Browns vs. Cardinals Total Prediction
The total in Sunday’s matchup between the Browns and Cardinals has climbed from 46.5 to 49 at most sports books. Is that number too high for these two teams to cash the over?
325 Cleveland Browns (-3) at 326 Arizona Cardinals (+3); O/U 49
4:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 15, 2019
State Farm Stadium, Phoenix, AZ
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Browns are receiving 63% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Cleveland Browns Fantasy Spin
Baker Mayfield completed just 11-of-24 passes for 192 scoreless yards and two interceptions in the Browns' 27-19, Week 14 win over the Bengals. He was able to "save" his day a bit with a seven-yard rushing touchdown, Mayfield's third rushing score of the year. It's been a sophomore season to forget for Mayfield. He has just three multi-score passing games with four multi-INT efforts. Mayfield is in a solid on-paper Week 15 spot against the lowly Cardinals, putting Mayfield on the streaming radar in an up-pace matchup.
Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Kyler Murray completed 20-of-30 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns, and three picks in the Cardinals' Week 14 loss to the Steelers. Murray was unsurprisingly under duress for a majority of play, taking five sacks and tossing three picks — including the game-ending turnover to Joe Haden, the illustrious corner's second interception of the afternoon. The Steelers also made a concerted effort to keep Murray from scrambling, wrapping him up every time he took off around the edges. That resulted in a five-yard strike to Charles Clay upright from the pocket and another 34-yard deep ball to David Johnson over the top of Pittsburgh's secondary. Assuming this performance against the vaunted 'Steel Curtain 2.0' didn't tank your fantasy season, Murray's rushing floor can still be depended on since his two yards on the ground were his fewest since Week 6 against the Falcons (and thus an outlier). The Cardinals will continue chasing their fourth win of the season against the Browns in Week 15.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 40-13-3 in the Browns’ last 56 games played in the month of December and is 4-1 in their last five games coming off a win.
The under is 24-11 in the Cardinals’ last 35 home games and is 9-4 in their last 13 games as a home underdog.
The over is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the Cardinals’ last six games when facing an opponent with a losing record. The over is also 7-3 in the Cardinals’ last 10 games coming off a loss and 5-1 in their last six games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 9-4 in the Browns’ last 13 road games versus a team with a losing home record and is 3-1-1 in their last five games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
NFL Week 15 Prediction: Browns/Cardinals OVER 49