Cleveland Browns (4-2) vs. Seattle Seahawks (4-2)
Cleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks 10/29/23 – As we head into Week 8 of the NFL season, two teams with identical records, the Cleveland Browns and the Seattle Seahawks, are set to face off. Both teams are positioned at 4-2, promising an exciting contest that has caught the attention of football aficionados eager for top NFL total picks.
With regard to Cleveland Browns, Jerome Ford has emerged as a standout performer on both ends of the ball. Over six games he amassed 344 rushing yards with an impressive average of 4.4 yards per carry and his ability to break away is evidenced with his longest rush covering 69 yards. On receiving end, Amari Cooper has been Cleveland’s star performer accumulating 389 yards on 24 receptions from 47 targets for an astounding average of 16.2 yards per reception and making significant gains after receiving it (63 yards in total!).
Kenneth Walker III has been the primary ball carrier for Seattle. On 109 attempts he’s run for 450 yards at an average 4.1 yards per carry; making him an effective threat on the ground. DK Metcalf has become their go-to receiver. In only 5 games Metcalf has received 22 receptions from 32 targets totalling 337 yards with an average 15.3 yard catch and 78 after catch averages, showing his athleticism and making plays that lead to success on an individual basis.
Cleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks 10/29/23 Game Info
|When:||Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 4:05 PM ET|
|Stream:||NFL Game Pass|
Deshaun Watson QB vs. Geno Smith QB
The Browns’ Deshaun Watson, in his 4 games, has shown a steady arm with a completion rate of 61.7%. He’s thrown for 683 yards, which averages out to 170.8 yards per game. However, his passer rating stands at 80.9, possibly due to the 3 interceptions against his 4 touchdowns. Watson’s biggest concern might be the number of times he’s been sacked – a total of 12 times, leading to a loss of 61 yards.
Seattle’s Geno Smith, in contrast, has had more playing time with 6 games under his belt. His completion rate is commendable at 68.6%, translating to 1,391 passing yards – an average of 231.8 yards per game. With 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, his passer rating is notably higher than Watson’s, standing at 93.6. Despite this, Smith has also faced pressure, being sacked 13 times resulting in a loss of 109 yards.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Seattle Seahawks -160, Total Odds: 40
The current betting odds seem to favor the Seahawks, reflecting their home advantage and recent performances. The point spread stands at -3 for Seattle, indicating the game might be closer than one would expect. Given the recent trends and the total odds set at 40, it’s worth considering the UNDER given both teams’ defensive strengths.
Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
It’s notable that the total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland’s last 13 games. Their 4-2 SU in their last 6 games indicates a decent form. However, their historical performance against Seattle isn’t as promising, with a 2-7 SU in their last 9 matchups. The Browns have also struggled on the road lately, going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
Seattle, on the other hand, seems to be on a roll with 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. They have also maintained a solid 4-1 SU record in their recent 5 games. Their matchups against Cleveland tend to lean in their favor with the total going UNDER in 4 of the last 6 games. At Lumen Field, the Seahawks have shown defensive prowess, with the total going UNDER in 5 of their last 6 home games.
Cleveland Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks 10/29/23 Betting Picks
Taking into account the recent performances and betting trends, it looks to be a closely contested match. The Browns, despite their challenges on the road, have shown resilience this season and have the potential to pull off an upset. The Seahawks, with their home advantage, will undoubtedly present a formidable challenge.
Given the stats and the recent performances, the UNDER on the total seems like a viable option. The game could very well be decided by the defensive units of both teams. For those looking for the best premium picks today, considering the Seahawks to win but not cover the spread might be a worthy option.
Free Pick and Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 21, Cleveland Browns 20.