Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns NFL Betting Odds, Lines & Predictions for Week 18

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Jan 06, 2022, 11:26 PM
  • The Browns (7-9) are -6 favorites vs the Bengals (10-6)
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:00pm EST on FOX
  • Total (Over/Under): 38 points

The Cleveland Browns (7-9) play the Cincinnati Bengals (10-6) on Sunday, January 9, 2022 1:00pm EST at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The Browns are betting favorites in this matchup, with the spread sitting at -6 (-110).

The total (Over/Under) is 38 points for the game.

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Where & How to Watch Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Week 18

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:00pm EST
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Cleveland, OH at FirstEnergy Stadium

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Odds & Spread, Week 18

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
Cincinnati Bengals+6 -11038 -110200
Cleveland Browns -6 -11038 -110-250

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Cincinnati Bengals: Keys to the Game vs. the Cleveland Browns

The Bengals are undefeated (5-0) when allowing less than 3 sacks this season — best in NFL; League Avg: .575.

The Bengals are 9-2 (.818) when in a one score game this season — 4th-best in NFL; League Avg: .497.

The Bengals are 5-3 (.625) when sacking the QB less than 3 times this season — tied for 5th-best in NFL; League Avg: .415.

The Bengals are 9-4 (.692) when allowing less than 5 yards per rush this season — 4th-best in NFL; League Avg: .495.

Cleveland Browns: Keys to the Game vs. the Cincinnati Bengals

The Browns are 1-5 (.167) when making less than 3 explosive runs in a game this season — tied for 3rd-worst in NFL; League Avg: .460.

The Browns are winless (0-9) when the opposing team rushes more than 30 times since last season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .180.

The Browns are undefeated (9-0) when allowing less than 10 rushes of four or more yards since last season — tied for best in NFL; League Avg: .679.

The Browns are 1-8 (.111) when rushing for less than 100 yards since last season — 4th-worst in NFL; League Avg: .320.

Additional Matchup Notes for Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns, Week 18

Browns TEs have been targeted 23 times in the Red Zone this season — fifth-most in NFL. The Bengals have allowed 8 receiving touchdowns when defending in the red zone to TEs this season — tied for third-most in NFL.

Browns RBs have averaged 2.7 yards after contact per carry since the 2020 season — best in NFL. The Bengals have allowed 2.3 yards after contact per carry since last season — tied for worst in NFL.

Browns RBs have averaged 2.7 yards after contact per carry since the 2020 season — best in NFL. The Bengals have allowed 2.4 yards after contact per carry to RBs since last season — tied for second-worst in NFL.

Bengals RBs have rushed for 10 or more yards on just 8.6% of 695 carries since the 2020 season — fourth-worst in NFL. The Browns have allowed 10+ yards on just 8.0% of carries to RBs since last season — tied for third-best in NFL.

The Bengals average 35.1 penalty yards per game this season — best in NFL. The Browns averages 33.4 defensive penalty yards per game this season — second-worst in NFL.

The Bengals average 41.1 penalty yards per game since the 2019 season — best in NFL. The Browns average 24.6 offensive penalty yards per game since the 2019 season — third-worst in NFL.

Key Injuries for the Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals Game, Week 18

  • Cleveland Browns - No Injuries Reported
  • Cincinnati Bengals - No Injuries Reported

Cincinnati Bengals Offense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Bengals ran 28% of their plays in their opponent’s territory in the 3rd quarter last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 41%

The Bengals have 21 TDs that were 20+ yards this season — most in NFL.

The Bengals ran 38% of their plays in their opponent’s territory in the 2nd half last season — tied for 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 47%

The Bengals have averaged 8.9 yards per attempt (4,670 yards/525 attempts) this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 7.1.

Cleveland Browns Offense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Browns have gone three and out on 5% of their drives in the 1st quarter this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 21%.

The Browns have started 5 drives inside their own 10 yard line this season — tied for fewest in NFL.

The Browns averaged 25.2 offensive penalty yards per game (403/16) last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 17.0

The Browns have gone three and out on 28% of their drives in the 4th quarter this season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 14%.

Cincinnati Bengals Defense: Important Stats for Week 18

Only 6% of the plays run against the Bengals have been in the red zone in the 3rd quarter this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 13%.

The Bengals defense allowed successful plays on 74% of rush attempts in Week 17 — worst in NFL; League Avg: 46%.

The Bengals defense averaged a sack every 32.8 pass attempts (558 Pass Attempts/17 Sacks) last season — 2nd-worst attempts per sack rate in NFL; League Avg: 16.9

The Bengals defense allowed 28.0 points per game to opposing offenses (28 points / 1 games) in the 1st half in Week 17 — tied for 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 11.6.

Cleveland Browns Defense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Browns defense allowed 12 broken tackles in Week 17 — most in NFL.

The Browns defense missed 15 tackles in Week 17 — most in NFL.

The Browns defense allowed just 5.1 yards per completion (123 yards/24 completions) in Week 17 — best in NFL; League Avg: 10.8.

The Browns defense allowed an average of 4.7 yards after contact per carry (30 carries) in Week 17 — worst in NFL; League Avg: 1.8.

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