Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns Pick, Odds, Week 14 Prediction 12/8/2019
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns
Date: Sunday, December 8, 2019
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland -10.5
Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals go to FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Cleveland Browns. Cincinnati opens this contest as 10.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 43. The Bengals are 1-11-0 ATS and 3-9-0 when betting on the total. The Browns are 5-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-7-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Cincinnati Bengals faced the New York Jets and won 22-6. Running the show from under center for the Bengals was Andy Dalton who went 22/37 with 243 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Joe Mixon led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 9 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown during the game. He rushed for a total of 44 yards on 19 carries which meant he averaged 2.3 yards per carry. Auden Tate was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 66 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 16.5 yards per reception for the game. The Cincinnati Bengals rushed the ball a total of 25 times and added 44 yards which gave them an average of 1.8 yards per attempt. Overall, the Bengals earned 18 first downs and they had 2 penalties for 15 yards. On the day, they ran 63 plays for a total of 277 yards. In terms of defense, Cincinnati gave up 28 completions on 48 attempts for a total of 209 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. On the day, they conceded a total of 270 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Bengals gave up 61 yards on 17 tries which is an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed. Guy Bruhn has a free NFL pick ATS for the contest between the Redskins and Packers.
Bengals Better their record to 1-11 After Win
The Bengals come into this game with a record of 1-11 for this season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yards, they rank 12th in the AFC and 26th in the NFL with 3,612 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Bengals currently have a total of 12 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing TDs. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 15 points per game, putting them 31st in the NFL. As a team, they are averaging 78 rushing yards per game which is 14th among AFC teams.
The Bengals have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 24.8 points per game which has them at 14th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Bengals have allowed 2,969 yards. Teams are completing 65.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.7 yards per attempt. They have allowed 16 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing TDs. When it comes to yards on the ground, Cincinnati is giving up 157.6 yards per game which has them at 4th among AFC North teams and 32nd in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per carry putting them 14th among AFC teams and 29th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 936 rushing yards through 12 games.
In their last game, the Cleveland Browns played the Pittsburgh Steelers and took the defeat by a score of 20-13. Nick Chubb led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 12 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 58 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 3.6 yards per tote. Jarvis Landry was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 76 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 12.7 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Browns was Baker Mayfield who went 18/32 with 196 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He gave away 1 interception on the day. The Cleveland Browns ran the football 24 times and racked up a total of 106 yards earning them an average of 4.4 yards per run. On the day, they finished with a total of 63 plays which gave them a total of 279 yards. On the day, the Browns racked up 19 1st downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 34 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Cleveland gave up 14 catches on 21 attempts totaling 199 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. Overall, they allowed 323 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Browns gave up 124 yards on 32 runs which is an average of 3.9 yards per run allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Josh Schonwald on the Broncos vs Texans game.
Browns Sit at 5-7 After Loss
The Browns come into this matchup with a record of 5-7. In discussing the offensive production, the Browns have one of the worst offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Browns sit in 2nd among AFC North teams and 21st out of all the teams in the league with an average of 20.5 points per contest. Cleveland needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 123 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 10th in the league. As a unit, they have a total of 1,472 rushing yards through 12 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Browns average 348 yards per contest overall putting them 18th in the league and 9th in the AFC.
The Browns are allowing 22.7 points per game ranking them 3rd among AFC North teams and 18th among NFL teams. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are conceding 213 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Browns are ranked 5th among AFC teams. They have allowed 20 passing TDs for this season. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 272 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 124 yards per contest which puts them at 26th in the NFL and 3rd among AFC North teams. In 2019, they have given up a total of 1,488 yards on the ground and 10 rushing touchdowns.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Browns -10.5 and over 43 total points
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