NFL

Kansas City Chiefs vs Cleveland Browns

Kansas City
Chiefs
7 - 1
Cleveland
Browns
2 - 5 - 1
November 04, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
 | Cleveland Browns Stadium

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Kansas City
Chiefs
7 - 1
Cleveland
Browns
2 - 5 - 1
November 04, 2018, 1:00 PM EST
 | Cleveland Browns Stadium
  • The Browns were 3-26-1 straight up and 10-19-1 against the spread in Hue Jackson’s final 30 games. Cleveland’s head coach was fired, along with offensive coordinator Todd Haley, a day after a 33-18 loss at Pittsburgh dropped the Browns to 2-5-1 on the season and 5-3 against the spread. That’s right, half of the Browns’ ATS wins over the past 30 games have come this season.

    A Brandon McManus 36-yard field goal was the difference between the Chiefs’ ATS record improving to 8-0 rather than falling to 7-1. Denver’s kicker converted with less than two minutes to go to cut Kansas City’s lead from 10 to seven when they were -9. The Chiefs are still 11-1 ATS over their past 12 games dating back to last season.

    The Chiefs open as 8.5-point road favorites, the Browns moneyline is +285 and the point total opened at 52.5 before it pulled back to 52.

    SHARK BITES
    • The Chiefs are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games after an ATS loss.
    • The total has gone OVER in five of the Chiefs’ last six games on the road (avg. combined score: 66.33).
    • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the Browns’ last 16 games at home (avg. combined score: 36.31).

    Chiefs vs Browns Game Center

    WHAT WE LEARNED: WEEK 8

    Browns – By trading Josh Gordon to the Patriots and losing Rashard Higgins to a knee injury, the Browns passing game is very limited. Baker Mayfield averaged 318.5 pass yards per game in his first two starts, but only 211 over the past three. His offensive line is doing him no favors as the rookie quarterback was running for his life much of Week 8 and hobbled off the field late in the game.

    Rookie running back Nick Chubb has rushed 36 times for 145 yards or 4.0 yards per rush in two games since replacing Carlos Hyde as the lead back.

    Cleveland’s offense averaged just 4.5 yards per play over the past three weeks, which ranks 29th in the NFL.

    Chiefs – On a day where Kareem Hunt was held to 3.1 yards per carry and Tyreek Hill to three receptions before having to leave the game with a groin injury, Patrick Mahomes and Sammy Watkins connected eight times for 107 yards and two scores.

    Their 23rd-ranked rush defense allowed Phillip Lindsay and Devontae Booker to combine for 173 rush yards on 27 carries.

    NEXT LEVEL TREND: END-ZONE ALLERGIES

    After averaging 25.5 points per game in September, the Browns offense has regressed significantly and averaged just 16.8 points per game the past four weeks. Over the past three years, NFL teams that score fewer than 17 points in a game are 58-384-2 straight up and 71-362-12 against the spread.

    NEXT LEVEL TREND: END-ZONE ADDICTION

    Two months into the season, the Chiefs’ nose for the end zone remains the same. They’re averaging 36.3 points per game this season and averaged 36.3 points per game in October. Over the past three years, NFL teams that score more than 36 points in a game are 124-10 SU and 118-2-4 ATS.

    CLEVELAND, OHIO FORECAST

    Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 50s and a small chance of showers. The wind shouldn’t play a factor.

    Keep tabs on Browns kicker Greg Joseph’s employment status this week. After missing a field goal and extra point at Pittsburgh, there’s a chance he follows Hue and Todd out the door. Kansas City kicker Harrison Butker has converted 13 of 14 field-goal attempts and 35 of 36 extra points.

    MY PICK

    Although they’ve only met four times in Cleveland over the past 16 seasons, it’s the first time since 2006 that Kansas City has been a road favorite in this matchup. The teams are 2-2 ATS in the previous four meetings. This will mark only the fourth time since 1992 that the Chiefs have been favored by 8.5 or more points on the road and they’re 1-2 ATS in the previous three, which includes a 12-9 straight-up loss at the Giants last season when favored by 10.

    The only way I can see Cleveland covering is if Chubb and Duke Johnson follow Denver’s lead and run the ball, control the clock and keep the Chiefs offense off the field. I don’t see that happening.

    Chiefs cover.

Odds

Sunday, November 4 Sun Nov 4


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-8.5
-110
-357
o52.5
-105
+8.5
-110
+285
u52.5
-115
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-7.5
-116
-410
o51
-107
+7.5
-104
+340
u51
-113

Edge Finder

29.20
Points Scored
21.24
288.85
Passing Yards
202.59
115.70
Rushing Yards
146.47
30:21
Time on Field
31:49
64.00
Number of Plays
65.65
6.32
Yards Per Play
5.32
29.20
Points Scored
21.24
5.50
First Quarter
4.00
9.95
Second Quarter
5.71
6.35
Third Quarter
4.35
6.95
Fourth Quarter
6.82
288.85
Passing Yards
202.59
37.90
Pass Attempts
31.76
25.60
Pass Completions
19.71
1.45
Sacks
2.59
9.95
Sack Yards
15.65
11.28
Yards Per Pass
10.28
115.70
Rushing Yards
146.47
24.65
Rush Attempts
31.29
4.69
Yards Per Rush
4.68
0.60
Interceptions
0.71
1.20
Fumbles
0.76
0.60
Fumbles Lost
0.53
1.20
Total Turnovers
1.24
4.85
Penalties
6.00
46.85
Penalty Yards
50.88
30:21
Time on Field
31:49
64.00
Number of Plays
65.65
6.32
Yards Per Play
5.32
3.15
Punts
3.59
49.60
Punt Average
48.51
68.45
Return Yards
76.35

Head To Head

KC
Stat Type CLE
5-3
Record
3-5
3-5
ATS
5-3
5-3
O/U
5-3
25.75
Points Scored
25.62
145.75
Rush Yds
144.50
31.25
Pass Attempts
31.00
64.00
Completion %
59.68
232.62
Passing Yds
208.50
378.38
Total Yds
353
1.25
Turnovers
1.50
KC
Stat Type CLE
2-1
Record
1-2
0-3
ATS
3-0
1-2
O/U
1-2
15.67
Points Scored
20.00
150.67
Rush Yds
147.67
26.33
Pass Attempts
32.67
62.03
Completion %
53.06
149.00
Passing Yds
205.67
299.67
Total Yds
353.33
0.67
Turnovers
0.67
Dec 27/15 (1 of 10)
KC
Stat Type CLE
Home
Away
17
Points Scored
13
-11.5
ATS
+11.5
42.5 o
O/U
42.5 u
136
Rush Yds
232
22
Pass Attempts
32
68.18
Completion %
40.63
122
Passing Yds
136
258
Total Yds
368
1
Turnovers
1
Oct 27/13 (2 of 10)
KC
Stat Type CLE
Home
Away
23
Points Scored
17
-7
ATS
+7
39 o
O/U
39 u
136
Rush Yds
57
36
Pass Attempts
36
66.67
Completion %
61.11
195
Passing Yds
283
331
Total Yds
340
0
Turnovers
1
Dec 9/12 (3 of 10)
KC
Stat Type CLE
Away
Home
7
Points Scored
30
+7
ATS
-7
38 o
O/U
38 u
180
Rush Yds
154
21
Pass Attempts
30
47.62
Completion %
56.67
130
Passing Yds
198
310
Total Yds
352
1
Turnovers
0
Sep 19/10 (4 of 10)
KC
Stat Type CLE
Away
Home
16
Points Scored
14
+3
ATS
-3
38 o
O/U
38 u
140
Rush Yds
73
28
Pass Attempts
31
57.14
Completion %
51.61
172
Passing Yds
226
312
Total Yds
299
2
Turnovers
2
Dec 20/09 (5 of 10)
KC
Stat Type CLE
Home
Away
34
Points Scored
41
-2.5
ATS
+2.5
38.5 o
O/U
38.5 u
168
Rush Yds
351
40
Pass Attempts
18
55.00
Completion %
55.56
323
Passing Yds
66
491
Total Yds
417
1
Turnovers
3
Dec 3/06 (6 of 10)
KC
Stat Type CLE
Away
Home
28
Points Scored
31
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
35.5 o
O/U
35.5 u
124
Rush Yds
150
32
Pass Attempts
34
75.00
Completion %
67.65
293
Passing Yds
288
417
Total Yds
438
2
Turnovers
2
Nov 9/03 (7 of 10)
KC
Stat Type CLE
Home
Away
41
Points Scored
20
-9
ATS
+9
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
88
Rush Yds
80
42
Pass Attempts
27
69.05
Completion %
70.37
350
Passing Yds
119
438
Total Yds
199
2
Turnovers
2
Sep 8/02 (8 of 10)
KC
Stat Type CLE
Away
Home
40
Points Scored
39
+1.5
ATS
-1.5
36 o
O/U
36 u
194
Rush Yds
59
29
Pass Attempts
40
68.97
Completion %
70.00
276
Passing Yds
352
470
Total Yds
411
1
Turnovers
1
Sep 9/79 (9 of 10)
KC
Stat Type CLE
Home
Away
24
Points Scored
27
ATS
O/U
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
68.97
Completion %
68.97
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Oct 22/78 (10 of 10)
KC
Stat Type CLE
Home
Away
17
Points Scored
3
ATS
O/U
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
68.97
Completion %
68.97
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0

Team Records

KC
Record CLE
7-1
All
2-5-1
4-0
Home
2-1-1
3-1
Away
0-4
7-1
ATS
5-3
3-1
ATS Home
3-1
4-0
ATS Away
2-2
4-4
O/U
4-4
1-3
O/U Home
2-2
3-1
O/U Away
2-2
KC
Record CLE
6-1
All
2-3-1
3-0
Home
2-1-1
3-1
Away
0-2
6-1
ATS
3-3
2-1
ATS Home
3-1
4-0
ATS Away
0-2
3-4
O/U
4-2
0-3
O/U Home
2-2
3-1
O/U Away
2-0
KC
Record CLE
3-0
All
1-1-1
1-0
Home
1-0-1
2-0
Away
0-1
2-1
ATS
2-1
0-1
ATS Home
2-0
2-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
KC
Record CLE
7-1
All
2-5-1
4-0
Home
2-1-1
3-1
Away
0-4
7-1
ATS
5-3
3-1
ATS Home
3-1
4-0
ATS Away
2-2
4-4
O/U
4-4
1-3
O/U Home
2-2
3-1
O/U Away
2-2

Gametime Weather

Weather
12:00 pm EST Partly Cloudy
11ºC / 52ºF
57% Humidity
0% Precipitation
59% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 12
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Oct 28, 2018DEN30-23W-9/53.5L/U49291340189222411-1
Oct 21, 2018CIN45-10W-6.5/56.5W/U198353551651742390
Oct 14, 2018NE40-43L+3.5/59.5W/O943524461733275001
Oct 7, 2018JAC30-14W-3/48W/U126298424101401502-3
Oct 1, 2018DEN27-23W-3.5/53.5W/U142304446159226385-1
Sep 23, 2018SF38-27W-6/53.5W/O773073841782284060
Sep 16, 2018PIT42-37W+4/52.5W/O127322449334424751
Sep 9, 2018LAC38-28W+3/48.5W/O106256362123418541-2
Jan 6, 2018TEN21-22L-8.5/44.5L/U69256325202195397-2
Dec 31, 2017DEN27-24W+3/37.5W/O110269379110226336-1
View Game Logs
Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Oct 28, 2018PIT18-33L+8.5/47.5L/O74163237168253421-1
Oct 21, 2018TB23-26L+3.5/52.5W/U119186305114342456-3
Oct 14, 2018LAC14-38L-1/47L/O1032143172462034491
Oct 7, 2018BAL12-9W+3/44.5W/U112304416116294410-1
Sep 30, 2018OAK42-45L+2.5/44.5L/O2082794871394265652
Sep 20, 2018NYJ21-17W-3/41W/U133190323107161268-3
Sep 16, 2018NO18-21L+9.5/51W/U9323432762213275-1
Sep 9, 2018PIT21-21T+3.5/41W/O177150327159313472-5
Dec 31, 2017PIT24-28L+5/38.5W/O1022723741242243480
Dec 24, 2017CHI3-20L+5.5/37L/U75178253971612583
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