Browns vs Bengals 2019 NFL Week 17 Spread, Game Info & Betting Pick

Browns vs Bengals 2019 NFL Week 17 Spread, Game Info & Betting Pick

Written by on December 24, 2019

Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns might have underachieved all season long while never living up to their preseason playoff expectations, but the underachieving AFC North residents will be looking to cap off their 2019 regular season in style when they visit the lowly Cincinnati Bengals in their Week 17 divisional matchup. With the Browns looking to get the feel-good win and the Bengals simply looking forward to the 2020 NFL Draft and the No. 1 selection, let’s find out if the Bengals will put up any kind of effort in this affair to challenge the Browns.

Browns vs Bengals 2019 NFL Week 17 Spread, Game Info & Betting Pick

Weather Forecast

  • AM Light Rain: 11°C/51°F
  • Humidity: 72%
  • Precipitation: 60%
  • Wind: 10 mph WNW
  • Cloud Cover: 78%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On Cleveland?

The Browns may have been one of the biggest disappointments in the league this season, but there are a bunch of great reasons to back Cleveland in Week 17. Baker Mayfield and company average 4.4 points per game more than the Bengals while also owning the better statistical defense in this matchup. Cleveland has won four of their last seven games while beating the likes of Buffalo and Pittsburgh along the way. Last, but not least, Cleveland throttled Cincy 27-19 three weeks ago to cover the chalk as a 6.5-point home favorite.</p.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 20.80
  • Total Yards: 342.80
  • Pass Yards: 221.53
  • Rush Yards: 121.27
  • Average Score Against: 24.00
  • Total Yards: 361.67
  • Pass Yards: 219.27
  • Rush Yards: 142.40

Why Bet On Cincinnati?

The Bengals might be playing at home, but outside of that fact, there just aren’t many reason to back Cincinnati in this contest. Andy Dalton and company have lost three straight since upsetting the Jets for their only win of the season. While Cincy did put up a great effort in their 38-35 overtime loss against Miami last weekend, their near-win showed just how dysfunctional the organization is as a victory last weekend could have bumped them out of the No. 1 spot in next year’s draft. The Bengals have scored 19 points or less in eight of their last 10 games and really, a win here would serve no purpose.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 16.40
  • Total Yards: 320.54
  • Pass Yards: 231.27
  • Rush Yards: 89.27
  • Average Score Against: 26.47
  • Total Yards: 399.26
  • Pass Yards: 245.33
  • Rush Yards: 153.93

NFL Week 17 Betting Trends for Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals

  • Browns are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 games against Cincinnati
  • Browns are 3-7 SU in the last 10 games against Cincinnati
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games against an opponent in the AFC conference
  • Bengals are 3-8-1 ATS in the last 12 games
  • Bengals are 1-16 SU in the last 17 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games against an opponent in the AFC North division

Browns vs Bengals Expert Analysis and Prediction

I know Baker Mayfield and the Browns came up really small this season after entering the 2019 season with some, now clearly absurd playoff hopes, but Cleveland is the easy pick in this season-ending pairing to get the win and ATS cover in what will almost assuredly be the end of the Freddie Kitchens era. The favorite in this AFC North division rivalry has gone 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings and that fact, combined with the low spread, makes Cleveland the easy pick to get it done!

Pick: Cleveland 31 Cincinnati 20


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