Bengals Vs. Titans Betting Odds, Pick, And Player Props

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Heading into their divisional-round matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, the AFC’s No. 1 seed Tennessee Titans are 3.5-point favorites. In the last five years, only one No. 1 seed had a smaller spread in the divisional round the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles, who had lost their starting quarterback late in the season.

The Titans were not the same down the stretch without RB Derrick Henry, who could return this weekend, but the team has yet to activate him. It is unclear whether he’ll play or how much. Here are the betting odds for Saturday’s AFC Divisional Playoff game.

Bengals vs. Titans Betting Odds

SportsbookPoint SpreadMoneylineTotal  
BetMGMTitans -3.5 (-110)
Bengals +3.5 (-110)
Titans -190
Bengals +160
Over 47.5 (-110)
Under 47.5 (-110)
DraftKingsTitans -3.5 (-110)
Bengals +3.5 (-110)
Titans -180
Bengals +155
Over 47.5 (-110)
Under 47.5 (-110)
FanDuelTitans -3.5 (-112)
Bengals +3.5 (-108)
Titans -190
Bengals +160
Over 47.5 (-112)
Under 47.5 (-108)
CaesarsTitans -3.5 (-110)
Bengals +3.5 (-110)
Titans -190
Bengals +160
Over 47.5 (-110)
Under 47.5 (-110)

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Tennessee Titans (12-5 SU, 10-7 ATS)

The trick to beating the Bengals is going to be keeping QB Joe Burrow off the field and making life difficult for him when he is on it. Burrow has been one of the best quarterbacks in the league this season when under pressure, so just putting pressure on him will not be good enough. The Titans will need to finish plays with sacks and/or batted balls.

Tennessee’s defense ranked ninth in sacks this season with 43.

The best defense will of course be a good offense. For the Titans, that means establishing the run game whether it’s with Henry leading the way or RB D’Onta Foreman. It will not be easy against Cincinnati’s No. 5 run defense, though.

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Cincinnati Bengals (11-7 SU, 11-7 ATS)

For the Bengals, the key will be stopping Henry if he plays and getting Burrow on track early in the game. Cincinnati’s young quarterback has had a quarterback rating of 100+ in each of his last five games — and against some pretty good defenses, too (i.e., 49ers, Broncos, Raiders).

Of course, it helps to have a guy like WR J’Marr Chase to throw to. Chase had nine catches for 116 yards last week against the Raiders and recorded 11 for 266 yards and three touchdowns against the Chiefs in Week 17.

If Cincinnati’s passing game gets on track, the Bengals could force the Titans to lean on QB Ryan Tannehill more than they want to. If they can’t, the Bengals’ run defense may be good enough to slow Henry down especially if he is not 100 percent.

Our Pick: Titans -3.5 (if Henry plays)

Bengals vs. Titans Player Props

The game’s outcome is not the only betting market available, of course. Sportsbooks have an extensive selection of player props posted along with the moneyline, point spread, and total. Here are three of our favorites:

Ryan Tannehill Passing Yards (Over 237.5, -135/Under 241.5, +105 at Caesars Tennessee)

If Henry plays, the Titans’ offense will go through him, making it unlikely the Titans ask Tannehill to do too much. However, if he does not, the Titans will have no choice but to lean on Tannehill. During the nine regular-season games without Henry, Tannehill threw for 238+ just twice. However, the Bengals allowed 248.4 passing yards a game during the regular season and gave up 310 last week to the Raiders.

Ja’Marr Chase Receptions (Over 5.5, -148/Under 5.5, +112 at FanDuel Tennessee)

This may sound like an easy over, but Chase had 6+ reception in just six games during the regular season. On the other hand, the Bengals will look to their best players to have big days if they are to win, which means fans will see a whole lot of Burrow to Chase Saturday afternoon. Chase had nine receptions last week against the Raiders.

Ja’Marr Chase & AJ Brown to combine for 3+ TD (Yes +750 at DraftKings Tennessee)

Chase will be the focal point of the Bengals offense and could score multiple touchdowns; he recorded 2+ in three games during the regular season. However, teams have averaged fewer than two passing touchdowns a game against the Titans’ defense this year (24 total).

Brown is an integral part of Tennessee’s passing game and could be good for at least one. He had five during the regular season. However, if Henry gets rolling like he did the last two years in the playoffs, Brown may not get a chance to score.