Chargers vs Browns Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Week 5 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Chargers vs Browns Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Week 5 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook


Chargers vs Browns Week 5 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season Game
Los Angeles Chargers (2-2, 1-1 Away) vs. Cleveland Browns (2-2, 1-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: FirstEnergy Stadium — Cleveland, OH
Coverage: CBS

Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season includes a showdown between the Los Angeles Chargers and Cleveland Browns. After back-to-back losses, the Chargers finally got back into the win column with a 34-24 victory over the Houston Texans, led by running back Austin Ekeler's three-touchdown performance.

The Browns didn't have the same luck, on the other hand. Cleveland ended up losing a close one, 23-20, to the Atlanta Falcons. It wasn't all bad for the Browns, though, as Nick Chubb turned 19 carries into 118 rushing yards while finding the end zone once.

Chargers vs Browns Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAC: (-120) | CLE: (+102)
Spread: LAC: -1.5 (-110) | CLE: +1.5 (-110)
Total: 47.5 —Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Updated (Sunday, Oct. 9, 9:15 a.m. EST): The Chargers enter this contest as slight road favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated odds, as the spread has moved from 3 points to 1.5. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 47.5, which is down a point but still among the highest of the projected Week 4 totals.

Chargers vs Browns Prediction & Pick

Both the Chargers and Browns haven't exactly met expectations this season, especially as far as defense is considered. Los Angeles is allowing 27.0 points per game (No. 30) while Cleveland is surrendering 23.8 PPG (No. 19). With both sides dealing with significant injuries to key defenders like Myles Garrett and Joey Bosa, this might come down to which offense steps up more.

I do trust Justin Herbert more to lead the Chargers to victory over Jacoby Brissett. While the Browns QB hasn't been bad, Herbert has already thrown for 400 more yards and four more touchdowns than him.

Defensive injuries should make this one relatively close, however, Herbert and the Chargers should prevail in the end.

Final Score Prediction: Chargers: 28 | Browns: 24

Chargers vs Browns Betting Trends

- The Chargers are 8-2 straight up in their last 10 games against Cleveland.
- Cleveland is 2-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games against the AFC.
- The total has hit the over in four of the Chargers' last five road games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Cleveland's last six games played in October.

Chargers vs Browns Best Bet

Though the home crowd will be on the Browns' side, I expect the Chargers to send them home disappointing. Covering the 1.5-point spread shouldn't be an issue for Brandon Staley's squad, which is exactly what I expect the Chargers to accomplish on Sunday.

Bet: Chargers -1.5 (-110)

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