Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals - 12/8/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 1:00 PM (First Energy Stadium)

Cleveland Browns -8.5 . Total 42.5

TV: CBS

The Cincinnati Bengals are on the road for a matchup with the Cleveland Browns.  The Bengals are (1-11), after picking up their first win of the season over the New York Jets.  The Bengals won 22-6.  The Browns are (5-7), coming off a 20-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In the Bengals win over the Jets, Cincinnati was guided on offense by Andy Dalton.  Dalton completed 22 of 37 for 243 yds and 1 touchdown.  Joe Mixon added 44 yds rushing and a touchdown. The Bengals out gained the Jets, 277 to 271.  The Bengals got out on top early and never looked back.  The Bengals were the least penalized team out of the 2, committing just 2 penalties, while the Jets had 10.  Randy Bullock had 2 field goals for the Bengals in the win.

In the Browns loss to the Steelers, Baker Mayfield led the way for Cleveland.  Mayfield completed 18 of 32 for 196 yds, while throwing 1 touchdown and an interception.  The Browns got out on top early, thanks to an Austin Seibert field goal and a Kareem Hunt touchdown reception.  The Steelers would score the next 20 points in the game.  The Browns got another field goal from Seibert in the 4th quarter to pull within a touchdown, but would get no closer.  The Browns had 2 turnovers in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Bengals are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games.

Bengals are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 vs the AFC.

The under is 6-0-1 in Bengals last 7 games on grass. 

Browns are 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 home games.

Browns are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs the AFC North.

The under is 18-8-1 in Browns last 27 home games.

Yes, the Bengals have a terrible record at 1-11, but the Bengals have been in almost half those games.  The Bengals have 6 losses by a touchdown or less.  The Browns have also been involved in a few close games, having the final score be within a touchdown.  Andy Dalton is coming off a win, after regaining his starting role.  The Bengals will keep this within a touchdown, as they have done so often this year.  Final score prediction, Browns win and the Bengals cover, 27-21.      

Chris’s Pick CIN +8.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.