Bills vs. Bengals Point Spread: NFL Week 5 Odds, Prediction

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Nov 06, 2017

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After trading away top receiver Sammy Watkins and top cornerback Ronald Darby in the preseason, of course we all assumed that the Buffalo Bills would have a better record than the New England Patriots after one month, right? Well, that’s exactly the case. Now they’ll go on the road in a trick spot at Cincinnati, trying to maintain their edge.

Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Point Spread: Cincinnati -3 Date: Sunday October 8, 2017 – 1:00 PM ET Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Point Spread And Betting Analysis

The Bengals opened at -2.5 -125 but they’ve moved up to -3 -105. Some people might be surprised by the spread given the record of the two teams but this is the Bills second consecutive road game. That’s always a tough spot to be in. 68% of the early bets have been on the Bills at +3, which is understandable. A whopping 73% of the action has been on the over, which sits at 39.

 Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals offense – and team – has turned things around in the last couple of weeks. After an ugly start to the season, the Bengals played valiantly in a loss at Green Bay and then they stomped the Cleveland Browns last week.  Quarterback Andy Dalton is coming off his best game of the season, throwing for 286 yards and four touchdowns in last week’s win.

This could be a letdown spot for the Bills, who went on the road last week and stunned the Atlanta Falcons. The Bengals have allowed just 109 rushing yards in the last two weeks. If they can cut-off McCoy, the Bills are going to find themselves in a very tough spot.

Buffalo Bills

New head coach Sean McDermott has simplified the defense in his first season with the Bills and as a result, Buffalo has been excellent on that side of the football. The Bills lead the NFL in points allowed per game with an average of just 13.5 allowed through four games. Buffalo has allowed just four touchdowns this season, which is two fewer than the next best team.

Meanwhile, the Buffalo offense has been extremely efficient despite losing some key pieces at the wide receiver position. The Bills will continue to rely on LeSean McCoy in the run game while using plenty of play-action and options to open the passing game. Tyrod Taylor has thrown for 744 yards and five touchdowns with just one interception while leading Buffalo to a 3-1 record. He will need to deliver another strong performance against a talented Cincinnati defense on Sunday.

Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals Prediction:

Cincinnati 21, Bills 9