The Cincinnati Bengals will seek their 8th straight win of the season when they host the Cleveland Browns to this week of football. The NFL week 9 odds favor Cincinnati by 10-points to beat Cleveland. The game kicks off on the NFL Network this Thursday, November 5th at 8:25 PM ET at the Paul Brown Stadium.
A Closer Look At the Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals NFL Week 9 Odds & My Betting Preview
What: Cleveland Browns (2-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (7-0)
When: Thursday, November 5, 2015
Kickoff: 8:25 PM ET
Where: Cincinnati, OH
Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
Weather: 69° F | A Mixture of Sun and Clouds
Spread: Bengals -10
Moneyline: Cleveland +415 vs Cincinnati -525
Game Total: 46.5
Watch/Stream: NFL Network
Listen: Cleveland vs Cincinnati
If You Are Betting On The Cleveland Browns Odds At +10
The Cleveland Browns are 2-6 straight up and 3-4-1 against the spread so far this season. Their offense average 20.9 points (25th), 266.4 passing yards (9th) and 84.0 rushing yards (31st) per game.
QB Josh McCown is out for this game after injuring his ribs in Sunday’s loss to Arizona. He has thrown 1897 yards, 11 TDs & 4 INTs this season, posting 95.2 passer rating. Backup QB Johnny Manziel (393 yards, 3 TDs & 1 INTs) will start the game.
“On the short week, we realized that Josh just wasn’t going to be able to get to the point where he could go,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said in a statement. “Johnny has worked hard to prepare himself. He is excited about his opportunity, and we are all looking forward to the challenge.”
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 4, 2015
Top WR Travis Benjamin (38 rec, 601 yards, 4 TDs) hasn’t found the end zone since September. He started the season with four TDs in three games. Three of those TDs were thrown by Manziel. Eight-year breakout TE Gary Barnidge (40 rec, 567 yards, 6 TDs) has become the team’s leading redzone weapon.
RB Isaiah Crowell (91 att, 295 yards, 1 TD) leads the team with a 3.2 yards per carry average. He is joined by rookie rusher Duke Johnson Jr. (56 att, 179 yards, 0 TD) who has been more of an asset catching the ball with 33 catches for 331 yards and one TD.
Cleveland’s defense allows 27.0 points (26th), 258.0 passing yards (22nd) and 147.0 rushing yards (32nd) per game. Karlos Dansby leads the team with 61 tackles, Armonty Bryant has 3.5 sacks, and Tramon Williams has five passes deflected.
If You Are Betting On The Cincinnati Bengals Odds At -10
The Cincinnati Bengals are 7-0 straight up and 6-0-1 against the spread so far this season. They average 28.3 points (3rd), 278.2 passing yards (7th), 115.9 rushing yards (14th) per game. They are coming off a hard fought 16-10 win over divisional rival Steelers.
The Bengals success can in large part be credited to QB Andy Dalton. The Red Rifle is has thrown 1992 yards, 15 touchdowns, and four interceptions while completing 66.2% of his passes. Two of those picks were thrown last week against the Steelers D.
Andy Dalton talks about his growth as a QB and how he is playing with a chip on his shoulder. WATCH: https://t.co/niEMaA9rBz
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) November 1, 2015
Dalton’s top target is WR AJ Green (46 rec, 649 yards, 4 TDs) followed by TE Tyler Eifert (32 rec, 381 yards, 6 TDs) who is a dream red-zone target. WR Marvin Jones (264 rec, 333 yards, 3 TDs) has become a more important threat in the offense over the past few weeks
The Bengals ground game is averaging 115.9 yards per contest split between the best rushing duo in the league. RB Jeremy Hill (89 att, 292 yards, 5 TDs) and Giovani Bernard (78 att, 439 yards, 2 TDs) have split carries all season.
Cincinnati’s defense allows 18.9 points (8th), 258.0 passing yards (23rd) and 110.1 rushing yards (19th) per game. Vincent Rey leads the team with 65 tackles, Carlos Dunlap has 6.5 sacks, and Adam Jones has seven passes deflected.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Cincinnati Bengals 6-4-1 At Home since last season
- Cleveland Browns 2-3-1 As Underdog or PK this season
- Cincinnati Bengals 4-0-1 As Favorite this season
- Cleveland Browns 3-1 O-U On Road this season
- Cincinnati Bengals 2-1 O-U At Home this season
- Cincinnati Bengals 7-4 O-U At Home since last season
- Cleveland Browns 3-2 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 since last season
- Cincinnati Bengals 2-1 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 this season
- Cincinnati Bengals 5-3 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 since last season
- Cincinnati Bengals 3-0 O-U When Line was 44.5 to 47.5 this season
Cleveland is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games, 2-3-1 ATS in its last six games, 1-6 SU in its last seven games on the road, 6-15 SU in its last 21 games when playing Cincinnati and 1-5 SU in its last six games when playing on the road against Cincinnati.
Cincinnati is 7-0 SU in its last 7 games, 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games, 17-3-1 SU in its last 21 games at home, 15-4-2 ATS in its last 21 games at home, 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Cleveland, 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland.
My NFL Week 9 Betting Pick: Bengals -10.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- Cleveland: Joe Haden, Jayson DiManche, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Randall Telfer, Glenn Winston.
- Cincinnati: Sean Porter.