Free NFL Prediction: Browns vs. Bengals
Week 9 NFL betting sees the Cleveland Browns taking on the Cincinnati Bengalson Thursday November 5 at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Thursday Night Football: Week 9
Cleveland Browns (2-6) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (7-0)
Date: Thursday November 5
Time: 8:25 PM
Venue: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
ATS Betting Lines: Cincinnati Bengals -12
NFL Betting Total: 45.5
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Oh man, who the mightly have fallen, as the 49ers are a 2-win team that is at home and still a 7-point betting underdog.
The AFC North gets set to be showcased on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football as the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals square off.
The Browns come in off a home loss to Arizona as they will now hand the ball over to QB Johnny Manziel.
As for the Bengals, they come in off their worst performance of the season in a 16-10 win over Pittsburgh. When your worst performance comes from a win, you know things are going right.
Kick off is set for 8:25 on NFL Network.
The Browns welcomed in Arizona Cardinals Sunday afternoon and they raced out to a 20-7 lead in the first half. They had all the momentum just 2 minutes before half, but decided to play it safe and force the Cardinals to use their remaining timeouts as they set up shop from inside their own 10.
Arizona forced a punt and grabbed a field goal before half that essentially changed the whole complexion of the game. The Cardinals offense took off and their defense shut down McCown and delivered hit after hit to him.
Now, McCown will sit out Thursday’s game and will hand the ball over to Johnny Manziel.
This will be Manziel’s second start of the season as he defeated the Titans during the Browns home opener back on 9/20/
Manziel finished 8 of 15 for 172 yards and threw a pair of touchdowns in the win. He did receive a majority of the work against the Jets in Week 1 after McCown got hurt as he completed 13 of 24 passes for 182 yards to go along with a touchdown and an interception.
With Manziel getting the start, expect the run game behind Isaiah Crowell to get a lot of reps. He’s struggled lately, especially last game as he finished with just 14 yards on 10 rushes.
The Bengals are the complete opposite of the Browns right now. Sitting as one of the NFL’s undefeateds remaining, the Bengals come in off a very sub par performance Sunday, but still managed to do what good teams do, win.
QB Andy Dalton threw more than 1 interception for the first time in a game all season as he struggled against a very difficult Steelers’ defense. Dalton finished with a QB rating of only 64.7.
Dalton did however hook up with AJ Green with just over 2 minutes to play which gave the Bengals the lead as they came from behind to grab a 16-10 win.
Expect RB Jeremy Hill to get a lot of carries come Thursday. Last season in the two meetings, Hill finished with 148 yards and a pair of touchdowns combined last season. Overall this season, Giovanni Bernard leads the rushing attack for the Bengals as he has rushed for 439 yards.
Cincinnati comes in 3-0 SU at home and 2-0-1 ATS this season.
NFL Betting Trends:
Browns are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a double-digit loss at home.
Browns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in November.
Bengals are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf.
Bengals are 6-1-2 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Bengals are 4-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Cincinnati ATS
The Browns are just a mess right now. With Cincinnati at home and playing their in state rivals, they’ll be out to prove a point here. The last two Cincinnati wins over Cleveland have been by double digits as well.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 31- Cleveland 10
The Bengals keep the pressure on Manziel all night long as they roll over Cleveland and move to 8-0.
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