Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals - 11/25/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Browns (3-6-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -2.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals meet Sunday in NFL action at the Paul Brown Stadium.
The Cleveland Browns are coming off a bye week and have a chance to win two straight games for the first time in ages. The Cleveland Browns have lost all four road games this season. Baker Mayfield is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 1,984 yards, 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Mayfield has two touchdown passes in each of his last four games. Jarvis Landry and David Njoku have combined for 968 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Antonio Callaway has 26 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 133.2 yards per contest, and Nick Chubb leads the way with 579 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 26.3 points and 419.7 yards per game. Jamie Collins Sr. leads the Cleveland Browns with 71 tackles, Myles Garrett has nine sacks and Denzel Ward has three interceptions.
The Cincinnati Bengals need a win here to get a game above a .500 record and save their season. The Cincinnati Bengals have won three of their last five home games. Andy Dalton is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 2,466 yards, 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Dalton has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 11 games. Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green have combined for 1,443 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while C.J. Uzomah has 23 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 90 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 584 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 31.2 points and 449.4 yards per game. Jessie Bates leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 80 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has seven sacks and Shawn Williams has four interceptions.
The Browns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC, 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 road games and 15-36-1 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Bengals are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Browns are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Cincinnati and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The over is 8-3 in Bengals last 11 games overall.
The Cleveland Browns have had an extra week to prepare for this game and have been in close games all season long. The Cincinnati Bengals have lost four of their last five games and not being able to beat a backup quarterback last week doesn't inspire much confidence this week. The Cleveland Browns have covered six of their last nine games when an underdog of at least two points. The Cincinnati Bengals have split their last 10 games ATS when a favorite of at least two points. The Bengals will continue to be the Bengals as long as Marvin Lewis is the coach and backing them is almost like kicking yourself in the groin. However, the Bengals are the better team in this matchup and have won seven straight against the Browns. I'll eat the small number.