Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns News & Picks
Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns Odds
**Odds as of 11/26**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Houston Texans (2-6) visit the Cleveland Browns (5-3) in an effort to string together two victories in a row. The Texans barely hung on to defeat the lowly Jaguars 27-25 last week, and the only victories they have in 2020 are over Jacksonville. Cleveland is coming off their bye week, and is relieved to be removing QB Baker Mayfield from the covid19 list. The Browns suffered a forgettable 16-6 home loss in Week 8, coming out flat vs the Raiders. Cleveland got smashed in time of possession, and Mayfield was pedestrian. Stud RB Nick Chubb might return to the Browns’ fifth-ranked rushing attack, helping to gobble up clock and score points. The Texans are having a disappointing season, and are just 1-7 ATS in 2020. RB David Johnson is in the concussion protocol, and may not suit up vs Cleveland. Expect the Browns to come out guns-a-blazing on Sunday, taking another step towards the postseason. Browns 38, Texans 27
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
DeShaun Watson and the Houston Texans have improved a lot in the last four weeks.
With Brandin Cooks and Will Fuller as top receiving targets, Watson can throw deep balls all day long.
RB David Johnson has not been what they expected. The Texans average 24.1 points per game and the total has gone over in five of Houston’s last five games on the road.
The Cleveland Browns come from their bye week, which means receivers like Rashard Higgins, Donovan People-Jones and KhaDarel Hodge had more time to adapt. They are the Browns’ options to replace the injured Odell Beckham Jr.
QB Baker Mayfield is questionable due to Covid-19, but the Browns expect RB Nick Chubb to be back after six weeks out due to an ankle injury.
The Browns average 25.8 points per game and the total has gone over in five of Cleveland’s last seven games.
If Baker Mayfield plays, expect some fireworks and go over.