Another interesting divisional rivalry game will be played in Week 14 of the NFL on Sunday, December 11, so make sure you don’t forget to read the best Browns vs. Bengals betting pick and odds.

Cincinnati is searching for the fifth consecutive win when they welcome Cleveland at Paycor Stadium. The Bengals are 6-point favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook, while the total is set at 47 points. These AFC North rivals have met this season, and the Browns won 32-13 in Cleveland.

Browns got back-to-back wins for the first time this year

The Cleveland Browns (5-7-0, 6-6-0 ATS) responded to a pair of defeats with two victories over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Texans. Those were Cleveland’s first back-to-back wins of the season, and they have to thank their defense and special team for it. The Browns forced four turnovers and scored two defensive touchdowns, while Donovan Peoples-Jones returned a punt for a 76-yard touchdown. Cleveland won 27-14 in what was one of their best defensive displays of the campaign.

Deshaun Watson, who returned from suspension and had his Cleveland debut against his former team, didn’t impress. He completed 12 of 22 passes for 131 yards and an interception. Donovan Peoples-Jones and Amari Cooper combined for 84 yards on seven receptions. Nick Chubb had a game-high 80 rushing yards on 17 carries, while Kareem Hunt added 56 on nine attempts. The Browns didn’t record an offensive TD, but the defense was outstanding. Tony Fields II had a pick-six, while Denzel Ward recorded a 4-yard fumble return for a TD.

LB Deion Jones (shoulder) and DE Chase Winovich (hamstring) are out indefinitely. TE David Njoku (knee) is questionable to play against Cincinnati on Sunday.

Bengals edged the Chiefs at home

The Cincinnati Bengals (8-4-0, 9-3-0 ATS) are playing their best football of the season. They are on a four-game winning streak; after defeating Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Tennessee, the Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 at home. The Bengals were 24-17 down after three quarters, but the hosts scored ten unanswered points in the final 15 minutes and deservedly secured a tight victory.

Joe Burrow completed 25 of 31 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown as he collected 46 yards on 11 carries. Samaje Perine posted a game-high 106 yards on 21 attempts and had 49 receiving yards on six catches. Tee Higgins and Chris Evans scored receiving touchdowns, while Ja’Marr Chase led all the receivers with 97 yards on seven receptions. Defensively, Jessie Bates III and Logan Wilson combined for 15 tackles.

TE Drew Sample (knee) is out indefinitely and won’t be ready to feature on Sunday against the Browns. RB Joe Mixon (concussion) and TE Hayden Hurst (calf) are questionable.



  • 5-13 ATS in the last 18 vs. AFC North rivals
  • 3-13 ATS in the last 16 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game


  • 16-5 ATS in the last 21 games following an ATS win
  • 4-0 ATS in the last four home games
  • 7-0 ATS in the last seven games on field turf

Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals Pick

Cleveland perhaps won the last two games and has Deshaun Watson under the center, but he will not help the Browns in Cincinnati. The Bengals are red-hot and have a top-10 offense that is scoring 26.0 points per game, while the Browns’ weak defense allows 25.0 ppg. Joe Burrow has been sensational of late and he has three excellent receivers in Higgins, Chase, and Boyd, who combined for over 2,200 receiving yards this season. I am backing Cincy’s pass offense to make a difference here, even though the Browns are not bad in defending the air.

Pick: Take the Bengals at -5.5 (-115)

The Total

Despite the fact that they now have Watson as the QB, the Browns will likely continue with plenty of rushing attempts. They do have the 4th best run offense in the NFL that is averaging 156.0 yards per contest, so I expect Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to be very busy on Sunday. On the other hand, I believe the hosts will neglect their run offense, especially if Mixon is unavailable to play. That’s why I expect to see a high-scoring affair. Over is 7-1-2 in the last ten H2H meetings, while Over is 6-0 in the previous six H2H duels in Cincinnati.

Pick: Go Over 45.5 points (-130)