Game Preview - Browns underdogs vs Bengals at Cleveland
Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns Odds
The Cleveland Browns hope to pick up their first win of the season when they host their division rival Cincinnati Benglas at Cleveland Brown Stadium Sunday. Cleveland is the NFL's only remaining unbeaten team with an 0-5 SU and 2-2-1 ATS record.
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last eight games against Cleveland, but the Browns hold the slight ATS edge at 4-3-1. Four of the last five games between these two reams has been decided by a touchdown or less.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Bengals in this one found them as 3-point favorites earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 45 at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 29-rated Browns and the No. 18-ranked Bengals, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 24-17 result in favor of the Bengals.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 25.8 PPG. The Browns aerial game is averaging 246.4 yards per game, more than the Bengals secondary allows through the air, 230 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Bengals feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 131 yards per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, ranks No. 27 in rushing offense at home.
Cincinnati was a 17-13 loser in its last match at home against the Dolphins. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 30 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Bengals suffered a Week 5 loss against Miami in their last game, falling 17-13 at Paul Brown Stadium.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 41-27 loser on the road against the Giants. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (68) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Brandon Weeden threw a pair of TD passes in Cleveland's last match, but they were defeated anyway by New York 41-27 in Week 5 action on Sunday.
Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the division are 4-6
Cleveland Browns Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing within the division are 0-10
A few Bengals at Browns trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Cleveland's last 17 games
Cincinnati home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, October 21
Cleveland at Indianapolis, Sunday, October 21