Past Performance Is Not Indicative Of Future Results: Bengals vs Browns Odds

The Cleveland Browns aim to end a four-game losing streak when they return home to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football. 

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Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns, Monday, Oct. 31, 8:15 pm ET, ABC/ESPN

Cleveland aims to put the brakes on a four-game losing streak when it returns home in NFL Week 8 to face division rival Cincinnati for a Bengals vs Browns edition of Monday Night Football. The Browns are coming off a 23-20 loss in Baltimore in another key AFC North divisional clash last weekend. The Bengals travel to the shores of Lake Erie on a high after routing the Atlanta Falcons 35-17 and have now covered in each of the dates on their current 4-1-0 straight-up run.

Monday night’s matchup marks the season’s first meeting between these AFC North rivals. The Browns have largely dominated in head-to-head action, winning four straight and seven of eight, capped by a 21-16 win as 6.5-point home chalk in Week 18 of last season. Cleveland has particularly impressed when facing the Bengals on home turf, winning four straight while limiting Cincy to 19 or fewer points on three occasions over that stretch. Despite the Bengals’ offensive woes when visiting their cross-state rivals, dates involving these teams have featured plenty of scoring, powering a steady 6-1-1 run for the Over in their past eight matchups. Something worth factoring into any Bengals vs Browns predictions.

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Bengals vs Browns: Cincinnati Offense Finding a Higher Gear

The Bengals’ offense sputtered out of the gate this season, with the team tallying just 18.5 points per game during a season-opening 0-2 run. However, the Cincy attack has steadily rounded into form and demonstrated why they are defending AFC champions in last week’s demolition of the Falcons.

For the second time in as many weeks, quarterback Joe Burrow found the end zone on three occasions while piling up a season-high 481 passing yards. Burrow’s renewed chemistry with Ja’Marr Chase is a big reason for his resurgence. The second-year receiver made two scoring catches and topped 130 receiving yards for a second straight week. This uptick in form is reflected in the Bengals vs Browns odds.

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Unlike in other recent contests, the Bengals wasted no time getting on the scoreboard in last week’s win over Atlanta, scoring touchdowns on each of their first four possessions to put the game out of reach quickly. And after racking up 42 first-half points over their past two games, there is lots of value to be found in the Bengals vs Browns odds of -110 at Caesars for the first-quarter total going Over 9.5.

Bengals vs Browns: Cleveland on the Verge of Freefall

While the Bengals have reignited their offense, the long-suffering Browns continue to count the days until controversial quarterback Deshaun Watson’s 11-game suspension ends. While Watson does his penance before making his Cleveland debut, the Browns have had to make do with journeyman Jacoby Brissett at the helm, with dismal results.

With little help from the Browns’ offensive line that allowed him to get sacked five times, Brissett failed to find the end zone in last weekend’s loss to Baltimore and has now connected on just two total scoring passes against four packs during the team’s current four-game slide.

Not all the blame can be laid at the feet of the veteran passer. With Brissett at the helm, the Browns scored 28 or more points in three of their first four home contests. But with the Cleveland defense, particularly against the rush, the team has still managed to lose three of four on home turf and surrendered 68 total points over their past two at FirstEnergy Stadium - all issues we have factored into our Bengals vs Browns predictions.

Bengals vs Browns Predictions 

Given their recent head-to-head track record, now is the ideal time for the Bengals to make their annual pilgrimage to Cleveland. Eager to atone for his worst performance of last season in a humiliating 41-16 home loss to the Browns last season, Burrow will be keen to make a statement early. That means another busy night for Chase and lots of carries for Joe Mixon. The Bengals rusher has rebounded from a shaky start, averaging over 80 total yards and scoring three times over the past four. And given the Browns’ rush defense has allowed 698 total yards and nine scores in their four recent defeats, it could be a bust-out for Mixon under the lights. It’s not a great leap in our Bengals vs Browns predictions to say we expect a lot of points in this one.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the odds on the Cleveland Browns game?

The Bengals vs Browns odds, according to Caesars, have the Browns as a four-point home underdog for their Week 8 game against the Bengals. However, Bengals vs Browns odds are subject to change in the days leading up to the game.

What are the odds of the Cleveland Browns making the playoffs?

The Cleveland Browns are +650 to make the playoffs and -1000 to miss the playoffs, both with PointsBet.


Bottom Line

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Written by Daniel Coyle

Daniel has written professionally about sports for two decades and covered the sports betting beat for the past nine years. He is an expert EPL, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and UFC writer.  

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