Week 15 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks: Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns


Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Sunday 1pm
Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland
TV: FOX
Line: CLE -1 (was PK/CIN -1 when many experts made picks)
Browns Home vs Spread: 4-2-1 (Streak W1)
Bengals Road vs Spread: 3-3 (Streak L2)

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick %  picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREENThe expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home

Cincinnati Bengals  CIN @ Cleveland Browns  CLE
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Frank Schwab Yahoo 58% 33% 83% CIN 1 Jim McBride Boston Globe 73% 67% 80% CIN
2 Dave Tuley ESPN 63% 50% 75% CIN 2 Bill Simmons Grantland 73% 67% 80% CLE
3 Sam Farmer LA Times 73% 80% 67% CIN 3 Ben Volin Boston Globe 63% 67% 60% CLE
4 Ben Volin Boston Globe 50% 33% 67% CLE 4 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 63% 67% 60% CLE
5 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 50% 33% 67% CIN 5 Vic Tafur SFGate 63% 67% 60% CLE
6 Josh Katzowitz CBS 50% 33% 67% CIN 6 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 53% 67% 40% CIN
7 David Moore DallasNews.com 50% 33% 67% CIN 7 Dave Tuley ESPN 75% 50% 100% CIN
8 Teamrankings Teamrankings 42% 17% 67% CIN 8 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 75% 50% 100% CLE
9 Pickwatch Pickwatch 68% 75% 60% CIN 9 Will Brinson CBS 65% 50% 80% CLE
10 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 40% 20% 60% CLE 10 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 65% 50% 80% CLE
11 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 67% 83% 50% CLE 11 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 65% 50% 80% CLE
12 Bill Simmons Grantland 58% 67% 50% CLE 12 Jason La Canfora CBS 55% 50% 60% CIN
13 Dave Richard CBS 50% 50% 50% CLE 13 David Moore DallasNews.com 55% 50% 60% CIN
14 Brandon George DallasNews.com 50% 50% 50% CIN 14 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 55% 50% 60% CLE
15 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 50% 50% 50% CIN 15 Teamrankings Teamrankings 45% 50% 40% CIN
16 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 50% 50% 50% CIN 16 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 50% 40% 60%
17 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 50% 50% 50% CIN 17 Numberfire Numberfire 67% 33% 100% CIN
18 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 50% 50% 50% CLE 18 Walterfootball Walterfootball 57% 33% 80% CLE
19 John Boell Newsday 50% 50% 50% CIN 19 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 57% 33% 80% CIN
20 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 50% 50% 50% CIN 20 Frank Schwab Yahoo 57% 33% 80% CIN
21 Vic Tafur SFGate 45% 40% 50% CLE 21 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 50% 33% 67% CLE
22 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 42% 33% 50% CLE 22 Shalise Young Boston Globe 47% 33% 60% CIN
23 Pete Prisco CBS 42% 33% 50% CIN 23 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 47% 33% 60% CIN
24 Ryan Wilson CBS 42% 33% 50% CIN 24 Sam Farmer LA Times 47% 33% 60% CIN
25 Numberfire Numberfire 42% 33% 50% CIN 25 Dave Richard CBS 37% 33% 40% CLE
26 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 33% 17% 50% CLE 26 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 27% 33% 20% CLE
27 Bob Glauber Newsday 60% 80% 40% CIN 27 Pickwatch Pickwatch 43% 20% 67% CIN
28 Tom Rock Newsday 30% 20% 40% CIN 28 Bob Glauber Newsday 58% 17% 100% CIN
29 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 58% 83% 33% CIN 29 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 48% 17% 80% CIN
30 Jim McBride Boston Globe 50% 67% 33% CIN 30 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 38% 17% 60% CLE
31 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 50% 67% 33% CIN 31 Pete Prisco CBS 38% 17% 60% CIN
32 Shalise Young Boston Globe 42% 50% 33% CIN 32 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 38% 17% 60% CIN
33 John Breech CBS 42% 50% 33% CIN 33 John Boell Newsday 38% 17% 60% CIN
34 Will Brinson CBS 42% 50% 33% CLE 34 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 28% 17% 40% CIN
35 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 42% 50% 33% CLE 35 Tom Rock Newsday 25% 17% 33% CIN
36 Walterfootball Walterfootball 33% 33% 33% CLE 36 Brandon George DallasNews.com 18% 17% 20% CIN
37 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 33% 33% 33% CIN 37 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 18% 17% 20% CIN
38 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 30% 40% 20% 38 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 40% 0% 80% CIN
39 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 42% 67% 17% CLE 39 Josh Katzowitz CBS 30% 0% 60% CIN
40 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 25% 33% 17% CLE 40 John Breech CBS 20% 0% 40% CIN
41 Jason La Canfora CBS 33% 67% 0% CIN 41 Ryan Wilson CBS 20% 0% 40% CIN
Average Home Road Average Home Road
47% 47% 47% 48% 34% 63%