Browns vs. Bengals Odds
The NFL’s ninth week gets underway tonight when the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals host the Cleveland Browns at 8:25PM ET on the NFL Network.
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie, Cincinnati is the clear favorite at home in this game, as the Bengals are getting odds of -11 points against the Browns. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 45.5 points. Cleveland has won and covered the spread in three of its last five meetings with Cincinnati and the two have hit the under in three of their last four meetings.
Cincinnati is 7-0 on the season, 6-0-1 against the spread and 5-2 with the over. The Bengals are coming off a 16-10 win at Pittsburgh last week to remain unbeaten. The Bengals rank third in the NFL in scoring (28.3 ppg) and sixth in total offense (394 ypg). The defense is allowing just 18.9 points and 368.6 yards per contest this season. Andy Dalton has thrown for 1,992 yards and 15 touchdowns this season while Giovani Bernard has run for 439 yards and two scores. A.J. Green has added 46 receptions for 649 yards and four scores. The defense is led by Carlos Dunlap, who has 26 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
Cleveland is 2-6 on the year, 4-4 against the spread and 7-1 with the over. The Browns are coming off a 34-20 loss to the Cardinals at home for their third straight loss. Cleveland now averages 20.9 points and 350.4 yards per game on offense while the defense is giving up 27 points and 405.4 yards per game. Josh McCown has played pretty well this year, throwing for 1,897 yards and 11 touchdowns, but a rib injury is forcing Johnny Manziel into the starting lineup today. Manziel has thrown for 393 yards and three touchdowns this season. Travis Benjamin is the leading receiver this year with 38 catches for 601 yards and four scores. The Cleveland defense is led by Karlos Dansby, who has 61 tackles and two interceptions.