The Cincinnati Bengals host the Cleveland Browns in NFL week 12 action. The Bengals are coming off losses to the Steelers and Ravens while the Browns last two games have seen them go down to the Rams and have a win last week against the Jaguars (14-10). In betting markets, the Latest NFL Lines sees the Bengals as -7 point spread favorites, this is back to where the line opened after spending much of the week at -7.5. The over under total opened at o/u 36 and has moved out to o/u 37.5 with most sportsbooks. The money line odds for this game currently has the Bengals at -282 (1.35) and the Browns are trading at around +249 (3.49).
The Bengals will be looking to put the disappointment of the last two weeks behind them and improve on their 6-4 record. From a bettors perspective Cincinnati have been traveling well with their 7-2-1 closing point spread record. Their push against Baltimore last week was against the closing line of (+7) whereas they provided early backers a win against the opening line of (+9). In over under betting the Bengals have had a tendency to be involved in games that have gone over, with their current record being 8-2 over/under. In NFL Money Line Odds betting, $100 bets each week on the Bengals at the average closing odds prices would have produced a +$330 profit thus far.
Cleveland enjoyed their 4th win of the season last week with a 4 point home win over the Jaguars, taking their season record to 4-6. In betting results the Browns are 3-6-1 against the spread, 4-6 in over under betting and negative -$260 against the money line odds. This will be Cleveland's 5th road game of the season, with their current road record standing at 1-3 SU and 1-3 ATS. Their only road win and cover was back in week 2 against the Colts when they won (27-19).
These two teams met in week one where the Bengals ran out winners by 27 points to 17. Cincinnati trailed by 1 at the half and by 4 going into the fourth quarter, however with two unanswered touchdowns in the 4th quarter the Bengals got the win.
The verdict - TheFootballLines.com's numbers show value on Cincinnati against the spread at -7 or less and we have taken them at -7. We also have a play on the over under where we have taken the over 37 at -111 (1.90). There is no play on the money line.