The Cincinnati Bengals have shown patience with head coach Zac Taylor and it has begun to pay off. The 38-year-old guided Cincinnati to a 6-25-1 record over his first two seasons as an NFL head coach, but the team went 10-7 in 2021 and captured its first AFC North title in six years during his third campaign. Taylor will attempt to get the Bengals their first postseason victory since 1990 when they host the Las Vegas Raiders (10-7) in a 2022 NFL Super Wild Card Weekend game on Saturday. Cincinnati has lost eight consecutive playoff contests, a slide that began against the Raiders in the 1990 divisional round.

Kickoff from Paul Brown Stadium is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. ET. Cincinnati is a six-point favorite in the latest Bengals vs. Raiders odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 48.5. Before locking in any Raiders vs. Bengals picks or NFL predictions, make sure you check out what SportsLine's Bengals expert, R.J. White, has to say.

White, a CBS Sports fantasy and gambling editor, ended the 2020 season on an 80-59 run on all NFL picks, returning more than $1,400 during that span. It's no surprise, as White has cashed huge twice in the world's most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest.

In addition, White has gone an impressive 38-27-2 on his last 67 picks involving Cincinnati, returning over $800. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, White has locked in on Bengals vs. Raiders from every angle and released a confident against-the-spread pick. You can visit SportsLine now to see White's Raiders vs. Bengals picks. Here are several NFL odds and Wild Card betting lines for Raiders vs. Bengals:

  • Bengals vs. Raiders spread: Cincinnati -6
  • Bengals vs. Raiders over-under: 48.5 points 
  • Bengals vs. Raiders money line: Cincinnati -260, Las Vegas +210 
  • CIN: Bengals are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games following a straight-up loss 
  • LV: Raiders are 0-5 ATS in their last five meetings with Cincinnati

Why the Bengals can cover

Joe Burrow is making his first appearance in the NFL postseason, but he's already proven he can perform on the big stage. After being named the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner, the quarterback led LSU to the national championship by throwing for 956 and 12 touchdowns while also running for a pair of scores in victories over Oklahoma and Clemson during the College Football Playoff. Burrow set single-season franchise records in 2021 with 4,511 passing yards and 34 TD tosses, with a league-high 15 of them being 30 yards or longer.

Former LSU teammate Ja'Marr Chase was Burrow's key target, as he hauled in eight of the lengthy scoring passes, half of which were for at least 69 yards. The 21-year-old wideout was fourth in the NFL this season with 1,455 receiving yards, the most by a rookie in the Super Bowl era, and ranked third with 13 touchdown catches.

Why the Raiders can cover

Las Vegas performed well on the road in 2021, posting a 5-3 record while notching victories at Cleveland and Indianapolis during its regular-season-ending four-game winning streak. It also enjoyed success in tight contests away from home, as its last three road wins were by fewer than four points, with two coming in overtime. The Raiders know that when the game is on the line, they can count on Daniel Carlson, who was 9-for-9 on lead-changing field-goal attempts in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime this year, the most successful such conversions in a season in NFL history.

Carlson set a pair of franchise records in 2021, registering 150 points to eclipse his own total of 144 from last season while booting 40 field goals to shatter Jeff Jaeger's mark (35 in 1993) and tie Neil Rackers (2005) for second-most in a season in NFL history.

How to make Bengals vs. Raiders picks

For this AFC Wild Card Game, White is leaning Over on the point total, but he also says a critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back. He's only sharing what it is and which side of the Raiders vs. Bengals spread to back at SportsLine.

So who wins Raiders vs. Bengals in the 2022 NFL playoffs? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Raiders vs. Bengals spread you should jump on, all from the NFL expert who's an impressive 38-27 on picks involving Cincinnati, and find out.