The Cincinnati Bengals (8-4) play the Cleveland Browns (5-7) at Paycor Stadium on 11th December at 13:00. The AFC North race is taking shape ahead of this Week 14 divisional matchup. The Cincinnati Bengals hold second place in the divisional standings, having gone 8-4 after 12 regular season matches.
Sitting third is the Cleveland Browns, who are 5-7 from 12 outings. It’s now getting toward that time of the year when every match counts. For the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, a victory here could prove to be a game-changer in their respective campaigns.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Cleveland Browns Betting lines
Cincinnati Bengals VS Cleveland Browns Betting expert picks
Cincinnati Bengals VS Cleveland Browns Moneyline
Take the Cincinnati Bengals (-222) for the outright win on the moneyline. The hosts are 8-4 for this season, as well as 4-1 at home. Backing the Cincinnati Bengals for victory at the Paycor Stadium returns odds of -222, which implies they have a 69% chance of coming through.
On the other side, the Cleveland Browns are the clear underdogs at +180. The visitors are currently 1-4 SU on the road after losing four of their past five road trips.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Cleveland Browns Spread
The Cincinnati Bengals (-109) are expected to win by just over a field goal, but not much more than that. The hosts open up as the 4.5-point favorites over the Cleveland Browns for Sunday.
The last five games between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns have produced an average winning margin of 11.4 points, but the oddsmakers misjudged the spread by 6.9 points on average. The current spread is set at 4.5.
Given how the Cincinnati Bengals have covered the spread in their last four matches, backing the home side to do so again looks like it’s worth a tilt. The hosts are also 5-2 ATS in the past seven games at home and 9-1 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The past five visits to the Paycor Stadium have gone rather well for the Cleveland Browns, having bagged three wins by an average winning margin of 14.3 points. In their past 10 matches, the Cleveland Browns went 6-4 ATS and also ended up 4-3 ATS from their seven most recent road trips.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Cleveland Browns Total
There was an average of 45.92 points scored in the previous 25 clashes between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns.
Take the over (-110) for this latest matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns. The total has gone over in eight of the past 25 times that these teams have locked horns, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see it go over again on Sunday.
The total has averaged 48.7 points in the Cincinnati Bengals’ ten most recent games, as well as 50.2 points in their last five at home. It’s worth noting that the Cincinnati Bengals have seen the total go under in each of their last ten matchups.
On average, the Cleveland Browns have seen 47.9 points go on board during their past ten matches and 47.4 points in their last five contests on the road. The under market has paid out as the winning bet in each of the Cleveland Browns’ last nine games.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Cleveland Browns Betting trends
- Cincinnati Bengals have covered the spread in nine of their last ten games.
NFL Power Rankings Week 14 2022, Cincinnati Bengals VS Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals Form
Form-wise, the Cincinnati Bengals are looking strong on the back of four consecutive wins. A 27-24 triumph over the Kansas City Chiefs last week extended their winning streak, leaving them 8-2 in their last 10 matches overall.
From 12 games this season, the Cincinnati Bengals have scored a solid 26.0 points on average. This gives them bragging rights as one of the league’s top-scoring offenses. Surrendering 21.3 points per game, however, leaves the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league’s defensive units.
For the Cincinnati Bengals, lifting the famous Vince Lombardi Trophy is the ultimate target. A spot in the playoffs come to the end of the regular season should be the bare minimum expected of them.
After all, this is a team that finished first in the AFC North, won the AFC Championship, and came within a whisker of Super Bowl glory in the previous football season.
Cleveland Browns Form
The Cleveland Browns went 5-7 for the season last week by defeating the Houston Texans 14-27. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 4-6 and are also 1-4 in their last five on the road.
In terms of points added, it’s fair to say the Cleveland Browns have a strong and consistent offense. The unit has put 24.4 points on board in the last five matches after all, while averaging 24.2 points for this season.
On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The visitors have given up 22.8 points in the previous five outings, which is an improvement compared to the 25.0 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
In 2021, the Cleveland Browns came home in third place in the AFC North standings after going 8-9 across all games. The visitors naturally hope to go even better this season. However, like every other team in the NFL, sealing a spot in the playoffs during this regular season is the first and foremost priority for now.
Cincinnati Bengals VS Cleveland Browns H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 32-13 win for the Cleveland Browns at the FirstEnergy Stadium in October 2022. The total has gone under 48.5 points in 17 of the last 25 meetings between these teams.
The Cincinnati Bengals came out on top 13 times in these games, while the Cleveland Browns claimed 12 wins.
In their last 25 head-to-head games, the Cincinnati Bengals managed 24.36 points on average per game, while the Cleveland Browns put 21.56 points on board.