Zylbert’s NFL Over/Unders: Capitalizing on A.J. Green’s Probable Absence

Nov 25, 2018 06:00 AM EST

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports Pictured: Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton

Betting odds: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals

  • Over/Under: 46.5
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV: CBS

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Zylbert’s 2018 NFL Over/Under Betting Record: 6-4-2 +1.5 units
Last Week’s Result: Vikings-Bears Under 45 (Push)

*Each bet graded as if it were to win 1 unit

This is one of my favorite over/unders of the season. While it may not be flashy, there’s a lot to uncork in the first meeting between the Browns and Bengals this season.

Cincinnati is fighting for its playoff life after dropping two straight and four of its last five. Meanwhile, this AFC North clash will be the biggest game left for Cleveland. Interim head coach Gregg Williams even said as much, matter-of-factly stating, “The most important game of the final six is this week.”

There’s a reason for that, as the Browns are trying to avoid entering the NFL record books in a dubious manner. They’ve lost 25 straight games away from home, and one more would tie them with the Detroit Lions (2007-10) for the longest road losing streak in history.

I’m confident their underrated defense will show up with a spirited effort to keep the Bengals offense at bay. Talented safety Damarious Randall is pretty confident in that also, saying a few days ago: “If they don’t have A.J. [Green], they’re getting their ass beat.”