.1 PPG. Their offense is averaging 361.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 350.8 YPG.
 
 

Tennessee Titans Analysis

The Titans are coming into this game after finishing the season with a 12-5 record overall and they were 7-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. Their last loss was against the Pittsburgh Steelers but they have gone on a 3 game winning streak since then with wins coming against the San Francisco 49ers, the Miami Dolphins, and the Houston Texans in their last game. They finished the season with the number 1 seed in the AFC so they were given a first round bye and did not have to play last week. In their last game against the Texans, Ryan Tannehill completed 23/32 passes for 287 yards and 4 touchdowns. D'Onta Foreman led the team in rushing with 69 yards on 21 carries. Nick Westbrook led the receivers with 78 yards and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions while A.J. Brown was next on the team with 68 yards and 1 touchdown on 4 receptions. Julio Jones led the team in receptions in that game with 5 for 58 yards and 1 TD while Anthony Firkser caught the other touchdown pass with 56 yards on 4 receptions. Zach Cunningham led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 3 assisted ones. Kyle Peko and Jeffery Simmons both led the defense in 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 419 points this season averaging 24.6 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 354 points against them allowing 20.1 PPG. Their offense is averaging 342.5 YPG while their defense is allowing 329.8 YPG.
 
 

 

Bengals vs Titans Prediction

The Bengals are coming into this game as a 3.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The Bengals have finally won a playoff game for the first time in over 30 years but Burrow and his crew are not satisfied just yet. He said himself that this isn't the icing on the cake but the cake itself. He and his team are hungry for another playoff win here and to move on to the next round. The Titans put together an amazing season considering all of the injuries to key players they had to go through in a lot of their games and they actually led the NFL with the most active players on a roster this season with close to 90. They have been through a lot but their team is built much differently than the Bengals are and it is going to be hard for them to keep up. The Titans have a great run game and very talented wideouts but they lack a star quarterback and although Tannehill has not been bad, he is not going to take them that extra mile they need to go to reach the Super Bowl. The Bengals have a great run game with talented wideouts and they have the elite quarterback that can make the big plays when their back is against the wall. The Titans are also built to lead in games and if they fall behind to this explosive and potent Bengals offense then they might not have the firepower to come back in this game. The best bet to place in this game is on the Bengals to cover the spread here as they have a good chance of winning this one straight up on the moneyline.
 
Bengals Titans Prediction:  Our NFL Pick for Saturday, January 22, 2022 (4:30 pm ET start time) is Bengals 31 Titans 20.
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NFL Betting Trends

 
Cincinnati Bengals: 12-6 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 11-7 ATS in all games. 6-3 ATS as an underdog. 12-7 ATS as a road underdog. 14-9 ATS in road games. 21-15 ATS against conference opponents. 7-2 ATS off 1 or more consecutive unders. 
Tennessee Titans: 10-5 O/U as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points. 31-21 O/U in all games. 17-12 O/U as a favorite. 23-16 O/U against conference opponents. 23-18 O/U in games played on a grass field. 13-2 O/U after having won 3 out of their last 4 games. 23-10 O/U off a no-cover where the team won as a favorite.
 

Key Injuries

 
Cincinnati Bengals:  S. Hubbard (DE) Prob Sat - Ribs injury. M. Hilton (DB) Ques Sat - Ankle injury. J. Davis (CB) Prob Sat - Ankle injury.
Tennessee Titans:  D. Henry (RB) Ques Sat - Foot injury. B. Skrine (DB) Prob Sat - Hamstring injury. N. Jones (DT) Prob Sat - Knee injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"It's exciting for the city, for the state, but we are not going to dwell on that, we are moving forward. This is expected, this isn't like the icing on top of the cake, this is the cake. So we are moving on." - Joe Burrow on their win against the Raiders in the Wild Card Round.
 
 
"That was my mindset that we needed our best football. I needed to be great in that critical moment, and we were able to make those plays." - Ryan Tannehill on their win against the Texans in their last game of the regular season.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Cincinnati Bengals
WR Chase, Ja'Marr 
WR Boyd, Tyler 
WR Higgins, Tee 
TE Uzomah, CJ 
QB Burrow, Joe 
RB Mixon, Joe  
 
Tennessee Titans
WR JONES, JULIO 
WR Brown, AJ 
WR Rogers, Chester
TE Swaim, Geoff 
QB TANNEHILL, RYAN 
RB Foreman, D'Onta
FB Blasingame, Khari 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Cincinnati Bengals
Passing: J. Burrow (4611)
Rushing: J. Mixon (1205)
Receiving: J. Chase (1455)
Touchdowns: J. Mixon (16)
 
Tennessee Titans
Passing: R. Tannehill (3734)
Rushing: D. Henry (937)
Receiving: A. Brown (869)
Touchdowns: D. Henry (10)
 
Coaches:
Cincinnati Bengals: Zac Taylor (3rd season)
Tennessee Titans: Mike Vrabel (4th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

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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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