Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns - 12/29/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cleveland Browns (6-9) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-14)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals +2.5 -- Over/Under: 46
The Cleveland Browns and the Cincinnati Bengals meet in NFL action from Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.
The Browns come in here at 6-9 overall. Cleveland has lost three of their last four games, beating the Bengals while falling to the Steelers, Cardinals and Ravens otherwise.
In the loss to the Ravens, Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield posted 192 yards with two touchdowns and an INT. Nick Chubb added 45 rush yards and Jarvis Landry had 74 yards on seven catches.
Over on the Bengals’ side, they’re 1-14 this year. Since their lone win over the Jets, Cincinnati has fallen to the Browns, Patriots and Dolphins in succession over their last three.
In the OT loss to the Dolphins, Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton had 396 pass yards with four TDs, and Joe Mixon had 50 yards on the ground. Tyler Boyd had a good day with 128 yards and two scores from nine catches.
The Browns are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five in Week 17 and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 overall. Cleveland is 1-4-1 ATS in their last six after an ATS loss and the under is 11-5-1 in the last 17 in Week 17.
Meanwhile, the Bengals are 5-2 ATS in their last seven in Week 17 and 23-11 ATS in their last 34 in December. Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the AFC and 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the AFC North.
It’s been a season of disappointment for both teams here, and what else is new? Cleveland looked like they might go on a late-season run a month or so ago, but that’s all evaporated now and the Browns are back to being bad in all facets.
Cincinnati has been playing mildly better over their last three, but the spread seems just a little tight for me to bite on. I’m going to stick with the Browns again here.