Cincinnati Bengals vs Buffalo Bills Prediction, 1/22/2023 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Divisional Playoffs
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Buffalo Bills
Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023
Location: Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bills (-4)
The Buffalo Bills (14-3) will try to beat the Cincinnati Bengals (13-4) at Highmark Stadium on Sunday. Buffalo opens this game as 4-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 50.5.
The Cincinnati Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 13-4 this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Bengals took on the Ravens and notched a win by a score of 24-17. Joe Burrow finished 23/32 with 209 yards through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 99.6 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Ja'Marr Chase had an average of 9.3 yds per catch by earning 84 yards on 9 catches. Joe Mixon led the offense in rushing for the Bengals with 11 attempts for 39 yards (3.5 yards per carry). For the game, they ran 54 plays which converted into 234 yds. The Cincinnati Bengals ended up running the ball 18 different times and totaled 51 yds, which had them averaging 2.8 yds per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Bengals conceded 155 yards on 35 attempts, which is an average of 4.4 yards per rush surrendered. Cincinnati gave up 17 completions on 29 attempts for 209 yds, and a completion percentage of 58.6%.
In terms of scoring points, the Cincinnati Bengals have an average of 26.1 points per outing. Offensively they have an average of 95.5 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 29th in the NFL. The Bengals have earned 5,768 total yards this year. Cincinnati has 221 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 81 penalties for 623 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 18 different times (12 interceptions and 6 fumbles lost). When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Cincinnati has totaled 35 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns via the ground.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Bengals have surrendered 3,665 yards which puts them in 16th in the league. They are giving up 229.1 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 58.9%. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 335.7 yards per game putting them at 16th in the National Football League. They have given up 17 touchdowns through the air in addition to 12 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 4.2 yards per run and 106.6 rushing yards per game this season. During the season, they have given up 1,706 rushing yards through 16 contests. The Bengals rank 6th in the NFL in terms of team defense, allowing 20.1 PPG.
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The Bills come into this game with a record of 14-3 for this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Bills walked away with a victory by a final of 34-31 when they played the Dolphins. Josh Allen (3 TDs) ended the contest with 352 yards on 23/39 through the air while his QB rating was 93.1. He had 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.0 yards. Devin Singletary carried the football 10 times for 48 yards, walking away from the game with 4.8 yds per attempt for Buffalo. Stefon Diggs was one of the featured targets for the Bills, hauling in 7 passes for 114 yards (16.3 yds per catch). Buffalo rushed for 4.1 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 107 yds on 26 carries. The Bills ended up finishing with 423 yards and they ran 72 plays (5.9 yards per play). The Bills secondary conceded a completion rate of 40.0%, surrendering 189 yds on 18 out of 45 through the air. Buffalo surrendered 20 rush attempts for 42 yards (2.1 yds per carry).
In terms of the points being put on the board, the Bills rank 2nd in football by tallying 28.4 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Bills currently sit at 4,129 passing yards in addition to an average of 258.1 passing yards per contest, which ranks 7th in the NFL. They have an average of 139.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 2,232 yards overall. The Buffalo Bills are averaging 397.6 yards/contest which ranks them 2nd in football. The Buffalo offense has compiled 709 yards of penalties on 92 violations, which is 16th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 14 interceptions while conceding 13 fumbles and they have tallied 212 1st downs.
The Bills are conceding 17.9 points per contest, which puts them in 2nd in the league. They have surrendered 21 touchdowns via the pass and 214.6 yards per outing, ranking them 15th in the NFL. Over the course of the season, they have given up 286 points in total. Buffalo has given up a total of 1,673 yards rushing (104.6 yards per game) in addition to 10 touchdowns via the rush for the year. The Bills defense has taken part in 997 plays, which is 3rd in the league. Their defense has 27 turnovers (10 fumbles recovered and 17 picks) so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bengals +4
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