Last year at this time Joe Burrow set out on a dream. Burrow would quarterback the LSU Tigers to a 15-0 season. LSU won the national championship. While Burrow was named Heisman Trophy winner. What a difference a year makes. Burrow is now the rookie quarterback of the Bengals. Cincinnati may be the worst NFL betting team listed on the board. And Burrow tasted defeat for the first time in two years in his debut. Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield was in that same position two years ago. Yet Mayfield and the Browns have failed to move the needle.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns
|Date and Time:||Thursday, September 17, 2020, 8:20 p.m. ET|
|Location:||First Energy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio|
|Bengals vs. Browns TV Coverage:||NFLN|
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns SBG Odds Overview
Cleveland went from an 8.5 to 6-point sportsbook home chalk. At the onset, the public showed no interest in making such a big lay. Cincinnati and Cleveland have been division rivals since 1970. With some wild games and stories in those 50 years. Late on both franchises have fallen on hard times. Few teams get more hype with fewer results than the Browns. Accordingly, the Bengals consistently meet low public expectations.
Cincinnati Bengals Team Overview
First-week luck was not on the Bengals side in a 16-14 loss. Cincinnati was a 2.5-point home dog to the Chargers. Under the total of 41.5 easily paid. Fashion kicker Randy Bullock suffering a leg cramp on a 31-yard field goal attempt to win the game. More emphatically that epitomized the Bengals to perfection. Burrow was 23 of 36 for 193 yards passing with one interception. Linebacker Josh Bynes had eight tackles with a sack.
Cleveland Browns Team Overview
Cleveland was annihilated 38-6 at Baltimore in week one. Accordingly, the Browns were 7-point dogs. Under the total of 47 snuck through. Mayfield was 21 of 39 for 189 yards with a touchdown and interception. Cleveland was outgained 306-377. Of great concern were three costly turnovers. Third down conversions were a poor 3-12. Running back Kareem Hunt had 72 yards with 13 carries. Correlate new coach Kevin Stefanski getting his Cleveland baptism.
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Against the Spread
The Bengals are:
- 8-3 against the spread as road dogs
- 1-9 under the total getting points on the road
- 12-6 on the board at AFC North rivals
- 4-10-1 under the total at the AFC North
- 5-1 on the board at the Browns
- 1-5-1 under the total at Cleveland
The Browns are:
- 5-4 with the odds at home against AFC North rivals
- 2-8-1 under the total when hosting AFC North opponents
- 5-4-1 against the spread as a home favorite
- 5-2-2 over the total when laying points at home
- 2-9 versus the board head to head with Cincinnati
- 0-4-1 under the total in the last five head to head meetings
Cincinnati Bengals At Cleveland Browns SBG Free Picks
On this occasion, the choices are two losing teams. As was previously note Cincinnati has shown strong NFL betting value at Cleveland. And has been a profitable play as a road dog. Mayfield and the Browns remain erratic overlays.
Bengals at Browns SBG Best Bet: Cincinnati Bengals