NFL Betting Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. Washington Football Team
The Cleveland Browns (1-1) are one-touchdown favorites on Sunday, September 27, 2020 against the Washington Football Team (1-1). The over/under is set at 45.0.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 27, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM ET TV Channel: FOX Location: Cleveland, OH Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium
Browns Players to WatchLast year, Baker Mayfield put up 3,827 passing yards (239.2 yards per game) while going 317-for-534 (59.4% completion percentage) and throwing 22 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in 16 games. Nick Chubb ran for 1,494 yards on 298 carries (93.4 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns in 16 games a season ago. He also averaged 17.4 receiving yards per game, grabbing 36 passes for 278 yards. In 2019, Kareem Hunt ran for 171 yards on 44 carries (21.4 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns over the course of eight games. He also caught 37 passes for 285 yards (35.6 ypg) and one touchdown. Last season, Jarvis Landry reeled in 83 passes (on 137 targets) for 1,174 yards (73.4 yards per game) and scored six touchdowns in 16 games. Odell Beckham Jr. also added 74 grabs for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns over 16 games last year. He was targeted 133 times and put up 64.7 receiving yards per game. Over 13 games in 2019, Austin Hooper caught 75 passes on 97 targets for 787 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 60.5 receiving yards per game. Last season, Myles Garrett racked up 10 sacks, 12.0 TFL and 29 tackles in 10 games. Mack Wilson totaled 82 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception in 16 games over his 2019 campaign. Last season, Andrew Sendejo reeled in three interceptions and added 39 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and four passes defended in 15 games.
Washington Players to WatchKyle Allen racked up 3,322 passing yards (255.5 yards per game) with a 62% completion percentage last year (303-of-489), while throwing 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 13 games. Peyton Barber took 154 attempts for 470 rushing yards a season ago (29.4 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns in 16 games. J.D. McKissic amassed 205 rushing yards on 38 carries (12.8 yards per game), with zero touchdowns on the ground over the course of 16 games in 2019. In 14 games last season, Terry McLaurin was targeted 93 times and had 58 catches for 919 yards (65.6 ypg) and scored seven touchdowns. Steven Sims' statline last year showed 34 grabs for 310 yards and four touchdowns over 16 games. He put up 19.4 receiving yards per game and was targeted 56 times. Jeremy Sprinkle caught 26 passes on 40 targets for 241 yards and one touchdown, averaging 15.1 yards per game in 16 contests in 2019. Matt Ioannidis put together a strong body of work a year ago, collecting 8.5 sacks, 11.0 TFL and 64 tackles over 16 games. Landon Collins collected 116 tackles, 9.0 TFL, and one sack in 15 games over his 2019 campaign. Last season, Fabian Moreau reeled in three interceptions and added 43 tackles and five passes defended in 12 games.
Cleveland vs Washington: Last 5 Meetings
Washington has a 4-1 advantage over Cleveland in the past five matchups between these two teams. Washington has had the upper hand scoring in those five matchups, recording 138 points while Cleveland scored 86.
Browns vs Football Team: Last Five Meetings
When the Browns have the ball...Cleveland racked up 6.3 fewer points per game last year (20.9) than Washington allowed (27.2). Cleveland finished 5-3 in games when it recorded at least 20.9 points last season. Last season, Washington had a 3-5 record in games when it held opponents to 16.6 or fewer points. Cleveland racked up 44.2 fewer yards per game in 2019 (340.9), than Washington allowed per matchup (385.1). Cleveland finished 4-4 overall last season when the team totaled 340.9 or more yards. In games Washington limited its opponents to 385.1 or fewer yards last year, it had a 3-4 record. Last season, Cleveland rushed for 27.9 fewer yards per game (118.3) than Washington allowed per outing (146.2). Cleveland had a 4-3 record when the team rushed for at least 118.3 yards last year. Last season, Washington went 2-6 when holding opponents to no more than 146.2 rushing yards. Last year, Cleveland turned the ball over 1.8 times per game, just 0.4 more turnovers per game than the 1.4 Washington forced on average. Cleveland went 5-3 in 2019 when it turned the ball over 1.8 times or less. When it forced at least 1.4 turnovers last season, Washington had a 3-2 record.
When Washingtonhas the ball...Last year, Washington averaged eight fewer points per game (16.6) than Cleveland surrendered (24.6). When Washington put up at least 16.6 points last season, it went 3-5 overall. When Cleveland allowed no more than 20.9 points last season, it put together a 5-3 record. In 2019, Washington racked up 86.5 fewer yards per game (275.1), than Cleveland allowed per matchup (361.6). Cleveland finished 4-4 overall last season when the team totaled 340.9 or more yards. In games Cleveland kept its opponents to 361.6 or fewer yards last year, it had a 4-6 record. Last season, Washington racked up 98.9 yards per game on the ground, 45.8 fewer per game than Cleveland allowed per outing (144.7). Washington had a 2-5 record when the team ran for at least 98.9 yards last year. When Cleveland held its opponents to 144.7 yards on the ground or less last season, it finished 4-5. Washington turned the ball over 1.3 times per game last year, just 0.1 more turnovers per game than the 1.2 Cleveland forced on average. In 2019, Washington went 2-8 when it turned the ball over 1.3 times or less. When it forced 1.2 or more turnovers last season, Cleveland had a 3-1 record.
Browns Fantasy LeadersMayfield ended the season 25th overall among all players and 20th among all QBs in 2019 with 229.2 fantasy points (14.3 per game). Chubb racked up 219.2 fantasy points a season ago (13.7 per game), good enough to rank him 29th overall and sixth among running backs in league-wide fantasy standings. Last year, Landry averaged 9.7 fantasy points per game on the way to 154.4 total fantasy points. That made him the 63rd-ranked fantasy player overall and the 14th-ranked wide receiver. Beckham was the 94th-ranked fantasy player -- and the 31st-ranked wide receiver -- in 2019 with 127.3 fantasy points. He averaged 8.0 fantasy points per game.
Washington Fantasy LeadersAllen put together a strong 2019 fantasy season, scoring 177.5 total fantasy points (13.7 per game) to finish 44th overall and 28th among quarterbacks in the league-wide fantasy rankings. McLaurin put up 133.9 fantasy points (9.6 per game) last year to be the 83rd-ranked player overall and the 24th-ranked wide receiver. Barber was the 39th-best running back and the 121st-best fantasy player overall with 100.5 fantasy points last season, averaging 6.3 per game. Dwayne Haskins' 2019 fantasy rankings saw him finish as the No. 154 player overall and the No. 36 quarterback after he put up 76.7 fantasy points (8.5 per game).
Browns vs Football Team Betting Information
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Browns Betting InsightsCleveland had a losing 4-9-1 record against the spread last year. Cleveland went 1-0 ATS last season when favored by at least 7.0 points. Half of Cleveland's games with a betting line last year -- seven out of 14 opportunities -- hit the point total.
Browns Home TrendsCleveland finished an even 3-3-1 against the spread in home games last year, and went 4-4 overall at home. Cleveland put together a 1-0 ATS record when favored by at least 7.0 points in home games last season. Cleveland hit the over in just three out of eight home games last year with a point total prop bet (37.5%). Last season, Cleveland home games averaged 46.1 points, 1.1 more than this outing's over/under (45.0).
Washington Betting InsightsWashington compiled a losing 5-9 record against the spread last year. Just eight of Washington's 14 games with a betting line last year went over the point total (42.9% of its opportunities).
Washington Road TrendsWashington's record against the spread in away games last year was just 3-4, and its record on the road overall was 2-6. Washington hit the over in just 25% of its away games last year (two of eight opportunities). The average total in Washington's away games last season was 41 points, 4.0 fewer than this matchup's over/under (45.0).
Additional InfoSeven of Cleveland's games went over 45.0 points last season (43.8% of matchups). Washington's games went over 45.0 points six times last year (37.5% of matchups). The two teams combined to score 37.5 points per contest last season, 7.5 fewer points than this game's total. These two teams gave up a combined 51.8 points per game last year, 6.8 more points than the over/under for this matchup. The average point total in Cleveland's contests last season was 45.5, 0.5 more points than the over/under for this game. Washington's contests last year had a 43.8-point average over/under, 1.2 fewer points than this game's point total.
Olivier Vernon: Out (Abdomen),
Mack Wilson: Questionable (Knee),
Greedy Williams: Out (Shoulder),
Adrian Clayborn: Questionable (Hip),
Denzel Ward: Questionable (Groin),
Jacob Phillips: Out (Knee)
Saahdiq Charles: Out (Thigh),
Morgan Moses: Questionable (Hip),
Cole Holcomb: Out (Knee),
Steven Sims: Questionable (Toe)
Last Updated on 2020-9-27 2:46 a.m. EDT