NFL Odds: Bettors Shun Browns For Bengals In Thursday Night Football Clash
Tonight sees the second Thursday Night Football of the season and we could not be more excited. It already feels like a must-win for the Cleveland Browns following their humbling by the Ravens on Sunday and reports of disharmony in the locker room and Odell Beckham JR potentially being lined up for a trade.
They enter the game as 6 points favorites but unfortunately for the Dawg Pound they haven't been hugely popular with bettors.
Cleveland has marginally the highest percentage of moneyline bets since the start of this week, with 52.69% of bets being placed on the Browns to win at a price of -250, compared with 47.31% who are taking the Bengals at +215. When it comes to handle a huge amount of the money staked has been on the Bengals with 83.42% of the cash backing Cincinnati.
Needless to say that Joe Burrow's assured performance in his first ever NFL game on Sunday has impressed bettors with 76.21% taking the Bengals +6 at -110.
Another aspect of the game that bettors agree on is that it's going to be a low scoring game with 66.31% taking the under, and in doing so agreeing with OddsChecker handicapper Davis Mattek who suggested that as one of his picks in his TNF preview.
One of the other fascinating aspects that our betting data can tell us is who bettors are backing to score a touchdown in the game.
20.69% of bets have been on the Browns' Nick Chubb at -138, making him the favorite with the public, his running back partner Kareem Hunt comes in third with 13.79% of bets. Interestingly AJ Green leads the public's hopes for the Bengals taking in 14.56% of bets at a price of +240, comapred with Joe Mixon, who the bookies think is Cincinnati's most likely, who has only taken 6.90% of bets. That actually brings him in behind Joe Burrow, who at 10.34% of bets is a popular choice, potentially down to the tasty odds of +600.
Cincinnati Bengals @ +215
Cleveland Browns @ -250