|2013 NFL AFC North Week 11 Odds & Point Spread: Browns vs. Bengals|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 14 November 2013 16:00|
Browns vs. Bengals Odds
Cincinnati is 6-4 overall, 4-0 at home and 5-4-1 against the spread. Cleveland is 4-5 overall, 1-3 on the road and 5-4 against the spread. The home team has won seven of the last eight in this series.
Trends show that the Browns are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last 4 against the Bengals and 3-1-1 ATS in its last 5 games in Cincinnati. These two have hit the over in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Bengals are favored at home, as they have odds of -5.5 points against the Browns. The over/under total for the game has been set at 42.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Bengals favored by 6 points. The spread dropped to 5 points before climbing to 7. It then fell back to 5.5. The over/under total opened at 42 points and held there most of the week before moving to 42.5.
The Bengals have had a chance to really spread themselves out from the rest of the division the last two weeks, but have lost their last two games in overtime. Cincinnati has had three of its four losses come by 3 points or less. For the season, the Bengals are averaging 378.6 yards per game, while the defense is giving up just 311.4 yards per game. Quarterback Andy Dalton has thrown for 2,861 yards and 18 touchdowns this year, but has 13 interceptions. A.J. Green has 65 catches for 1,013 yards and six scores, while Carlos Dunlap has 39 tackles with six sacks.
Cleveland is coming off its bye week. The Browns last played two weeks ago, beating Baltimore, 24-18, at home. The Browns are averaging just 306.8 yards per game on offense this season, while the defense is giving up 315.6 yards per game. Jason Campbell has started the last few games for Cleveland and has thrown for 561 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions. Josh Gordon is leading the team in receiving with 35 catches for 626 yards and three touchdowns despite missing the early portion of the season. D’Qwell Jackson is leading the defense with 79 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
In terms of Injuries, Cincinnati tight end Jermaine Gresham (groin) and linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring) are questionable. Cleveland offensive lineman Jason Pinkston (ankle) is questionable for the game while linebacker Quentin Groves will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Cincinnati, as the Bengals are getting 61% of the wagers with odds of -5.5 points against the Browns on Sunday.