A pair of (3-1) teams get it on at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California when the Los Angeles chargers host the Cleveland Browns this Sunday.
Opening Lines: Cleveland Browns -1.0, Total 47.5
Current Line: Los Angeles Chargers -2.0, Total 47.0
Last Game: October 14, 2018, Los Angeles Chargers 38-14
Current Winning Streak: Los Angeles Chargers (2)
Both of these teams are 3-1 against the spread this year.
The Chargers have a 17-9-1 edge in the series and have taken three of the past four.
At first glance of the betting board you may think this total looks low but consider the following.
The Browns are allowing 16.8 points per game, while the Chargers are allowing 18.5 points per game.The Browns are scoring 25 points per game, and the Chargers are putting up 23.8 points per game, that’s right about where this total sits before sundays match up.
I know the Browns are on the road this weekend but the Browns have the #2 best defense in the NFL right now. Cleveland has the #3 best passing defense, only allowing 182 yards per game, and they are the #3 best rushing defense, only giving up 66 yards per game.
On offense the Browns Quarterback Baker Mayfield continues to progress and shine for the Browns but will need to be better moving forward. Mayfield has completed 65.5% of his passes for 935 yards. Mayfield has only thrown two interceptions but has just two touchdowns and they are going to need more from him down the road.
As mentioned above Los Angeles is averaging 23.8 points per game while yielding 18.5 per contest. The Chargers are putting up 391.0 yards of offense per game and that could be a tough task this weekend against that stingy Browns defense.
Offensively Herber’s numbers are better than Mayfiled. Herbert has completing 68.9% of his passes for 1,178 yards and thrown nine touchdowns in 2021.
The Chargers are 4-1 ATS in the last five games as the favorite
I know the saying,” bet with your head and not your heart”, so I have to go against my Browns this weekend as the chargers score the (w) and cover the (-2)
Prediction: Take the Los Angeles Chargers (-2.0)