Bengals vs. Browns odds, start time, pick, line, how to watch, live stream: 2023 Week 1 NFL predictions
The Cleveland Browns will host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday on CBS and Paramount+. The Bengals were one victory and arguably one penalty away from playing in their second straight Super Bowl but lost to the Chiefs, 23-20, in the AFC Championship Game last season. Cincinnati finished 12-4 to win the AFC North for the second straight season. The Bengals have one of the best receiving corps with Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. The Browns finished 7-10 last year, but recorded a 32-13 win over the Bengals in Week 8. Cleveland closed its season 3-3 after Deshaun Watson took over at quarterback following his 11-game suspension. You may be able to stream the game on Paramount+.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. The latest Bengals vs. Browns odds have Cincinnati as a 1.5-point favorite in the Week 1 NFL lines. The over/under for total points is 47. Sunday's showdown can be streamed live on Paramount+ in select markets with their must-have Paramount+ with SHOWTIME plan, and you can get 50% off your first year on any plan, along with a free 7-day trial (expires 9/20/23).
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For Browns vs. Bengals, the model is backing the Under (48.5). The two teams went under in both of their matchups last season, including scoring only a combined 33 points when Watson was starting for Cleveland in a 23-10 Bengals victory. The Bengals' starting offense hasn't had much time to work with one another over the last few weeks after Burrow missed more than a month with a calf injury. Burrow, entering his fourth NFL season, returned to practice on August 30, but that only gives a little more than a week for him to regain that timing with his receivers. There's little doubt Burrow will return to his status as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL this season, but it may take more than a week due to his missed time.
The Browns' offense also surprisingly took a step back after inserting Watson as quarterback. They averaged 16.3 points per game over his six starts, which would be the lowest in the NFL over a full season. Both quarterbacks could get off to a slower start and, combined with the intensity that often comes with a divisional matchup, the model likes the Under in Week 1. You may be able to stream the game here.
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