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4 Best Prop Bets for Rams vs Browns Week 3 Sunday Night Football

Jason Schandl
New Orleans Saints v Los Angeles Rams
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The Sunday Night Football Game in Week 3 features a pair of potential playoff teams, as the 2-0 Los Angeles Rams travel to Cleveland to take on the 1-1 Browns. As things sit Sunday afternoon, the Rams are 3.5-point favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook.

With that in mind, here are four of the best prop bets for Sunday night's matchup between the Rams and Browns.

1. Spread/Total Points Parlay: Browns +2.5 & Over 49.5 Points

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When the Rams have lost games in the Sean McVay era, it has usually been due to a defensive failing. Including the postseason, they have lost 10 games since the start of the 2017 season. In those 10 games they've given up an average of 23.9 points — two full points higher than they've allowed overall. The Browns' ability to rack up big points is likely to play a big role in whether or not they can cover the spread tonight.

2. Any Time Touchdown Scorer: Malcolm Brown (+200)

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The Rams have run 17 plays from inside their opponents' 10-yard line this season. They've been run-heavy in that sample (10 carries to seven passes), and of those 10 carries, five have gone to Malcolm Brown. Todd Gurley is second on the team with two. Brown didn't find the end zone against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2, but his domination of the goal line work does have him sitting with two touchdowns through two games in 2019.

3. 1st Quarter Total: Under 9.5

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The Browns and Rams have played a combined four first quarters in 2019, and none of those quarters saw more than nine points scored, while the average is only 4.5 points. While this could end up being a high-scoring game by the end, both teams have been slow starters so far in 2019.

4. 1st Quarter Winner: Cleveland Browns (+114)

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Of that limited first-quarter scoring from these teams, the vast majority is courtesy of the Browns. Cleveland scored six in the first quarter of each of their two games, while the Rams have only three first-quarter points so far in 2019. This prop is obviously somewhat reliant on the coin toss and who receives the ball first, but so far in 2019 Cleveland has had much more success opening games.

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