Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns Online NFL Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
There’s a lot of online NFL betting buzz surrounding Baker Mayfield. After seeing Mayfield come in and win the Browns’ Week 3 matchup against the Jets, earning a free beer for everyone in Cleveland by snapping their losing streak. And even though Mayfield & Co. were robbed in Week 4 by some questionable refereeing, Cleveland was able to deliver a massive upset over the Ravens this past weekend. Does this mean they’ll be sportsbook favorites at home in this upcoming Sunday’s Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns matchup?
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns – Sunday, October 14th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
NFL Betting Online Odds:
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles charges into this weekend’s action sporting a 3-2 record that ranks them as the 2nd best team in the AFC West. Unfortunately for the Chargers, the division is currently lead by the 5-0 Kansas City Chiefs, who are arguably the best team in the league right now. Although the Chargers have two losses this season, they’ve been against two of the best teams in the NFL; the Chiefs and the Rams. Obviously it would’ve been better for Los Angeles to have come out on top there, but the point is that the Chargers have also looked good thus far into the season. But this weekend the Chargers’ 22nd ranked defense will have to hold off the hottest rookie in the NFL. Ultimately it will probably be up to Philip Rivers and the 8th best offense in the NFL to come out on top here. Right now LA is scoring 27.4 which beats the Browns’ 22.8 per game, but we’ll have to see how things pan out on Sunday.
Players to Watch: Philip Rivers (1,495 passing yards, 13 TD, 2 INT), Melvin Gordon (334 rushing yards, 3 TD, 0 F), and Keenan Allen (372 receiving yards, 1 TD, 32 REC).
Without a doubt, the Browns look like a new team with Mayfield at the helm. It’s not necessarily that Mayfield has put up the same numbers as Mahomes per say, it has more to do with how electrifying he is as a player. Once he steps onto the field, you can tangibly see a change in Cleveland’s atmosphere. On top of that, this past Sunday’s 12-9 win over the Baltimore Ravens – a very tough team, proves that Cleveland is ready to compete with the best of them. The Browns bring the 12th best defense in the NFL in points allowed and have the 2nd best rushing offense on top of that. The Chargers have been pretty good against the run so far into the season, but they’ll really be put to the test this weekend. It’s interesting to see how much the NFL betting online odds are favoring the Browns here. But that’s ultimately what happens when a team with an above average defense and great running game gets a competent quarterback. And at the end of the day, Mayfield isn’t just electrifying, he’s also a terrific playmaker.
Players to Watch: Baker Mayfield (838 passing yards, 3 TD, 3 INT), Carlos Hyde (348 rushing yards, 5 TD, 1 F), and Jarvis Landry (381 receiving yards, 1 TD, 29 REC).
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Predictions
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns matchup? Surprisingly, the Browns seem like the better pick here. They’ll be playing at home and will have an entire stadium behind Mayfield. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 31-28 Cleveland.