The Cardinals will play host to the Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, OH, with a kickoff scheduled for 1:00 PM ET. The game will be televised on CBS.
The Browns are the 8 favorites to come away with the win in this non-conference matchup. Are they the best play against the spread? Keep reading to see how I think this one plays out in Cleveland.
Browns vs. Cardinals Betting Analysis
Overall, the Cardinals have put together a record of 1-7 and are in 4th place in the NFC-West. This week will be their 5th game on the road, and they have yet to pick up aroad win. At home, the Cardinals are 1-3. In terms of the spread, the Cardinals hold a record of 4-4. This has come on an average scoring margin of -7.8.
Defensively, the Cardinals gave up 268 yards of total offense to the Ravens in a 31-24 loss. The Ravens ran the ball for 130 yards while throwing for 138. On offense, the Cardinals went 5/12 on 3rd down and finished with 310 yards of total offense. Even though Arizona lost the game straight-up, they did cover the spread as 9.5-point underdogs. Quarterback Joshua Dobbs threw for two touchdowns and ran for 1 score. Dobbs completed 67% of his passes for 208 yards.
Heading into week 9, the Browns are 3rd in the AFC-North on a record of 4-3. When comparing their mark to other teams in the AFC, they are 7th. So far, they have gone 3-1 at home and 1-2 on the road. The Browns’ scoring margin thus far is currently at +2.1. This has contributed to an ATS record of 3-3-1.
Defensively, the Browns gave up 362 yards of total offense to the Seahawks in a 24-20 loss. The Seahawks ran the ball for 114 yards while throwing for 248. On offense, the Browns went 6/15 on 3rd down and finished with 385 yards of total offense. Each team finished with a push against the spread, as Cleveland was the 4 point underdog. P.J. Walker threw for 248 yards while completing 48% of his passes and throwing for 248. Walker threw for one touchdown.
The Cardinals and Browns did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Cardinals have a record of 3-0. The Cardinals also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 3-0. These games averaged a combined total of 55 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0.
Browns vs. Cardinals Odds Analysis
According to the moneyline odds, the Cardinals are being given a 26% chance of winning, while the Browns and their odds of -374 are at 79.
The opening over/under line for this game, as per the oddsmakers, was 39.5. However, it has been adjusted down to its current line of 37.5, with the over paying out at -110 and the under at -112.
Starting as 8.5 point favorites at home, Cleveland has seen the lines shift to -8.
How to Bet Browns vs. Cardinals in Arizona
I’m leaning towards Arizona to cover as 8-point underdogs in this matchup. Arizona demonstrated a strong rushing game in their recent game against Baltimore and is expected to continue in the same vein. I’ll be placing my bet on Arizona before the game kicks off.
Arizona’s games have seen a combined average of 45.5 points this season. Given the current over/under line of 37.5, I’m going with the over.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Cardinals +8
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Over 37.5