One of the most anticipated games of the 2023 NFL season is set for this Sunday night as the Buffalo Bills head to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals.
The Bills have had their issues at times this season, while the Bengals have stumbled out of the gates but have caught fire of late and are coming off a big win against the San Francisco 49ers. The winner of this game will firmly establish themselves as legitimate contenders in the AFC.
In this article, I'm going to break down everything you need to know to bet on this AFC showdown.
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Bills vs. Bengals odds, spread, and total
Bills vs. Bengals betting trends
- Bills are 1-4 ATS in their last five games
- The UNDER is 6-3 in the Bills' last nine games
- Bills are 1-4 ATS in their last five games vs. Bengals
- The UNDER is 9-2 in the Bills' last 11 road games
- Bengals are 9-1 straight up in their last 10 home games
- Bengals are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games vs. AFC opponents
Bills vs. Bengals injury reports
Buffalo Bills injury report
- Quintin Morris - TE - Questionable
- Baylon Spector - LB - Questionable
Cincinnati Bengals injury report
- Chase Brown - RB - IR
- Akeem Davis-Gaither - LB - Questionable
Bills vs. Bengals how to watch
- Date: Sunday, November 5
- Game Time: 8:20 pm EST
- Venue: Paycor Stadium
- How to Watch (TV): NBC
- Buffalo Bills Record: 5-3
- Cincinnati Bengals Record: 4-3
Bills vs. Bengals key players to watch
Gabe Davis: When Gabe Davis gets heavily involved, the Bills offense seems to reach another level. In two of their three losses this season, Davis was held to two or fewer receptions. Meanwhile, there's games like last week against the Buccaneers where the Davis hauls in nine receptions for 87 yards and the Bills offense looks fantastic. He might just be the key to this offense.
Joe Burrow: Having a rough start to the season, Joe Burrow is officially back, playing a near-perfect game against the 49ers off the BYE week. If he's truly healthy, the rest of the NFL better be put on notice.
Bills vs. Bengals prediction and pick
The bet to make in this game is the OVER as I trust both offenses much more than their defenses. The Bills have been fantastic offensively and Josh Allen is having a much better season than people are giving him credit for. Meanwhile, their defense has had some issues and injuries they've dealt with, leaving them vulnerable at times.
The Bengals' offensive and defensive splits are even more exaggerated. As we saw last week, the Cincinnati offense is finally rolling on all cylinders. The same can't be said for its defense, as it ranks 31st in the NFL in opponent yards per play, giving up 5.9 yards per snap, including 8.2 yards per play last week against the 49ers.
I think we're in for a good old fashioned shootout on Sunday night. let's sit back and root for points.
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