Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 12/11/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Bengals (-6)
The Cincinnati Bengals (8-4) will compete against the Cleveland Browns (5-7) at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday. Cleveland is 6-point underdogs. The total comes in at 47.
The Cleveland Browns come into this matchup with a record of 5-7 for this season. In their last game, the Browns faced the Texans and notched a win by a score of 27-14. Deshaun Watson went 12/22 with 131 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 53.4 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Nick Chubb was the rushing leader for the Browns with 17 carries for 80 yards (4.7 yds per attempt). Donovan Peoples-Jones had an average of 14.7 yards per catch by accounting for 44 yards on 3 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ended up running the ball 38 different times and accumulated 174 yds, which had them averaging 4.6 yds per attempt. At the end of the game, they ran 61 plays which converted into 304 yds. Cleveland relinquished 20 completions on 39 tries for a total of 201 yds, and a completion rate of 51.3%. Against the rush, the Browns gave up 82 yards on 22 tries, which is 3.7 yards per rush surrendered.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Cleveland Browns are sitting at 24.2 points per game. As a team they're averaging 156.0 yards via the ground game ranking them 4th in the league. The Browns have earned 4,450 total yards for the year. Cleveland has amassed 135 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 74 infractions for 605 yds. They have turned the football over 17 times (8 picks and 9 fumbles). When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Cleveland has amassed 12 touchdowns via the pass and 18 touchdowns via the ground.
When it comes to passing yards, the Browns have conceded 2,578 yards which ranks them 13th in the NFL. They are allowing 214.8 yards per contest through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 63.3%. During the season, they have given up 342.3 yards/contest which puts them 15th in the NFL. They have given up 17 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing 4.8 yards per rush and 127.4 rushing yards per contest this season. For the season, they have conceded 1,529 rushing yards through 12 games. The Browns are ranked 27th in the NFL concerning team defense, allowing 25.0 points per contest.
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The Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 8-4 for this season. When they last took the field, the Bengals walked away with a victory by a final of 27-24 when they played the Chiefs. Samaje Perine ran the ball 21 times for 106 yds, ending the game with 5.0 yds per attempt for Cincinnati. Ja'Marr Chase was featured in the passing game for the Bengals, hauling in 7 throws for 97 yards (13.9 yards per catch). Joe Burrow (2 touchdowns) ended the game with 286 yds on 25/31 passing while his quarterback rating was 126.6. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.2 yds. Cincinnati allowed 25 rushing attempts for 138 yards (5.5 yards per rush). The Bengals pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 59.3%, relinquishing 211 yards on 16 out of 27 through the air. The Bengals finished the game with 431 yards and they ran 66 plays (6.5 yards per play). Cincinnati ran the football for 4.5 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 152 yards on 34 attempts.
The Cincinnati Bengals hold an average of 372.4 yards per contest which has them sitting 5th in the league. They hold an average of 100.9 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,211 yards for the year. The Cincinnati offense has totaled 463 yards of penalties on 62 violations, which ranks 26th in the NFL in terms of helping out the other team. They have thrown 8 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 4 fumbles and they have earned 166 1st downs. During this campaign thus far, the Bengals have a total of 3,258 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 271.5 passing yards per contest, putting them at 4th in football. When discussing their ability to score points, the Bengals currently sit 7th in the league with an average of 26.0 points per contest.
They have conceded 11 touchdowns via the pass and 215.7 yards/game, which has them sitting 16th in football. Cincinnati has surrendered a total of 1,372 yards via the ground game (114.3 yards per game) and 11 touchdowns rushing for the season. Their defense has earned 14 turnovers (6 fumbles and 8 picks) so far this season. The Bengals defense has taken part in 728 plays, which is 4th in the league. This year, they have surrendered 255 points in total. The Bengals are allowing 21.3 PPG, ranking them 13th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Browns/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Browns +6
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