Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals NFL Betting Lines for Week 5Posted by: Mike Davis
There are plenty of eye-catching matchups ahead of this weekend’s action. This includes the likes of Kansas City vs. Houston, Green Bay vs. Dallas and even Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago bears. However, this Sunday’s matchup between the Bills and the Bengals might not fit the bill. Let’s take a look at what the online NFL betting odds are predicting will go down this Sunday.
Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals – Sunday, October 8th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Buffalo Bills +3 (EV) 39 ½ (-110) +144
Cincinnati Bengals -3 (-120) 39 ½ (-110) -165
The Bills march into this Week 5 matchup sporting a 3-1 record that pegs them as the best team in the AFC East, at least for now. So far this season, Buffalo has amassed a pretty impressive resume. The Bills are coming off a big 23-17 road win over the Atlanta Falcons that put this team on every betting NFL online player’s radar. Furthermore, that victory marked the 2nd consecutive upset victory for the Bills, since they triumphed over the Broncos in Week 3. Surprisingly enough, sports wagering sites are once again siding against the Bills, which is a massive surprise considering how poor the Bengals have been performing this season.
Picking the Bills straight up has to be the best bet of Week 5. Not only will you be cashing in on +144 odds, you’re essentially taking no risk here. The Bills are riding high after two massive upsets and will be ready to play out of the gate. Buffalo’s offense isn’t great, and it is true that defense is the Bengals’ strength, and they will be on the road this Sunday, but this is the team that beat the Falcons. Sure, online NFL betting math doesn’t always work like that. But it just seems logical that if you can beat Atlanta, you can beat Cincinnati.
The Bengals pounce into this contest with a 1-3 record that ranks them 3rd in the AFC North, for no other reason than the Browns are sitting comfortably in last place. Cincinnati got their first win of the season this past Sunday when they traveled to Cleveland to deal the Browns a 31-7 lopsided loss. The Bengals had failed to score a touchdown in the first two games of the season, prompting the organization to part ways with their offensive coordinator, Ken Zampese. Quarterback coach Bill Lazor stepped in to file the role and has done a masterful role, considering that Cincinnati has averaged 29 points in their last two games. However, the Bengals will be going up against the team that allows the least amount of points this Sunday, so we’re going to find out just how effective the black and orange are on the offensive front.