The Cincinnati Bengals’ playoff chances were devastated with a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 17. Despite taking a lead into the half, the Bengals didn’t score in the final 30 minutes and ended up dropping the game 25-17.
Cincinnati will be hosting the Cleveland Browns in the season finale with no hope of a postseason. The Bengals will start Jake Browning while Cleveland starts Jeff Driskel, resting starter Joe Flacco. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET.
That said, with sports betting legal in Ohio, if you live in the state or one of the several states with sports betting, you can make prop bets, which are often on fan-favorite players. Those can be done in Ohio at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Let’s dive into three Bengals-centric props to consider.
Joe Mixon Anytime TD Scorer (-130)
The Bengals should have an advantage on the ground with Cleveland having so many defenders missing this one. That should result in them going to the ground-and-pound style of play with Joe Mixon leading the charge.
Mixon has received 21 carries in two of the Bengals last four games, so he has been used early and often. Mixon has scored in six of the team’s last ten games. The opportunity against a depleted unit should be there, and at this value, Mixon to get in the end zone is worth taking.
Chase Brown Anytime TD Scorer (+270)
As the Bengals head into the offseason following this game, they should both want to steamroll the Browns to earn their first AFC North and see what some of their rising stars are made of.
That includes Chase Brown, who has scored just once this season. Brown has seen at least three carries and two targets over the last four weeks, so he’s involved in a variety of ways. Expect him to continue to see some use and hopefully get in the end zone Sunday.
Pierre Strong Jr. First TD Scorer (+850)
The Browns are in the playoffs, and they aren’t expected to start many key personnel. That’s why Pierre Strong, who played his collegiate ball at South Dakota State, is supported to get the start.
Strong saw good usage earlier in the season, but it has tapered off as of late. He has scored just once, but there’s no denying the opportunity will be there as the lead back. For this value, take Strong Jr. to get in the end zone first for a Browns team void of many playmakers.