The Cleveland Browns play against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 9 of the 2021 NFL Season. Here’s a look at the betting info and a prediction for the game.
In their first AFC North contest, the Cleveland Browns came up short as they were knocked off by the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a frustrating loss where they seemed to make one mistake after another which helped their biggest rival pull off the win.
Now, they head to the Jungle to play their in-state rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals who have been a surprisingly good team in 2021. They did, however, just lose to the New York Jets as Mike White shocked the world in his first-ever start but that could serve to wake Cincy up before this battle.
Here, we take a minute to look ahead to the contest and predict who will come out on top — while also taking a look at who the smart money is on according to oddsmakers.
Browns vs. Bengals Odds Week 9
The Week 9 betting odds on WynnBET have Cincinnati favored by three points, which seems fair considering how bad Cleveland played in Week 8. Sure, the Bengals lost to the Jets but that one feels like a blip on the radar whereas the Browns issues have been bubbling below the surface for a while now.
The moneyline as of Tuesday morning is -150 for the Bengals and +130 for Cleveland. The over/under is 46.5 early in the week.
Browns vs. Bengals Prediction Week 9
Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland offense have a lot to figure out. They looked completely inept on Sunday and while no one should put all the blame on Mayfield, he’s still going to take heat since he’s the quarterback. That’s just how it goes.
Looking ahead to Week 9, they’re going to be facing off against a hungry team that will be extra focused after losing to the Jets. Expect Cincinnati to give them everything they have and as painful as it is to say, look for them to cover with a 31-23 win.