Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals News & Picks
Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds
|Cleveland Browns||-3 -120||50½ -110o||-170|
|Cincinnati Bengals||+3 Ev||50½ -110u||+150|
**Odds as of 10/23**
Straight Up (Sebastian Morera)
The Browns are 4-2 despite the terrible quarterback play from Baker Mayfield. Some people thought the Browns actually had a chance against the Steelers last weekend. Had they checked Mayfield’s record versus Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks, they would’ve known the Browns were destined to fail. Not only that, Cleveland was blown out 38-7 by its AFC North rivals. Now they have an opportunity to bounce back against another rival, the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Bengals are a good team for anybody to bounce back against. They’re 1-4-1 and are still trying to piece things together. Stick with the Browns.
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Browns have been bullied and beaten up by their two older AFC North brothers (the Ravens and Steelers). Cleveland hopes to pass that pain down the line to its little brothers in Cincinnati. Taking the home dog with 3½ points in this situation is tempting, but it feels like a trap. The big question is this: which Browns team holds the true identity for this Cleveland team? The squad that was humiliated by a total score of 76-13 by Baltimore and Pittsburgh? Or the high-flying team that put up a minimum of 32 points four games in a row, looking like a legit contender?
Rookie Bengals QB Joe Burrow has been fun to watch, and there’s little doubt that Cincy will compete. However, Cincinnati has not done well protecting Burrow, and Cleveland will certainly be coming after him. Expect a rebound game from Baker Mayfield and OBJ as well, based on a solid ground effort from RB Kareem Hunt. Browns 35, Bengals 24
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Before last week’s game, in which the Cleveland Browns scored just 7 points, Baker Mayfield and Co. had scored an average of 37.5 points in their previous four games.
They are starting to miss Nick Chubb’s productivity and Baker Mayfield hasn’t thrown for 250+ yards all season.
Now, the Browns average 27.2 points per game and the total has gone over in four of Cleveland’s last five games.
The Cincinnati Bengals almost beat the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6. Joe Burrow threw for 300+ yards once again and WR A.J. Green revived with 8 receptions for 96 yards.
The Bengals average 21.5 points per game and the total has gone over five of Cincinnati’s last six games against the Browns. Go over in a back and forth game with two poor secondaries.