Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen is credited with more rushes than passing attempts this season, but he’ll be the starter when his team takes on the Cleveland Browns in Week 18. Fortunately for Bengals fans, he’ll be starting in place of a healthy Joe Burrow, who is being rested ahead of the playoffs. For the Browns, Case Keenum will get the start under center after Baker Mayfield elected to have shoulder surgery with Cleveland eliminated from postseason contention. In select markets, you can stream the game on Paramount+.
Kickoff from FirstEnergy Stadium will happen at 1 p.m. ET, where the Browns are 3-5 against the spread this season. Cleveland is favored by six points in the latest Browns vs. Bengals odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is 38. In select markets, Sunday’s matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Bengals vs. Browns
- Browns vs. Bengals date: Sunday, Jan. 9
- Browns vs. Bengals time: 1 p.m. ET
- Browns vs. Bengals TV channel: CBS
- Browns vs. Bengals live stream: Paramount+
Week 18 NFL picks for Browns vs. Bengals
Before you tune in to Sunday’s Browns vs. Bengals game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up over $7,200 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 18 of the 2021 season on an incredible 135-96 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Bengals vs. Browns, the model is backing Cleveland to cover the spread. Cleveland looks like the only side with motivation, as the Browns have an opportunity to take two wins from the AFC North champs. Earlier this season, when the Browns beat the Bengals 41-16, Mayfield had a steady game with 218 passing yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. However, running back Nick Chubb’s 137 yards and two touchdowns kept the offense moving.
The SportsLine model predicts Keenum will fill in capably for Mayfield with 209 passing yards and at least one touchdown. Chubb is also projected to push for 100 yards, and even though the season ended poorly for the Browns, they win by at least a touchdown in just over 60 percent of simulations.
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