Browns vs. Bengals: NFL Betting Preview – October 25, 2020

Posted By Staff on October 20, 2020

The Cleveland Browns (4-2) visit the Cincinnati Bengals (1-4-1) on Sunday, October 25 in matchup between AFC North rivals. Cincinnati is a three-point underdog and the contest has a point total of 51.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 19, 2020, 2:41 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Information

Total Facts

  • Browns games have gone over 51.5 points on four occasions this season.
  • Cincinnati’s games have gone over 51.5 points on three occasions.
  • The two teams average a combined 48.7 points per contest– 2.8 fewer than the total for this matchup.
  • These two teams combine to allow 57.4 points per game, which is 5.9 greater than the total for this matchup.
  • The points total average for Browns games this season is 58.3– 6.8 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Games involving the Bengals this year have averaged 47.7 points per game– 3.8 points less than the over/under for this contest.
  • The Browns score the 12th-most points in the NFL this season, while the Bengals’ offense scores the 26th-most.
  • Cincinnati has allowed the 17th-fewest points in NFL play this season, while Cleveland has given up the 30th-fewest.
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Browns Betting Insights

  • Four out of Cleveland’s six games this year have hit the over.
  • Cleveland has put together a 3-3 record against the spread this season.
  • The Browns have an even ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least three-point favorites.

Bengals Betting Insights

  • Half of Cincinnati’s games this year have gone over the point total (three of six).
  • Cincinnati has a 4-2 record against the spread.

Browns vs Bengals: Head to Head

Browns vs Bengals: Last 3 Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
9/17/2020 Browns Browns -5.5 44.5 -230 +200 434-353 CLE 35-30 CLE
12/29/2019 Browns Bengals -3 43.5 -157 +138 361-313 CIN 33-23 CIN
12/8/2019 Browns Browns -6.5 43 -275 +235 451-333 CIN 27-19 CLE

When the Browns Have the Ball

  • The Bengals defense has allowed 26.2 points per game this season. The Browns score 27.2 points per game.
  • When they meet or go over their scoring average this season, Cleveland is 4-0 and 3-1 against the spread.
  • When the Cincinnati defense allows 26.2 points or fewer this year, the Bengals have accumulated a 1-1-1 overall record and a 2-1 record against the spread.
  • The Bengals defense has given up an average of 394.7 yards per game – 35.9 yards more than the 358.8 the Browns offense has averaged per contest.
  • On average, the Browns gain 5.6 yards per play and the Bengals allow 5.9.
  • In games where the Cleveland hits their average offensive yard output, they are 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
  • When Cincinnati allows fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they are 1-2 against the spread and 0-2-1 overall this season.
  • The Bengals allow 142.3 rushing yards per game, while the Browns average 169.5 yards on the ground.
  • When Cleveland rushes for least 169.5 yards this season, they are 2-0 overall and 1-1 against the spread.
  • This season, when the Cincinnati defense allows less than 142.3 rushing yards, they are 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
  • This season, the Bengals have forced an average of 1.2 turnovers per game, compared to the 1.3 times Browns have turned the ball over in each contest.
  • When Cleveland turns the ball over 1.3 times or fewer this season, they are 3-0 overall and 2-1 against the spread.
  • Cincinnati is 2-0 against the spread and 0-1-1 overall this season when they force at least 1.2 turnovers in a game.

When the Bengals Have the Ball

  • The Bengals put up 21.5 points per game– 9.7 fewer than the Browns allow per contest (31.2).
  • Cincinnati is 4-0 against the spread and 1-2-1 overall a season ago when the team notches at least 21.5 points.
  • Cleveland has a 3-1 record against the spread and a 4-0 record overall in games when it allows opponents to score 27.2 points or less.
  • The Bengals collect 21.7 fewer yards per game (343.3), than the Browns allow per contest (365). The Bengals average 4.7 yards per play, while the Browns give up 5.5 per play.
  • Cleveland has a 2-2 record ATS and a 3-1 record overall when holding its opponents to 365 yards or less.
  • This season, the Bengals average 101.8 rushing yards per game– 8.5 more yards per game than the Browns allow per contest (93.3).
  • Cincinnati has a 1-1 ATS record and a 1-1 overall record when they rush for at least 101.8 yards.
  • Cleveland is 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall when holding opponents to 93.3 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Bengals turn the ball over 1.3 times per game– 0.7 fewer turnovers per game than the two the Browns force on average.
  • Cincinnati is 4-0 against the spread and 1-2-1 overall when it turns the ball over 1.3 or fewer times.
  • This season, Cleveland has a 3-0 record against the spread and a 3-0 record overall when it forces at least two turnovers.

Browns Players to Watch

  • Baker Mayfield has 1,095 passing yards (182.5 yards per game), 10 touchdowns, and six picks this year and has a 60.6% completion percentage (103-of-170).
  • Kareem Hunt has taken 83 carries for 387 rushing yards (64.5 yards per game) and three touchdowns in six games.
  • D’Ernest Johnson has rushed for 133 yards on 26 carries (22.2 ypg) in his first season with the Browns.
  • Jarvis Landry has 24 receptions for 319 yards, averaging 53.2 yards per game.
  • Odell Beckham Jr. has caught 23 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns in six games. He averages 53.2 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 43 times.
  • In his first year with Cleveland, Austin Hooper has caught 22 passes (33 targets) for 205 yards and a touchdown. He is averaging 34.2 yards per game.
  • Myles Garrett has seven sacks, four TFL, and 19 tackles through six games.
  • This season, B.J. Goodson has 45 tackles, a TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception.
  • Karl Joseph has picked off one pass, and added 23 tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended four over games.

Bengals Players to Watch

  • In his rookie year, Joe Burrow has 1,617 passing yards (269.5 yards per game), six touchdowns, and four interceptions while going 160-for-246 (65% completion percentage). He has added 87 rushing yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns, averaging 14.5 yards per game.
  • Joe Mixon has 428 rushing yards (71.3 yards per game) and three touchdowns in six games. He has added 21 catches for 138 yards (23 receiving yards per game), with one receiving touchdown.
  • Tyler Boyd has been targeted 48 times for 37 catches, 416 yards (69.3 ypg), and one touchdown this season.
  • Rookie Tee Higgins has also added 22 catches for 339 yards and two touchdowns in six games this year. He has been targeted 38 times and averages 56.5 receiving yards per game.
  • A.J. Green has 215 yards on 22 passes, averaging 35.8 yards per game on 45 targets.
  • Carl Lawson has 3.5 sacks, two TFL, and 18 tackles through six games.
  • This season, Jessie Bates III has recorded 44 tackles, a TFL, and one interception.

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