Two Divisional Games Headline Week 9 Betting Slate

  • The Cincinnati Bengals are 2.5-point betting favorites against the Cleveland Browns.
  • The New Orleans Saints have -110 odds to cover 6.0 points against the Atlanta Falcons.

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons headline the Week 9 divisional matchups in the NFL.

AFC North: Bengals Vs. Browns

The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns will take part in an AFC North matchup on Sunday as the two teams jockey for positioning in the division. Online gambling sites are giving the Bengals a slight advantage in the game, but are not counting out the Browns.

Browns vs Bengals Spread Odds

  • Cincinnati Bengals -2.5 -110
  • Cleveland Browns +2.5 -110

Cincinnati is coming off of an embarrassing loss to the New York Jets while the Browns are trying to bounce back from their 1-3 record over the past four weeks. The story with every Browns game will be their No. 1 rushing attack and the matchup against the opposing defense.

Cleveland is without Kareem Hunt, who’s been placed on the IR, but it may not matter. The Bengals have the seventh-best rushing defense as they allow just 94.4 rushing yards per game and should be able to contain Nick Chubb from having a monster day.

Baker Mayfield may have to be the one to beat Cincinnati, and he’s facing some shoulder injuries of his own as well. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST and will air on CBS.

NFC South: Saints Vs. Falcons

Those gambling on the NFL can find the New Orleans Saints as sizable favorites despite being without their starting quarterback against the Atlanta Falcons. Jameis Winston has torn his ACL, but sportsbooks don’t seem to think it has much of an impact on the game.

Saints vs Falcons Spread Odds

  • New Orleans Saints -6.0 -110
  • Atlanta Falcons +6.0 -110

New Orleans has a decision to make between starting Trevor Siemian, who played well as Winston’s replacement last week, or Taysom Hill, last year’s starting quarterback when Drew Brees went down with an injury. Either way, the Falcons are bad enough where it may not matter.

Atlanta is allowing the seventh-most points per game (27.9) and has the eighth-worst scoring margin (-6.7 ppg). The game will begin at 1 p.m. EST on Sunday and can be seen on FOX.