Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns - 12/15/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns - 12/15/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns (5-7-1) at Denver Broncos (6-7)

NFL Football: Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm (Sports Authority Field at Mile High)

The Line: Denver Broncos -3 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos meet Saturday in week 15 NFL action at Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

The Cleveland Browns look to keep playing spoiler after winning three of their last four games. The Cleveland Browns have lost five of their last six road games. Baker Mayfield is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 2,877 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Mayfield has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Jarvis Landry and David Njoku have combined for 1,264 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Antonio Callaway has 34 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 120.2 yards per contest, and Nick Chubb leads the way with 760 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 25.5 points and 411.2 yards per game. Jamie Collins Sr. leads the Cleveland Browns with 86 tackles, Myles Garrett has 12.5 sacks and Damarious Randall has four interceptions.

The Denver Broncos need a win here to get back to a .500 record and keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The Denver Broncos have split their last six home games. Case Keenum is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 3,139 yards, 15 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Keenum has one or less touchdown passes in eight of his last 12 games. Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton have combined for 1,440 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Jeff Heuerman has 31 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 130.2 yards per contest, and Phillip Lindsay leads the way with 967 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Denver is allowing 21.7 points and 383.4 yards per game. Todd Davis leads the Denver Broncos with 100 tackles, Von Miller has 13.5 sacks and Chris Harris Jr. has three interceptions.

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The Browns are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC and 17-37-1 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The Broncos are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Browns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The under is 5-0-1 in Broncos last 6 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Browns last 5 vs. AFC.

The Cleveland Browns are enjoying their best stretch of football in years and the confidence is growing, but they have five of their six road games this season and the last two losses came by double digits. The Denver Broncos are coming off a brutal road loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and it's going to be interesting to see how this club bounces back with their playoff hopes on life support. The Cleveland Browns have failed to cover three of their last four games as an underdog of at least three points. The Denver Broncos are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games as a favorite of at least three points. The Browns are playing well and it's enough to consider them in the underdog role. However, playing in Denver is never easy, especially on short rest. The Broncos are a desperate team that will have a chip on their shoulder with the way last week went down. I look for Lindsay to get more touches and for the Broncos to grind out a victory, winning by a touchdown.

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Randy’s Pick Denver Broncos -3

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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