When the Bills (12-3) face the Bengals (11-4) in “Monday Night Football,” they’ll be battling another AFC powerhouse for home field advantage and the sole playoff seed. good bye.
Buffalo is ahead of Kansas City in second place. His current AFC champion, Cincinnati, is his third. This is the team’s biggest matchup since his AFC Championship Game in 1988.
Josh Allen was an early MVP frontrunner but has waned. Joe Burrow sneaked into his MVP conversation late, but he’s unlikely to jump on Patrick Mahomes.
Allen vs. Barrow remains a marquee QB matchup involving two tricky defenses.
Here’s everything you need to know about betting on the Bills vs. Bengals in Week 17, including the latest odds, trends and ‘Monday Night Football’ predictions.
Bills vs. Bengals Monday Night Football odds
- expansion: Billed per unit
- Up/Down: 49.5
- Moneyline: Bills -115, Bengals -105
The Bills are thin as marginal road favorites, even though the Bengals are on a seven-game winning streak as the hottest team in the AFC. Buffalo hopes to build on their momentum as AFC East champions.
(betting odds per bet MGM)
Bills vs. Bengals All Time Series
The team met 32 times. The Bills lead him 17-15. The Bengals have won 4 of their last 6 games. The Bills went 21-17 to win the 2019 conference. This will be the first time Burrow faces Buffalo as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft.
3 trends you should know
— 58% of spread bettors favor the Bengals as home underdogs for a sliver of the night. This also means winning outright.
— 66% of total bettors believe that below 50 points, but relatively high numbers are still too low.
— The Bills are 7-7 against the Spread in just five games this season. The Bengals are 12-3 ATS with just five games to play.
3 things to watch
Bills running game vs. Bengals run defense
Bills averages 5.3 rushing yards per attempt, leading the NFL. Part of it is Josh Allen’s chunks running over revitalizing Devin Singletary and recent newcomer James Cook. The Bengals No. 7 run defense needs to keep the Bills on the ground to aid the offense.
Bengals wide receiver and Bills secondary
Between Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd and Trenton Irwin, the Bengals are now four deep with Burrow’s dangerous downfield target. The Bills’ secondary has had a few holes this entire season. Now we also have to deal with healthy veteran tight end Hayden Hurst.
Allen and Burrow vs. ourselves
Both quarterbacks are naturally confident young guns with an arm and a leg in key situations. But you can also force the ball to seek play, especially in the red zone. Both QBs can’t afford to make mistakes like that with all their points and scoring opportunities at a premium.
66.7 percent. That’s the Bengals’ touchdown conversion rate in the end zone and ranks fifth in the NFL. The Bills have the best red zone defense with his TD scoring of 44.4% of opponents. Burrow spread the ball well inside the 20 and the Bengals also turned into a multi-dimensional rushing attack.
Bills vs Bengals Prediction
Burrow has been more reliable at home in recent plays with Allen, who has relied heavily on his running. will bring
Bengals 27, Bills 24