Bengals vs. Bills Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 3 Odds

Jeremy Perry | Updated Sep 17, 2019

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Second-year quarterback Josh Allen has completed 64.2 percent of his passes while throwing for 507 yards and a pair of touchdowns, along with two interceptions.

Cincinnati
2-14
AT
September 22, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
New Era Field
Buffalo
10-6
Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +230
Over / Under o +43.5

38%

Betting Action

62%

Pointspread -6.5 -110
Moneyline -278
Over / Under u +43.5

38%

Betting Action

62%

The Buffalo Bills are 2-0 for the first time since 2014. Still, it’s hard to evaluate how good this team really is right now as their wins have come against the New York Jets and New York Giants, who are a combined 0-4. Based on their next opponent, it might be a little longer until we know how good this Buffalo team really is. The Bills will look to improve to 3-0 when they host the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday afternoon. Cincy nearly pulled out a win in Week 1 at Seattle and then came home and got flattened by the San Francisco 49ers. Just how good is this team?

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Despite their overall struggles in terms of winning straight up, Cincinnati has consistently been an excellent road team against the spread (ATS). The Bengals are 8-2 ATS over their past 10 road games, compared to just 3-7 straight up (SU). In Week 1, Cincinnati lost to Seattle 21-10 but covered as a 9.5-point underdog on the west coast. The Bengals are also 0-6 SU in their last six as a road underdog of 3.5 to seven points.

Meanwhile, Buffalo didn’t exactly shine against the spread at New Era Field last season. The Bills posted a 3-5 ATS record as the home team last season. Buffalo is also just 1-4 straight up in its last five matchups with the Bengals. However, they have won nine of 11 as the favorite and gone 7-3-1 ATS in those games.

Cincinnati Bengals

While the Bengals passing game has looked good so far, their rushing attack and defense has been awful. Andy Dalton has thrown for 729 yards and four touchdowns with one interception through two losses but he’s not getting much help. He’s also been sacked nine times as protection breakdowns have taken their toll. Dalton has still put up respectable numbers, especially considering he has been without his best weapon in A.J. Green.

Meanwhile, running backs Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard have been major disappointments early on as each of them has averaged less than 2.2 yards per carry. It won’t get any easier for Dalton and company this week. Buffalo’s defence has the potential to be one of the best in the NFL. If they can generate pressure up front, it could result in a long day for Dalton and the Cincinnati offence.

Buffalo Bills

The Bills have to feel pretty confident in what they have following their first two wins of the season. In addition to a stellar defence, Buffalo’s offence is finally starting to show signs of life. Second-year quarterback Josh Allen has completed 64.2 percent of his passes while throwing for 507 yards and a pair of touchdowns, along with two interceptions. He’s also rushed for 59 yards and an additional two scores. The additions of John Brown and Cole Beasley in particular have been major positives. Brown has 14 receptions for 195 yards and a touchdown while Beasley has nine catches for 123 yards.

With Allen improving in the passing game while running backs Devin Singletary and Frank Gore continue to do their job on the ground, the Bills’ offense has the potential to take a major step forward this season. For now, the focus is on extending their win streak to three against the Bengals this Sunday afternoon.

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