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Browns vs. Bengals Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

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Sunday, October 23, the Cleveland Browns (0-6) take on the Cincinnati Bengals (2-4). The game will be played at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read on for our Browns vs. Bengals prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Cincinnati wins the matchup between the two teams 81.7% of the time. The spread, via Oddsshark, suggests that the Bengals are favored to win the contest as well.

Spread: Bengals -10.5

Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Channel: CBS

Browns vs. Bengals preview:

The Bengals opened the season with back-to-back games on the road against the New York Jets, which they won, and Pittsburgh Steelers in which they fell 24-16. Cincinnati then fell at home to the Denver Broncos before getting back in the win column in Week 4 against the Dolphins. The Bengals have lost back-to-back games most recently with losses at Dallas and at New England.

The Brown have lost all six of their games played this season. Cleveland's first loss came at Philadelphia. In Week 3 the Browns nearly picked up their first win but fell to Miami, 30-24, in overtime. Cleveland's most recent loss came via the Titans in Tennessee a week ago, 28-26.

The Browns and Bengals have played 85 times in history, with the Bengals holding a 46-39 advantage in the regular season series. The two teams have never met in the postseason.

Browns vs. Bengals prediction:

The Browns did not look that bad last week against the Titans. Sure, they lost, but they hung around and showed glimpses of some good things. The Bengals on the other hand have gotten throttled their last two games.

The only way the Browns pick up a win this week is if Terelle Pryor keeps getting touches. He's been held out of practice the past few days due to a lingering hamstring. With that, it's tough to go against the Bengals, especially at home.

Bengals 21, Browns 13