Read our Bengals vs Bills pick and preview for this NFL Divisional Round game in Orchard Park. Check out who we like to win and cover the spread in this week’s NFL matchup.
Bengals vs Bills Pick & Preview- NFL Divisional Round
The Bengals will play host to the Bills at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY, with a kickoff scheduled for 3:00 PM ET. The game will be televised on CBS. The odds for this Divisional Round AFC matchup have the Bills as the -4.5 point favorite on the spread.
Bengals vs Bills Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills
- Where: Orchard Park at Highmark Stadium
- Date: Sunday, January 22nd
- Betting Odds BUF -4.5, CIN +190 | BUF -228 O/U 50.5
Can Joe Burrow Help Lead The Bengals To A Road Upset At Buffalo?
Looking back to last week, the Bengals defeated the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 24-17. Even though Cincinnati picked up the win, they failed to cover the spread as -8.0 point favorites. By the end of the game, the teams combined for 41 points, surpassing the betting line of 40.
Cincinnati struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 51 yards on 18 attempts. The team’s leading rusher was Joe Mixon, who finished with just 39 yards and a per-attempt average of 3.5.
Against Buffalo, quarterback Joe Burrow threw for a total of 209 yards and a passer rating of 99.6. Burrow came away from last week’s game with both a passing and rushing touchdown. Leading the way at receiver was Ja’Marr Chase, as he accumulated 84 yards and hauled in a touchdown. As a team, Cincinnati ranks 5th in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 260.18 per game. So far, 73.69% of their yards have come through the air, on a completion percentage of 68.79% (3rd).
Can Josh Allen And The Bills Take Care Of Business At Home?
The Bills head into Divisional Round looking for another win, as they picked up 3 point victory over the Miami Dolphins (34-31). Going into the matchup, the Bills were -14.0 point favorites and did not cover the spread. With their combined 65 points, the two teams exceeded the betting over-under number of 44.
For the game, Buffalo ran the ball 26 times, finishing with 107 rushing yards. The team’s leading rusher was Devin Singletary, who finished with just 48 yards and a per-attempt average of 10.
Josh Allen was able to rack up 352 passing yards on an overall passer rating of 93.1. Allen also managed to throw for 3 passing touchdowns. Leading the team in the passing game was Stefon Diggs, who finished with 114 yards, including a yards per reception figure of 16.3. Averaging 36.1 attempts per game, Buffalo is ranked 8th in the league. Going into the game, the Bills have thrown a total of 16 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 62.33% (21st).
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game
Cincinnati comes into the game looking to continue their recent success over Buffalo, as they have a record of 3-2 over the last 5 meetings. The over-under record in these games sits at 2-3, with the average scoring total coming in at 41.6 points.
The Cincinnati Bengals have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 2-2. The Bengals’ offense has averaged 22.0 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with Buffalo, compared to the Bills at 19.6.
Cincinnati has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 25.2 points per game while allowing 23.8. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
Buffalo has played well in their previous 5 home games, going 5-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 30.4 points per game while allowing 23.6.
Bengals vs Bills Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Bills -4.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 50.5