Houston Texans (2-6) at Cleveland Browns (5-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm (FirstEnergy Stadium)
The Line: Cleveland Browns -3 -- Over/Under: 54 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns meet Sunday in Cleveland in week 10 early NFL action at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The Houston Texans are 2-6 on the season and look to win back-to-back games for the first time since December of last year. The Houston Texans have lost three of their last four road games. Deshaun Watson is completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 2,376 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. Watson has two or more touchdown passes in six straight games. Will Fuller V and Brandin Cooks have combined for 1,100 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Randall Cobb has 33 receptions. The Houston Texans ground game is averaging 87.6 yards per contest, and David Johnson leads the way with 408 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 30.3 points and 416.9 yards per game. Zach Cunningham leads the Houston Texans with 78 tackles, JJ Watt has four sacks and Bradley Roby has one interception.
The Cleveland Browns are coming off a bye week and need a win after losing two of their last three games. The Cleveland Browns have won three of their last four home games. Baker Mayfield is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,514 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Mayfield has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. have combined for 738 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Austin Hooper has 22 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 150 yards per contest, and Kareem Hunt leads the way with 529 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 29.6 points and 371.4 yards per game. BJ Goodson leads the Cleveland Browns with 58 tackles, Myles Garrett has nine sacks and BJ Goodson has two interceptions.
The Texans are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Browns are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Texans last 5 road games. The over is 5-2 in Browns last 7 games overall. The Texans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Houston Texans have played better football over the last few weeks, but their only wins have come against the bad Jacksonville Jaguars, and their defense is one of the worst in the league, especially at stopping the run. The Cleveland Browns have had an extra week to prepare for this contest and are a top-five rushing team in the NFL, so they should be licking their chops for this game. I've always faded the Browns in the favorite role, but this feels like a spot they should take care of business. The Texans defense is not good and even without OBJ, the Browns have playmakers and can move the football.
I'll lay the chalk with the Browns at home.