The Cincinnati Bengals are 3-point favorites when they face the Oakland Raiders in NFL week 1 betting action. The game kicks off on CBS this Sunday, Sept 13th, 2015 at 4:25 PM ET from O.co Coliseum. For all of the cord-cutters the game will be streamed live via CBSsports.com.
Betting Trends Related To This Game:
- Cincinnati Bengals 8-9 All Games since last season
- Oakland Raiders 7-8-1 All Games since last season
- Cincinnati Bengals 4-5 On Road since last season
- Oakland Raiders 4-3 At Home since last season
- Cincinnati Bengals 2-6 As Favorite since last season
- Oakland Raiders 7-8-1 As Underdog or PK since last season
- Cincinnati Bengals 0-1 When Line was 42 to 45 since last season
- Oakland Raiders 0-3-1 When Line was 42 to 45 since last season
- Cincinnati Bengals 1-8 O-U On Road since last season
- Cincinnati Bengals 3-5 O-U When Line is <45 since last season
- Cincinnati Bengals 3-6 O-U When Line was 42 to 45 since last season
- Cincinnati Bengals 1-5 O-U vs Teams Averaging <21 PPG since last season
- Oakland Raiders 2-3 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG since last season
A Closer Look At The Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders Line, My Betting Tips & How To Watch
Matchup: Cincinnati Bengals at Oakland Raiders
Date: Sunday, Sept 13th, 2015
Start Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Oakland, California
Stadium: O.co Coliseum
Spread: Bengals -3
Game Total: 44
TV Info: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Radio: Cincinnati Vs Oakland
Why Bet On Cincinnati (-3.5) To Beat Oakland
Cincinnati’s defense should rough up Oakland QB Derek Carr.
Cincinnati’s defense looked atrocious in the Bengals’ second pre-season game versus Tampa Bay. How the D allowed rookie QB Jameis Winston to look like the next coming was beyond most football analysts. But, the D bounced back in the Bengals’ third pre-season game.
Cincinnati dominated QB Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears in that third pre-season game. Cutler went 13 out of 17 for 98 yards. He averaged only 5.8 yards passing in that game. The Bears averaged only 3.7 yards rushing as a team. Cincy shut down Chicago’s best running back, Matt Forte, who averaged only 2 yards a carry.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 5, 2015
If Cincinnati’s D can lock down on a veteran QB like Cutler, what will it do to someone like Derek Carr who is only in his second season at Oakland? Carr does get a chance to throw to who could be an excellent receiver in this league, Amari Cooper, but Cooper is a rookie. The Oakland rushing attack didn’t look that great during the pre-season. If Cincinnati can stop the rush, they can bring the house down on Carr. The second year QB is likely to toss a couple of picks in this game if that happens.
Why Bet On Oakland To Beat Cincinnati (-3.5)
Is there a squad with more younger talent than the Radiers?
Even though the Raiders’ offense could be in some trouble in Week 1, the defense might be good enough to keep Oakland in this matchup. The Raiders’ D looked terrific during the pre-season. Most of why the defense looked so good rests with the development of LB Khalil Mack. The second player taken in the 2014 NFL Draft, was spectacular during the pre-season.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) August 31, 2015
Mack sacked Arizona QB Carson Palmer twice in the Raiders’ second NFL Pre-season game. He only recorded 1 tackle versus Minnesota, but he’s already turned into a must double-team on the edge. When Mack rushes the quarterback, he requires so much attention that he opens things up for Oakland’s other defenders. The entire defense has benefitted. The first team defense gave up only 10 points to Arizona and 13 points to Minnesota in the first half of each of those pre-season games.
It won’t be easy, but if Mack and the D can disrupt Bengal QB Andy Dalton’s timing and stuff RB Jeremy Hill, the Raiders should keep the offense in this game. Then, it will just be a matter of how QB Carr plays.
But that’s the issue for the Raiders. Carr just isn’t good enough to handle a defense like Cincinnati’s in the first game of the season. He missed Cooper on a few errant throws during the pre-season. Expect Cincinnati’s defense to carry the day. I am picking the Bengels to win and cover the 3-point spread. My final score prediction is Cincinnati 28, Oakland 13.