Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals Week 5 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/8/2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
Paul Brown Stadium
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The Buffalo Bills head to Paul Brown Stadium to play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 38.5. The Bills are 4-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3-0. The Bengals are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-3-0.
Valuable Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 4-0-0 against the spread
Important Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bengals are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
10/02/17 S Colt Anderson Arm doubtful Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/02/17 CB E.J. Gaines Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/02/17 WR Jordan Matthews Thumb expected to miss 3-4 weeks
10/02/17 LB Ramon Humber Thumb out indefinitely
10/01/17 T Cordy Glenn Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/01/17 T Seantrel Henderson Suspension "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
10/01/17 DE Shaq Lawson Groin "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
09/07/17 QB T.J. Yates Concussion IR
Key Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
10/01/17 S Derron Smith Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/01/17 WR John Ross Knee "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/01/17 C T.J. Johnson Neck injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/01/17 G Trey Hopkins Knee "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
09/25/17 TE Tyler Eifert Back out indefinitely
09/05/17 QB Jeff Driskel Thumb IR
08/30/17 HB Cedric Peerman Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills are 22nd in the National Football League in points scored with 73. They have run 245 plays this year for 1,137 yards, which ranks them 28th in the NFL in total offense. The Bills average 4.6 yards per play, which is 27th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 64 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 451 yards as a unit, which ranks 16th in the league. They've run 134 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 28 times for 218 yards so far this year, which has them 15th in the NFL in penalties. Tyrod Taylor has passed for 744 yards this year. He's completed 65 throws while attempting 99 passes for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 100.7. He averages 11.4 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt.
Buffalo is 1st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 54. They have given up a total of 1,226 yards on D, which is 11th in the league. The Bills are 5th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has allowed 5.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 4th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 94 throws on 153 attempts against the Buffalo Bills defense this season, ranking them 24th and 29th in the league. The Buffalo pass defense has also surrendered a total of 851 yards in the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 95 attempts for 375 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. The Bills have had 25 penalties for 226 yards on defense this year. That places them 17th in the league. They've allowed a score on 29.5% of possessions on defense, which is 8th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo is 5th in the NFL in punt returns with 8. They've totaled 57 punt return yards and are averaging 7.1 yards per return, which is 17th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 19 yards. They have returned 3 kicks for 64 yards on special teams, placing them 27th in kick return yardage. The Bills average 21.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 23 yards this season. They are 27th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,017. The Buffalo Bills have tried 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 15th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 83.3%. Buffalo Bills kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 780 yards on 17 punts, averaging 45.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 17th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bengals have run for 355 yards as a team, which ranks 23rd in the NFL. They've run 106 times, averaging 3.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bengals have been penalized on offense 31 times for 245 yards so far this season, which has them 7th in the league in penalties. They are 27th in the NFL in points scored with 64. They have run 243 plays this season for 1,167 yards, which ranks them 26th in the league in total offense. The Bengals average 4.8 yards per play, which is 24th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 72 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Andy Dalton averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 10.9 yards per completion. He has completed 82 passes on 123 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating is 90.6. He has thrown for 892 yards this season.
The Bengals rush defense has allowed 111 attempts for 434 yards this year, putting them in 17th place in the league against the run. Cincinnati has committed 28 penalties for 207 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 8th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 27.7% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the league. They are 5th in the league in points allowed on defense with 67. They have surrendered a total of 1,093 yards on D, which is 4th in the NFL. The Cincinnati Bengals are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4.4. Their pass defense has given up 4.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 3rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 73 passes on 125 attempts against the Cincinnati defense this season, placing them 4th and 9th in the National Football League. The Bengals pass defense has also given up a total of 659 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cincinnati Bengals have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 4, which is 22nd in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Cincinnati kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 842 yards on 18 punts, averaging 46.8 yards per punt. That places them 10th in the NFL in punting average. Cincinnati is ranked 1st in the league in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 143 punt return yards and average 10.2 yards per return, which is 8th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 33 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 107 yards on special teams, ranking 14th in kick return yardage. The Bengals average 26.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 41 yards this year. They are 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,125.
Who will win tonight's Bills/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bengals -2.5
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