Browns vs. Colts Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Cleveland is the slight favorite on the road, as the Browns are getting odds of -1.5 points against the Colts. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 41 points. The Colts have won seven of their last eight meetings with the Browns and these two have hit the under in five of their last six encounters. Sunday’s game takes place from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana and will air live on CBS.
Cleveland is 0-2 on the season due to losses to the Steelers and Ravens. The Browns have hit the under in both games. Cleveland is struggling on offense thus far, averaging just 14 points and 336 yards per game. DeShone Kizer has thrown for 404 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions in his rookie season. He could use more from his run game, as Isaiah Crowell is the leading rusher with just 70 yards on 27 carries. The team has lost Corey Coleman until November due to a broken hand. Seth DeValve is the leading receiver with nine catches for 103 yards. On defense, Cleveland is allowing 22.5 points and 325.5 yards per game. The unit has yet to see Myles Garrett in action as the No. 1 pick is recovering from an ankle injury and will be out for Sunday’s game as well.
The Colts are 0-2 on the season as well with losses to the Cardinals and the Rams. They are 1-1 with the over/under in the losses. Indy has been without Andrew Luck thus far into the season and the offense is struggling, averaging just 11 points and 273 yards per game. Jacoby Brissett took over the starting job last week and he has thrown for 267 yards while completing 55 percent of his passes. Jack Doyle has caught 10 passes for 120 yards while Frank Gore has rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Colts are giving up 31 points and 398 yards per game thus far, including 325 passing yards per game.
While both defenses aren’t great, the offensive struggles stand out much more. Cleveland is going to continue to struggle with a rookie quarterback and not much of a run game. Indianapolis still likely has a limited playbook with Brissett only being with the team for about a month. The Colts have hit the under in six straight home games and in five of their last seven conference games. Cleveland has hit the under in eight of its last 10 overall and in seven of its last eight after a loss.
NFL WEEK 3 PREDICTION: BROWNS/COLTS UNDER 41