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

Charlie Grant | Updated Nov 21, 2018

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Marvin Lewis kicked defensive coordinator Teryl Austin to the curb after the Bengals allowed 51 points against the Saints earlier this month.

November 25, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Paul Brown Stadium
Pointspread +1 -110
Moneyline -105
Over / Under o +46.5


Betting Action


Pointspread -1 -110
Moneyline -115
Over / Under u +46.5


Betting Action


A Browns-Bengals matchup doesn’t excite mainstream NFL fans the way Rams-Chiefs did last week, but there’s good reason to think the scorekeepers will be busy when Cleveland visits Cincinnati this weekend. It’s a meeting between the two worst defences in the NFL and Hue Jackson’s chance to get some revenge against his former franchise.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Bengals opened as 3-point home favourites at Sports Interaction for this AFC North intra-division battle. The total opened at 48 but it’s dropped a half point to 47.5.

Cincinnati fell 24-21 to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday and the club is just 1-4 straight up and against the spread in its last five games. The Over has been the best way to bet on the Bengals this season. Cincinnati has played Over the total in three straight and the Over is 7-3 in its 10 contests on the campaign.

The Bengals have beat up on the Browns in recent years. Marvin Lewis’ team is 7-0 SU and ATS in its last seven games against Cleveland – and none of those games were really close. The Bengals have outscored the Browns 183-63 over those last seven meetings.

Cleveland picked up its first win since the first week of October when it shocked the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. The Browns won 28-16 despite entering the game as 5.5-point home underdogs.

About 74 percent of Sports Interaction customers think the Bengals will cover as 3-point chalk on Sunday while 73 percent expect the game to go Over the 47.5-point total.

Cleveland Browns

Of course the bye week would follow for the Browns after their best win of the season. And of course they’d take the field after the bye facing their former sideline boss, Hue Jackson. The Browns parted ways with their head coach of two and half years last month, and the final win-loss numbers were ugly.

Cleveland went 3-36-1 straight up and 12-27-1 against the spread in 40 regular season games under Jackson’s guidance. The Browns dumped him and offensive coordinator Todd Haley following a 33-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 8.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Browns aren’t the only team in this game to have recently made a shakeup in the coaching ranks. Marvin Lewis kicked defensive coordinator Teryl Austin to the curb after the Bengals allowed 51 points against the Saints earlier this month.

The Bengals are hoping to have Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green back on the field for a Sunday for the first time since Week 8.

Browns vs. Bengals Prediction