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Divisional Playoffs: Tennessee Titans vs Cincinnati Bengals 1/22/22 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Cincinnati Bengals (11-7) vs. Tennessee Titans (12-5)
January 22, 2022 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee Titans -3.5 / Cincinnati Bengals +3.5; Over/Under: 47
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The Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals clash Saturday afternoon in the NFL AFC Divisional Playoffs at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The Cincinnati Bengals are coming off a win against the Raiders and look to make their first conference championship since the 1988 season when they made the Super Bowl. The Tennessee Titans have won three straight games and look to make the conference championship for the second time in three years.

The Cincinnati Bengals have won five of their last seven road games. Joe Burrow is completing 70.6 percent of his passes for 244 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Ja’Marr Chase and CJ Uzomah have combined for 180 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Joe Mixon has 4 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 83 yards per contest, and Mixon leads the way with 48 yards on 17 carries. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 19 points and 385 yards per game. Logan Wilson leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 12 tackles, BJ Hill has 1 sack and Germaine Pratt has 1 interception.

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The Tennessee Titans have won seven of their last eight home games. Ryan Tannehill is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 3,734 yards, 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and AJ Brown have combined for 1,335 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns, while Julio Jones has 31 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 141.4 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 937 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 20.8 points and 329.8 yards per game. Kevin Byard leads the Tennessee Titans with 88 tackles, Harold Landry III has 12 sacks and Kristian Fulton has 2 interceptions.

The Bengals are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Titans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in January. The under is 18-7-2 in Bengals last 27 road games. The under is 4-1 in Titans last 5 games overall. The Bengals are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Tennessee and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

The Cincinnati Bengals feel like a live dog here because of their potential explosive offense, and they were the fifth best rushing defense this season. There’s a possible upset in the cards here. However, the Titans are rested, as healthy as they’ve been all season, and Henry is returning to the offense. Henry will play his first game since Halloween, and the Titans are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games he has played. The Titans are physical in the trenches, and it feels like they can bully their way to victory here. The Bengals are a fun team that can be dangerous when everything’s clicking, but I do question their toughness, and they’re not overly experienced for a spot like this. The Bengals didn’t move the needle much for me last week. The Titans have been here before and have to feel this is their chance to get to the big one with home field.

I’ll lay the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Tennessee Titans -3.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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