The No. 5 seed Las Vegas Raiders kickoff the NFL playoffs Saturday when they visit the fourth-seeded Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in the AFC Wild Card round. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET (on NBC). Las Vegas earned its playoff berth by upsetting the Los Angeles Chargers 35-32 in overtime on Sunday Night Football in Week 18 as a 3-point home underdog. The Raiders are 8-9 against the spread (ATS) and 8-9 Over/Under (O/U) with the eighth-toughest schedule, according to Football Outsiders.
Cincy won the AFC North in Week 17 after beating the Kansas City Chiefs 34-31 as a 3.5-point home underdog The Bengals opted to rest starters in Week 18 including QB Joe Burrow. They are 10-7 ATS and 8-9 O/U with the third-easiest schedule. The Bengals handled business against the Raiders 32-13 in Week 11 as 2.5-point road underdogs. Burrow only passed for 148 yards with a 1 TD/0 INT ratio while Las Vegas QB Derek Carr completed 19 of 27 passes for 215 yards with a 1 TD/1 INT ratio. However, Cincy outrushed Las Vegas 159-72 yards and Bengals RB Joe Mixon gained 123 yards on 30 carries with 2 TDs.