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Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns CashBet Wagering Analysis

One year ago, The Cleveland Browns emerged as the biggest surprise in the NFL.  To illuminate, the Browns ended two decades of playoff futility and made the postseason.  As a result, the Brownies were Super Bowl best bets on the summer futures market.  Quarterback Baker Mayfield was touted as a future All-Pro.  At the same time, head coach Kevin Stefanski was being hailed as a genius.  And owner Jimmy Haslem was said to have finally cracked the code.  But this year, it all came crashing down.  And now fans and gamblers wonder if 2020 was an outlier.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Information

Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022,
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Location: First Energy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
TV Coverage: CBS

Bengals vs. Browns Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Bengals +6 ( -110 ) 38 ( -110 ) +220
Browns -6 ( -110 ) 38 ( -110 ) -270
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Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, the Browns limp in with a severe loss of sportsbook credibility.  A lost season has gamblers turning their backs on Cleveland.  But with that comes opportunity.  Wise Guys will give the Browns a serious look.  Cause by the Bengals having clinched a playoff berth.  Thus, Cincinnati simply wants to avoid injuries.

Casual gamblers are more emotional than sharps and are carrying a grudge against the Browns.  While that is understandable, it’s not a good handicapping technique.

Bengals Clinch AFC North Division Title

Last week Cincinnati beat Kansas City 34-31 as 3.5-point home dogs.  The game went over the Betting on Super Bowl total of 51.  As a result, the Bengals are 10-6 straight up, 9-7 against the spread, and 8-8 over/under.  Cincinnati clinched the AFC North Division title with the win.  Cincy has NFL metrics of 9th for total offense and 5th for scoring offense.  Defensively, the Bengals have NFL metrics of 18th overall and 18th for points allowed.

Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor is starting to win over fans and gamblers.  Most important of all, his mentorship of QB Joe Burrow has been instrumental in the Bengals success.

Brown Out for 2021 NFL Playoffs in Cleveland

Last game, Cleveland lost at Pittsburgh 26-14 as 1-point favorites.  The game went under the Super Bowl betting odds total of 43.5.  As a result, the Browns are 7-9 straight up, 7-9 against the spread, and 7-9 over/under.  Cleveland has NFL metrics of 18th for total offense and 20th for scoring offense.  Defensively, the Browns have NFL metrics of 6th overall and 17th for points allowed.

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Against the Spread

On the road, Cincinnati is 59% against the spread.  While as an underdog, the Bengals are 52% vs. the odds.  In AFC North action, Cincinnati is 52% against the spread.  As an away team, Cincinnati is 67% under the total.  Overall, as an underdog, the Bengals are 62% under the total.  And in AFC North games, Cincinnati is 62% over the total.

At home, Cleveland is 39% against the spread.  While as a favorite, the Browns are 35% vs. the odds.  In AFC North action, 29% against the spread.  Cleveland is 50% over/under the total as a home team.  Overall, as a favorite, the Browns are 55% over the total.  And in AFC North games, Cleveland is 58% over the total.

Cincinnati is 10-3 against the spread vs. Cleveland.  The Browns and Bengals are 7-0-1 over the total.  Specifically, Cincinnati is 6-1 vs. the odds against the Browns at Cleveland.  Further, these two teams are 2-0-1 over the Super Bowl betting total at Cleveland.

Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns CashBet Free Pick  

On the whole, Cleveland will want to end their disappointing NFL gambling season on a high note.  Cincinnati has nothing to play for here.  This has been a tremendous breakout season for the Bengals.  Much like what Cleveland experienced in 2020.  Cleveland can earn some Brownie points with a win over their intrastate rivals.  And generate some momentum for next year.

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