Saints vs Browns Odds & Betting Pick - NFL Week 16 Lines

Saints vs Browns Odds & Betting Pick – NFL Week 16 Lines

The New Orleans Saints (5-9) head to Cleveland to take on the Browns (6-8) for a crucial showdown at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Saints are coming off a 21-18 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, while the Browns took down the Ravens 13-3 in Week 15.

The loser of this NFL game will most likely see their playoff chances disappear, so this should be an interesting and hard-fought matchup. Let’s take a quick look at how these two NFL teams stack up so you can get ready to bet on their NFL Lines.

NFL Week 16 Betting Lines and Preview for New Orleans Saints at Cleveland

Saints Hope to Take Over Top Spot in NFC South

The Saints put it all together on Sunday as they took down the Falcons to stay in the hunt for the NFC South title. While all other NFC South teams lost, the Saints put together a solid performance in all phases of the game. New Orleans is now just one game back from the Buccaneers for the top spot in the AFC South.

The Saints put together an all-around performance on the offensive side of the ball. New Orleans received strong contributions from Andy Dalton, who threw for two touchdowns to Tight End Juwan Johnson, while Alvin Kamara rushed for 99 yards on the ground. Overall, this Saints offensive unit is in the middle of the pack averaging 343.8 yards and 20.4 points per game. 

With the Saints still holding on to their playoff hopes, the defensive unit will need to show up more often. Last week they surrendered 235 yards on the ground to the Falcons.

Although they held the Falcons‘ passing game to just 89 yards, the defensive unit will need to improve their scoring defense as they are conceding 22.5 points per game. 

Browns Fighting for AFC Playoff Spot

The Cleveland Browns put together a solid performance as they were able to down the Ravens 13-3 to move to 6-8 on the year. While they are barely hanging on to their playoff hopes, Cleveland has come on strong, winning three of their last four NFL contests, and have a solid chance to win their next three remaining games. 

Cleveland’s defense stole the show last week in their win over the Ravens. The Browns held Baltimore to only three points and picked up three sacks and two takeaways. Myles Garrett collected two sacks, while the Browns’ defensive unit held the Ravens to 324 yards.

The offense has been a bit of an enigma as of late. Deshaun Watson is still trying to find his footing and shake off the rust after missing more than a year of NFL action.

He was able to find the end zone for the second straight game, but expect the Browns to continue to rely heavily on Nick Chubb and the rushing attack to win games down the stretch. Overall, the offense is averaging 362.6 yards and 22.4 points per game.

Betting Odds and Lines 

Mybookie lists the Cleveland Browns as -3 point spread favorites (-110) to win the contest at home. In terms of the moneyline, the Browns will be -160 favorites to defend their home turf, while the New Orleans Saints have NFL odds of +145 to steal a victory on the road. When it comes to the Over/Under, Mybookie has listed the total at 32.5 points in this cold weather contest at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Betting Pick

On paper, this contest should be an interesting battle as both teams match up pretty well on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The advantage should lie with the Browns in this one, as the Saints will leave the friendly confines of the SuperDome to the cold frigid Cleveland weather.

I expect this matchup to come down to the running game. The Browns hold the better rushing attack as they utilize a two-headed monster in Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt averaging almost 150 yards on the ground per game. With the Saints surrendering over 230 yards to the Falcons, the Browns should take advantage and win this one and cover the spread.

NFL Week 16 Pick: Cleveland Browns -3 (-110)

 
 

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