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Bengals are the NFL's Best Bet

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The Cincinnati Bengals may be getting a bit overshadowed by the likes of the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers in the conversation of the NFL's best teams, but there’s one area where Cincy reigns supreme: at the betting window. Andy Dalton and company (9-2 SU) have gone 9-1-1 ATS this season – good enough to make them the best bet in the NFL. Next up on the slate for the Bengals is a road matchup with the lowly Cleveland Browns.

Shark Bites
  • The Bengals are 6-2 SU in their last eight games on the road in December.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Browns' last six games in December.
  • The Browns are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games at home in December.

Favorites haven’t been producing for their bettors when the pair of AFC North rivals get together, however. Favored teams are just 2-13-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings between the clubs. Cincinnati is also just 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games against the Browns when tabbed as chalk.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cleveland Browns were 7.5-point underdogs at odds maker shops such as Bovada, while the NFL total was set at 44 for over under totals betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 28-16 victory for the Bengals. 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

The Cleveland Browns currently sport a record of 2-9, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-7-1 ATS. The Cincinnati Bengals are 9-2 and 9-1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cleveland Browns post a 8-3 over under record this season, while the Cincinnati Bengals have gone 6-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cleveland vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Cincinnati Bengals taking on the No. 30-rated Cleveland Browns in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 19.36 PPG, against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 17.55 PPG. The Browns aerial game is averaging 261.55 yards per game, more than the Bengals secondary allows through the air, 243.55 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cincinnati Bengals feature the league's No. 3-rated road run defense, allowing 81.8 yards per game. The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out, Andy Dalton threw for 3 scores and 233 yards in leading his team past St. Louis at Paul Brown Stadium.

In their last game, the Browns were Week 12 losers coming out on the wrong end of 33-27 score against Baltimore.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 ATS 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 OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, December 13th
Cleveland home to San Francisco, Sunday, December 13th

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