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Betting NFL Week 3 Rams vs. Browns Odds, Trends and Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Los Angeles Rams vs. Cleveland Browns NFL betting odds, trends and game preview

Following their week one debacle of a loss to the Tennessee Titans the Brows faced immediate Pro football betting skepticism. Many gamblers believed that a few meaningless wins at the end of last year generated too much hype. It follows that Cleveland’s impressive Monday night win at the Jets has convinced a lot of folks to step back off the ledge. By contrast, the Rams have been rock solid in the start of their NFC title defense. Defensively the Rams have been more impressive than with their highly touted offense. And that could be the formula that ensures championship success.

Los Angeles Rams vs. Cleveland Browns

When: Saturday, September 22, 8:20 p.m. ET
Where: First Energy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
TV: NBC
Stream: NFL Game Plan

Los Angeles Rams vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Rams -3 (-110) 49 (-115) -155
Browns +3 (-110) 49 (-105) +135
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Los Angeles Rams

Now the Rams are 2-0 both straight up and with the odds. Week two saw Los Angeles shut down Drew Brees and the revenge-minded Saints 27-9 as two-point home chalks. So far, the Rams have gotten strong production from Todd Gurley and the seventh-ranked ground attack. LA has a reputation for being a scoring machine but has flashed a responsible look. To demonstrate, the Rams boast the NFL’s fifth-ranked defense. Offensively they rank 14th overall and 21st for the pass. Quarterback Jared Goff is not putting up crazy numbers but still wins.

Players to Watch: QB Jared Goff (63% COMP, 469 YDS, 7.0 AVG, 2 TD, 1 INT, 87.2 RTG), RB Todd Gurley (30 RSH, 160 YDS, 5.3 YPC, 1 TD), RB Malcolm Brown (17 RSH, 90 YDS, 5.3 YPC, 2 TD), WR Cooper King (12 REC, 166 YDS, 13.8 YPC, 0 TD), WR Brandin Cooks (5 REC, 22.6 AVG, 1 TD), WR Robert Woods (10 REC, 103 YDS, 10.3 YPC, 0 TD), TE Tyler Higbee (6 REC, 41 YDS, 6.8 YPC, 1 TD), PK Greg Zuerlein (5-6 FG, 6-6 XP)

Cleveland Browns

Specifically, the Browns 23-3 win at the Jets has cooled off the rage of fans and gamblers from week one. Cleveland is now 1-1 both straight up and with the line. Most important of all is the fact that the Browns defense has shown improvement. Cleveland ranks seventh in the NFL for total defense and fifth against the pass. Baker Mayfield remains inconsistent at quarterback. Indeed, Mayfield still has to prove he has the maturity to make sustain success over an entire season.

Players to Watch: QB Baker Mayfield (60% COMP, 610 YDS, 8.4 AVG, 2 TD, 4 INT, 73.4 RTG), RB Nick Chubb (35 RSH, 137 YDS, 3.9 YPC, 1 TD, 7 REC, 46 YDS, 0 TD), WR Jarvis Landry (7 REC, 99 YDS, 14.1 YPC, 0 TD), RB D’Ernest Johnson (4 RSH, 21 YDS, 5.3 YPC, 0 TD, 5 REC, 65 YDS, 13.0, 0 TD), PKAustin Seibert (3-3 FG, 3-4 XP)

Los Angeles Rams vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Rams

5-2 on their board in their last 7 road games
2-6 under the total away from home
2-3-1 with the odds in road games against the AFC North
0-6 under the total away from home vs. the AFC North
4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against the Browns
2-3 under the total in their series with Cleveland

Cleveland Browns

5-4 ATS in their last 9 games at First Energy Stadium
3-4-1 under the total at home
3-2-1 ATS in home games against the NFC West
1-4 under the total when hosting NFC West teams
0-2 ATS at home against the Rams with 1-1 on totals

Los Angeles Rams vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Picks

On this occasion, the Rams should deliver good sportsbook value on the road. As was previously noted LA gets the money on the road and at Cleveland.

Score Prediction: Los Angeles Rams 31, Cleveland Browns 17