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NFL Public Betting & Money Percentages for Bengals vs Bills Divisional Round Playoffs

Robert Duff

by Robert Duff in NFL Football

Updated Jan 22, 2023 · 6:00 AM PST

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  • In the NFL public betting and money percentages for the Bengals vs Bills NFL Divisional Round Playoff game, the public is backing the underdog Bengals
  • A 5.5-point road underdog, Cincinnati is getting the majority of the action from both spread and moneyline splits
  • With a total set at 48.5 points, the people are wagering heavily on the over in both bets and handle

The oddsmakers have steadily lengthened the betting line on the NFL Divisional Round playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals in favor of the hometown Bills. And that line movement has been touching off plenty of public betting action on the underdog Bengals. Read on for an analysis of the NFL public betting and money percentages for Bengals vs Bills

Currently sitting as 5.5-point road underdogs to Buffalo, the people are loving the Bengals in a big way. In both moneyline and point-spread splits, the majority of the wagers are siding with Cincinnati.

The total has gone in the opposite direction. It’s shortened to 48.5 points. That’s leading the public to be backing the over with strong support. There’s 77% of handle and 80% of bets supporting the over.

Both the Bills and Bengals were home-field winners during Wild Card Weekend. However, neither club was able to cover the final betting line on their games in the NFL odds. Take a look at our Ohio online sports betting pages.

The spread was Bills -3.5 and the total was at 50.5 points when the Divisional Round opening odds for this game first dropped. This game is being broadcast by CBS. Kickoff is set for 3:00 pm ET at Highmark Stadium on Sunday, January 22.

Bengals Are ATS Dynamos

When it comes to betting teams against the spread, in the AFC there’s none better than the Bengals. They provide such quality coverage that it makes the elite DBs in the NFL envious. No wonder then that the Bengals are garnering public support in spread splits on both handle (56%) and bets (70%).

Cincinnati is 12-5 ATS this season and 12-3 ATS over the past 15 games. On the road, the Bengals are 7-2 ATS. They are 2-0 ATS as an underdog and 1-0 ATS as an away underdog.

Against Buffalo, though, the picture isn’t as pretty for Cincinnati. The Bengals are 5-11 ATS through their past 16 games with the Bills.

Buffalo has proven to be a mediocre ATS team during the 2022 season, going 8-8-1. Lately, the Bills are trending in the wrong direction. Buffalo is 2-5 ATS through the last seven games, and 3-8 ATS over the past 11 contests. They’re 5-7 ATS when favored by 5.5 or more points. And the Bills are 1-3 ATS in their past four home games.

Lower Total Is Making Sense On Bengals vs Bills

The Bengals have hit the over in three of their past four games. However, when the total is 48.5 points or lower, they are just 7-6-1 on the over/under.

In fact, even as two teams known for suiting up potent offenses, neither the Bengals or the Bills are what would be classified as dynamic over squads. Cincinnati is 7-9-1 on the total this season, while Buffalo is 7-10. As a home team, Buffalo is 5-3 on the total. The Bengals are 3-5-1 on the over/under when playing away from home.

When the total exceeds the 48.5 points set for this game, Buffalo is 1-5 on the over/under this season. So the Bills are 6-5 on the total when it’s set at the current number.

The over has hit in four of Buffalo’s last five games and three of Cincinnati’s last four games. As well, the over has proven to be the winning play in seven of the last 10 games between the Bills and Bengals.

Bills, Bengals Both Money On Moneyline 

Something must give this week in terms of the moneyline. The Bills have won eight games in a row, while the Bengals are winners of their last nine games. People are expecting it to be Buffalo that fails. The public is giving the Bengals the backing in moneyline splits with 60% of handle and 58% of bets.

At home, Buffalo is 5-0 straight up through the past five games and 8-1 SU this season. Cincinnati is 4-0 SU in the club’s past four road games and 6-3 SU away from home this season.

The Bengals are also 7-0 SU in their last seven games facing AFC opposition. Cincinnati is 3-0 SU against AFC East teams in 2022.

Buffalo, though is 7-2 SU in the last nine home games against Cincinnati. In fact, the Bengals are 4-12 SU overall in the last 16 meetings with the Bills.

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