Our Cincinnati vs Cleveland totals pick for Thursday, September 17, 2020 has the over/under at 43.5 (-105). On Sunday, Cincy scored just 13 points while the LA Chargers put up 16. On that same day, the Browns scored six while their opponents, the Baltimore Ravens, put 38 points on the scoreboard. Neither of those scores sound promising for an over on this contest. However, this Thursday Night Football matchup could have some extra scoring fuel in it, which may allow these teams to go over. The game will be played at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, OH with the kickoff scheduled for 8:20 pm ET.
Cincinnati vs Cleveland Total Pick – Offenses & Defenses
Although neither Barker Mayfield nor Joe Burrow put up impressive numbers this past Sunday, both are capable of doing so. Each has some solid receivers to toss to, while both teams have to potential to run the ball successfully.
At the same time, on the other side of the ball, the Browns are weak. This is especially true in the secondary. This should help Burrow and company. Cleveland also could see a big uptick in scoring, as the Bengal D is nowhere near as strong as the Ravens’ defense. Considering both sides of the ball, our Cincinnati vs Cleveland totals pick is leaning towards the over.
Bengals vs Browns – Trends
When it comes to the over/under the trends are a tad sketchy. The total has gone over in four of Cincy’s last five games. However, it’s been under in four of their last five played in September and five of their last seven played in week two.
Still, the four of the last five times these teams have met, the total has gone over. While it’s also gone over four of the last five times the Browns were the favorite. Cleveland has gone under five of the last five times they’ve played on Thursday. Overall, these trends lead to a split decision.
Cincinnati vs Cleveland Totals Pick – Final Word
Our Cincinnati vs Cleveland totals pick is heavily weighing the fact that the last five times these two teams have played one another, the total has gone over four. Plus, each team is facing a weaker defense. Burrow, the rookie, gives one pause when considering the over. Still, he could very well rush and pass for 21 to 28 points tonight. Mayfield and company should be good for around 21. In the end, we like the over. Also see our moneyline pick for tonight’s game between the Bengals and Browns.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns Over/Under Summary
Over 43.5 (-105)