At 1:00 ET, the Browns and Bengals face each other at Paycor Stadium in a week 18 NFL contest. CBS will broadcast the game, scheduled for Sunday, January 7th. d
CLEVELAND BROWNS VS CINCINNATI BENGALS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Cincinnati Bengals -5
This game will be played at Paycor Stadium at 1:00 ET on Sunday, January 7th.
WHY BET THE CINCINNATI BENGALS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 24-18 in favor of the Bengals.
- Our projections have Joe Flacco finishing with 219.47 passing yards on 18.97/33.898 passing.
- The Bengals are projected to finish with 344 yards of offense compared to the 300 yards for the Browns.
Will Cleveland Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
Before their matchup against the Bengals, the Browns have an overall record of 11-5 and have won four consecutive games. In the AFC-North, Cleveland is sitting 2nd. Taking a look at the Browns’ scoring margin this season, it is currently at +3.2. This has resulted in an ATS record of 10-5-1.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Browns currently hold an average of 23.9 points per game, which places them at 8th in the NFL. In terms of the passing game, Browns have an average 222.1 passing yards per game, placing them 19th in the league rankings. At present, 52.9% of their first downs have come through the passing game.
At 119.6 rushing yards per game, the Browns are currently ranked 11th in the NFL. In terms of attempts, they are carrying the ball an average of 30.9 time per game which is 4th.
Cleveland is sitting 10th in points allowed so far. Heading into week 18, their opponents are putting up an average of 20.7 points per game, on 266.6 yards per contest.
Can the Bengals Lock in a Home Win?
Heading into week 18,Cincinnati is in 4th place in the AFC-North, sitting with an overall record of 8-8. In the AFC, they find themsevles in 11th place. Thus far this season, the Bengals hold a record above .500 against the spread, marked at 6-9-1. Their average scoring margin in the current season is -2.2.
On offense, the Bengals are averaging 20.9 points per game, putting them 17th in the NFL. In terms of the passing game, Bengals have an average 234.4 passing yards per game, placing them 11th in the league rankings. At present, 64.5% of their first downs have come through the passing game.
With an average of 84 rushing yards per game, the Bengals currently rank 32nd in the NFL. This figure is based on 22.1 rushing attempts (29th).
In terms of yards allowed, the Bengals are 31st in the league while giving up 382.8 yards per contest. Cincinnati’s defense has allowed 23.1 points per game, placing them 20th in the NFL.