Patriots vs Browns Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 6
The NFL Week 6 schedule includes several intriguing matchups, including an all-AFC battle between the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns. The Patriots hope to build upon their momentum following their shutout win against the Detroit Lions last week, whereas the Browns look for some positivity after losing three of their last four games.
Patriots vs Browns Odds
According to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, the Browns are a slight -144 favorite on the moneyline (2.5-point spread) in a game with an over/under of 43.5.
What should NFL fans expect in this matchup, and where can bettors find value?
Patriots vs Browns Prediction and Best Bet
Entering Week 5, the Lions owned the NFL's best offense. Clearly, that didn't mean a thing to the Patriots as they proceeded to shut Detroit out completely. Now, Bill Belichick's squad has another tough test against the Browns, who average 26.6 points per game (No. 6).
The Browns' offense is the only reason why all their games have been as close as they have. All but one of Cleveland's games were decided by one possession. However, any shortcomings have occurred thanks to a defense that's giving up 25.0 PPG (T-No. 23)
The Browns traded for linebacker Deion Jones right after their most recent loss, hoping the former Pro-Bowler can help tighten up the defense. Jones must have an immediate impact this week due to the Patriots' love for running the ball (176 rushing yards in Week 5), which is an area that the Browns have struggled to defend over the last three weeks (181.3 YPG, second-worst).
While I do think that the Browns have the talent to win, they still have a lot to prove. Meanwhile, the Patriots have all of the momentum after last week's win, along with an overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers just one week prior.
In addition to backing the Patriots at +2.5 here, I'm also willing to take the total hitting over 43.5 points.
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