Arizona Cardinals (1-7) vs. Cleveland Browns (4-3)
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns 11/05/23 – As we approach the middle of the season, the Arizona Cardinals find themselves struggling with a 1-7 record as they prepare to face the more poised Cleveland Browns who boast a 4-3 standing. Set to unfold at the Cleveland Browns Stadium, this Week 9 matchup promises to be an intriguing battle between two teams with differing narratives this season. Dive in as we provide exclusive free NFL predictions on the game.
Analyzing the Cardinals, their rushing offense seems to be one of their few bright spots. James Conner, their primary running back, has accumulated a notable 364 yards in just 5 games, averaging a robust 5.4 yards per attempt. His ability to make significant gains is evidenced by his five rushes that went for over 20 yards. In the air, Marquise Brown stands out with 383 yards over 7 games. Averaging 12 yards per reception, Brown’s agility and capability to make crucial plays have been vital for Arizona’s offensive outings.
On the Browns’ end, their rushing department, led by Jerome Ford, has had its moments. Ford has rushed for 344 yards in 6 games, averaging 4.4 yards per rush. His most significant rush covers an impressive 69 yards. As for their aerial attack, Amari Cooper has been the linchpin. Over 6 games, Cooper has notched up 389 receiving yards, averaging an impressive 16.2 yards per reception. His longest reception spanned 58 yards, and he has consistently showcased his ability to make significant gains post-catch.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns 11/05/23 Game Info
|When:||Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Cleveland Browns Stadium|
|Stream:||NFL Game Pass|
Joshua Dobbs QB vs. Deshaun Watson QB
Joshua Dobbs has been at the helm for the Cardinals, playing 7 games. With a 62% completion rate, he’s accumulated 1,361 passing yards and averages 5.9 yards per pass attempt. While he’s thrown for 6 touchdowns, he’s been intercepted thrice. One concerning stat is the 15 sacks he’s faced, indicating potential protection issues from the offensive line.
On the other hand, Deshaun Watson, the Browns’ quarterback, has seen action in 4 games. With a completion rate of 61.7%, Watson has passed for 683 yards and averages a slightly better 6.4 yards per pass. He’s matched Dobbs with 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. The 12 sacks against Watson is another point of concern, hinting at potential vulnerabilities.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland Browns -350, Total Odds: 40
The Browns, given their superior record, are the favorites with a Moneyline of -350. The point spread suggests the Browns are expected to win by more than a touchdown. However, given the unpredictable nature of the game and the underlying stats, bettors might find value in exploring the Cardinals’ odds, especially with the +280 Moneyline.
Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been struggling recently, going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 0-5 SU in their last 5. Interestingly, the total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 7 games. When considering their past performances against the Browns, they are 4-1 ATS in their last 5, and even more impressively, 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Cleveland. This could indicate Arizona’s capability to rise to the occasion against the Browns.
Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
For the Browns, recent trends have been a mixed bag. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 7 games against Arizona but has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 7 home games. Their recent record against NFC teams, especially the NFC West division, isn’t too encouraging, as they’ve gone 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against NFC West opponents.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns 11/05/23 Betting Picks
The Cardinals seem to have a psychological edge over the Browns, having dominated recent encounters. However, with their current form and the Browns’ home advantage, it’s challenging to bet against Cleveland. The Browns should clinch this, but given the Cardinals’ ATS record against them, Arizona covering the spread seems a plausible scenario.
For those leaning towards the total, considering both teams’ recent trends and offensive showcases, an over on the 40 points might be the safer bet. Drawing from our pro sports analysis, the game might not be a blowout, but Cleveland should secure a win in a potentially tight encounter.
Free Pick and Prediction: Cleveland Browns 24, Arizona Cardinals 20