AFC’s first game of the Division Round will be the Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans, with play kicking off at 4:30 p.m. EST on Saturday.
All four games offer great betting value, so we’ll cover them all here at Yardbarker.
For a more betting look at the game, check out Matt Wiesenfeld’s Best Bet for this game.
Bengals vs Titans
The Titans have been well-rested, the owners of the AFC top seed and bye for the week, while the Bengals are on the verge of a Wild Card win, which marks the next chapter for this franchise.
Cincinnati winning the playoff a year after owning the top pick is a great story, and Joe Burrow looks to be the real deal, backed by his fully loaded studio.
That’s where we’ll start for a prop, targeting this Tennessee defense.
How to Target Tennessee
From an efficiency standpoint, the running Titans’ defense is a strength, allowing only 3.9 yards per dash attempt, the fourth-best score in the NFL.
Tennessee has struggled to resist a production run back, allowing only 64.06 yards of setbacks per game, the second-lowest total in the league.
That trend explains why the Titans are seeing the fourth most passes of their own this season, which gives us the volume we need to confidently bet an overtaking prop. via Bengals.
Cincy has been running football at a decent pace for most of the year, but bounced as the game rolls on towards the end of the year. Joe Burrow has averaged 39.7 passing attempts per game in his last three games in the Bengals.