The Tennessee Titans (-3.5) are set to do battle with the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs at 3:30 CT on Saturday. With just four NFL games scheduled this weekend, there is sure to be plenty of action on each game. If the oddsmakers have scared you away with the spread or the total — currently set at 47 for the Titans-Bengals matchup — don’t worry, there is one particular player prop bettors should take advantage of.
Titans fans can double-up as BetMGM new users for this playoff game. First: new users download the BetMGM app using code ATOZ200. Then, make your first deposit of at least $60. Place a $10 money line wager on any football playoff game this weekend. Regardless of the $10 money line wager, you’ll win $200 in free bets when either team scores a touchdown in the game.
THEN: take the other $50 and place it on a Titans-Bengals bet. Regardless of the outcome of that bet you can win $5 free bets for every Titans TD scored (after opting IN on the promotion before placing your $50 bet).
So to recap: you can turn your $60 in a minimum of $200+ in free bets even if you lose both of your bets.
Joe Mixon under 60.5 rush yards
On the surface, 60.5 rush yards isn’t asking a whole heck of a lot out of a running back like Mixon, who compiled 1,205 yards on the ground in the regular season. However, when looking at Mixon’s last five regular season performances, he topped 60 yards just one time and that was a game against the Baltimore Ravens where he racked up 65 rush yards.
It’s no secret that this underperforming Bengals offensive line is a concern for not only QB Joe Burrow, but Mixon as well. Mixon’s production tapered off as the season went along and, in his most recent outing against the Las Vegas Raiders in the Wild Card Round, it was more of the same for him. Mixon totaled just 48 yards on 17 carries, which was good for only 2.8 yards per tote.
Bengals RB Joe Mixon: “I would like to think teams are daring us to run. Joe Burrow has been getting hot in these last few weeks, and he’s rolling.”— Charlie Goldsmith (@CharlieG__) January 19, 2022
“We’re rolling with the hot hand."
Couple the lack of production late in the season with the fact that the Titans finished the regular season second in run defense, allowing opponents to rush for an average of 84.6 yards per game, and that spells trouble. It can’t be forgotten that the Bengals’ main objective on offense is to spread defenses out and let Burrow go to work with weapons like Ja’Marr Chase, Tyler Boyd, and Tee Higgins on the outside.
Game script will be another major factor, but if the Titans jump out to an early lead, the Bengals may be forced to abandon the run and play catch up with Burrow’s talented arm.
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