Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs News & Picks
Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs
|Cleveland Browns||+10 -110||57 -110 O||+375|
|Kansas City Chiefs||-10 -110||57 -110 U||-475|
**Odds as of 01/015**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Browns are flying high following their shocking 48-37 win over the Steelers in Pittsburgh last week. Cleveland defeated Pittsurgh in back-to-back games to stay alive and live to fight another day. The Browns travel to Arrowhead Stadium as 10-point underdogs against a Chiefs team that has been resting on their laurels.
If you combine the bye week and the Week 17 skeleton crew game vs the Los Angeles Chargers, Kansas City hasn’t played meaningful football in quite awhile. Even before that, the Chiefs’ were barely winning games, posting a +3.85 margin of victory during Weeks 9-16.
The Chiefs are 1-6 ATS over their previous seven games, and the Browns are in full-blown rumble mode. I still believe that Kansas City will win the game, but this is a dangerous matchup for the defending champs.
The Chiefs run defense ranked 31st this season, and Browns’ RBs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt (ex-Chief) are rolling hard. Cleveland’s dynamic rushing duo will keep the Browns nipping at the Chiefs’ heels right until the clock runs out.
Cleveland covers in a painful road loss. Chiefs 30, Browns 27
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
The Cleveland Browns scored 48 points against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers’ defense had finished the regular season allowing just 19.5 points per game.
Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Jarvis Landry, Austin Hooper, David Njoku, Rashard Higgins and Donovan People-Jones; the Browns’ offense is loaded.
The Browns finished the regular season averaging 25.5 points per game and the total has gone over in five of their last seven games.
Patrick Mahomes comes in well-rested as he didn’t play in Week 17 and the whole Kansas City Chiefs team comes from a bye week. Two other key pieces, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, didn’t play in Week 17 either. Whether they are in form after a three-week rest remains to be seen.
The Chiefs’ offense is also loaded; Patrick Mahomes, Le’Veon Bell, Clyde Edwards-Helaire,Darrel Williams, Kelce, Hill, Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman.
Kansas City finished the regular season averaging 29.6 points per game, placing them sixth in scorong (their second unit scored 21 points against the Los Angeles Chargers). The total has gone over in six of their last nine games against Cleveland.
Go over in a back and forth game.