Bengals vs. Browns 2013 odds: Cincinnati favored over AFC North rival

Andy Lyons

The Cincinnati Bengals are favored to best the Cleveland Browns in Week 4.

The Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns will face off in an AFC North showdown in Week 4. Cincinnati is atop the division with a 2-1 record, with wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers, and a loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 1. Cincinnati's win over Green Bay was impressive, as the Bengals managed to outgun Aaron Rodgers en route to the 34-30 victory.

Cleveland won its most recent game, a 31-27 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, but fell in its previous two matchups against the Miami Dolphins and the rival Baltimore Ravens. The Browns are at home in this one, which should help level the playing field a bit.

Still, the Bengals are favored to win it. They opened as 3.5-point favorites, but according to OddsShark, the line has moved further in their favor on most books, to varying degrees. They can be had for as high as 5.5-point favorites on some books.

That's significant given that the game is played in Cleveland. That means oddsmakers feel like Cincinnati is definitely the better team, as home-field advantage can lead to a swing in the odds.

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