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Buffalo Bills vs Cincinnati Bengals – Picks and Predictions
- Game Time: Sunday, November 5, 8:20 PM ET
- Location: Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Two regular fixtures in the AFC playoff scene are set to meet on Sunday night, with the Buffalo Bills (5-3) traveling to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (4-3). Odds for the game will be available all major online sportsbooks, including money lines, spreads, totals, and a range of prop bets to choose from. There also figures to be some fantastic sports betting promotions for this pivotal tilt.
Head-to-Head: Buffalo Bills vs Cincinnati Bengals
It hasn’t been smooth sledding for the Bills or the Bengals this season, but they’ve managed to climb up to similar winning records through Week 9. Both are coming off Week 8 victories, with the Bills having taken care of the Buccaneers by a 24-18 margin and the Bengals pulling off an impressive 31-17 road win over the 49ers.
The teams have met semi-frequently over the past few seasons, with most of the recent contests going the Bengals’ way. Not counting their meeting at the end of the 2022 regular season – which was notoriously cut short after safety Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field – the Bengals have won five of their last seven meetings with the Bills dating back to 2011.
The Bills’ offense has been a juggernaut this season, ranking fifth in yards (376.9 per game), fourth in points (27.8 per game), and only giving up an average of 1.5 sacks per game. The Bengals’ numbers over the season are significantly worse, but picked up immensely in their last three games since quarterback Joe Burrow recovered from a calf injury. Their 27.3 points per game over their last three outings ranks sixth in the NFL.
How to Bet on Buffalo Bills vs Cincinnati Bengals
All betting apps will have odds available for Sunday Night Football – you’ll be able to find lines for the Bills and Bengals by navigating to wherever your operator keeps their NFL markets. Make sure to browse your available NFL betting sites to find the best lines for the bets you want to make, as well as to check for any unique prop bets or promotional offers.
Additionally, be sure to keep up with each team’s injury report ahead of the game, or at least ahead of whenever you submit any relevant bets. The health of players is a huge variable in the outcome of NFL games, as Bengals fans have observed this season.
Buffalo Bills vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds
- Money Line: BUF +132, CIN -156
- Spread: CIN -2.5
- Total: o/u 48.5
Betting Tips for Buffalo Bills vs Cincinnati Bengals
- CIN is 3-0 and 3-0 ATS through their last three games.
- BUF is 0-4 ATS through their last four games.
- CIN ranks 2nd in the NFL in first quarter points (10.3 per game) through their last three games.
- BUF ranks 30th in the NFL in first quarter points (1.0 per game) through their last three games.
- Through their last three games, BUF averages 9.7 fourth quarter points and CIN averages 9.0 fourth quarter points. Those figures ranks 2nd and 5th in the NFL, respectively.
Buffalo Bills vs Cincinnati Bengals Predictions
Both the Bills and Bengals have shown they can beat anybody at various points this season, but the Bengals have more momentum through recent weeks and have the advantage of playing at home. Expect the Bills to keep it interesting, but they’ll be fighting a tough battle, on the road, against a playoff team with a healthier roster. It’ll be a big deal for Buffalo’s perception if they leave Cincinnati with a win this weekend.
As for the point total, neither team has routinely hit the over this season and this game’s total poses a tall bar to clear. Aside from the Bills’ meeting with the Dolphins this season, neither team has seen a line higher than 48.5 in their last ten games. Of the three games in that sample with totals at exactly 48.5 – including their playoff meeting against each other last year – they haven’t cleared the total in any of them.
Prediction: Under 48.5