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Cincinnati and Cleveland battle for first win of the season

The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals have both opened the 2017 season with an 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS record. Something has to give when the Browns host the Bengals this Sunday.

SHARK BITES
  • The Browns are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games in the early afternoon.
  • The Bengals are 9-2 SU and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games after consecutive losses.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Bengals’ last seven games.

After a 4-0 SU and ATS preseason, Cleveland was hoping the team might be ready to take a step forward this season. Instead, it’s been more of the same, as the Browns are now 1-21 SU and 5-16-1 over their last 22 games. In their last 13 games against division rivals, the Browns are 0-13 SU and 1-11-1 ATS.

Andy Dalton posted one of the worst quarterback ratings in NFL history in Week 1, passing for just 170 yards and four interceptions with no touchdowns in Cincinnati’s 20-0 loss to Baltimore. The offense remained stagnant in a 13-9 loss to Houston, prompting the firing of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. Dalton looked much better last Sunday against Green Bay, passing for 212 yards and two touchdowns.

Cincinnati is a perfect 5-0 SU and ATS in its last five games against Cleveland. The UNDER is 5-1 in the last six games between these two rivals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds at sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Cleveland Browns pegged as 2.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 40.

OddsShark computer NFL score prediction models picked a possible 21-15 win for the Browns on Sunday. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the NFL picks page before game time. 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

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

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cleveland Browns rated this week at No. 31 and the Cincinnati Bengals sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cleveland's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 18.67 PPG, against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 9 this week at 20 PPG. The Browns aerial game is averaging 236 yards per game, more than the Bengals secondary allows through the air, 163 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cincinnati Bengals feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 64 yards per game. The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, rank No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

A.J. Green was good for 111 receiving yards in the Bengals' most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 27-24 to the Bengals.

The Browns' last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from DeShone Kizer, but they were handed a 31-28 loss by Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 7-12-2 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Cleveland is 2-10-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Cleveland is 1-21 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games
  • Cleveland is 3-12-1 ATS in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Buffalo, Sunday, October 8
Cleveland home to New York, Sunday, October 8

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