Browns vs Bengals Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 14 (Bengals Bury Browns)

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Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 14.
Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 14. / Jeff Dean / Associated Press
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Browns vs Bengals Week 14 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season Game
Cleveland Browns (5-7, 2-4 Away) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (8-4, 4-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: Paycor Stadium — Cincinnati, OH
Coverage: CBS

Week 14 of the 2022 NFL season includes an AFC North showdown between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.

After undergoing a quarterback change last week to Deshawn Watson, the Browns offense sputtered for just 305 yards against the Houston Texans in a 27-14 win that included two defensive scores and a special teams score.

Meanwhile, the Bengals rolled up 431 yards and Cincinnati beat the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs 27-24.

Browns vs Bengals Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CLE: (+215) | CIN: (-260)
Spread: CLE: +6 (-110) | CIN: -6 (-110)
Total: 47.5 —Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)

The Bengals enter this contest as TD favorite on the spread (-6) and nearly 2 1/2 to 1 on the moneyline (-260) with the takeback on a Browns win better than 2/1 at +215. This game also features an over/under of 47.5, and NFL games are averaging 44.0 points this season.  

Browns vs Bengals Prediction & Pick

Deshaun Watson made his debut with the Browns last week following nearly 2-years off from competitive football and a lengthy suspension. He was not sharp completing just 12-of-22 passes for 131 yards, zero TD's and 1 interception against the lousy Houston Texans defense. Two defensive scores and one special teams score led the Browns to victory.

Now on the road again vs a surging Bengals team that has won 4-straight games while going 4-0 ATS and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games, the Browns and Watson are up against it.

The Browns blew out the Bengals on Halloween, 32-13 led by their strong running game and No. 2 NFL rusher Nick Chubb. Cincinnati was held to a season low in points and yards (229). The Browns will clearly try to control the ground game again and hope Watson is better in his second start. The Bengals defense ranks No. 16 against the run, according to Football Outsiders DVOA run defense. But the Browns defense ranks No. 29 overall in defensive DVOA with little improvement in recent games and No. 31 against the run while playing a below average schedule and the Bengals have played a top-5 schedule according to Football Outsiders.

Ja'Marr Chase returned last week to give QB Joe Burrow his big weapon in his top trio or receivers. And lead RB Joe Mixon (concussion) may return for this game however Samaje Perine has been playing very well.

Final Score Prediction: Bengals: 33 | Browns: 17

Browns vs Bengals Betting Trends

- Cleveland is 5-0 straight up (SU) in their last 5 games against Cincinnati.
- Cleveland is 2-8 SU in their last 10 road games.
- The total has hit the Over in six straight Browns/Bengals games played in Cincinnati.
- Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
- Cincinnati is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games.

Browns vs Bengals Best Bet

The Bengals are 4-1 at home and have covered 6 of their last 7 games in "The Jungle". Quarterback Joe Burrow is completing 69% of his passes for 279 yards per game with 8 TD's over the last four contests despite playing three without top receiver Ja'Marr Chase. Burrow is also averaging 320 passing yards per game in five home games this season.

This has been a high-scoring series with 9 of the last 10 games going over the total. Despite the Browns beating the Bengals five straight times, Cincinnati is playing their best ball and the weather looks fine in Cincinnati for the Bengals to whack Watson and the Browns.

Bet: Cincinnati -6 (-110)

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