What’s the best betting strategy for the first round of the 2018 NFL season?
The best bet on the Raiders’ playoff run is to keep the Raiders as a No. 1 seed in the AFC West.
The Raiders are favored to beat the Bengals, Raiders-Bengals.
Should the Raiders win the Super Bowl?
The odds on the Bengals beating the Raiders in the playoffs are 50-50.
Is there a chance the Bengals get to the Super in the first place?
Can the Bengals beat the Raiders?
Who would win in the NFL?
Russell Wilson has a 2.6 yards per carry average and has scored eight touchdowns in the past four games.
He’s averaging 4.5 yards per play.
Cincinnati has been in the top four in the league in passing yards per game (3,621.6) and total yards per pass (5,715.4).
Wilson has four rushing touchdowns, but he has only three touchdowns from the ground this season.
If the Bengals win the NFC East, Wilson will have won the MVP award for the third time in four years.
What’s the Raiders biggest need?
Defensive coordinator Sean McVay has had to deal with several injuries.
He has to get back on the field to help the Raiders defense and that could mean more playing time for players like linebacker Khalil Mack.
Mack is the only linebacker in the game who has a touchdown in four straight games.
If the Raiders need help at linebacker, Mack would be the best candidate to fill that role.
Why should the Raiders make the playoffs?
With Wilson, the Raiders should have a top-10 defense.
They are also in the running for the best record in the NFC West.
The Raiders have a 12-5 record when Wilson scores.
Wilson is averaging 5.0 yards per catch.
Oakland has been the most dangerous team in the conference.
Their opponents have averaged just 21.7 points per game.
It’s tough to see the Raiders losing this game, especially with their offense.
On the other side, the Bengals are a great team that has beaten Oakland in the postseason three straight years.
The Bengals defense is the worst in the country and has allowed 677 yards per contest.
Bengales opponents average just 7.1 points per contest and have allowed the most points in the history of the league.
This game could decide who gets the AFC South.