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Inconsistent Bengals Aim to Feast on Winless Browns

Jeremy Hill Bengals

The Cleveland Browns will have another opportunity to record their first straight-up win of the campaign this weekend, when they play host to the Cincinnati Bengals in a clash of AFC North rivals at FirstEnergy Stadium. The struggling Bengals improved to 4-7-1 with last week's lopsided 32-14 win over Philadelphia, ending a four-game winless slide.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Bengals' last five games against the Browns.
  • The Browns are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games in Week 14.
  • The Bengals are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against teams with losing records.

The Browns fell to 0-12 SU with last week's 27-13 loss to the New York Giants as 6.5-point home underdogs, extending their current SU losing streak to a stunning 15 games. Cleveland has averaged fewer than 10 points over its past four, forcing the point total UNDER in each, and has covered on just two occasions this season.

It has been a disappointing campaign for the Bengals, who have failed to record consecutive SU wins this year. Cincinnati has also been dismal on the road, losing five straight, both SU and ATS. The Bengals halted a three-game ATS slide last weekend, covering as 1.5-point chalk against the Eagles, but are just 3-6-1 ATS in their past 10 as betting favorites.

The Bengals have dominated Cleveland in four straight victories, holding the Browns to just 7.5 points per game in those contests, but are just 2-2 SU and ATS in their past four visits to FirstEnergy Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds at sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Cleveland Browns pegged as 4-point underdogs in this betting matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 43.5.

Odds Shark prediction models picked the Bengals to win this game on Sunday 32-16. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run and see PredictionMachine.com for additional NFL picks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Cleveland Browns have seen them go 0-12 and 2-10 ATS so far this season, while the Cincinnati Bengals are at 4-7-1 and 3-8-1 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Cincinnati Bengals are 6-6, while the Cleveland Browns are 6-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cleveland Browns at No. 31 and the Cincinnati Bengals at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Cleveland Browns No. 31-ranked offense (16.42 PPG) against a Cincinnati Bengals defense that ranks No. 14 at 21.58 PPG. The Browns passing attack has averaged 223.67 yards per game, less than the Bengals give up through the air (251 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cincinnati Bengals own the league's No. 25-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 124.83 yards per game when on the road. Cleveland, on the other hand, rates No. 32 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Cleveland's last outing, Josh McCown threw for 322 yards in a losing cause against the Giants, 27-13 at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, December 18th
Cleveland at Buffalo, Sunday, December 18th

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