Last Updated on January 20, 2023 3:06 pm by Erwin Noguera
The first round of the postseason turned out to be closer and more spectacular than expected, which should keep the top seeds of both conferences, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, alert to avoid any unpleasant surprises when they enter the action in a few days.
The NFL Wild Card Round 2023 has concluded after an exciting weekend. Still, only the top eight teams in the league continue their quest to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, this February 12, 2023.
We do not doubt that there will be many more emotions this weekend, and one of the most exciting games will be between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.
Fate once again pits the Bengals against the Bills, who will finish what they started in the Week 17 game canceled due to the cardiac problem suffered by Buffalo’s deep defensive end Damar Hamlin.
Sunday, January 22 at 03:00 PM ET at Highmark Stadium
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Why Bet on the Bills
The Buffalo Bills understand well that, due to their own mistakes, games in which on paper they are heavy favorites end up getting complicated for them, just as it happened against Miami in the Wild Card Round. So they must be meticulous in this match against the Bengals to avoid this.
The Bills coming into this Divisional Round game after winning eight matches in a row, now need their offense to stop committing turnovers, which almost cost them their elimination last week against the Dolphins.
There is no doubt that they must take pressure off their quarterback Josh Allen and play a more ground game, as they looked good moving the ball on the ground against Miami, accumulating a touchdown and 87 yards in 22 carries shared between Devin Singletary and James Cook.
However, this does not mean that they should abandon the aerial game. We all know the spectacular capabilities and qualities that Josh Allen has when commanding each team’s offense. In addition, Stefon Diggs finished last Saturday with seven receptions and 114 yards, while Gabe Davis had six receptions and 113 yards.
The Bills defeated the Dolphins in the Wild Card with a 34-31.
Why Bet on the Bengals
The Bengals are currently the fastest-paced team in the AFC, and it’s no coincidence. Thanks to quarterback Joe Burrow and WRs Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, Cincinnati has one of the most dangerous offenses in the league, and it takes a perfect game to stop them through the air.
In addition, if this was not enough, in their game against the Ravens in the Wild Card Round, they had a spectacular defense led by Sam Hubbard, who is capable of making spectacular plays that change the destiny of a game.
Burrow will have to be on his toes if they want to come out on top, as OT Jonah Williams left the game prematurely on Sunday with a knee injury that keeps him a question mark for the game against Buffalo.
The Bengals are coming off a 24-17 win over the Ravens in the Wild Card.
Final Betting Analysis: Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals
This game will be exciting after their Week 17 game was canceled due to the emergency medical care of Damar Hamlin of the Bills. However, before that problem, the Bengals were in control of the game and had an advantage on the scoreboard.
At MyBookie.ag, we can see a Moneyline that favors Buffalo Bills at -243, while Cincinnati Bengals start at +193.
The Bengals will go to Buffalo with a physically demanding and opportunistic defense, a bad combination for a Bills team with a severe problem with Josh Allen’s interceptions.
That being said, our pick for this game is a Bengals win, and in addition, we suggest the SPREAD bet at +5.5 on the Bengals.
Look for a straight win on the Moneyline Cincinnati Bengals. For example, if you put $100 on the Bengals at +193, you’ll be looking at a $193 win with a total payout of $293.
Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals Betting Pick: Cincinnati Bengals