In Week 6 of the NFL, the Cleveland Brown host the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC North battle as the home team will get in the win column for the first time this year.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns Odds: The Bengals are slight one-point favorites against the Browns in this divisional showdown. Get all of the latest odds on all NFL games at BetOnline. Sign up at BetOnline the top-rated sportsbook to bet on football.Sign up today and get up to a $900 free play to bet on football!
The Bengals are off to a good start this season and it’s based on the play of a dynamic offense led by quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton has matured quickly as a quarterback and has formed an early chemistry with wide-out A.J. Green.
Green is Cincinnati’s most explosive offensive threat and accounts for 40 percent of the Bengals’ touchdowns through in the air. Defensive coordinator Dick Jauron will employ a double coverage scheme or overlap zones to effectively slow down Green who is hampered by an injury.
The Browns may not have won this year but they have had flashes of brilliance playing reasonably close at times to talented teams like the New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens. Rookie duo Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson are allowing the Browns to form a threat on the offensive side of the ball. Weeden is a big and strong and is very comfortable in the pocket. He’s showing vast improvement as the season progresses with better accuracy (completing 63 percent in Week 5) and will be able to move the ball down the field in this game.
Over the years this series has been close as the underdog is 9-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in the last 11 meetings between these teams.
The Browns are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 4-0 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record.
The Bengals are 1-8-2 ATS in their last 11 against AFC foes, 0-4-3 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss and 3-8-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Bengals will fall flat in this game as the Browns get their first win of the season as the NFL upset of the week.