Bengals vs. Browns Pick
Can the Cleveland Browns find a way to compete with the Cincinnati Bengals when the two meet up this Sunday?
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Bengals are favored on the road, as Cincy is getting odds of -5.5 points against the Browns. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 43 points. The Bengals have won four straight in this series and the two have hit the under in four of the last five meetings. Cincinnati owns a 31-17 win at home over the Browns back on Oct. 23.
The Bengals snapped a four-game winless streak with a 32-14 win over the Eagles last week. Cincinnati is now 4-7-1 on the season and 6-6 with the over/under total. The Bengals have hit the under in three of their last four. The Bengals are giving up 21.6 points per game on defense while scoring just 20.4 points per game on offense. The offense continues to be without A.J. Green, who tore his hamstring. Andy Dalton has thrown for 3,375 yards and 14 touchdowns to lead this offense. He also has six interceptions while Jeremy Hill has run for 677 yards and seven touchdowns.
Cleveland is winless on the year at 0-12. They are coming off a 27-13 loss to the Giants last week. They are 6-6 with the over/under total, but not because of their offense. They are posting just 16.4 points and 338.9 yards per game. Robert Griffin III is coming off IR this week. He has been out since injuring himself in Week 1. Terrelle Pryor has 62 catches for 855 yards and four scores to lead the offense while Gary Barnidge has 40 catches for 468 yards and a score. He is questionable to play this Sunday because of a knee injury. The Cleveland defense is a mess, as they are allowing 29.3 points and 408.9 yards per game. They really struggle to stop the run, giving up 140.6 yards per game.
While Cincinnati had a scoring outburst last week, the Bengals aren’t much of an offense to count on. Cleveland clearly has plenty of offensive problems as well and I don’t think RG3 will make any difference there. I expect the Browns defense to step up a little bit at home to do enough to keep this game under the total.
NFL WEEK 14 PICK: BENGALS/BROWNS UNDER 43