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The Cincinnati Bengals (11-4) play the Buffalo Bills (12-3) at Paycor Stadium on 2nd January in Week 17 of the NFL. With 11 wins from 15 games, the Bengals hold first in the AFC North for this Week 17 matchup, while the 12-win visitors Bills sit first in the AFC East. This is the perfect game for the launched Ohio sports betting market on Jan 1, 2023.
It looks like a very tight game when the Cincinnati Bengals welcome the Buffalo Bills at the Paycor Stadium, with seemingly little to separate the teams on the spread.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Buffalo Bills Betting lines
Cincinnati Bengals VS Buffalo Bills Moneyline
The Cincinnati Bengals are on a brilliant run of form going into this Week 17 matchup, having won their last seven games straight up. The hosts are 11-4 for the season and 5-1 at home.
That said, the Buffalo Bills are no pushovers. The AFC East winners are 6-2 on the road this season and must win to hold on to the all-important No.1 seed in the AFC Conference.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Buffalo Bills Spread
This Week 17 matchup looks like it might go down to the wire. The Bengals are the home underdogs at the Paycor Stadium, but only by 1.5 point to the Buffalo Bills. The ten most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 8.9 points.
The Bengals have covered the spread in six of their last seven games at home. In their previous ten games, the Cincinnati Bengals went 9-1 ATS overall and 6-2 ATS in the last eight games at home.
The past five visits to the Paycor Stadium have gone rather well for the Buffalo Bills, having bagged three wins by an average winning margin of 10.7 points. The visitors are 4-4-1 ATS from their nine most recent road trips, as well as 4-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Bengals VS Bills Total
The total may have passed the 45-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 50 points, as the last ten games between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills produced an average of 47.9 points.
The betting line for Monday’s game in the over/under market is set at 49.0 points. This is 9.8 points higher than the 39.2-point average seen from the past five meetings of this series.
The total has gone under in four of the Cincinnati Bengals’ last five games. Meanwhile, the last five Cincinnati Bengals home games went over two times, leaving the home side with an overall 5-4-1 record from their last ten contests in the over/under market.
The total has gone under in eight of the Buffalo Bills’ last nine games played on the road. More recently, the Buffalo Bills have gone over in one of the last five road matches and are 4-6 in the last ten overall.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Buffalo Bills Betting trends
- Cincinnati Bengals have covered the spread in their last seven games.
- In four of the Cincinnati Bengals’ last five games the total went under
NFL Power Rankings Week 17 2022, Cincinnati Bengals VS Buffalo Bills
Cincinnati Bengals Form
Taking on the Cincinnati Bengals at the Paycor Stadium is no mean feat at the moment. The hosts have won their last five home games straight up and arrive on the back of a 22-18 win against the New England Patriots.
The Bengals rank sixth in the NFL’s offensive rankings, averaging 26.1 points this season and 29.0 points at the Paycor Stadium.
Visiting offenses normally struggle to break down the hosts’ defense, which has the ninth-best defensive record at home, having only allowed 18.3 points on their own turf and 20.4 points in all outings.
The Cincinnati Bengals have clinched a playoff berth. The AFC North leaders now aim to clinch the division title and improve their third seed in the AFC Conference going into the final weeks of the regular season.
Buffalo Bills Form
Form is really looking good for the Buffalo Bills after claiming a 13-35 win against Chicago Bears last week. The victory extended their winning streak to six matches, improving their regular season record to 12-3. They are also 6-2 on the road.
Going on the road doesn’t seem to hamper the Buffalo Bills. They have the fourth-best offensive record away from home, averaging 25.1 points on the road and 28.0 points in their 15 regular season games.
On the defensive side of the ball, the visitors have the third-best unit in football, allowing just 17.5 points on average and 17.4 points on the road.
Despite winning their division, the Buffalo Bills can’t rest on their laurels just yet. The next step for the AFC East champions is to hold on to first seed in the AFC Conference. This will hand them a bye week for the wild-card round of the playoffs.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Buffalo Bills H2H history
The Buffalo Bills bagged a 21-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the New Era Field in September 2019. In the past five matchups, the Cincinnati Bengals claimed three wins against the Buffalo Bills to go 3-2 in this series.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Cincinnati Bengals managed 23.1 points on average per game, while the Buffalo Bills put 24.8 points on board.