- Odell Beckham Jr.’s future in jeopardy
- Jamarr Chase ROTY?
- Health concerns in Cleveland
As the eighth week of the National Football League comes to a conclusion, teams look to review Week 8 game footage, improve, and get ready for the following week. On Sunday, November 7th at 1:00 PM ET, the Cincinnati Bengals will host the Cleveland Browns for an exciting Week 9 matchup in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Browns are coming off a nail-biting Week 8 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. On the other hand, the Cincinnati Bengals are coming off of an embarrassing loss against the New York Jets. Both teams look to succeed in Week 9 and turn their losses around.
Bengals vs Browns Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NFL
- Teams: Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns
- Where: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio
- Date: November 7th, 2021
- Betting Odds:
- Spread: CIN -2.5 (-110) | CLE +2.5 (-110)
- MoneyLine: CIN -140 | CLE +120
- Total: 46.5 – Over -115 | Under -105
All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.
Bengals Preview: Jamarr Chase Rookie of the Year Season
Throughout the first nine weeks of the NFL season, Jamarr Chase, Bengals wide receiver, has taken the league by storm. Jamarr already has 38 receptions, 786 yards, and 7 touchdowns only halfway through the season. His sophomore quarterback Joe Burrow is playing great too. He has 167 completions, 2215 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions through 9 weeks.
Last week though, the Bengals played very poorly. Their defense gave up 34 points to the 1-7 New York Giants and the offense was unable to match the firepower of Mike White and the Jets. This week, the Bengals must get the run game going. Joe Mixon finished with just 33 yards averaging just over two yards per carry. In order for the Bengals to win, they must correct these defensive and offensive mistakes.
Browns Preview: Health and Other Issues
Over the past few weeks, the Browns have faced a myriad of injuries. The two most important and most impactful have been Baker Mayfield and Jarvis Landry. Baker is coming off a dislocated left shoulder and Jarvis Landry is coming off an MCL injury. The Browns need them both healthy if they desire any type of success.
Another issue that just arose was from Odell Beckham Jr. and his father this week. Beckham’s father posted a montage on Instagram showing the various times where Baker Mayfield failed to deliver the ball to Odell Beckam Jr. Odell was excused from practice on Thursday and skeptics are predicting he will be released from the Cleveland Browns’ organization soon. This is an issue to keep an eye on because Odell is one of the top receivers in the league.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This Football Game
The current spread is at 2.5, favoring the Cincinnati Bengals. Personally, I believe the Bengals run away with it. Joe Burrow should be able to produce many touchdowns and their secondary will hold Baker Mayfield and the Browns’ offense to few points. The Browns’ may be distracted by their injuries and locker room issues going on.
In terms of the MoneyLine, again I believe the Bengals are a definite lock.
Bengals vs Browns Pick
KnupSports.com Free Betting Pick
- Spread: CIN -2.5
- MoneyLine: CIN -140
- Total: Over 46.5 (-115) (at PointsBet | at Caesars | at DraftKings | at Fanduel | at BetRivers)
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