Browns vs. Bengals Point Spread: NFL Week 12 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Dec 06, 2017

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The Cleveland Browns are still on the hunt for that elusive first win of 2017 - and they’re hoping a trip down I-71 will lead them right to it as they visit the AFC North-rival Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon.

Cleveland
0-16
AT
November 26, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium
Pointspread +8 -105
Moneyline +300
Over / Under o +39

41%

Betting Action

59%

Pointspread -8 -115
Moneyline -380
Over / Under u +39

41%

Betting Action

59%

The Browns remained 0-for-the-season with last week’s 19-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, while the Bengals kept their ever-so-slight playoff hopes intact with a pivotal 20-17 triumph over the Denver Broncos.

Point Spread and Betting Analysis

This marks the sixth time the Bengals have been a favourite this season; they failed to cover in three of the first five instances, most recently a 24-23 win over Indianapolis in which they were an 11-point fave. But opponents have had little trouble rewarding bettors against the Browns, who have covered just three of their previous 17 games away from Cleveland and are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 games against divisional opponents.

Yet, despite a multitude of trends that point bettors away from Cleveland in this one – including the favourite covering in each of the previous five meetings between the teams – only 59 percent of Sports Interaction bettors are leaning Cincinnati’s way as of Wednesday. A slight majority (57 percent) like the under on the 38-point total; the Browns have gone under in six of the past seven games vs. AFC North foes, while these teams are 1-6 O/U in their last seven encounters.

Cleveland Browns

How do you bolster an offence that has produced more than 20 points just twice all season? You get your top receiver more involved – and fans and bettors alike should see that happen in Week 12, with Corey Coleman set to play his second game of the season. Look for Browns QB DeShone Kizer to target Coleman heavily in this one, which could be just what Cleveland needs to make the over-15-point team total (-118) a plausible option.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals’ drive-extension skills have been virtually non-existent this season. Cincinnati has converted just 33.1 percent of its third-down opportunities in 2017, the third-worst rate in the NFL. And that could be one area in which the Browns can hope to be competitive; they’ve limited opponents to a 38.3-percent success rate on third down, good for 12th in the league. If the Bengals can’t improve their third-down performance, covering could be a challenge.

Browns vs Bengals Prediction

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