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Browns open as 4.5 point underdogs against the Bengals, as Cleveland prepares to play their backups

The Browns have secured their playoff spot, and Week 18 is meaningless for them.

Cincinnati Bengals v Cleveland Browns Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns opened as early 4.5-point underdogs against the Cincinnati Bengals ahead of their Week 18 match-up, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The over/under on the game is currently 40.

The Browns (11-5) are coming off of an easy 37-20 victory over the New York Jets. Joe Flacco continued to shred the opposition with a huge first half, and the defense did their job too en route to the Browns clinching a playoff berth. Now, they will rest their starters in Week 18, since they are locked into the No. 5 seed no matter what.

The Bengals (8-8) are coming off of a 25-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, which officially eliminated them from playoff contention. The game is meaningless for them too, but for other reasons.

The over/under for the game is 40.

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