The Cleveland Browns have a long way to go if they are to make the playoffs, but they also have no other option but to keep trying to win games. In Week 14, they will look to duplicate their 32-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. However, that’s going to be easier said than done, since it’s the Bengals’ turn to play at home. Check out our preview of this Browns vs Bengals game in Week 14 of the 2022 NFL regular season.
Betting Preview for the Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals Week 14 Game on December 11, 2022
Where: Paycor Stadium (formerly Paul Brown Stadium), Cincinnati, Ohio
When: Sunday, December 11, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Cleveland Browns (+5.5)
Regular Season Record: 5-7
Despite a rusty performance by the comebacking Deshaun Watson, the Browns still pulled off a 27-14 road win against the Houston Texans in Week 13. Watson, playing in his first NFL game since 2020, went just 12/22 for 131 passing yards, zero touchdowns, and an interception. Fortunately for Cleveland, it has a reliable backfield to pick things up on offense, as the Browns rushed for 174 yards on 38 carries. Assuming Watson will be better in Week 14 after acclimating again to live NFL action, the Browns’ attack should be deadlier. Or perhaps the Browns will dominate Cincinnati again on the ground. In the first meeting with the Bengals, Cleveland racked up 172 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 44 carries, while Amari Cooper exploded as well downfield with 131 receiving yards and a TD on five receptions/7 targets.
The Over is 6-2-1 in the Browns’ last nine games against AFC teams.
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (-5.5)
Regular Season Record: 8-4
There’s nothing that will stop the Bengals from feeling good after their successful takedown of Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs at home last Sunday, 27-24. With Ja’Marr Chase returning to action and Samaje Perine still proven that he can be effective as Joe Mixon’s placeholder, the Bengals outgunned the Chiefs, which is speaking a lot about the capabilities of Cincy’s attack. In his first game back from a hip injury, Chase led Cincinnati with 97 receiving yards on seven catches, while Perine had a total of 155 rushing plus receiving yards versus the Chiefs. Mixon seems to have a shot at returning in Week 14. Chase is a game-changer, and since he missed the first Browns game, the Bengals will be a much bigger threat to Cleveland, with or without Mixon.
The Bengals are 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games.
The Bengals win, 27-24.
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