Bengals Slight Favs
Kickoff: 1:05PM ET CBS
Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established Cincinnati as a 3.5-point favorite.
Current public betting information shows that 53% of bettors favor the Bengals –3.5 at home against the Browns.
Top Trends for this game.
CLEVELAND is 11-24 ATS (-15.4 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points since 1992.
CLEVELAND is 12-4 ATS (+7.6 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 2 seasons.
CINCINNATI is 47-70 ATS (-30.0 Units) versus division opponents since 1992.
CINCINNATI is 8-19 ATS (-12.9 Units) in home games in September games since 1992.
Head-to-Head Series History
CINCINNATI is 3-1 against the spread versus CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
CINCINNATI is 3-1 straight up against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Key Player Injuries:
[OG] Ryan Tucker missed last game %27?%27 - Hip - 09/21/08
[LB] Antwan Peek expected to miss rest of season. - Knee - 09/04/08
[LB] Willie McGinest missed last game %27?%27 - Hamstring - 09/21/08
[OG] Lennie Friedman IR - Shoulder - 08/30/08
[DE] Robaire Smith IR - Achilles - 09/15/08
[WR] Joe Jurevicius is expected to miss first 6 games. - Knee - 08/28/08
[CB] Daven Holly IR - Knee - 07/25/08
[SS] Sean Jones is expected to miss at least four weeks. - Knee - 09/10/08
[G] Eric Steinback missed last game %27?%27 - Shoulder - 09/21/08
[WR] Donte' Stallworth missed last game %27?%27 - Quad - 09/20/08
[SS] Dexter Jackson missed last game, %27?%27 - Thumb - 09/21/08
[WR] Chris Henry expected to miss first four games - Suspension - 08/31/08
[S] Herana-Daze Jones missed last game, %27?%27 - Hamstring - 09/21/08
[TE] Ben Utecht missed last game, %27?%27 - Chest - 09/21/08
[CB] Johnathan Joseph missed last game, %27?%27 - Ankle - 09/21/08
[RB] Jeremi Johnson IR - Knee - 09/04/08
Last year when these two teams met early in the year, the Browns won in a 51-45 shootout. But with both of these teams struggling offensively so far this year, a repeat of last year might be far fetched. Cincinnati got back on track a bit last week in an overtime loss to the Giants, and could have the chance to light up a suspect Cleveland defense this Sunday. Conversely, the Browns continue to struggle and have shown no signs of rebounding. In fact, quarterback Derek Anderson will be on a short leash and could be replaced by second-year player Brady Quinn if he under performs against the Bengals. We predict the Bengals over the Browns, 26-20.
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