Week 4 odds - Bengals vs. Browns
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The Cincinnati Bengals, coming off a wild win over Green Bay, shoot for a third-straight victory when they visit the 1-2 Cleveland Browns for a Buckeye State rivalry bout Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, CBS).
As of Monday morning the 2-1 Bengals, who have won seven of the last nine games in this series, were favored by five points over the Brownies, who just picked up their first win of the season, 31-27 at Minnesota, with Brian Hoyer at quarterback.
This season the Browns are 1-2 overall and 1-2 ATS against the number, while the Bengals are 2-1 and 2-0-1 ATS. As for the totals, Cleveland is 1-2 on the OU, and Cincinnati is 2-1.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Browns rated this week at No. 26 and the Bengals sitting at No. 5. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 23-14 result in favor of the Bengals this week.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 34-30 winner as they battled the Packers at home. The Bengals covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 64 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Brian Hoyer in defeating the Vikings 31-27.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 28-ranked offense (15.67 PPG) against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 13 at 21.33 PPG. The Browns passing attack has averaged 248 yards per game, more than the Bengals give up through the air (231 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Bengals feature the league's No. 17-rated road run defense, allowing 116.5 yards per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.
A few Bengals at Browns trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Cleveland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cleveland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Cincinnati at New England, Sunday, October 6th
Cleveland at Buffalo, Thursday, October 3rd