#120 Cleveland Browns -10 over Cincinnati Bengals 12:00 PM CT
The big play offense for the Browns that has been in good form in the past month stalled last Saturday in Denver but the run defense stepped up for a big road win. Denver still had a lot at stake in that game and the Broncos still possess great defensive talent. Now 6-7-1 the Browns are a threat to finish with a winning record for just the third time since the franchise was brought back in 1999. Cincinnati is on the road the final two weeks in a lost season that started with great promise.
This is a recent rematch as Cleveland led 28-0 early in Cincinnati in Week 12 in the game where Andy Dalton’s season ended. Cincinnati has won the past four meetings in Cleveland with the Browns scoring a combined 20 points in those games but Cleveland has clearly turned the page and will likely emerge as one of the AFC favorites next summer. Jeff Driskel has looked capable leading the Cincinnati offense in recent weeks but this will be a tougher assignment and he will be without Tyler Boyd and a few other key players on offense. Conditions are favorable for late December in Cleveland and the biggest favorite price on the Browns in many years is justified.
Nelly’s is 5-1 in the NFL the past two Sundays and on a 19-10 run. Our NFL 2/3 has won five of the last six weeks and we have gone 3-0 three times since Week 7. We went 2-0 in bowl picks Saturday and 3-0 in basketball picks, now on a 19-5 basketball run including 11 straight NBA wins. Don’t miss football and basketball offers Sunday!