NFL Sunday Week 1 here we come as the wait is finally over for NFL betting fans around the world! Last night was the first NFL game of the 2023 season with the Lions and the Chiefs. However, gamblers went crazy as the Chiefs had a major upset after the Lions won 21-20. Will we see another upset tonight when the Bengals take on the Browns? Let’s find out with our Bengals vs Browns Betting Pick and prediction from our football handicappers.
According to sports betting odds, the Cincinnati Bengals are the favorite team to win with a -130 Money Line. However, sportsbooks are not only expecting a high scoring game with a 46.6 over/under. They are also expecting this game to be close with a -2 point spread.
Last year, the Bengals made it to the AFC Championship game but lost to Kansas City. As to the Cleveland Browns, they had a disappointing season and did not make it to the postseason. Therefore, both teams are trying to start the season with a win to make up for last year’s shortcomings.
Bengals vs Browns Betting Prediction and Analysis for 9/10/2023
Last season, the Bengals were just a single possession away from reaching the Super Bowl twice in a row. This year, they still have a great chance of making it to the Super Bowl. this is because their offense remains one of the best in the NFL.
Interestingly enough the Bengals are only a 2 points favorite which could be a good or a bad thing. The good is because it could be a football betting opportunity to make a good profit. However, some believe that the point spread is so low is because they do not well against the Browns.
Cincinnati fans are putting a lot of faith in Jow Burrow as he is one of the top 3 quarterbacks in the NFL. In addition, linebackers Logan Wilson and Germaine Pratt along with defensive end Trey Hendrickson lead a tough defense for Cincinnati. Last season, Cincinnati was 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games.
On the other hand, the Browns also have a lot to prove after missing the playoffs with a 7-10 record. Last season, Cleveland had a mediocre offense and defense which were in the lower half of the league. In addition, the acquisition of Deshaun Watson did not pay off.
However, this year Browns fans are expecting to see a different offense. This is because they running back, Nick Chubb to open the passing lanes for receivers Amari Cooper and Elijah Moore. Last but not least, the Browns will have the home advantage for this game.
Bengals vs Browns Betting Pick Betting Pick
Game time: 09/10/2023 at 1:00 PM ET
Bet on the Cincinnati Bengals at -1.5
The Browns do have QB Deshaun Watson who is in great shape and hopefully, will last the entire season. In addition, Watson is just a few seasons away from leading the entire NFL in passing yards. Needless to say, they have a shot at winning the game if their defense can hold out against the Bengals.
The Bengals will have a tough time defending against the running game of Hick Chubb and his offense. However, if they can keep him in check, then Joe Burrow will lead his team to a victory. Therefore, we predict the Cincinnati Bengals will win and cover the spread with a final score of 27-24.