Read on to get betting odds and analysis in our week 17 Bills vs Bengals pick and preview and see who we think will win and cover in Cincinnati.

Bills vs Bengals Pick & Preview- NFL Week 17

The Buffalo Bills travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals, at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 8:30 PM ET and will be televised on ESPN. The odds for this week 17 AFC matchup have the Bills as the -1.0 point favorite on the spread.

Bills vs Bengals Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals
  • Where: Cincinnati at Paycor Stadium
  • Date: Monday, January 2nd
  • Betting Odds BUF -1.0, BUF -120 | CIN -102 O/U 49.5

Can Josh Allen And The Bills Come Away With A Win On The Road?

In their last game vs the Chicago Bears, the Bills won by a score of 35-13. The 22 point win, gave the team a non-conference victory. In addition to winning straight up, the team covered the spread as -8.5 point favorites. In terms of the over-under, the teams combined for 48 points, which surpassed the betting line of 40.

Offensively, Buffalo found success in the run game, putting up 254 on 31 attempts. Devin Singletary had a big individual game, finding the endzone 1 time, in addition to his 106 rush yards.

Quarterback Josh Allen struggled to move the ball in the passing game, finishing with just 172 yards through the air and a passer rating of 71.31. Not only did Allen throw for 2 touchdowns, but he has also picked up 1 on the ground. Leading the way in the passing game was Gabe Davis, as he accumulated 45 yards and hauled in a touchdown. Buffalo is the ranked team in pass yards per game, averaging 259.47 overall. This season, 55.5% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 14th in the NFL.

Will The Bengals Take Advantage Of Playing At Paycor Stadium vs The Bills?

Last week, the Bengals knocked off the Patriots by a score of 22-18, giving them an important win over an AFC opponent. The team not only won the game but also covered the -3.0 point spread as the betting favorite. The team’s combined scoring of 40 points fell below the posted betting line of 41.

On the ground, Cincinnati ended with just 73 rushing yards on 24 attempts. Joe Mixon led the team with 65 rush yards and did not find the endzone.

Quarterback Joe Burrow had an excellent game through the air, finishing with 375 total passing yards, leading to a passer rating of 99.4. In addition, 3 of his passes went for touchdowns. Tee Higgins had a big game for Cincinnati in the passing game, coming up with 128 yards and a touchdown. Cincinnati throws the ball 37.9 times per game, placing them 6th in the league. This season, 57.4% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 7th in the NFL.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

Buffalo and Cincinnati did not play each other in the 2021-2022 regular season.

Looking back at the recent matchups between Buffalo and Cincinnati, the Bengals have taken 3 of the last 5 contests. 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 gone 3-2-0 vs the spread in these games. The Bills’ offense has averaged 19.6 points per game over the 5 most recent meetings with Cincinnati, compared to the Bengals at 22.0.

Across their last 5 road contests, Buffalo has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1-0 while averaging 25.6 points per game.

When looking at their past 5 home matchups, Cincinnati has an ATS record of 5-0 while averaging 30.8 per game. The team went 5-0 overall in these games.

Bills vs Bengals Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Bills -1.0
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 49.5