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Week 1 NFL Betting Odds with Pick - Cincinnati Bengals vs Oakland Raiders

The Cincinnati Bengals hope to continue their recent regular-season success and snap a two-game skid against the spread when they visit the Oakland Raiders on Sunday to kick off the new NFL year.

The Bengals went 10-5-1 last season straight-up and 8-7-1 ATS before falling in the Wild Card round of the playoffs for the fourth straight year. Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton has taken much of the blame for the team's postseason failures, but the defense surrendered nearly 26 points per game in those losses.

The Raiders have missed the playoffs 12 consecutive years and have a new head coach in former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who also previously led the Jacksonville Jaguars for nearly nine seasons.

Del Rio inherits a team that dropped 10 in a row to start 2014 before going 3-3 in the final six games. Oakland was 8-8 against the spread as well, and all three wins last year came as underdogs of more than six points.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the Oakland Raiders in this one found them listed as 3-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 44.5 for Sunday.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 24-20 win for the Bengals on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Oakland Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bengals will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 8-8-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the Oakland Raiders are 8-8 ATS. Cincinnati is 6-11 on the over under betting totals; Oakland is 10-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Cincinnati injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 29-rated Oakland Raiders and the No. 13-rated Cincinnati Bengals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Oakland Raiders No. 31-ranked offense (15.81 PPG) against a Cincinnati Bengals defense that ranks No. 13 at 21.76 PPG. The Raiders passing attack has averaged 205 yards per game, less than the Bengals give up through the air (250.35 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cincinnati Bengals feature the league's No. 8-rated road run defense, allowing 99.11 yards per game. The Oakland Raiders, meanwhile, ranks No. 25 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bengals suffered a Wild-Card Playoff loss against Indianapolis in their last game, falling 26-10 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Oakland was hamered in its last outing, as Denver ran up a 47-14 score against them at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
  • Cincinnati is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oakland is 3-19 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Oakland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to San Diego, Sunday, September 20th
Oakland home to Baltimore, Sunday, September 20th

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