Monday Night Football Best Bets: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Brownsby Dom Lunardo October 31, 2022 0 comments
Week 8 in the National Football League comes to a conclusion on Monday with a good old-fashioned battle of Ohio.
Bragging rights are on the line in the Buckeye State as the Cincinnati Bengals travel across the state to take on their arch-rivals, the Cleveland Browns. Let’s take a deep dive and examine some best bets to add a little spice to your Monday night.
Best Bet No. 1: Bengals -3.0 (-120)
The Bengals enter this game as three-point favorites on the road in Cleveland and for good reason. For starters, the Bengals are the better football team here. Period. Second, the Browns have been abysmal at home in the friendly confines of FirstEnergy Stadium, posting a 1-3 record through four games. Overall, the Browns sit at 2-5 and are staring down the barrel of another loss. Although it’s still early, this feels like a must-win game for Burrow and the Bengals who will need to string a few wins together to keep pace with the Ravens in the AFC North. Ride with the road team in this one.
Best Bet No. 2: Nick Chubb Over 100 Rushing Yards (+175)
Over the past few seasons, Nick Chubb has firmly established himself as one of the most direct and powerful running backs in football. Tonight, he’ll go head-to-head with a Bengals defense that has struggled to stop the run since Week 4, ranking 21st in rushing yards. In addition, Chubb is widely regarded as an RB1 from a sheer fantasy perspective, making this prop all the more intriguing. Chubb is in for a big night against this Bengals defense. At plus money (+175), this one seems like a no-brainer. Lock this one in as soon as you can, football fans.
Best Bet No. 3: Under 45.5 Total Points (-110)
After examining this line, my first instinct was that it was a tad bit high, especially considering the injury to Ja’Marr Chase for the Bengals and Cleveland’s propensity to run the football. In addition, the Bengals like to really take their time when they have possession of the ball, which should eat a lot of clock on the road. From a sheer quarterback comparison, not many “in the know” across the football landscape are big advocates for Jacoby Brissett offensively. Meanwhile, on the other side, Burrow will need to be crafty and innovative in Chase’s absence to lead Cincy down the field. One final note: North Divisional matchups always seem close and hotly contested, which bodes well for those contemplating taking the under. I really like the under in this one, and you should too.
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