Bengals at Bills Prediction - NFL Picks 1/22/23

Buffalo Bills (14-3) vs Cincinnati Bengals (13-4)

Game Info: Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 3:00 pm (Highmark Stadium)

Betting Odds: Buffalo Bills -5.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals face off on Sunday in the NFL Divisional Round at Bills Stadium. When these two teams faced off last in 2019 it was the Bills that secured the 21-17 victory. 

Bengals Betting Preview

The Bengals come into this game with a 13-4 record overall and they have gone 12-4-1 against the spread. Last Sunday, the Bengals faced off against the Baltimore Ravens and they were able to secure a 24-17 victory. They didn’t actually play that well but Sam Hubbard ended up being the star. The Bengals forced a fumble on a QB sneak, and Sam Hubbard returned it 98 yards for a touchdown. Joe Burrow completed 23 of his 32 passes for 209 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. The Bengals are averaging 24 points while their defense is giving up 17 points per game. The offense is ranked 8th and the defense is ranked 2nd. In this game the defense is going to need to have a big game. 

Bills Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Bills who sit with a 14-3 record overall and they have gone 8-8-1 against the spread. In the first playoff game against the Miami Dolphins it looked like they were going to cruise to a victory but they gave up 17 points in the second quarter. It was a close game and the Bills were able to secure the 34-31 victory. One issue in this game was the turnovers for Josh Allen. He finished the game throwing for 352 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. The Bills are averaging 34 points while their defense is giving up 31 points per game. In this game, they need Allen to take better care of the ball and not turn it over. 

Bengals and Bills Trends

The Bills are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games against a team with a winning record. The Bengals are 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games as an underdog. The under is 6-0 in the Bengals last six games as an underdog in the playoffs. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Josh Allen is a special talent, but the turnovers are a big issue, and they are going to creep up on them again here. The Bengals defense is going to force a couple more turnovers and that is going to lead to success. I also expect another big game from Joe Burrow, and that is going to be the difference here as they keep this game close. Back the Bengals as underdogs getting the points.

Shane’s Pick Bengals +5.5

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