Are the Buffalo Bills the real deal? After beating the Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons in back-to-back weeks, a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals will confirm it. Kick-off is this Sunday, October 7th at 1:00 PM ET on CBS from the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals are 2.5-point favorites at home while the game total is at 39.
Buffalo Bills Vs Cincinnati Bengals NFL Week 5 Line & Betting Advice
What: Buffalo Bills (3-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-3)
When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Cincinnati, OH
Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
Spread: Bills -2.5
Moneyline: Buffalo +140 vs Cincinnati -160
Game Total: 39
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Buffalo vs Cincinnati
Why Bet The Buffalo Bills To Beat The Bengals
The Buffalo Bills defense is making a statement. Its top scoring defense in the league, allowing just 13.5 points per game. However, the key has been the +6 turnover differential.
Last week the Bills picked off QB Matt Ryan twice and forced him into fumbling the ball once. That fumble was returned for a TD. Only Detroit, Baltimore and Jacksonville have more takeaways than Buffalo this season. The Bengals offense has turned the ball over eight times in four weeks.
Why Bet The Cincinnati Bengals To Beat The Bills
New offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has brought QB Andy Dalton back into mid-season form after a stumbling out of the gates. Since Lazor took over the play calling duties, Dalton has thrown six touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Dalton improved his yards per play from 4.3 to 5.3. His passer rating 138.2 in his last two games. He completed 16 consecutive passes at one point last week, finishing 25 of 30 for 286 yards against the Browns. Not to mention he matched his career-high 4 TDs passes in a game.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Bills are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win.
- Bills are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games on fieldturf.
- Bengals are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a home underdog.
- Bengals are 23-8-2 ATS in their last 33 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0.
Bills Vs. Bengals Week 5 Betting Analysis:
The Bills dominant defense has been able to stop the Broncos and the Falcons. They also kept the Panthers offense to just nine points despite the loss. Andy Dalton has played better lately, but he’s going to get eaten alive on Sunday. Take Buffalo with the points.