Free NFL Picks for Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns

David Lawrence

Friday, December 4, 2015 11:00 PM GMT

Cincinnati is 9-2 & now they get a gift on the schedule. They travel to Cleveland, where the Browns are 2-9 after losing in heartbreaking fashion on Monday night & that is the least of their worries.

Opening Odds & Line Movement
Open:  -10 +102 at Pinnacle
Cincinnati opened up at -10 on the road and that is where they stay, and the NFL odds could go even higher. The Bengals lost high-profile games to Houston and at Arizona, but prior to that, they romped to a 31-10 win at home over Cleveland. The Browns lost on a blocked field goal at the end of regulation in the most Cleveland loss ever, the Johnny Manziel story continues to hang over the team, and now Josh McCown is injured for the season. That means the onus is on Austin Davis, who is the 24th starting quarterback in Cleveland since 1999 and he completed seven of 10 passes for 77 yards and a score when he replaced McCown. He went 4-6 in 10 games with St. Louis last season, so he isn't completely green. But Davis is going up against a Cincinnati defense that leads the league in points allowed, so it could be a long day for the Browns.

 

Bengals vs. Browns Spread

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Bengals vs. Browns Totals

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Bengals vs. Browns Money Line

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Injuries
The Bengals had a few players miss practice on Wednesday, such as TE Tyler Eifert (neck), CB Adam Jones (foot) and CB Leon Hall (back). Jones usually doesn't practice on Wednesday, but he should be ready by Sunday. Eifert is a concern as he leads the league in touchdown catches with 12, and he has taken some hard hits as he goes over the middle. This might be just a precaution, but keep an eye on him for Friday.

The Browns' injuries continue as McCown is out for the season with a broken collarbone, while CB Justin Gilbert left the Baltimore game with a concussion. Their defense, especially the secondary, has been destroyed by injuries this season. 

 

Trends
The Bengals are 9-1-1 ATS this season, including 4-1-1 ATS on the road, while the Browns are 3-7-1 ATS and 1-3-1 at home. The total for this game is 43.5 and the Bengals have gone over six times, and Cleveland has gone over eight times.

Cincinnati is 7-3 SU and 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Browns, who are 4-6 SU and 5-5 ATS in 10 home games against the Bengals.

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