It has been a week of roster change for the Buffalo Bills, as the NFL trade deadline came and went Tuesday, with implications aplenty at Ontario betting sites.
The Bills made a trade this week to beef up the defence after season-ending injuries to cornerback Tre’Davious White and linebacker Matt Milano. Cornerback Rasul Douglas joins the Bills, coming over from the Green Bay Packers, along with a 2024 fifth-round pick, with a 2024 third-round pick going the other way.
Last year’s first-round pick, CB Kaiir Elam, now on injured reserve, wasn’t working out as a replacement for White. The Bills defence hasn’t been the same the past few weeks and they needed to address that – and they certainly did, with that Super Bowl window closing. The trade made sense for a team facing an AFC gauntlet full of quarterbacks who can really throw the ball.
That starts Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals (8:20 p.m. Eastern), a game in which Buffalo is a 2.5-point underdog at Caesars Ontario Sportsbook. Will Douglas play? He arrived in Buffalo mid-week and is getting into the playbook. He’s listed on the depth chart at ESPN as starting at RCB, but we will await word from the coaches.
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Douglas hasn’t been ruled out for Sunday. Neither has defensive tackle Linval Joseph, a two-time Pro Bowl pick who has played with the New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Los Angeles Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles (he won a Super Bowl with the Giants and played in the game with the Eagles last year). As of Friday afternoon, the Super Bowl odds are +1600 at DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook for the Bills, who for weeks had sought a replacement for DaQuan Jones, also lost for the season with an injury. Douglas had an interception with the Packers, and 26 solo tackles.
Quarterback Josh Allen also looks ready to go Sunday, amid concerns about an injured shoulder suffered a few weeks back. He had a normal day of practice Thursday, according to Buffalo media reports.
Bills At Bengals Sunday Night Game Odds
Sunday night’s game is the third meeting between the Bills and Bengals in 2023, including the game on Jan. 1 that was delayed, then canceled, because of Damar Hamlin’s near-fatal injury and a Division Round postseason clash on Jan. 22 when the Bengals eliminated Buffalo.
According to NorthStar Bets Ontario Sportsbook, the Bengals are 1.78 in decimal odds on the moneyline (the Bills are 2.04). The spread there is Bengals -2 (1.91), Bills +2 (1.91), with the over/under 49.5 (O: 1.91, U: 1.91).
At FanDuel, the most bet player prop (by a fairly wide margin, a company spokesperson said) is Dalton Kincaid over 38.5 receiving yards. The rookie tight end had a breakout game last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he had five catches for 65 yards and a touchdown. With Dawson Knox out of the lineup, Kincaid is rapidly emerging as a reliable go-to option for Allen.
More Top Player Props For Bills At Bengals
In TD scorer markets at FanDuel Ontario Sportsbook, Stefon Diggs and Allen are the runaway top player prop bets, with Ja’Marr Chase receiving the most action for the Bengals. Tee Higgins over 51.5 receiving yards is another most bet player prop there – interesting that fans expect big games from both No. 2 options (Kincaid and Higgins) rather than Diggs and Chase, the FanDuel spokesperson said.
At BetMGM, Allen over 26.5 rushing yards (1.83), Kincaid over 38.5 receiving yards (1.87) and Higgins over 48.5 receiving yards (1.91) are the most bet player props as of Friday morning.
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