Seahawks vs. Browns Total Prediction
Following a rough outing in Santa Clara on Monday night, the Browns return home to face the Seahawks at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Given the Browns’ issues offensively to start the season, what’s the best play for bettors when it comes to the total?
255 Seattle Seahawks (-1.5) at 256 Cleveland Browns (+1.5); O/U 46
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 13
FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Seahawks are receiving 69% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Seattle Seahawks Fantasy Spin
Russell Wilson completed 17-of-23 passes for 268 yards and four touchdowns in the Seahawks' 30-29, Week 5 win over the Rams. Wilson overcame a night of horrendous play-calling to maintain his ridiculous efficiency. He now has 12 touchdowns on just 156 attempts. His first score, a 13-yarder to Tyler Lockett, was one of the best plays you will ever see on a football field. Running to his left, Wilson used some Patrick Mahomes arm action to deliver one of the tightest-throw touchdowns imaginable. NFL's Next Gen Stats graded it as the "most improbable" completion of the past two seasons. Lockett was "0.2 yards from the sideline and 1.1 yards from the back of the end zone when the pass arrived." If Wilson were ever to be fully unleashed by Pete Carroll, he would rain Mahomes-ian fire down on the league. Even with his limited attempts — under 30 in 3-of-5 games — Wilson is a leading MVP candidate. A Cleveland road trip is on tap for Week 6.
Cleveland Browns Fantasy Spin
Baker Mayfield completed just 8-of-22 passes for 100 scoreless yards and two interceptions in the Browns' Week 5 loss to the 49ers Monday night. He was pulled with the Browns trailing 31-3 with under five minutes left. That's an abysmal 36.4% completion rate and 13.4 passer rating. Mayfield was also sacked four times and fumbled twice, losing one. After looking like they may have turned a corner last week in an impressive road win over the Ravens, the Browns completely bottomed out on national television. Mayfield didn't completed a pass until the final play of the first quarter, and that was after tossing a pick to Richard Sherman and losing his fumble. The Niners' defensive line owned the Browns' offensive front five, as Nick Bosa was wrecking the game. Mayfield continues to look frightened in the pocket behind this awful line and is panicking on every throw. His second pick was a bad drop by Antonio Callaway at the goal line that should have been a touchdown. Cleveland is now on a short week ahead of a home date with the Seahawks. Mayfield isn't a one-QB league fantasy option.
NFL Betting Trends
The over is 6-1 in the Seahawks’ last seven games following a win.
The under has cashed in six of the last seven home games when facing an opponent with a winning road record.
The over has been highly profitable in Seattle games, cashing in five of the Seahawks’ last six road games and hitting in 11 of their last 14 games overall. The over is also 5-1 in their last six games when facing an opponent with a losing record and is a perfect 5-0 in their last five games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Browns’ last four games played in Week 6 and is 3-1-1 in their last five games coming off a loss of more than 14 points.
NFL Week 6 Prediction: Seahawks/Browns OVER 46