Cleveland Browns (4-2) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-4-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +3.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals meet Sunday in week 7 NFL action at Paul Brown Stadium in the AFC North's Battle of Ohio.
The Cleveland Browns look for a bounce back win after winning four of their last five games. The Cleveland Browns have lost two of their last three road games. Baker Mayfield is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 1,095 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Mayfield has two touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. have combined for 638 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Austin Hooper has 22 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 169.5 yards per contest, and Kareem Hunt leads the way with 387 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 31.2 points and 365.7 yards per game. BJ Goodson leads the Cleveland Browns with 46 tackles, Myles Garrett has seven sacks and Malcolm Smith has one interception.
The Cincinnati Bengals look for a feel good performance to rebound from a 1-4-1 start to the NFL season. The Cincinnati Bengals have split their last six home games. Joe Burrow is completing 65 percent of his passes for 1,617 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Burrow enters this game with 246 career pass attempts. Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins have combined for 755 receiving yards and three touchdowns while AJ Green has 22 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 101.8 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 428 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 26.2 points and 394.7 yards per game. Vonn Bell leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 45 tackles, Carl Lawson has 3.5 sacks and Logan Wilson has two interceptions.
The Browns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC, 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games in October and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games on fieldturf. The Bengals are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Browns last 5 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Bengals last 10 games overall. The Browns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Cincinnati and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
The Cleveland Browns looked awful last week against the Steelers and now that's two rough performances in three road tries this season. The Browns have allowed 38 points in all three road games this season and are losing on the road this year by an average of 17.3 points. The Bengals are losing games, but they continue to compete with three of their four losses being decided by one score, and they had a 21-0 lead over the Colts last week as big underdogs. The Bengals aren't as bad as their record indicates. Throw in this being a rivalry game and the Browns issues on the road, and I kind of like the points with the Bengals in this spot.
Give me Cincinnati and the points.