NFL Week 7 Bengals vs. Browns 2020: Betting trends, expert picks and predictions – Cincy Jungle

Trends

It is never fun being an underdog at home, but that is what happens when you lose games like the Bengals have in 2020. The Browns are coming to Cincinnati licking their wounds after a very disappointing loss in a meaningful game against the Steelers. Thanks again to the schedule makers for having Cleveland face Cincinnati after playing the Ravens and Steelers this season. The Browns always seem to have an extra chip on their shoulder after losses like those, which seems to be noted in how the oddsmakers and experts picked this game.

Odds

The Bengals are currently only three-point underdogs against the Browns, according to Bovada. It seems being the home team has evened out the odds a bit with Cleveland in the oddsmakers eyes. The Bengals were 8.5-point underdogs in Week 2, but given how well Joe Burrow and the offense turned things around in the second half, plus a good offensive performance last week against the Colts, has the oddsmakers thinking things will be much closer this time around.

The over/under is also set at 50.5, which doesn’t seem like that tall of a hill to climb for these two teams. It really depends on how healthy Baker Mayfield will look, and if Cincinnati’s offensive line can give Burrow time to throw. Neither of these defenses had a tremendous outing the last time they played, and if that repeats itself, each team
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