Bengals vs. Bills NFL Divisional Playoffs Betting Predictions and Odds
The Bills, who have gone 8-1 in their past nine home games against the Bengals when favored by the best online sportsbooks, opened as 4.5-point faves, or -210 on the moneyline. It is worth noting that Cincy has gone 8-0 ATS against the spread in its past eight games as a dog. The total opened at 50.5 at the best NFL gambling sites, with each of the past three head-to-head matchups going UNDER.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Bengals||+5 (-110)||49 (-110)||+195|
|Bills||-5 (-110)||49 (-110)||-245|
Betting Cincinnati Bengals
The Bengals have been rolling. They have won nine back-to-back football games. The last time that they lost was back in the month of October to the Cleveland Browns. Their most recent win was 24 points to 17 points win over the division rivals the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday in the wild-card round.
Defensive end Sam Hubbard would play the part of the hero. He returned a fumble ninety-eight (98) yards to break a fourth-quarter tie and thus send the Bengals to Buffalo. Starting Quarterback Joe Burrow posted the worst game of his playoff career in terms of stats.
He threw for just two hundred and nine passing yards. On the plus side, he passed for one touchdown score and ran in another TD score. Ja’Marr Chase became once again his top target. He caught nine passes for eighty-four (84) yards and a TD score.
If the Bengals hope to beat the Bills, it is going to be imperative that they establish the run game. Joe Mixon ran for just thirty-nine (39) yards last week. He finished the 2022 regular season with eight hundred and fourteen (814) rushing yards on the ground.
That is the second-lowest total of his career when he has played at least 14 football games. With an undermanned offensive line, Cinci will also have to protect Burrow in the pocket as well as give him time to take a look downfield. The Bengals QB has been on the business end of a sack 23 times in his last five playoff games. That includes four times last week alone.
Betting Buffalo Bills
One does not have to be a genius to know that Josh Allen is going to be a difference-maker in this game, but the question is how? Allen was in the MVP picture for most of the 2022 season, but TOs have been a torn in his side.
As a matter of fact, Buffalo has suffered at least three giveaways in each of its past three football games. Giving Burrow so many additional chances is not something that you would want to do. If the Bills are going to prevail, they too will surely need to have more production from their running game.
That includes Allen himself. He was held to just 20 rushing yards on the ground last week.
Like Cincinnati, Buffalo is on a roll with eight straight consecutive wins. That includes Sunday’s exciting 34 points to 31 points win over the Dolphins. Starting Quarterback Josh Allen has admitted that he was not at his best.
He threw a couple of interceptions. He also fumbled once. That would lead to a Miami TD score. But he did throw for three hundred and fifty-two (352) passing yards and three touchdown scores. And though Stefon Diggs led the charge with one hundred and fourteen (114) receiving yards, Gabe Davis demonstrated once again that he delivers the goods when the spotlight is on him.
He finished with one hundred and thirteen (113) receiving yards and a touchdown score. In case you have forgotten, Davis had two hundred and one (201) yards last year in that crushing postseason defeat to Kansas City. Tight end Dawson Knox also nabbed a touchdown pass against Cinci and has gotten to the end zone in five straight consecutive games.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills Pick
We are leaning towards the Bengals. We just think that this is a case of a lot of points. The issues the Bills had to put away Miami last week were an eyeopener. Cinci was in control early in the game between the two earlier in the season before the Damar incident.
We think that if the game had run its natural course, Cincinnati would’ve hung with the Bills. The Bengals have some injury concerns on the offensive line, but this offense is too good to hand points out to. Take Cincinnati and the points at the best NFL gambling sites.