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houston texans vs cleveland browns prediction 12/24/2023 sport preview

Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns Prediction & Betting Tips 12/24/2023

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Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns 12/24/2023:
  • Take the Texans on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Browns (+2.5)
  • Our NFL model projects 40 points, and we suggest taking the under

Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns Preview

Facing off at 1:00 on Sunday, December 24th is the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans. This game will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston TX. Carrying the game is CBS.

Check out BetCoco for Houston Texans – Cleveland Browns odds

Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Browns and Texans faced off one time last season with the Browns picking up a 27-14 win. In last year’s matchup, the Browns covered the spread, while the teams combined for 41 which was below the over/under line of 46.5 points. In the win, the Browns racked up 304 yards of total offense compared to the Texans at 283. The Browns rushed for 174 yards and threw for 130 in the game.

In the last three games between Houston and Cleveland, the Browns have dominated the series, going 3-0. This includes a convincing margin of victory of 8 points per contest. Across the last three head-to-head matchups, Cleveland is averaging 22 points compared to Houston at 14.

Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns Prediction

So far this season, the Browns are 9-5 overall which has the team placed 2nd in the AFC-North. This record has come while going 2-4 as the underdog and 7-1 when favored. Thus far this season, the Browns hold a record above .500 against the spread, marked at 8-5-1. Their average scoring margin in the current season is +1.4. To date this season, games involving Cleveland rank 18th in total points. Their over/under record stands at 7-6-1, and the average over/under line for their games is 38.5 points.

The Browns come in with an average 22.1 points per game on offense, which has them 11th in the NFL. On defense, the Browns come into the game ranked 1st in tackles for loss and 7th in sacks. Opponents are scoring 20.6 points per game vs. them along with an average of 261.1 yards per contest.

With an overall record of 8-6, the Texans are 3rd in the AFC-South. This record also has them 8th in the AFC. At home, Houston is 5-2 compared to a record of 3-4 on the road. So far this season, the Texans are above .500 vs. the spread at 7-7. Their average scoring margin this season is +0.8. So far this season, the Texans have been given an average over/under line of 42.4 points. Their games have averaged 42.9 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 5-9.

The Texans come in with an average of 21.9 points per game which is 13th in the NFL. Defensively, the Texans come into the game allowing an average of 239.1 passing yards per game and 93.5 rushing yards. When it comes to sacks, Houston ranks 10th among other defenses. Overall, they are giving up 21.1 points on 332.6 yards.

With the Texans being favored by 2.5, our NFL analytics models has this one playing out 21-19 in favor of the Texans. Our analytics assigns Houston a 53% chance of defeating the Browns.

Houston Texans vs Cleveland Browns Betting Tips

  • Take the Texans on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Browns (+2.5)
  • Our NFL model projects 40 points, and we suggest taking the under

Houston Texans Injury Report

  • Scott Quessenberry – Knee (Out)
  • M.J. Stewart – Shoulder (Out)
  • Jimmie Ward – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Eric Murray – Knee (Out)
  • Hassan Ridgeway – Achilles (Out)
  • George Fant – Hip (Questionable)
  • Grayland Arnold – Calf (Out)
  • Kendrick Green – Knee (Out)
  • Nico Collins – Calf (Questionable)
  • Blake Cashman – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Tavierre Thomas – Hamstring (Out)
  • Tytus Howard – Knee (Out)
  • Kenyon Green – Shoulder (Out)
  • Teagan Quitoriano – Groin (Out)
  • C.J. Stroud – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Dylan Horton – Personal (Out)
  • Jarrett Patterson – Ankle (Out)
  • Will Anderson Jr. – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Tank Dell – Leg (Out)
  • Troy Hairston – Back (Out)
  • DJ Scaife – Leg (Out)
  • Jared Wayne – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jesse Matthews – Knee (Out)
  • Kilian Zierer – Ankle (Out)

Cleveland Browns Injury Report

  • Dawand Jones – Knee (Out)
  • Michael Woods II – Suspension (Out)
  • Dawson Deaton – Knee (Out)
  • Grant Delpit – Groin (Out)
  • Jacob Phillips – Pectoral (Out)
  • Jedrick Wills Jr. – Knee (Out)
  • Jordan Kunaszyk – Calf (Questionable)
  • Drew Forbes – Illness (Out)
  • Mike Ford – Illness (Questionable)
  • Juan Thornhill – Calf (Questionable)
  • Jakeem Grant Sr. – Knee (Out)
  • Jack Conklin – Knee (Out)
  • Rodney McLeod Jr. – Bicep (Out)
  • Ty Nsekhe – Bicep (Out)
  • Joel Bitonio – Back (Questionable)
  • Ethan Pocic – Stinger (Questionable)
  • Anthony Walker Jr. – Knee (Questionable)
  • Deshaun Watson – Shoulder (Out)
  • Nick Chubb – Knee (Out)
  • Maurice Hurst II – Pectoral (Out)
  • Ogbo Okoronkwo – Pectoral (Questionable)

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