Cleveland Browns lost last four matches they played
Cleveland Browns last six games at the FirstEnergy Stadium went over.
Cincinnati Bengals won four of their previous five games
Cincinnati Bengals have covered the spread in their last five games away
Cleveland Browns won the last four H2H matches against Cincinnati Bengals when playing at home.
The Cleveland Browns (2-5) welcome the Cincinnati Bengals (4-3) to the FirstEnergy Stadium for another divisional match-up in the AFC North on Tuesday. A tally of two wins from seven games leaves the Cleveland Browns with a divisional ranking of three in the AFC North, while the Cincinnati Bengals are two in the AFC North after collecting four victories out of a possible seven. It has been a miserable month for the Cleveland Browns and reaching the playoffs seem but a distant dream following their recent losing streak of four defeats in a row. Are they capable of rising to the occasion against the Cincinnati Bengals or does another disappointment lie in waiting?
Form Cleveland Browns
The Cleveland Browns were dealt a tough blow last week when they lost 23-20 to the Baltimore Ravens. The defeat extended their losing streak to four games, leaving their overall record for the past 10 games at 5-5.
The Cleveland Browns have scored 24.0 points per game this season, which is pretty average compared to the other NFL offenses. On the other side of the ball, the hosts have continued to struggle in defense. In the same number of games, they’ve surrendered 26.2 points and rank in position number 29 in the league for points allowed, having given up 26.6 points this year alone.
In 2021, the Cleveland Browns went 8-9 to end up third in the AFC North and out of playoff contention. They were expected to make a return to NFL postseason this year, but it looks like fans will have to wait a little longer as the hosts are only 2-5 this season so far.
Form Cincinnati Bengals
The Cincinnati Bengals showed off a handsome four wins in their five most recent games. Their most recent game here saw them winning 35-17 against the Atlanta Falcons.
The Cincinnati Bengals will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 24.7 points per game this season. As for the defense, the visitors have given up 17.8 points across the previous five outings. Considering the defensive unit has only allowed 18.9 points for the season itself, it’s fair to say the defensive unit has not performed to its usual standards of late.
For the Cincinnati Bengals, lifting the famous Vince Lombardi Trophy is the ultimate target. A spot in the playoffs come to the end of the regular season should be the bare minimum expected of them. After all, this is a team that finished first in the AFC North, won the AFC Championship, and came within a whisker of Super Bowl glory in the previous football season.
The Cleveland Browns claimed a strong 21-16 win, when they were last faced with the Cincinnati Bengals. This encounter took place at the FirstEnergy Stadium. The Cleveland Browns came away with four wins from their past five games against the Cincinnati Bengals, leaving them with an overall record of 4-1.
In their past 25 H2H games, Cleveland Browns pulled off 20.56 points on average per game, whereas Cincinnati Bengals scored 24.48 points per match.
This match has the makings of a straight win for the Cleveland Browns. They went 4-4 S/U against AFC North teams last season, which was much better than the 4-4 record posted by the Cincinnati Bengals. Take the Cleveland Browns (2.45) for the win. The Cincinnati Bengals are favored at 1.60 moneyline odds while the Cleveland Browns are 2.45 underdogs on the moneyline in this matchup. Cincinnati Bengals are as high as -3.0 on the point spread at 1.83 odds.
The Cincinnati Bengals open up as the -3.0 favorites over the Cleveland Browns, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests a road win is possible, but it won’t be by much. A one-score game anyhow seems to be where the smart money lies, as the last five rounds between the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals produced an average winning margin of 9.6 points.
In their past 10 games, the Cleveland Browns have gone 6-4 ATS overall and 4-6 ATS at home.
Even away from home, the Cincinnati Bengals look too good to pass up on the spread. Backing the visitors has paid off in each of their last five games, and we’re tempted to go down this route. The Cincinnati Bengals are 8-2 ATS on the road and 6-4 ATS overall in their last 10 games.
They have passed the 45 points mark but weren’t quite able to make it above 50, as the last 25 games between the Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals saw an average of 45.04 points.
Betting on the over market would’ve returned a profit in 11 of the last 25 games between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.
Cleveland Browns enjoy entertaining the home crowd as the over-market paid out in their last six matches at the FirstEnergy Stadium. Impressively, the total has gone over in no less than five of the last 5 home games for the Cleveland Browns. All in all, they are 7-3 in the over/under when looking back on their past 10 games home and away.
Meanwhile, the total has only gone over in two of the last 5 away games for the Cincinnati Bengals. They are 4-6 in the last 10 games, whether home or away, when it comes to total points scored.