- The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns face off in a tough AFC North battle on Halloween night.
- The Bengals are favored on the spread (-3.5) and the money line (-178) despite going to Cleveland and being without star wide receiver JaMarr Chase.
- There are plenty of notable Bengals & Browns player and team props for this Monday Night Football game.
The Cincinnati Bengals are 4-3 after a Super Bowl trip last season and are just a half game back of the Baltimore Ravens. The Browns are 2-5 and can’t wait for Deshaun Watson to return from suspension. Below are some of the best NFL props for this MNF.
Bengals vs Browns Team & Player Props for MNF
Cleveland has also dropped four straight, so there isn’t much hope with The Dawg Pound, especially as trade rumors begin to circulate. Let’s take a look at some of the top player and team props for this Halloween showdown.
Mike Thomas anytime TD scorer (+480) and Harrison Bryant anytime TD scorer (+320)
For this game, I paired these together because both are essentially the same explanation. Mike Thomas got inserted into lineups with JaMarr Chase heading to injured reserve.
Harrison Bryant became the Browns tight end with David Njoku dealing with an injury of his own, and both players provide a ton of upside and a unique skillset.
Thomas has just two catches all year, but the 6-foot-1 Southern Miss product has the potential to make some noise against Cleveland on Monday night. Joe Burrow will utilize Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd always, but Thomas could draw an easy matchup with the Cleveland defense focusing on Higgins and Boyd (and Joe Mixon).
As for Bryant, he has been waiting his turn to be the Browns starting tight end — and now he has his chance. On the year, Bryant has only 14 catches for 114 yards, but with the defense focusing on Nick Chubb, Bryant could sneak out and easily catch a touchdown pass on a play-action rollout type of play. Both of these players have plus-odds, so you can put $10 on each prop bet and hope they cash in.
Tyler Boyd over 61.5 receiving yards (-114)
This prop bet just screams over. Boyd was fantastic a week ago against Baltimore, finishing as the game’s leading receiver with 155 yards on eight catches and nine targets from Burrow. Now, Chase is out, so there’s a chance Boyd benefits for the rest of the season until Chase returns.
On paper, Higgins is the guy opposing defenses stick their best corner on, but Boyd isn’t somebody to overlook. In each of the last two games (with Chase), he eclipsed this 61.5 yard mark, so hit the prop bet if you want even though the odds aren’t the best.
Jacoby Brissett over 1.5 passing TD (+172)
I always like to put a longshot one in there, and here we are. Jacoby Brissett hasn’t been bad, but he hasn’t been winning football games, either.
In seven games, Brissett has just six touchdown heaves. So, why would he throw for two against Cincinnati?
The Bengals should jump out to a large lead at some point, which means Cleveland has no choice but to throw the ball and abandon the run game in order to play catch up. Cincinnati also hasn’t given up multiple touchdown passes one time this year, but if they cruise to a large lead, the Browns could throw the ball a ton.
It’s a longshot of course, but there’s a path to Brissett throwing exactly two touchdown passes — and maybe one of them goes to Bryant.