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Two early Divisional Round NFL lines I like

By Adam Burke  ( 

January 17, 2022 10:58 AM

The Divisional Round isn’t completely set, but oddsmakers put out early lines for three of the four games, which gives us something to chew on for the second weekend of the NFL Playoffs. The No. 1 seeds in both conferences will be on display after enjoying last week’s bye and both are favored at home, with lines that have increased based on the betting action Sunday night into Monday morning.

Here are a couple of early lines I have my eye on for the Divisional Round:

Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans (-3.5, 47)

Under bettors got a real scare from the Bengals and Raiders, as there were 33 points scored in the first half, but somehow the game managed to stay under the full-game total of 49. The Bengals really locked down defensively, but so did the Raiders.

The total for this game should be on the decline in my estimation, even though some early money hit the over. The Titans should get Derrick Henry back this week, which is obviously a huge development, but he also hasn’t played since Week 8. He’ll be healthier, but he had fewer than three yards per carry in his last two games. It will take some time to recalibrate the offense with Henry. Furthermore, the bye week can throw a team out of rhythm, which we saw a lot during the regular season.

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