This Mark Andrews playoff stat is stunning and will end this week

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While doing betting research for Ravens-Bengals, I was shocked to discover Mark Andrews has never caught a postseason touchdown. Now, if this was a small sample size, I wouldn’t be as surprised. But the All-Pro tight end has played four playoff games and been targeted 31 times in those games. For a red-zone monster like Andrews to not have a TD in that time certainly caught my eye.

Well, that drought ends this weekend against the Bengals and I’ll tell you why. But first, here’s how you can win $200 if Andrews, or ANY player, scores a TD in the game.

BetMGM is running an NFL playoff promo in Maryland right now where if you bet $10, you win $200 in bets if ONE TD is scored in the game you bet on. Considering a TD has been scored in every NFL game this season, that’s basically a sure $200.

All you have to do to claim this offer is follow these instructions:

  1. Sign up for BetMGM using this link
  2. Deposit $10 or more into your account
  3. Wager $10 or more on ANY Ravens-Bengals bet

If you do that, you’ll get $200 in bets when a TD is scored in the game.

Now that you’ve guaranteed yourself a $200 payout, I’ll explain why I like Andrews to score this weekend and will be betting on his anytime TD prop.

Beyond the fact that he hasn’t scored a playoff TD (IE, he’s going to be motivated), Andrews has dominated the Bengals throughout his career. In nine career games against Cincinnati, Andrews has 6 TD catches. He’s caught a TD in four of his last six games against the Bengals and earlier this season he had 8 catches on 10 targets for 89 yards and a TD.

I also like the fact that Andrews was off last week to rest, giving him a little extra bounce in his step for this game.

The Ravens’ quarterback situation remains in flux, which is a concern. I’d feel a lot better about this bet if Tyler Huntley is starting instead of undrafted rookie Anthony Brown. That’s something to monitor. But regardless of who’s under center, Andrews will be their primary target.

In Week 17 against the Steelers, Andrew saw 10 targets with Huntley under center. I don’t see a reason he wouldn’t get that many again in a game where the Ravens will have to score to keep up with the Bengals. If Andrews does see that many targets, odds suggest he’ll finally find the end zone this week.