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    Something has to give when the Buffalo Bills (12-3) bring a six-game winning streak into a matchup January 2, 2023 against the Cincinnati Bengals (11-4), who are on their own seven-game win streak.

    The Bills rank seventh in total defense this year (317.7 yards allowed per game), but they’ve been playing really well on offense, ranking second-best in the NFL with 402.3 total yards per game. The Bengals rank seventh with 367.4 total yards per contest on offense, and they rank 13th with 332.3 total yards given up per game on the defensive side of the ball.

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    Game Info: Bills vs. Bengals

    • Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Paycor Stadium

    If you plan to place a wager on Buffalo-Cincinnati matchup (in which Buffalo is a 1.5-point favorite and the total is set at 49.5 points), keep reading for a few betting insights and trends for Monday’s game.

    Betting Insights for Bills

    • The Bills have posted a 7-9-0 record against the spread this season.
    • The Bills are 7-9 against the spread when favored by 1.5 points or more this season.
    • The Bills have gone over in five of its 16 games with a set total (31.2%).

    Stats & Insights for Bills

    • The Bills rank seventh in total defense this year (317.7 yards allowed per game), but they’ve been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking second-best in the NFL with 402.3 total yards per game.
    • The Bills have been clicking on all fronts this season, as they rank fourth-best in scoring offense (28 points per game) and second-best in scoring defense (17.5 points allowed per game).
    • The Bills are putting up 259.5 passing yards per game on offense this year (seventh in NFL), and they are allowing 213.3 passing yards per game (15th) on the other side of the ball.
    • The Bills rank eighth in rushing yards this year (142.8 rushing yards per game), but they’ve been thriving on defense, ranking fourth-best in the NFL with 104.4 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • The Bills have the 11th-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (37.9% third-down conversion rate allowed), and they’ve been more effective on offense, ranking best with a 49.7% third-down percentage.
    • On offense, the Bills have been a top-five unit in terms of yards per play, ranking third-best in the NFL by totaling 6.3 yards per play. They rank eighth on defense (5.4 yards per play allowed).
    • The Bills rank 13th in the NFL with an even turnover margin after forcing 24 turnovers (fourth in the NFL) while committing 24 (30th in the NFL).

    Best Players for Bills

    • Josh Allen: 4,029 PASS YDS / 268.6 YPG / 63.4% / 32 TD / 13 INT / 115 CAR / 746 RUSH YDS / 7 TD
    • Devin Singletary: 170 CAR / 790 YDS / 52.7 YPG / 5 TD / 37 REC / 277 YDS / 18.5 YPG / 1 TD
    • Stefon Diggs: 101 REC / 1,325 YDS / 88.3 YPG / 10 TD
    • Gabriel Davis: 45 REC / 797 YDS / 56.9 YPG / 7 TD
    • Dawson Knox: 46 REC / 504 YDS / 36 YPG / 5 TD
    • Gregory Rousseau: 32 TKL / 9 TFL / 7 SACK / 4 PD
    • Tremaine Edmunds: 96 TKL / 5 TFL / 1 SACK / 4 PD
    • Jordan Poyer: 54 TKL / 4 TFL / 4 INT / 8 PD

    Betting Insights for Bengals

    • The Bengals are 12-3-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Bengals are 2-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 1.5-point underdogs.
    • Bengals games have gone over the point total in five out of 15 opportunities (33.3%).

    Stats & Insights for Bengals

    • In terms of total yards, the Bengals rank seventh in the NFL (367.4 total yards per game) and 13th defensively (332.3 total yards allowed per contest).
    • The Bengals’ defense ranks ninth in the NFL with 20.4 points given up per contest, but they’ve been lifted up by their offense, which ranks fifth-best by generating 26.1 points per contest.
    • The Bengals’ pass defense ranks 21st in the NFL with 225.9 passing yards allowed per game, but they’ve been lifted up by their offense, which ranks fifth-best by piling up 269.2 passing yards per game.
    • In terms of rushing, the Bengals rank 26th in the NFL on offense (98.2 rushing yards per game) and seventh defensively (106.4 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • The Bengals’ third-down defense ranks 18th in the NFL with a 39.8% third-down conversion rate allowed, but they’ve been lifted up by their offense, which ranks fourth-best by generating a 47.1% third-down rate.
    • In terms of yards per play, the Bengals rank 11th in the NFL (5.8) and 13th on the other side of the ball (5.6 yards allowed per play).
    • With 20 forced turnovers (12th in NFL) and 17 turnovers committed (seventh in NFL) this season, the Bengals rank eighth in the NFL with a turnover margin of +3.

    Best Players for Bengals

    • Joe Burrow: 4,260 PASS YDS / 284 YPG / 69% / 34 TD / 12 INT / 72 CAR / 247 RUSH YDS / 5 TD
    • Joe Mixon: 199 CAR / 787 YDS / 60.5 YPG / 6 TD / 55 REC / 400 YDS / 30.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Samaje Perine: 89 CAR / 376 YDS / 25.1 YPG / 2 TD / 37 REC / 283 YDS / 18.9 YPG / 4 TD
    • Tee Higgins: 73 REC / 1,022 YDS / 68.1 YPG / 7 TD
    • Ja’Marr Chase: 79 REC / 960 YDS / 87.3 YPG / 8 TD
    • Tyler Boyd: 53 REC / 711 YDS / 47.4 YPG / 5 TD
    • Sam Hubbard: 57 TKL / 11 TFL / 6.5 SACK / 3 PD
    • Logan Wilson: 115 TKL / 3 TFL / 2.5 SACK / 1 INT / 3 PD
    • Vonn Bell: 73 TKL / 4 TFL / 1 SACK / 4 INT / 6 PD
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