Handicapping the Cleveland Browns season is no easy task. The problem? The NFL has yet to decide how many games starting quarterback Deshaun Watson must sit due to incidents that happened while he was a Houston Texan. The rumor is that Watson will have to serve out an 8-game suspension. So in this must bet games blog, we’ve chosen contests with the assumption Deshaun is out for the first eight games and then will return starting in NFL Week 9. Let’s take a closer at the top games of the season for the Browns so you can bet against their NFL Lines.
Cleveland Browns Must Bet Games During the Regular Season | NFL Betting Picks
2022-23 NFL Regular Season
- When: Sep. 8, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
Cleveland at Carolina
- When: Week 1 – Sunday, Sep. 11
Baker Mayfield is motivated to win the Panthers’ starting quarterback nod. Mayfield makes more money the better he performs. Baker starting his Carolina career off versus his former team will give the Panthers all the incentive they require to win and cover.
Cleveland vs New York Jets
- When: Week 2 – Sunday, Sep. 18
On paper, Cleveland doesn’t seem to be much better than the Jets. Sure, Myles Garrett and Nick Chubb are fantastic. But the rest of the roster isn’t overlay impressive and Deshaun must sit this one out. So J-E-TS will be a good play to cover.
Cleveland vs L.A. Chargers
- When: Week 5 – Sunday, Oct. 9
The Cleveland defense will have their hands full versus Justin Herbert and the Bolts’ offense. The Chargers are loaded on both sides of the football. It will be impossible for QB Jacoby Brissett to keep this one close. LAC wins and covers.
Cleveland vs New England
- When: Week 6 – Sunday, Oct. 16
NFL Week 6 should be another home game that leads to another ATS loss. The Patriots don’t have better players than Cleveland. But the Browns must try and beat a Bill Belichick coached defense without their starting quarterback. So the Pats cover.
Cleveland vs Cincinnati
- When: Week 8 – Monday, Oct. 31
Joe Burrow played against the Browns just once last season. It wasn’t one of his better games, which is primarily why the Bengals lost 41-16. But Cincinnati was in a rut. This season, the Bengals will be a better team than last season’s AFC Championship squad. Burrow torches Cleveland’s D while Brissett struggles agianst the Bengals’ defense.
Cleveland at Miami
- When: Week 10 – Sunday, Nov. 13
Watson should be back setting up a terrific showdown with Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins. If the Browns have had a disappointing season up to week 10, this could be a great time to pull the trigger on Cleveland to win straight up as a road dog.
Cleveland at Cincinnati
- When: Week 14 – Sunday, Dec. 11
By NFL Week 14, the Bengals will be one of the best teams in the league. Cleveland won’t. Cincinnati rolls to a win and cover, completing the season sweep.
Cleveland at Pittsburgh
- When: Week 18 – Sunday, Jan. 8
Unless Brissett grabs some early season wins, the Browns will be out of the playoff picture. The Steelers might not. Pittsburgh projects as a decent team. The defense should be very good and Najee Harris will take the next step and become an elite ball carrier this season. Whether Kenny Pickett plays or not, Pittsburgh has the edge. Steelers win and cover.
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