The Denver Broncos head to Cleveland on Thursday night desperate for a victory. After starting the season 3-0, the Broncos have now lost 3 straight. Denver’s last loss stung big time since it happened versus the rival Las Vegas Raiders. Will the Broncos bounce back with a spirited performance on Oct. 21? Or will the Cleveland Browns break their 2-game losing streak with a win and cover? Keep reading for NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Denver versus Cleveland.
NFL Betting Preview for Denver Broncos vs Cleveland Browns
NFL Week 7: Broncos at Cleveland Game Odds & Info
- When: Thursday, Oct. 21 at 8:20 pm ET
- Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
- TV / Streaming: FOX/NFL Net
- ATS Odds: Cleveland -3 ½
- Moneyline Odds: Denver +150 / Cleveland -180
- Over/Under Odds: 42 ½
Why bet on Denver versus Cleveland?
Before the 3-game losing streak, the Broncos dominated, beating and covering versus the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New York Jets. Denver allows 85.5 rushing yards per. The Browns have shown they have trouble winning games if they can’t rush the football, which means the Broncos can not only cover this spread but have a shot at winning straight up.
Denver Broncos Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 368.3
- Passing Yards: 250.8
- Rushing Yards: 117.5
- Points Scored: 21.0
- Turnovers: 8
Denver Broncos Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 314.7
- Passing Yards: 229.2
- Rushing Yards: 85.5
- Points Scored: 18.3
- Takeaways: 6
Why bet on Cleveland versus Denver?
Cleveland has lost two straight, yes, but look who they lost to? On Oct. 10, the Browns couldn’t hold a lead versus the Los Angeles Chargers. This past Sunday, Cleveland fell to the only undefeated team left in the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards and Bolts are much better than the Denver Broncos. Facing a team on a serious downturn, the Browns should go back to their winning ways.
Cleveland Browns Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 396.3
- Passing Yards: 227.8
- Rushing Yards: 168.5
- Points Scored: 26.0
- Turnovers: 7
Cleveland Browns Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 307.7
- Passing Yards: 220.7
- Rushing Yards: 87.0
- Points Scored: 25.2
- Takeaways: 3
Broncos at Browns Relevant Trends
- Broncos are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games on a Thursday
- Denver is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 October games
- Under is 5-2 in the Broncos’ last 7 road games
- Browns are 5-2 ATS int heir last 7 games following an ATS loss
- Cleveland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games
- Over is 5-1 in the Browns’ last 6 versus the AFC
Denver Broncos versus Cleveland Browns Final Betting Prediction
The spread overvalues the Denver Broncos. That could be because the Broncos are 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 Thursday night games.
Anybody who has witnessed Denver play the past three weeks, though, knows the current Broncos’ squad is much different than the one that started the season 3-0. Denver’s defense remains one of the better units in the AFC.
But it allowed 23 points in a loss to Baltimore, 27 in a loss against the Steelers, and 34 in the disappointing performance versus the Las Vegas Raiders.
There’s no sugar-coating how badly Cleveland played in NFL Week 6. But the Browns are simply a better team than the Denver Broncos.
But the Browns are a mess. Baker is out. Kareem Hunt is out indefinitely. Nick Chubb is out.
Because Cleveland’s top skill players are out, Denver is the play to not only cover, but to also win this straight up. We’re going Broncos moneyline.
NFL Week 7 Pick: Denver Broncos moneyline.
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