The Cleveland Browns and their number one ranked rushing offense travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons. Read on for our quick preview, NFL Betting Odds, and prediction for the Browns vs Falcons matchup in week four of the NFL Season.
NFL Week 4 Betting Preview for Cleveland Browns at Atlanta
The Cleveland Browns travel to Atlanta to take on the Atlanta Falcons. Cleveland has a record of 2-1 and is coming off a 20-17 victory at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Atlanta Falcons are 1-2 and are coming off a close, drone-interrupted win against the Seattle Seahawks, 27-23. The Cleveland Browns are 2-1 against the spread (ATS) in 2022, while the Atlanta Falcons are 3-0 ATS.
With both teams being run focused on offense and defense, this close matchup might be determined by which team’s offense has the better day passing the ball. Kickoff for the Browns vs. Falcons is set for 1:00 P.M. ET from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cleveland Browns Breakdown: Can the NFL’s Best Rushing Offense Produce Another Win?
Nick Chubb and the Cleveland Browns’ running game has been powering the offense in 2022, with the Browns averaging 190.7 rushing yards per game to lead the NFL through three weeks. The Browns rank fifth overall in total offense, averaging the sixth most points in the NFL, but ranking 27th in passing statistics.
The Browns’ defense ranks 14th overall, 18th in passing defense, and 23rd in points against. However, Cleveland’s defense has been excellent against running plays ranking seventh in the NFL after three weeks of action.
Atlanta Falcons Breakdown: The Falcons need Big Performances in the Run Game on Both Sides of the Ball
Like the Browns, the Atlanta Falcons have relied heavily on their rushing attack, averaging 156.7 rushing yards per game. Cordarrelle Patterson has been the Falcon’s most significant weapon on offense, leading Atlanta to the 5th overall raking in rushing offense. Atlanta’s offense ranks 14th overall, 6th in total points, but 26th in passing offense.
Atlanta’s defense is ranked 22nd overall in team defense, 27th overall in passing defense, and tied in rushing defense (15th) and scoring (26th) in the NFL league rankings. Atlanta’s defensive front will need to have their best game against the Browns’ top-ranked rushing offense to gain control over the ball and the game clock.
Browns vs Falcons Odds and Pick
As of publication, MyBookie has the Cleveland Browns as the slight favorite on the moneyline, listed at -116 odds, while the Atlanta Falcons are listed at -105 odds.
The point spread is set at 1, with the Browns listed at -1.5 and odds of -110, while the Falcons are listed at +1.5, with the same odds as the Browns, -110.
The total points for the Browns vs. Falcons are set at 47.5. As of publication, the over and under are listed with the same odds: -110.
These odds show how close the Browns vs. Falcons matchup is heading into week four of the NFL season. This game might not be decided by these two teams’ dominant run games, but how effective Falcons quarterback Marcus Mariota or Browns’ quarterback Jacoby Brissett is in the passing game.
We’re leaning toward picking the Cleveland Browns to win and cover the point spread, depending on how the MyBookie betting lines swing between now and kickoff on Sunday.