Bengals vs Browns NFL Week 16 Odds & Prediction

Bengals vs Browns NFL Week 16 Odds & Prediction

Written by on December 18, 2018

The Cleveland Browns still have a shot of making the playoffs. That’s remarkable considering where they were just last season. To keep the slim postseason hopes alive, Cleveland must beat the rival Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in NFL Week 16. Will the Browns get it done or will the Bengals end up taking it to Cleveland?

Bengals vs Browns NFL Week 16 Odds & Prediction

Weather Forecast

  • Overcast: 1°C/34°F
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Precipitation: 8%
  • Wind: 10 mph WSW
  • Cloud Cover: 90%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Cincinnati Bengals are a good bet +7?

Right after their bye, the Bengals had a rough time, losing 5 straight and only going 2-3 against the spread. Cincinnati turned things around in their last, though, a 30-16 win over the Oakland Raiders.

In that game, the Bengals got their rushing attack going, racking up 171 yards from 41 carries. Joe Mixon was great with 129 yards and 2 touchdowns from 27 carries. It was the second week in a row Mixon rushed for over 100 yards. The Bengals ground attack could lead them to a win on Sunday.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 24.1
  • Total Yards: 326.2
  • Pass Yards: 222.3
  • Rush Yards: 103.9
  • Average Score Against: 29.5
  • Total Yards: 413
  • Pass Yards: 270.6
  • Rush Yards: 142.4

Why Cleveland Browns are a good bet -7?

Cleveland’s been on a roll. The Browns have definitely turned their season around with a 4-1 record in their last 5 after starting 2-6-1. Cleveland’s beaten teams with both their offense and defense.

They rallied down against Carolina to beat the Panthers 26-20 at home two games ago. Then, they picked off Case Keenum twice in a 17-16 win over the Denver Broncos. The Browns know they must continue to win to have any shot of making the playoffs.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 22.1
  • Total Yards: 355.8
  • Pass Yards: 234.6
  • Rush Yards: 121.2
  • Average Score Against: 24.9
  • Total Yards: 401.1
  • Pass Yards: 275.1
  • Rush Yards: 126.1

NFL Week 16 Betting Trends for Bengals vs Browns

  • Cincinnati is 3-6 ATS in the last 9 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in the last 6 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Cleveland is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games

Bengals vs Browns Final NFL Betting Analysis

Cleveland’s chances of making the playoffs are slim at best, but that doesn’t mean the Browns won’t be fired up to face the inter-state rival Bengals in Week 16. Cleveland’s the most improved team in the NFL this season. They want to keep winning even if they won’t make the playoffs.

But, this number, 7 points, is just too high. The Bengals have finally gotten a decent mix going with quarterback Jeff Driskel playing well enough to allow Cincinnati’s rushing attack to flourish.

The Browns have improved. The defense hasn’t improved enough to contain Joe Mixon. Cincinnati covers and has a really good shot of winning straight up.

NFL Week 16 Pick: Bengals +7