Wild Card Weekend is arguably one of the best sports weekends of the year. With the playoffs adding an extra team from each conference, we have six games to enjoy and bet on.
We kick off the action on Saturday with two AFC contests, each offering bet value. Let’s take a look at the first one: Las Vegas vs. Cincinnati.
Las Vegas vs. Cincinnati props
The first game of the weekend kicks off at 4:30 p.m. EST Saturday in Cincinnati. The over / under is set at 48 points, the third highest total on the wild card list.
The host Bengals are five-point favorites.
I see offensive advantages on both sides, with no team having the best defense, so we are going to load a bet for both teams.
Joe Mixon on 3.5 receptions (+130 on DraftKings)
Mixon has seen a big rise with his involvement in the passing game lately, collecting 13 catches in his last two games.
He caught all but one of his targets and finished the last two with catch totals of six and seven.
Now he will get a Raiders defense that has been vulnerable to producing back in the passing game. Las Vegas has granted RB the seventh most receptions this season.
In their last nine games, the Raiders are allowing 6.67 catches per game to post.
Mixon is also better against this mainstay at home, topping that number in four of his last six at Cincinnati.
Zay Jones on 4.5 receptions (+112 on FanDuel)