Cleveland vs. Houston Odds, Picks & Betting Preview

Cleveland vs. Houston Odds, Picks & Betting Preview

Written by on December 2, 2022

The Houston Texans (1-9-1) host the Cleveland Browns (4-7) for an AFC matchup in Week 13. The Browns took down Tom Brady and the Buccaneers with an overtime victory 23-17, while the Texans fell to the Dolphins 30-15 to push their losing streak to six. Who will come out on top in this AFC battle? Let’s take a look at the best bets for this Browns vs Texans matchup.

Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans Week 13 NFL

Cleveland Browns Betting Preview: Deshaun Watson Makes Browns Debut

The Browns were able to pick up a huge win with a comeback victory over the Buccaneers in overtime 23-17. At 4-7 and third place in the AFC North the Browns chances for making the playoffs are in jeopardy. As the Cleveland Browns prepare to face the Houston Texans, quarterback Deshaun Watson will be officially reinstated by the NFL to face his former team in Week 13

It will be intriguing to see whether Watson and the Browns can make a run down the stretch with six games remaining. The offense has been a hit or miss this season and Watson could solidify Kevin Stefanski’s unit. Overall, the Browns rank fourth in yards per game (376.9) and 11th in points (23.9) per game. 

On the defensive side of the ball, the Cleveland Browns defeated Tampa Bay 23-17 thanks to three sacks and a solid rushing defense. In the win in OT, Cleveland limited the Bucs to just two touchdowns and 325 yards of total offense. The unit has struggled with just eight takeaways, but they are primed to bounce back against one of the league’s worst offenses. 

Houston Texans Betting Preview: Houston Looking to Break Out of Slump 

The Houston Texans look like they have their eye on the 2023 NFL draft as they own the league’s worst record at 1-9-1. Houston dropped their sixth straight game after falling to the Dolphins 30-15 on the road. The Texans have now failed to cover the spread in five of their last six matchups.

After making a switch at quarterback, Kyle Allen and the offense mustered just 15 points and were shutout in the first half. After accumulating 210 total yards, the offense ranks second to last, averaging just 15.8 points per game. On the defensive side of the ball, Houston has struggled surrendering 26.8 points over their six-game losing streak.

Availability is crucial right now in the NFL season, especially for groups like the Houston Texans, who are still looking for their second victory. Houston will be missing first-round pick Kenyon Green and star cornerback Derek Stingley, per the NFL injury report.

Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans Betting Odds and Lines 

According to Mybookie, the Cleveland Browns enter this matchup as 7-point spread favorites (-110). In terms of the moneyline, the Browns will be -350 road favorites, while the Houston Texans will be +260 home underdogs. When it comes to the Over/Under, Mybookie lists the toal at 47 points (-110).

Free Betting Pick

This is a great game for the Browns to start building some momentum, and there isn’t a more perfect team for Deshaun Watson to work out the kinks against then the Texans. Not only does Watson know how the defense works, the Houston defensive unit also ranks 29th allowing 385 yards per game. 

Houston has lost six straight and hasn’t covered in five of their last six. The Browns on the other hand get their best player back and should go all out to get Watson back up to speed. Take the Browns to win and cover.

  • Mybookie Free Pick: Browns -7 (-110)
 
 

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