It was an opposite story for these two franchises in Week 1. Cincinnati Bengals fans likely felt hope, something they had not felt in some time, as rookie Joe Burrow looked poised and prepared in his inaugural NFL game. For Cleveland Browns fans however, it was more nervousness and despair as former first overall pick Baker Mayfield struggled against the Baltimore Ravens.
The two will face off in Cleveland Thursday night, and here is who the experts favor to get their first win of 2020.
Bengals vs Browns Picks Week 2
CBS Sports picks are from their panel of experts, numberFire picks are from their NFL game projections, Sporting News picks are from Tadd Haislop, and betting favorites are from FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 1 NFL odds.
CBS Sports: Bengals (3), Browns (3)
Sporting News: Browns
Betting Favorite: Browns
Against the Spread:
CBS Sports: Bengals (5), Browns (1)
Sporting News: Bengals
Most of our experts and analysts favor the Cleveland Browns to respond after a blow out loss in Week 1, but a few of them are betting on rookie Joe Burrow, who looked excellent in his debut. The Bengals are at least expected to keep things close, as only one expert has the Browns covering the spread.
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