Bengals vs Browns Odds, Trends & Spreads

Bengals-Browns Spread

Will the Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Bengals win the race to their first-ever Super Bowl? Which AFC North team should you pick based on a Bengals-Browns spread?

Cleveland and Cincinnati have been battling it out on the gridiron since 1970. Betting on these two teams based on NFL odds may seem pretty challenging for new NFL bettors. Learning the fundamentals about football wagering can help you make the best bets.

Keep reading to learn about stats from the last Bengals vs. Browns game, recent betting trends from the AFC North rivalry, and Browns vs. Bengals all-time series information.

Get tips on placing bets on betting lines like point spreads and over/under numbers on the Bengals vs. Browns games.

Bengals vs. Browns: Highlights and Past Stats

Week 7 (2020)

Moneyline: CLE -185, CIN +165

Point Spread: CLE -3.5, CIN +3.5

Over/Under: 51


Cleveland defeated Cincinnati 37-34, but the Browns didn’t cover the spread of 3.5 points. They would have covered by winning the game by four or more points. The combined total score was 71, so the game went over.

The Browns traveled to Cincinnati in Week 7 to play at Paul Brown Stadium.

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals entered Week 7 with a disappointing 1-4 overall record. Cincinnati was also playing after a 31-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts during the past Sunday.

In the Colts game, Bengals QB Joe Burrow tossed for 313 total yards to teammates including WR A.J. Green and rushed for one TD.

It was Burrow’s fourth career game, racking up 300-plus passing yards. In Week 4 versus the Jaguars, he became the first-ever NFL rookie to pass for 300-plus yards in three consecutive games.

During the Browns vs. Bengals NFL Week 2 matchup, Burrow tossed for 316 yards, threw three TDs, and allowed zero interceptions. It was his best performance as a rookie QB.

RB Joe Mixon was ruled out of the game due to a foot injury. Giovani Bernard rushed for his first TD during the season the previous week and was projected to start for Mixon.

Meanwhile, Tyler Boyd racked up five catches (54 yards) in Week 5 of the NFL season. In Week 2, he made seven catches (72 yards) and one TD in the first game at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Tee Higgins earned career highs the previous week with six catches and 125 yards. Meanwhile, Jessie Bates made 10 tackles during the Week 2 divisional rivalry between the two Ohio squads.

After the preseason, the Bengals ranked 26th in the NFL for points per game (PPG) at 1.5. Cincinnati also lost four of its last five games versus Cleveland.

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Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns entered the game as one of the National Football League’s surprising teams with a 4-2 record. The Browns were also trying to bounce back after the Steelers crushed them 38-7 the previous week.

Cleveland hoped QB Baker Mayfield would be close to 100% healthy for the AFC North matchup. He played in Week 6 versus the Steelers with a chest injury but didn’t complete the whole game.

In the Week 2 game, Mayfield tossed for 219 yards and two touchdowns, thanks partly to the offensive line. Cleveland gained an average of 7.5 yards per play in their 35-30 win versus the Bengals.

The Browns entered the game No. 1 in the league with 169.5 rushing yards per game. It also ranked 12th in the NFL in points per game at 27.2.

The Browns had 215 rushing yards in the win versus the Bengals in Week 2 during the Thursday night game.

In the first game, Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. had receptions for 74 yards and one TD. Cleveland’s defense included key players like linebacker Jacob Phillips.

The Browns were playing without RB Nick Chubb, who was on the injury report with a knee injury. Meanwhile, backup Kareem Hunt played well during the past three weeks with 221 yards per scrimmage and three 3 TDs.

Bengals vs. Browns: Past Betting Trends

Week 7 (2020)

The Bengals had a losing record but entered the game 4-2 against the spread (ATS). The odds were against the Bengals in Week 2 as 6-point underdogs.

Bengals vs. Browns: All-Time Series Facts

As of September 2021, the Bengals and Browns have gone head-to-head 95 times. Cincinnati won 51 games, and Cleveland won 44 times.

Interestingly, the teams have never played each other in a playoff game. Postseason games always start one week following the last week of the regular season.

The two teams first played in October 1970. The Browns defeated the Bengals by a field goal, 30-27.

Bengals vs. Browns: How to Place Bets

Proposition Bet: A prop bet is a side bet made on particular events or individual players in a match. The bet is made on players more often than NFL games.

Live Betting: This bet is also known as in-play wagering. You can place bets some time after the game’s opening kickoff (for example, EDT) airs on networks like CBS. You can bet during different stages, such as the first half or second half of the football game.

Over/Under: This type of bet is also known as a totals bet. It projects the combined number of points the two teams will score. A bettor must make NFL picks over or under that set number. This bet is popular in pro leagues like the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB.

Teasers: This bet allows you to move a point spread to a more favorable line. Moving the point spread impacts the betting odds.

Parlays: This wager is a multi-leg bet. You must win each and every leg to win the entire parlay bet.

Point Spread: The bet’s results from Browns vs. Bengals odds, for example, are based on the number of points by which an NFL team wins or loses. The odds include a minus sign (-) to show the favorite team, and a plus sign (+) indicates the underdog team.

Here’s an example:

Baltimore Ravens (-3) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (+3)

In this scenario, the minus sign (-) indicates that the Ravens are the favorite. Meanwhile, the plus sign (+) indicates the Steelers are the underdog.

The Ravens are 3-point favorites, so to “cover the spread,” they must beat the Steelers by four or more points. Meanwhile, a Steelers bet wins if Pittsburgh loses by fewer than three points or wins outright.

If the Ravens win by three points, the bet is a “push” or tie. All bettors get their original bet back.

Moneyline: This type of bet is a straight-up bet since you just pick the winning team.

When betting on the Bengals vs. Browns games, you have many options that you can also use for games involving other NFL teams, including:

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