Sunday, December 11, 2016
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The Cincinnati Bengals travel to FirstEnergy Stadium to play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43.5. The Bengals are 4-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Browns have an over/under record of 6-6-0 and they are 2-10-0 against the spread.
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Andy Dalton finished with 332 yards through the air for Cincinnati last week. He completed 23 passes out of 31 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. The Bengals were led in rushing by Rex Burkhead, who finished with 38 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Brandon LaFell was the team leader in receiving with a total of 95 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Cincinnati got a total of 21 first downs. Of those first downs, 4 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 412 yards for the game. The Bengals ran for 80 yards on 33 attempts.
Josh McCown finished with 322 yards passing for Cleveland last week. He went 25 for 43, resulting in a 58% completion percentage. The Browns were led on the ground by Isaiah Crowell, who finished with 44 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Terrelle Pryor led the team in receiving with 131 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Cleveland had 21 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 72 total plays for 343 yards for the contest. The Browns ran for 58 yards on 21 carries as a team.
Cincinnati scores 20 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 23rd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 37 attempts for a 65% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 266 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Bengals run for an average of 106 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 14th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 372 yards per game, ranking their offense 8th overall this season. The Bengals average 22 first downs per game which ranks them 12th in the NFL. They accumulate 43.1 penalty yards per game via 5.5 penalties, which ranks 30th in the league.
Cincinnati allows 251 passing yards per game, ranking 16th, and they allow 22 points per contest on defense, which ranks 14th. They give up 24 completions on 37 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Bengals allow 115 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 23rd in the NFL. Cincinnati allows 366 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 21st in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.2 penalties for 62.2 yards per game, ranking them 17th among NFL teams.
Cleveland averages 16 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 31st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 59% completion percentage. They throw for 224 yards through the air per game, ranking them 27th. The Browns run for an average of 90 yards per game on 20 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 27th on the ground. They also run 61 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 314 yards per game, ranking them 29th in the league on offense. The Browns get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 29th. They average 47.5 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 29th in the NFL.
Cleveland allows an average of 259 passing yards per game, which ranks 21st in the league. Their defense overall allows 29 points per contest, which has them ranked 31st. They give up 22 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Browns allow 141 rushing yards per contest on 31 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 31st in the NFL. Cleveland allows 400 total yards per game for an average of 6 yards per play, which ranks 31st in the league. They force 6.2 penalties for 59.2 yards in each contest, ranking 7th.
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 4-8-0 this season
Cleveland Betting Trends
Cleveland is 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Cleveland has an ATS record of 2-10-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/06/16 T Andrew Whitworth Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/06/16 T Jake Fisher Knee injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/04/16 DE Wallace Gilberry Calf "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/04/16 TE C.J. Uzomah Calf "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/04/16 LS Clark Harris Groin "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
12/04/16 S Derron Smith Thigh "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland
11/21/16 WR A.J. Green Hamstring out indefinitely
11/21/16 HB Giovani Bernard ACL out for season
08/31/16 DT Andrew Billings Knee IR
08/31/16 DT Brandon Thompson Knee PUP
08/31/16 HB Cedric Peerman Forearm out indefinitely
12/04/16 QB Robert Griffin III Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
12/04/16 DB Tramon Williams Knee "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
11/30/16 OL John Greco Foot IR
11/29/16 RB Duke Johnson Jr. Stinger probable
11/21/16 QB Cody Kessler Concussion out indefinitely
10/17/16 DB Jordan Poyer Kidney IR
10/14/16 OL Joel Bitonio Foot IR
10/12/16 C Austin Reiter ACL IR
09/29/16 WR Josh Gordon Personal out for season
09/24/16 K Patrick Murray Knee IR
09/02/16 DL Desmond Bryant Pectoral IR
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati -4
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