Bengals vs. Bills NFL Weather Report: Will Snow Impact Sunday’s Game in Buffalo?
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The Bengals will face off against the Bills in a rematch of a game earlier this month that was canceled after Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin collapsed and had to be resuscitated on the field.
Hamlin has since been released from the hospital and has been present in the Bills’ facility all this week. The 24-year-old is expected to be at this Bengals vs. Bills game in Orchard Park on Sunday.
And this contest is expected to see snow befitting a playoff game in January in western New York.
There may even be wind in the freezing forecast, with the poor conditions sure to impact this game between two of the best offenses in the NFL.
But have these factors impacted odds for Bengals vs. Bills?
Bengals vs. Bills Odds
-110o / -110u
-110o / -110u
Bengals vs. Bills NFL Weather Report: How Odds Have Been Impacted
The weather forecast indicates that bad weather is unlikely to severely affect fans braving the outdoor tailgates around Highmark Stadium on Sunday morning and early afternoon. Chances of snow hit about 36% at 2 p.m., while wind is expected to blow at just 5 MPH.
But, right when kickoff happens, all hell may break loose.
Right at 3 p.m. ET — the slated kickoff time — the forecast projects an 87% chance of snow in 35-degree conditions. That’s expected to continue through 6 p.m. ET, when the game will be in its fourth quarter. Winds may reach up to 9 MPH.
With all that snow expected during gameplay, how is that affecting odds?
Not a whole lot. The total has remained at its consensus open of 48.5. Some sportsbooks even price this contest higher at 49.5. And while the Bills’ spread and moneyline have fallen due to sharp action, that’s more on account of other macro factors than weather.
The Bengals’ offensive line may be missing two starters, plus right tackle La’el Collins, who tore his ACL late in the season.
On top of that, the market may have mispriced the Bills at open on the backs of their disappointing performance last week against the Dolphins and their third-string quarterback.
All told, the best prices on the market are as follows, as of Saturday morning:
- Bills spread: -5.5 (-110), PointsBet
- Bills moneyline: -240, DraftKings
- Bengals spread: +5.5 (-104), FanDuel
- Bengals moneyline: +215, FanDuel
- Under: u49 (-108), WynnBet
- Over: o48.5 (-110), PointsBet