Bengals vs. Raiders Free NFL Picks for Week 11

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Donovan Peoples-Jones #11 of the Cleveland Browns reacts after making a catch. Kirk Irwin/Getty Images/AFP.

After a week off, the Bengals (5-4) return to the gridiron this Sunday in Vegas where they’ll be looking to redeem themselves after a Week 9 blowout loss against the Browns. As for the Raiders (5-4), they will also be looking to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat against the KC Chiefs.  

Which team can get back on track? 

Below, we’ll take a look at the NFL early odds and best sportsbooks to bet with. 

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Sunday, November 21, 2021 – 04:05 PM EST at Bank of Allegiant Stadium

The Bengals entered Week 9 as 2.5-point favorites and remain the slight favorite for this matchup. As for the Raiders, they were 2.5-point underdogs in Week 10 and are still the underdog this week. According to Bovada, Cincy is a 1-point favorite over Vegas with the over/under at 49.5.

The Matchup

The Bengals enter this week with extra sleep under their belt but with the haunting of two straight losses where they allowed a combined 75 points lingering behind them. But while their defense allows points, Cincy’s offense can also put up points and currently sits at No. 9 in the league in scoring with 26.2 points a game.

And second-year QB Joe Burrow couldn’t look better nor worse. He has thrown for 2,497 yards and 20 touchdowns the season, but also sits atop the NFL with 11 interceptions. Burrow has thrown for 2,497 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. Star wideout Ja’Mar Chase leads the receiver with 835 of those yards and seven scores and big threat Joe Mixon leads on the ground. 

The Raiders story is similar as they have also lost their previous two games after their Week 8 bye week, with their most recent coming against the Chiefs, 41-14. In that game, Vegas’s defense allowed KC’s Patrick Mahomes to toss 406 yards and five TDs. They’re also an inconsistent team and have posted an average of 31 points in their wins, but only 13 through their losses.

Still, Derek Carr continues to be the backbone of this team and has thrown for 2,826 passing yards, 15 touchdowns to just eight interceptions this year. With wide receiver Henry Ruggs no long in the picture, this team seems to be spiraling and can’t even rely on the backfield 

Prediction

This Raiders team seemed to have it together after Jon Gruden was let go, but the drama continues over their which seems to have heavily affected their offensive plans. The Bengals haven’t looked any better but with an extra week to prepare, Cincy could come rolling in hot looking to take advantage of the Raiders’ lack of offensive talent that has managed to put up only 30 points over the last two weeks. 

NFL Pick: Bengals -1 (-110) at Bovada (visit our Bovada Review)

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