Expert predictions for Week 11 NFL game – The Athletic

Both Cincinnati and Las Vegas come into this matchup at 5-4 and ride two-game losing skids. Cincinnati had a bye week to regroup after getting shelled 41-16 by the Browns. The Bengals ran 24 fewer offensive plays than Cleveland but turned the ball over three times and gave up 7.8 yards per play to the Browns. Joe Burrow has thrown 13 touchdowns and three interceptions in five wins compared to seven TDs and eight INTs in four losses. Even with the Bengals slumping a bit, oddsmakers like them to get back on track as they opened as 2.5-point road favorites at the Raiders.

Las Vegas might be in more trouble the Cincinnati here. The Raiders were stomped 41-14 by the Chiefs last Sunday night. Vegas gave up 516 yards and over 35 minutes of possession to Kansas City. The Raiders ran 25 fewer plays, went 1-of-9 on third down and turned the ball over twice. The loss drops them to 1-2 in the AFC West with Kansas City heating up, the Chargers owning a head-to-head tiebreak and Denver just a half-game back in last place. This feels like a must-win for the Raiders.

Odds, Over/Under, Moneyline

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Betting Trends

  • 80 percent of money bet on Bengals on spread
  • 93 percent of money bet on over the total
  • 97 percent of money bet on Bengals’ ML
  • The Over is 18-7 in Raiders games in their last 25 games
  • The Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
  • The Bengals are 5-1 ATS against the Raiders in their last 6 games
  • The Bengals are 8-3 ATS as away favorites in their last 11 games
  • The Bengals are 2-5 ATS as favorites in their last 7 games

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Storylines for Bengals-Raiders

Cincinnati Bengals news

The Bengals, coming off a bye, look to bounce back from a Week 9 loss to Cleveland. Burrow threw two interceptions in that loss. The Bengals are 0-3 when Burrow throws multiple interceptions and has a passer rating below 100. Cincinnati is 5-1 when Burrow’s passer rating is at least 100. Ja’Marr Chase leads all rookies with 835 yards and seven touchdowns.

Las Vegas Raiders news

Derek Carr has completed 65 percent of his passes for at least 250 yards in his last four games. Tight end Darren Waller has had at least four catches in each of his eight games this season, which is the second most among tight ends. Receiver Hunter Renfrow has had at least seven catches in his last three games.

Expert picks

Writer Straight Up Pick

Ben Standig

Mark Kaboly

Jay Morrison

Michael-Shawn Dugar

Nick Kosmider

Chris Burke

Tashan Reed

Katherine Terrell

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