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Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos Week 15 Betting Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos Betting odds

The end of the 2018 online NFL betting season is in sight which means that Saturday Night Football is finally upon us. One of the first Saturday night matchups to wager on is this weekend’s Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos contest. Neither team has much of a shot at the playoffs so they’ll be settling for a solid outing this Saturday night. So which team are the NFL legal betting lines pegging as the favorite this upcoming weekend?

Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos – Saturday, December 15th   

When: 8:20 pm ET

Where: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

TV: NFL Network

Stream: NFL Game Pass

Online NFL Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Browns +2½ (-105) 45 (-115)   +125
Broncos -2½ (-115) 45 (-105) -145
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Cleveland Browns        

The Browns enter this Week 15 contest sporting a 5-7-1 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the AFC North. But with a 3-1 record in their last 4 matchups, Cleveland is hopeful they can close out the season with a winning record. This would be massive for a franchise that has long been considered the worst team in the NFL. Ultimately Baker Mayfield is coming into his own right as the future of this franchise. This can be largely attributed to new offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens who has turned Mayfield into what looks like a Pro Bowl quarterback seemingly overnight. With Baker Mayfield leading the charge this weekend, the Browns should be able to upset Denver on the road.

Players to Watch: Baker Mayfield (2,877 passing yards, 19 TD, 10 INT), Nick Chubb (760 rushing yards, 8 TD, 0 F), and Jarvis Landry (790 receiving yards, 3 TD, 69 REC).

Denver Broncos 

The Broncos ride into this weekend’s matchup sporting a 6-7 record that ranks them 3rd in the AFC West. The franchise has had an up and down season that has largely been derailed by a lack of consistency on offense. Right now the Broncos are averaging 22.3 per game, which is right near the 22.5 mark that Cleveland puts up. On top of that, the Broncos have a better defense on the season since they’re giving up 21.7 while Cleveland allots 25.5. If those numbers pan out this weekend, Denver should be able to come out on top here no sweat. However, Mayfield has been playing exceptionally well as of late and has this Browns team motivated and performing at a higher level than usual. It’ll be interesting to see how the rook fares against the dogs in Denver’s defense.

Players to Watch: Case Keenum (3,139 passing yards, 15 TD, 10 INT), Philip Lindsay (967 rushing yards, 9 TD, 0 F), and Emmanuel Sanders (868 receiving yards, 4 TD, 71 REC).

Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games when playing Denver
  • Cleveland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Denver
  • Cleveland is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Denver
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 5 games at home
  • Denver is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Denver is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos matchup? This one is a bit of a tossup but siding with the Browns just feels better. Take them straight up here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 24-17 Cleveland.