|Game||Arizona Cardinals vs Cleveland Browns|
|Date & Time||Sunday December 15, 2019, 4:05 PM (EST)|
State Farm Stadium Glendale, AZ
CLE -2.5 O/U 48
The Cleveland Browns are set to visit State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona for a Week 15 clash against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cleveland Browns come into this matchup with a 6-7 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Cincinnati Bengals, 27-19. QB Baker Mayfield struggled to find much consistency through the air for Cleveland as he connected on 11 of his 24 pass attempts for 192 yards and 2 interceptions. RB Nick Chubb had a productive game on the ground for the Browns as he ran for 106 yards on 15 carries.
The Cleveland Browns were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals as they held them to 19 points while forcing 1 turnover. DT Larry Ogunjobi led the way for the Cleveland defense with 9 tackles and half a sack. The secondary had a productive outing for the Browns as CB Denzel Ward pitched in 5 tackles, 2 pass deflections, and 1 interception while safety Sheldrick Redwine pitched in 8 tackles and 1 pass deflection.
The Arizona Cardinals come into this matchup with a 3-9-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-17. QB Kyler Murray struggled to find much consistency through the air for Arizona as he connected on 20 of his 30 pass attempts for 194 yards, 2 TDs, and 3 interceptions. WR Christian Kirk was the top target for Murray and the Cardinals as he hauled in 8 catches for 85 yards.
The Arizona Cardinals were solid on the defensive side of the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers as they held them to 16 points and a total of 275 yards of offense. Safety Budda Baker led the way for the Arizona defense with 8 tackles. The Cardinals were able to get into the Pittsburgh backfield a handful of times as LB Tanner Vallejo, LB Christian Jones, and DE Rodney Gunter were able to record sacks for the unit.
Recent Betting Trends
- Browns are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Under is 5-1-1 in Browns last 7 games following a ATS win.
- Cardinals are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- Over is 5-1 in Cardinals last 6 vs. a team with a losing record.
The Cleveland Browns have some momentum heading into this game as they have won 4 of their last 5 games, and I expect them to continue their success against an Arizona team that has dropped 6 straight. The Browns have one of the most talented offenses in the NFL as Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry form one of the best WR duos while Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb can run wild on any team. The Cleveland offense should be able to find success against the Arizona defense as they are one of the worst units in the NFL (28.8 PPG), but the Cleveland defense has been improved which could spell trouble for rookie QB Kyler Murray. I expect the Browns to force Kyler Murray into a couple of interceptions as the secondary is finally healthy, and the offense will get their points. Final Score Prediction, Cleveland Browns win and cover ATS 27-20.