CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 03: Tight end Evan Moore #89 of the Cleveland Browns catches a touchdown pass in front of safety Chris Crocker #42 of the Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 3 2010 in Cleveland Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Browns may have gained some momentum with a goal-line stand for a win last week, but that is not paying off for the oddsmakers this week. It doesn't matter that their rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, are coming in off of two straight losses. SB Nation's official odds partner Oddsshark has already installed the Bengals as a strong 8.5 point favorite going into Sunday's game:
The Browns have scored a total of 26 points in matches vs the Jaguars and Rams.This recent form angle has led many to jump on the Bengals at -7.5 and forced up the Week 12 NFL point spread already. We expect this to climb during the week. The Browns are 0-5 ATS within the AFC North lately.
Cincinnati is trying to hang on to its playoff hopes, which took a major hit with losses to Pittsburgh and Baltimore. The Browns offense has struggled, but did just enough in a 14-10 win over Jacksonville last week.