|2013 NFL AFC North Week 4 Odds & Spread: Bengals vs. Browns|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 26 September 2013 17:00|
Bengals vs. Browns Odds
Cincinnati is 2-1 on the season, 0-1 on the road and 2-0-1 against the spread. Cleveland is 1-2 overall, 0-1 at home and 1-2 against the spread. The home team has won six of the last seven in this series.
Trends show that the underdog is 10-1-1 against the spread in the last 12 of this series and the Bengals are just 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 trips to Cleveland. The two have hit the over in their last four meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Cincinnati is the favorite on the road, as the Bengals have odds of -4 points at Cleveland. The over/under total for the game has been set at 41.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Bengals favored by 3.5 points. The spread hit a peak of 5 points before falling back to Cincinnati -4. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 41.5 points.
Cleveland is coming off a 31-27 win at Minnesota, its first win of the season. The Browns were able to rack up 409 yards of offense in the win while holding Minnesota two 329 yards. Quarterback Brian Hoyer stepped in for Cleveland and threw for 321 yards with three touchdowns. Josh Gordon caught 10 passes for 146 yards and one touchdown in the win as well while Jordan Cameron had three touchdown receptions.
The Bengals improved to 2-1 on the season with a 34-30 win over the Packers at home last week. The Bengals trailed 30-14 midway through the third quarter, but rallied to get the victory. Cincinnati has scored at least 20 points in all three games. Quarterback Andy Dalton has thrown for 797 yards and five touchdowns while A.J. Green has 19 catches for 249 yards and three touchdowns. Vontaze Burfict has a team-high 28 tackles to go with one interception.
In terms of Injuries, Cincinnati cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) and Leon Hall (hamstring) are both questionable for the game. Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden (thumb) is doubtful for the game while linebacker Quentin Groves (ankle) is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Cincinnati, as the Bengals are getting 80% of the wagers with odds of -4 points at Cleveland on Sunday.