Buffalo at Cincinnati NFL Week 5 Betting Lines & Expert Analysis.

Buffalo at Cincinnati NFL Week 5 Betting Lines & Expert Analysis

Written by on October 4, 2017

Compared to other sports, the NFL season is comparatively short, which is perhaps why it is so easy for fans to get so carried away in the early weeks of the season. Winning the majority of your games in the opening month of the season is great, but it is certainly no guarantee of future success. The Buffalo Bills have made that sort of start to the 2017 NFL season, going 3-1 through their opening 4 games and finding themselves atop the AFC East, but according to the NFL Week 5 betting lines, that’s not enough to be favorites this upcoming weekend, Sean McDermott and the Bills head to Cincinnati as a 3-point underdogThey are going to face a Bengals team that is in some turmoil, with an apparent locker room rising resulting in the firing of the OC being just one of the issues there. If the Bills want to be seen as a legitimate threat, they need to win these games. Consider the point total for this one set at 38 ½.

Bills (3-1) vs. Bengals (1-3) NFL Week 5 Betting Lines & Expert Analysis

  • When: Sunday, October 8 at 1 PM EST
  • Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: 96.5 FM (Buffalo) / 102.7 FM (Cincinnati)
  • Live Stream: NFL Live
  • NFL Week 5 Betting Lines: Cincinnati Bengals -3 (Over/Under at 39 points)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 20°C/68°F
  • Humidity: 65%
  • Precipitation: 15%
  • Cloud Cover: 55%
  • Wind: 5 mph S
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Buffalo Bills
  • Score: Buffalo Bills / Cincinnati Bengals
  • Rush Yards: Buffalo Bills / Cincinnati Bengals
  • Pass Attempts: Buffalo Bills / Cincinnati Bengals
  • Completion Percentage: Buffalo Bills / Cincinnati Bengals
  • Passing Yards: Buffalo Bills / Cincinnati Bengals
  • Total Yards: Buffalo Bills / Cincinnati Bengals
  • Turnovers: Buffalo Bills / Cincinnati Bengals

Why bet on the Buffalo Bills?

It is perhaps a little strange that we are still doubting the Buffalo Bills right now, especially when you take into account what they have done over the past couple of weeks. Their opening week win against the New York Jets was expected, as was their loss to Carolina in Week 2, but very few people saw what was coming in the last 2 weeks. They started out by beating Denver 23-16 and then followed that up with a 23-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons on the road. Those are two very good teams, but it is perhaps the win against Atlanta last week that showed what this Bills team is all about. This is a defense that is for real, and it is perhaps the inability of the offense to match what the D is doing that keeps some people in the fence when passing opinion on the Bills.Not playing in the favor of Buffalo, as the NFL Week 5 Betting Lines dictate, is the fact that they are just 2-5 in their last 7 road games, and that they are 2-3-2 ATS in those games. That said, they are 5-1 SU and ATS in their last 6 games in Cincinnati.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 18.25
  • Total Yards: 284.25
  • Rush Yards: 112.75
  • Passing Yards: 171.50
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 13.50
  • Total Yards: 306.5
  • Rush Yards: 93.75
  • Passing Yards: 212.75

Why bet on the Cincinnati Bengals?

It has been a tumultuous start to the season for the Bengals, and a win over the Cleveland Browns last weekend has done little to dispel the storm clouds that are gathering in Cincinnati. The offense finally got on track last week in the win, and while some will point to a change of offensive coordinator, the reality is that those points were racked up against a Browns team that has one of the worst defenses in the league. This weekend will prove to be a much sterner test for a Bengals offense that managed just 11 PPG through the first 3 weeks of the season.The NFL Week 5 Betting Lines favors the Bengals.Home has not really been where the heart is for the Bengals, as they are just 2-4-1 in their last 7 at home, as well as being 2-5 ATS in those same games. Despite what the NFL Week 5 betting lines indicate, this may be a game where home field advantage doesn’t really come into play.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 16
  • Total Yards: 291.75
  • Rush Yards: 88.75
  • Passing Yards: 203
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 16.75
  • Total Yards: 273.25
  • Rush Yards: 108.50
  • Passing Yards: 164.75

Latest NFL Week 5 Betting Trends

  • Bills are 2-3-2 ATS in their last 7 games on the road
  • Bills are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 5 games on the road
  • Bengals are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Bengals are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati’s last 8 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Given what the Bills have done over the past couple of weeks, I’m a little surprised that they are an underdog in this one. I think Buffalo gets the road win on Sunday in a low scoring affair that goes UNDER the total.Score: Buffalo Bills 20 – Cincinnati Bengals 14
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