On Sunday, December 11, 2022, the Cleveland Browns (5-7) visit a red-hot Cincinnati Bengals (8-4) team at Paycor Stadium. The Bengals are looking to maintain momentum after winning four games in a row.
Bengals vs. Browns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bengals as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bengals have -250 odds to pick up the win, while the Browns are listed at +210 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 47 points.
How to Watch Bengals vs. Browns Live?
- Game Day: Sunday, December 11, 2022
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: CBS
- Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
- Stadium: Paycor Stadium
Offensively, the Bengals have been a top-five unit, ranking fifth-best in the NFL by totaling 372.4 yards per game. They rank 12th on defense (330.0 yards allowed per game). The Bengals are compiling 26.0 points per game on offense, which ranks them seventh in the NFL. Defensively, they rank 13th, surrendering 21.3 points per contest.
The Bengals rank 16th in pass defense this year (215.7 passing yards allowed per game), but they’ve been playing really well on offense, ranking fourth-best in the NFL with 271.5 passing yards per game. The Bengals are totaling 100.9 rushing yards per game on offense this season (26th in NFL), and they are allowing 114.3 rushing yards per game (15th) on the other side of the ball.
The Bengals have the 22nd-ranked defense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (41.0% third-down percentage allowed), and they’ve been better on offense, ranking third-best with a 48.3% third-down percentage. The Bengals are averaging 5.7 yards per play on offense, which ranks them eighth in the NFL. On the other side of the ball, they rank 13th, giving up 5.4 yards per play. The Bengals have forced 14 total turnovers (19th in NFL) this season and have turned it over 12 times (fifth in NFL) for a turnover margin of +2, 10th-ranked in the league.
The Browns rank sixth with 370.8 total yards per game on offense, and they rank 15th with 342.3 total yards allowed per game on the defensive side of the ball. With 24.2 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, the Browns rank 10th in the NFL. Defensively, they rank 27th, giving up 25.0 points per contest.
From an offensive angle, the Browns are putting up 214.8 passing yards per contest (19th-ranked). They rank 15th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (214.8 passing yards surrendered per game). The Browns’ run offense has been excelling, compiling 156.0 rushing yards per game (fourth-best) this season. On defense, they rank 22nd by giving up 127.4 rushing yards per game.
In terms of third-down efficiency, the Browns rank 20th in the NFL (38.9% third-down conversion percentage) and seventh on defense (35.9% third-down rate allowed). The Browns are putting up 5.5 yards per play on offense this season (15th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 5.6 yards per play (19th-ranked) on defense. The Browns have struggled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of -5 is fifth-worst in the NFL.
Bengals vs. Browns Injury Report
Bengals vs. Browns Betting Analysis
Bengals Betting Insights
The Bengals are 9-3-0 against the spread this season. The Bengals have an ATS record of 3-2 when playing as at least 6-point favorites.
This season, four Bengals games have gone over the point total. The Bengals finished with a 5-3 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 62.5% of those games).
When they played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -250 or shorter, the Bengals went 2-1 (66.7%).
Browns Betting Insights
The Browns have put together a record of 7-5-0 against the spread this season. In games they have played as 6-point underdogs or more, the Browns have an ATS record of 1-1.
This year, Browns games have hit the over seven times. This season, the Browns have been the underdog seven times and won three of those games.
This season, the Browns have been at least a +210 underdog on the moneyline two times, losing each of those contests.
Bengals vs. Browns Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||45.3||47.6||43.6|
|Implied Total AVG||25.2||26.8||24.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||6-3||3-1||3-2|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||2-1||1-0||1-1|
|Point Total AVG||44.8||42.3||47.3|
|Implied Total AVG||24.5||23.0||26.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-3||1-2||1-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||3-4||2-1||1-3|
Players to Watch
- Joe Burrow has 3,446 passing yards (second in the NFL), 25 touchdowns (second in the NFL) and eight interceptions this year. He has completed 69.1% of his passes, averaging 287.2 yards per game and 7.8 per attempt.
- He has also rushed for 224 yards (third on the Bengals) and added five touchdowns on the ground, while averaging 18.7 rushing yards per game.
- Tee Higgins‘ 861 receiving yards this season have come from 86 targets and 60 receptions. He’s averaging 71.8 receiving yards and 5.0 catches per game, with five receiving touchdowns.
- In the passing game, Ja’Marr Chase, has racked up 702 receiving yards and six touchdowns (ninth in the NFL) after hauling in 54 balls on 82 targets. Per game, he’s averaging 87.8 yards and 6.8 receptions over eight games.
- Tyler Boyd averages 3.8 receptions and 54.6 yards per game, and has 655 total receiving yards and 45 catches. He’s gotten 65 total targets, and has caught four touchdown passes.
- On defense for the Bengals, Sam Hubbard has powered the unit with 51 tackles, 11.0 TFL, and 5.5 sacks in 2022.
- Vonn Bell has 58 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and four interceptions this season. He’s third on the Bengals in tackles.
- This season, Germaine Pratt has recorded 1.0 sack (fifth on the Bengals) to go with 3.0 TFL, 79 tackles, and one interception.
- Trey Hendrickson has 6.0 sacks (first on the Bengals) to go along with his 5.0 TFL and 28 tackles this year.
- Nick Chubb has rushed for 12 touchdowns this year, and has put up 1,119 total rushing yards (93.3 per game and 5.2 per attempt).
- Chubb has also been a piece of the receiving game with 152 yards (12.7 per game) on 17 receptions (1.4 per game), while being targeted 24 times. He is still seeking his first receiving touchdown.
- In 11 games, Jacoby Brissett has 2,608 passing yards, with 12 touchdowns against six interceptions and completing 64.1% of his passes.
- Brissett also has two rushing touchdowns and 238 rushing yards (third on the Browns).
- Amari Cooper has totaled 832 receiving yards and seven touchdowns (fifth in the NFL) on 61 receptions, while being targeted 102 times this season.
- Kareem Hunt puts up 34.8 rushing yards per game through 12 games (417 total yards), with three rushing touchdowns.
- Hunt also has 173 receiving yards (14.4 per game) on 25 catches (2.1 per game). He has been targeted 31 times with one touchdown reception.
- Myles Garrett has 31 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 10.0 sacks, and two passes defended in 2022.
- Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has 65 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and three passes defended.
- Grant Delpit has 1.0 TFL, 70 tackles, and one interception.
- John Johnson’s season stats include 62 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception through 12 games. He is fourth on the Browns in tackles.
Bengals vs. Browns Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Bengals, and we predict that Bengals will cover the spread (Bengals -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 47 points.
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