At 1 o’clock on Sunday the Buffalo Bills will kickoff week 5 against the Cincinnati Bengals
The Buffalo Bills are currently 3 point underdogs against the Cincinnati Bengals, per SportsBookReview.com. According to said sports book, there is more money being placed on the Bengals to cover than for the Bills against the spread.
Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals (-3)
Over/Under: 39.5 points
Money Line: Buffalo (+130) @ Carolina (-150)
It is beyond me how the Cincinnati Bengals are 3 points favorites against the Buffalo Bills. This is the same Buffalo team that beat the Atlanta Falcons on the road and hosted the Denver Broncos in a winning effort.
The Bengals obtained their first win on the road vs. the Cleveland Browns last week, and although it was a blowout, the Browns are currently 0-4.
There is still little league-wide respect for the Bills, even after they’ve done all they can. Buffalo lost to a tough Carolina team by 6 points after holding them to zero touchdowns in a defensive standstill.
High 69 degrees / Low 60 degrees
Wind: 23 mph
Eight of ten ESPN analysts chose the Bills over the Bengals for their week 5 match-up. I’m surprised to see this, but they may be coming over to the dark side because of the statement win in Atlanta last week.
FiveThirtyEight, a respected sports analytics site gives the Buffalo Bills a 51% chance to win this game. FiveThirtyEight lessened the spread and gave the edge to the Bills at -0.5.
My prediction: I’m confident in the Buffalo Bills following a week where they had one of their biggest road victories in the past 20 years. I hope they maintain their perspective to not get too arrogant and think they and waltz in and sleep-walk their way to a win. This Bengals team may be coming around, but I give the edge to the Buffalo Bills 27-13.
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