Browns Being Disrespected by Week 13 Odds Against Titans

Larry Rupp
The Cleveland Browns are being disrespected by their Week 13 odds against the Tennessee Titans.
The Cleveland Browns are being disrespected by their Week 13 odds against the Tennessee Titans. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns narrowly escaped with a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week to improve to a record of 8-3. They head into Week 13 looking to win their fourth consecutive game as they meet head-to-head with the Tennessee Titans.

However, the Browns enter this matchup as 4.5-point underdogs. That is simply disrespectful to a team that is currently playing just as well as the Titans are. This game should be nothing more than a field goal spread in a battle between two of the top teams in the AFC.

Both of these teams head into Week 13 with their eyes set on making the playoffs. They are very similar in that they both use a heavy running gameplan to wear down their opponents and then attack with a few key passing plays down the field.

The Browns boast the best rushing attack in the NFL averaging 161.4 rushing yards per game as a team. The one-two punch of Nick Chubb (719 yards) and Kareem Hunt (706 yards) coming out of the backfield has given the Browns a leg up on every opponent they have played. In fact, the Browns are also tied for the league lead in rushing yards per attempt with an average of 5.0.

On the other side, the Titans have had back-back upset wins, which seems to have people thinking they are a lot better than they are. Their defense is still giving up 25.9 points per game so far this season (No. 20 in the NFL) as well as 384.1 total yards per game (No. 25 in the NFL).

This matchup has all the makings of a game that comes down to the wire in the fourth quarter. With that being said, there is no reason this game should have a spread any larger than just a field goal. Expect the Browns to keep it close and possibly even win outright.

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