The NFL didn’t do its fans any favors scheduling a Bengals at Browns game for the Week 2 Thursday night game. However, there are several intriguing NFL prop bets Cincinnati vs Cleveland that can certainly make the game more interesting while potentially putting some extra coin in your pocket.
Hopefully, you read the column last week and cashed in on prop bets such as Watson more passing yards than Mahomes, DJ to have at least three receptions, or the Texans to score first.
Let’s make some money this week!
NFL Prop Bets Cincinnati vs Cleveland
Kareem Hunt: Over 40.5 rushing yards (-113)
The Browns were awful against the Ravens on Sunday but the lone bright spot was the Cleveland running game. Both Chubb and Hunt averaged over 5 YPC with the latter getting three more touches and totaling 72 yards on the ground. The Bengals defense is abysmal and just gave up 155 rushing yards to the Chargers.
Tyler Boyd: Over 4.5 receptions (+100)
Tyler Boyd was projected as the top Bengals receiver this year but had a disappointing opening week. AJ Green received nine targets to just five for Boyd (who still caught four balls for 33 yards). Expect a few more targets this week which will result in at least one more catch.
Joe Mixon: Scores at least 1 TD (+110)
While Mixon couldn’t find paydirt last week, he scored 3 TD’s against these Browns last year. Expect him to cross the goal line at least once come Thursday night. He had quite the Week 17 last year against Cleveland.
Baker Mayfield: Under 20.5 completions (-113)
Mayfield had terrible opening week against Baltimore where he only completed 21 passes (on a day where he attempted 39). In the two games last year, Baker completed only 12 and 11 balls, respectively. If the Browns are smart (which is a BIG “if”), they will focus on the running game and take the ball out of Baker’s hands as much as possible. As a six point favorite you would not expect a negative game script for the Browns which should limit pass attempts. Ryan Clark isn’t a big fan either.
Largest Lead: (either team) Under 14.5 (-125)
Did you watch Cleveland or Cincy last past week? If so, what makes you think either could have more than a two TD lead on just about anyone?