Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns Prediction, 10/31/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 8
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Browns (+2.5)
FirstEnergy Stadium is the location where the Cleveland Browns (2-5) will take on the Cincinnati Bengals (4-3) on Monday. Cleveland opens as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 45.
The Cincinnati Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 4-3 for this year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Bengals played the Falcons and took home the win by a score of 35-17. Joe Burrow finished 34/42 with 481 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 138.2 and finished the game with no picks. Tyler Boyd had an average of 19.4 yds per catch by earning 155 yards on 8 catches. Joe Mixon led the offense in rushing for the Bengals with 17 totes for 58 yds (3.4 yds per carry). In all, they tallied 66 plays which gave them a total of 537 yards. The Cincinnati Bengals ended up running the ball 21 different times and recorded 78 yds, which had them averaging 3.7 yds per attempt. Against the run, the Bengals conceded 107 yards on 29 tries, which is 3.7 yds per run allowed. Cincinnati relinquished 8 pass completions on 13 tries for a total of 107 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.5%.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Cincinnati Bengals are sitting at 24.7 PPG. As a team they hold an average of 87.4 yards rushing which has them sitting 28th in the NFL. The Bengals have tallied 2,563 total yards for the year. Cincinnati has accounted for 103 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 34 penalties for 233 yards. They have surrendered the ball 8 different times (5 interceptions and 3 fumbles). When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Cincinnati has totaled 15 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns via the ground.
In terms of passing yards, the Bengals have surrendered 1,415 yards which ranks them 10th in the league. They are allowing 202.1 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 56.9%. Overall, they are allowing 321.1 yards/game ranking them 11th in the league. They have conceded 6 touchdowns by air in addition to 3 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 119.0 yards on the ground per contest this year. For the season, they have conceded 833 rushing yards through 7 games. The Bengals are ranked 7th in the National Football League in relation to the opposition scoring, giving up 18.9 PPG.
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The Browns step onto the field holding a record of 2-5 for this year. In their last game, the Browns took a defeat with a final score of 23-20 against the Ravens. Jacoby Brissett walked away from the game with 258 yards on 22/27 through the air while his QB rating was 106.5. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.6 yards. Nick Chubb ran the football 16 times for 91 yards, finishing the contest with 5.7 yards per attempt for Cleveland. Amari Cooper was the best receiver for the Browns, snagging 3 throws for 74 yards (24.7 yds per reception). Cleveland rushed for 4.7 yards per attempt, finishing with 113 yds on 24 attempts. The Browns finished the game with 336 yds while they ran 56 plays (6.0 yds per play). The Browns passing defense conceded a completion rate of 56.3%, surrendering 94 yards on 9 for 16 through the air. Cleveland allowed 44 run attempts for 160 yards (3.6 yds per carry).
The Cleveland Browns average 378.0 yards/contest which has them ranked 6th in the NFL. They are averaging 163.6 run yards per game and have run for 1,145 yards overall. The Cleveland offense has compiled 357 yards of penalties on 45 violations, which has them ranked 10th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have tossed 5 interceptions while losing 5 fumbles and they have recorded 78 1st downs. During this campaign so far, the Browns have earned 1,501 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 214.4 throwing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 22nd out of all NFL teams. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Browns sit 10th out of all teams in football with 24.0 PPG.
They have allowed 8 touchdowns via the pass and 210.4 yards per outing, ranking them 14th in the league. Cleveland has conceded a total of 949 yards rushing (135.6 yards per game) and 13 touchdowns rushing for the season. Their defense has totaled 6 takeaways (4 fumbles and 2 picks) for the season. The Browns defense has taken part in 424 plays, ranking them 12th in the NFL. In total, they have conceded 186 points in total. The Browns are surrendering 26.6 points per game, which has them sitting 28th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Browns NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Bengals -2.5
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