Browns vs. Bengals Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Cincinnati is favored at home in this game, as the Bengals are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Browns. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 38 points. Cincinnati has won and covered the spread in six straight meetings with the Browns. The public betting in this game has Cincinnati getting 65 percent of the wagers at home. Today’s game takes place from Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio and will air live on CBS.
Cincinnati is coming off a 20-17 win at Denver last week to improve to 4-6 on the season. The Bengals are 5-5 against the spread this season, covering in their last two games. Cincy hasn’t had a great year offensively, putting up just 16.9 points and 283.8 yards per game. Their run game is one of the worst in the league, averaging just 68 yards per contest. Rookie Joe Mixon is the leading rusher with 370 yards on 127 carries. Andy Dalton has thrown for 2,158 yards and 16 touchdowns with eight interceptions while A.J. Green has 48 catches for 743 yards and six scores. On defense, Cincinnati is holding opponents to 19.9 points and 341 yards per game.
Cleveland is coming off a 19-7 loss at home to Jacksonville last week to fall to 0-10 on the season. The Browns are just 2-8 against the spread this year, failing to cover in three straight contests. Cleveland has been a mess on offense, averaging 15 points and 321 yards per game. Rookie DeShone Kizer has thrown for 1,555 yards and five touchdowns, but also has 14 interceptions. Isaiah Crowell is the leading rusher with 459 yards while Duke Johnson Jr. has 240 rushing and 414 receiving. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 25.9 points and 325.5 yards per contest.
There isn’t much reason to like Cleveland right now, as the Browns are a hot mess and may not win a game this season. Cleveland has failed to cover in any game on the road this season and they are 3-13-1 against the spread in their last 17 road games. They are also 1-8 ATS in their last nine games against a losing team. The Bengals are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games against a losing team.
NFL WEEK 12 PREDICTION: CINCINNATI BENGALS -7.5