Cleveland Browns (7-3) vs. Denver Broncos (5-5)
Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos 11/26/23 – As the NFL advances into Week 12, a compelling football matchup previews the clash between the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos, set to unfold on Sunday, November 26, 2023. With the Browns holding a strong 7-3 record and the Broncos balancing at 5-5, this game, scheduled at the high-altitude Empower Field at Mile High, promises a mix of strategy, skill, and sheer willpower. Broadcasting on FOX at 4:05 PM ET, this game is a key fixture for both teams, eyeing a strong finish as the season progresses.
The Browns’ offense features a powerful combination of running and receiving. Jerome Ford has been an impressive force on the ground, amassing 563 yards over 10 games at an average 4.1 yards per attempt and scoring three rushing touchdowns. Amari Cooper stands out as their primary receiving threat; 45 receptions for 749 yards with two touchdowns underlining 16.6 yards per reception as evidence of his big play abilities; his connection with quarterback Deshaun Watson especially on long throws has provided their offense with an effective edge.
On the other side, Denver Broncos bring their own offensive prowess. Javonte Williams has been an effective contributor in the running game, amassing 436 yards on 111 carries for an average per carry rate of 3.9 yards indicating a consistent but non-explosive ground attack. Courtland Sutton leads their aerial attack with 41 receptions totalling 433 yards and seven touchdowns over nine games; his ability to find the end zone and 10.6 average yards per reception makes him an extremely dangerous weapon especially during red zone scenarios.
Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos Game Info
|Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 4:05 PM ET
|Empower Field at Mile High
|NFL Game Pass
Deshaun Watson QB vs. Russell Wilson QB
Deshaun Watson has had an uneven performance for the Browns this season. Over six games, he completed 105 out of 171 passes (61.4% completion rate), amassing 1115 passing yards, seven touchdowns, and four interceptions while recording an 84.3 passer rating. Watson’s agility has allowed for extended plays but 17 sacks indicate some vulnerability under pressure.
Russell Wilson has played nine games for the Broncos so far and posted an impressive 67.9% completion rate across 262 attempts (178 of 262); 1806 passing yards with 18 touchdowns against only four interceptions result in an outstanding 104 passer rating. Wilson’s experience and pocket presence have proven valuable while 30 sacks may indicate issues in protection from his offensive line.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland Browns -151, Total Odds: 42
The betting odds lean slightly towards the Browns, with a -1.5 spread at -116 and a -151 moneyline. The total for the game is set at 42, with equal -111 odds for over or under.
Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Browns have enjoyed impressive recent results against the spread (ATS), going 4-1-1 over their last six games against Denver ATS and 5-2-2 straight up (SU). Yet their record against them on the road, particularly at Mile High is concerning with 2-11-1 SU records dating back 13 games against them and 1-7-8 overall records at Mile High respectively.
Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos have had an excellent record recently, going 4-1 SU over their last five games while struggling ATS against Cleveland at home with 2-5 record against them over seven home games played – holding 7-1 against them. Furthermore, Denver’s recent trend of five consecutive unders may prove decisive here.
Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos 11/26/23 Betting Picks
Overall, this matchup presents an interesting contest between Cleveland’s recent form and Denver’s dominance against them historically at home. Total points may also be of note given their history of high-scoring games on the road for Cleveland. Betting trends and key player performances should all play into your decision making; but considering recent trends it might be prudent to favor Denver over Cleveland in their home arena due to their winning record against them over recent seasons. Keep an eye on total points while consulting your the best premium selections.
Free Pick and Prediction: Denver Broncos 24, Cleveland Browns 20