Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals - 1/2/23 NFL Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Bengals (11-4) vs Buffalo Bills (12-3)

Game Info: Monday, January 2, 2023 at 8:30 pm (Paycor Stadium)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Bengals +1.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Bills will play the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Buffalo Bills are 12-3 this season after they defeated the Chicago Bears by a score of 35-13 in their last game. Buffalo out gained Chicago by a total of 426-209 and went 6-11 on third down attempts in the win. The Buffalo offense is averaging 28 points per game with 259.5 passing yards per game and 142.8 rushing yards per game. Josh Allen has thrown for 4,029 yards, 32 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions, while also rushing for 746 yards and seven touchdowns for the Bills this season. Devin Singletary has rushed for 790 yards and five touchdowns, while Stefon Diggs has caught 101 passes for 1,325 yards and 10 scores for Buffalo. The Buffalo defense is giving up 17.5 points per game and 317.7 yards per game.

The Cincinnati Bengals are 11-4 this season after they defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 22-18 in their last game. Cincinnati out gained New England by a total of 442-285, but turned the ball over three times in the game. The Cincinnati offense is averaging 26.1 points per game with 269.2 passing yards per game and 98.2 rushing yards per game. Joe Burrow has thrown for 4,260 yards, 34 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions for the Bengals this season. Joe Mixon has rushed for 787 yards and six touchdowns, while Ja’Marr Chase has caught 79 passes for 960 yards and eight scores for Cincinnati. The Cincinnati defense is allowing 20.4 points per game and 332.3 yards per game.

Buffalo is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games on turf and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. The under is 7-1 in Buffalo’s last 8 road games. Cincinnati is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games. The under is 4-1 in Cincinnati’s last 5 games. The over is 7-3 in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.

This should be a great game between two of the top teams in the NFL on Monday Night Football. Both teams come into this game on long winning streaks, but Cincinnati will have the home field advantage in this matchup. Buffalo’s offense has scored at least 24 points in four of their last five games, while Cincinnati has scored at least 22 points in four straight games. This game could go either way, but I like Cincinnati at home, where they are 5-1 this season.

David’s Pick Bengals +1.5

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