Browns take on Broncos in Week 16 contest
Cleveland Browns vs Denver Broncos Odds
The Denver Broncos are 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS over their last nine games and will try to stay hot this Sunday at Mile High Stadium when they host the Cleveland Browns. Denver is 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in its last five games against the Cleveland Browns.
Cleveland has just one win in its last 13 games on the road but is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road. The total has gone OVER in 18 of Denver's last 25 games at home.
Sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag, had set the Broncos as 13-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 44.5 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Broncos at No. 2 and the Browns at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 32-21 result in favor of the Broncos.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 2-ranked offense (29.2 PPG) against a Browns defense that ranks No. 15 at 22.1 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 277.1 yards per game, more than the Browns give up through the air (247.4 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Browns feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 120 yards per game. Denver, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Cleveland, they were a 38-21 loser as they battled the Redskins at home. The Browns failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Cleveland couldn't keep WinningRB out of the end zone in their last game and it cost them a 38-21 loss against the Redskins.
In their last action, Denver was a 34-17 winner on the road against the Ravens. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Knowshon Moreno tore up the turf for 118 rushing yards in the latest Broncos game, a 34-17 win over the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.
Cleveland Browns Trends:
When playing in December are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 3-7
Denver Broncos Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 6-4
A few Browns at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games
Cleveland is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Cleveland is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Denver is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Denver's last 25 games at home
Cleveland at Pittsburgh, Sunday, December 30
Denver home to Kansas City, Sunday, December 30