A pair of teams that rank near the bottom of key offensive and defensive stat categories battle in Cleveland as the rested Seahawks come to town as small underdogs.
Good luck finding any meaningful trends in the head-to-head history. They have only met three times, with a close low-scoring, a close high-scoring game and a blowout in the mix.
Interestingly, Seattle comes off a bye week where they have traditionally struggled (2-10 ATS past 12 years following a bye). But they hit their bye with momentum, shocking the Giants on the road back in Week 5.
Sportsbooks have set the Browns as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total is listed at 40.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Browns - Seahawks odds would favor the Browns if the lines were set according to power ranks. Cleveland is rated No. 23 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Seahawks sit at No. 30. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 18-16 win for the Browns.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cleveland's No. 27-ranked offense (18.2 PPG) against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 21 at 24.4 PPG. The Browns passing attack has averaged 228.8 yards per game, less than the Seahawks give up through the air (268.2 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Seahawks feature the league's No. 7-rated road run defense, allowing 92.7 yards per game. Cleveland, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.
Seattle won its last outing, a 36-25 result against the Giants on October 9. The Seahawks covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 61 combined points took the game OVER the total. Doug Baldwin was good for 136 receiving yards in the Seahawks's most recent action, helping his team to a 36-25 victory over the Giants.
In their last action, Cleveland was a 24-17 loser on the road against the Raiders. They earned a push of the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Colt McCoy passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Raiders, who won 24-17 on Sunday.
Seattle Seahawks Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 2-8
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 3-7
Cleveland Browns Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 5-5
A few Seahawks at Browns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seattle's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Seattle's last 16 games
Seattle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Seattle is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Cleveland is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Cleveland is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Seattle home to Cincinnati, Sunday, October 30
Cleveland at San Francisco, Sunday, October 30