Best NFL Player Prop Bets for Bengals vs. Titans – Divisional Round (2022)

| January 21, 2022 8:19 am PDT

The Divisional Round begins with a battle between the Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans. Cincinnati is coming off their first playoff win since 1990, while Tennessee was in the AFC Championship Game two years ago.

My Bengals vs. Titans game preview will give you a betting pick for this matchup. This will focus on player props as I’ve identified my favorites. Let’s check them out.

Julio Jones Under 3.5 Receptions (-105)

There was a lot of buzz surrounding the Tennessee Titans after they acquired Julio Jones in the offseason. The move gave the Titans two elite wide receivers and the best running back in football. Unfortunately, Jones hasn’t lived up to expectations.

Jones has dealt with a hamstring injury all season. He played in 10 games, but all he has to show for it is 31 receptions and 484 yards. Without Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown, I’m sure some would’ve argued Jones would clear this number. Well, that’s not the case this weekend.

Brown is good after a late-season chest injury, while Henry is on pace to play for the first time since Week 8. Let’s check out Jones’ receptions with all three players in the lineup.

  • Week 1: 3
  • Week 2: 6
  • Week 3: 3
  • Week 6: 3
  • Week 7: 2

The Cincinnati Bengals present a good matchup for the Titans passing game, but can you trust Jones? He has been in and out of the lineup, and his numbers haven’t been pretty.

Brown will undoubtedly see the spotlight in the Titans passing game. I can’t see Jones putting up four receptions in this matchup.

Joe Burrow Under 0.5 Interceptions (-109)

Early in the season, it looked like the Cincinnati Bengals wanted to ease Joe Burrow back into action. He only cleared 30 passing attempts once in the first six weeks. A little over halfway into the season, and Burrow’s turnovers were becoming an issue.

Through 13 weeks, Burrow led the league with 14 interceptions. That also concluded a stretch where he threw an interception in nine of 11 games. When the Bengals needed him most, Burrow played his best football.

Here are his numbers from Week 14 to Week 17.

  • 75.9 completion percentage
  • 1,476 yards
  • 11 touchdowns
  • 0 interceptions

That last stat is what everyone has their eyes on. Burrow hasn’t thrown an interception since Week 13. He has avoided turnovers despite leading a pass-heavy Bengals offense.

The Tennessee Titans have done a good job forcing turnovers, ranking 10th with 16 interceptions. Safety Kevin Byard is their top defender with five interceptions, but they all came in the first half of the season. Byard only managed one pass defended in the Titans’ final seven games.

Burrow has done a great job of avoiding turnovers. I expect him to do the same in a great matchup.

Anthony Firkser Over 19.5 Receiving Yards (-110)

We haven’t heard much about the Tennessee Titans tight ends this season. Jonnu Smith left in the offseason, opening the door for Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim. Swaim has been on the field more, but Firkser has been the Titans primary receiving tight end.

Firkser had a solid start to the season, but he was a non-factor in the middle portion. Following the Titans’ Week 13 bye, he has taken on a bigger role in their offense.

Check out his receiving yards in the Titans’ final five games.

  • Week 14: 34
  • Week 15: 19
  • Week 16: 13
  • Week 17: 24
  • Week 18: 56

It hasn’t been anything special, but Firkser is getting the job done.

His two down games came against teams that ranked top 10 against tight ends in the regular season. That wasn’t the case for the Cincinnati Bengals. They allowed the sixth-most yards to tight ends in the regular season.

They didn’t have an answer for Darren Waller last week, as he put up seven receptions for 76 yards. Obviously, Firkser isn’t on Waller’s level, but it shows how much the Bengals’ defense struggles.

Tennessee winning is a popular pick in Divisional Round parlays. Can Firkser be the X-factor?

Tyler Boyd Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+275) 

The Cincinnati Bengals offense has so many weapons that many people forget about Tyler Boyd. Boyd has taken a step back, with Ja’Marr Chase becoming the focal point, but he remains an integral part of the Bengals passing game.

We think of Boyd more as a reception’s kind of player, but lately, we’ve seen him in the end zone. He didn’t play in Week 18, but he scored a touchdown in his final three regular-season games.

Last week, Boyd kept up his streak with a touchdown catch against the Las Vegas Raiders. There was some controversy surrounding Boyd’s touchdown, but it stands in the stat sheet.

Because the Tennessee Titans have a great run defense, I’m expecting a pass-heavy approach for the Bengals. I imagine Tennessee will do everything they can to slow down Chase. Tee Higgins would be the next man up, but Boyd has emerged as a quality red zone option.

I think he presents great value, and that’s what you look for when betting on touchdown scorers. Can Boyd find the end zone in his fifth straight game? The bettors sure hope so.

My Top Bengals vs. Titans Player Prop for the Divisional Round

  • Joe Mixon Under 85.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards (-110)

I faded Joe Mixon’s rushing yards in my top player prop bets for the Divisional Round. I feel confident enough to double down with his rushing + receiving yards.

The Cincinnati Bengals became a more pass-heavy team at the end of the season. Mixon has played a bigger role in the passing game, but it’s not enough to offset his lack of usage in the run game. The Tennessee Titans also allowed the second-fewest rushing yards in the regular season.

Bettors can make their selections for this game with the top NFL betting sites.

Nicholas Sterling

Nicholas has been a Sports Writer with GamblingSites.com since May 2021. He has a rich sports background, writing about NASCAR, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Golf, etc. Nick is always ready for a new challenge.

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