Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 11/7/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, November 7, 2021
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bengals (-3)
The Cincinnati Bengals (5-3) will take on the Cleveland Browns (4-4) at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday. Cleveland opens this contest as 3-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 45.
The Cleveland Browns head into this matchup 4-4 this season. In their last game, the Browns faced the Steelers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 15-10. Nick Chubb led the offense in rushing for the Browns with 16 totes for 61 yds (3.8 yds per carry). Jarvis Landry held an average of 13.0 yds per reception by totaling 65 yds on 5 receptions. Baker Mayfield went 20/31 with 225 yds passing. He had a quarterback rating of 86.1 and finished the game with no interceptions. When it came to stopping the run, the Browns gave up 41 yards on 14 tries, which averages out to 2.9 yds per rush surrendered. Cleveland allowed 23 pass completions on 33 attempts for a total of 182 yds, and a completion rate of 69.7%. In all, they tallied 58 plays which gave them 306 yds. The Cleveland Browns ran the football 23 times and amassed 96 yards, which is an average of 4.2 yards per attempt.
Regarding scoring points, the Cleveland Browns have an average of 22.9 PPG. As a team they average 161.1 yards via the ground game ranking them 1st in the National Football League. The Browns have racked up 3,060 total yards for the year. Cleveland has earned 90 1st downs as an offense, and they have committed 54 penalties for 518 yards. They have turned the football over 8 times (3 picks and 5 fumbles). In terms of getting in the endzone, Cleveland has totaled 7 touchdowns through the air and 14 touchdowns via the ground.
When talking about passing yards, the Browns have given up 1,761 yards which ranks them 11th in the league. They have conceded 220.1 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 61.4%. Overall, they are conceding 304.9 yards per outing ranking them 3rd in the league. They have relinquished 17 touchdowns through the air as well as 6 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 3.5 yards per run and 84.8 rushing yards per contest for the year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 678 running yards through 8 games. The Browns sit in 13th in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 22.5 points per game.
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The Bengals come into this game with a record of 5-3 for this season. For their last game, the Bengals took a loss by a score of 34-31 when they faced the Jets. Joe Mixon carried the rock 14 times for 33 yards, ending the contest with 2.4 yds per carry for Cincinnati. Tee Higgins was featured in the passing game for the Bengals, grabbing 4 throws for 97 yards (24.3 yds per catch). Joe Burrow (3 TDs) walked away from the contest with 259 yards on 21/34 through the air while his QB rate was 102.5. He threw 1 pick and his avg yards per attempt was 7.62 yds. Cincinnati gave up 24 attempts on the ground for 115 yards (4.8 yds per rush). The Bengals passing defense allowed a completion rate of 47.6%, relinquishing 278 yards on 20 out of 42 passing. The Bengals finished the contest with a total of 318 yds while they ran 54 plays (5.9 yds per play). Cincinnati rushed for 2.6 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 41 yards on 16 carries.
The Cincinnati Bengals are averaging 363.1 yards per outing which has them sitting 14th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 98.6 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 789 yards for the season. The Cincinnati offense has racked up 307 penalty yds on 35 violations, which has them ranked 31st in the league in terms of helping out the other team. They have given away 9 picks while surrendering 1 fumble and they have been able to earn 95 first downs. During this campaign thus far, the Bengals have a total of 2,116 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 264.5 passing yards per game, ranking them 11th in the NFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Bengals are 7th in the league averaging 27.5 points per game.
The Bengals are relinquishing 20.3 PPG, which has them ranked 6th in football. Cincinnati has surrendered a total of 755 yards via the ground game (94.4 yards per outing) as well as 7 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 266.9 yards per game, which puts them in 23rd in football. The Bengals defense has participated in 541 plays, which ranks them 30th in football. In total, they have conceded 162 total points. Their defense has tallied 9 takeaways (2 fumbles recovered and 7 interceptions) this year.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Bengals -3 and over 45 total points
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