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NFL: Browns vs. Texans Prediction 12/24/2023

The Cleveland Browns (9-5) travel to face off against the Houston Texans (8-6) on Sunday, December 24th. This game will be played at NRG Stadium in NRG Stadium and televised on CBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Kickoff is set for 1:00 ET.

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The Browns Are Coming Off A Win

The Browns clinched a win in their most recent contest against the Bears, finishing with a final score of 20-17. The Browns covered the spread, as they were favored by 2.5 against the Bears.

In their matchup against the Bears, the Browns ran the ball 18 times, with Jerome Ford emerging as the top rusher with 20 yards. In the passing game, Joe Flacco finished with 44 passes, resulting in 374 yards and a passer rating of 77.

When facing the Chicago offense in week 15, Cleveland’s defense was thrown against 40 times, leading to 148 passing yards. On passing plays, the Browns gave up a completion rate of 47.5%, and they gave up a total of 236 yards of offense to the Bears.

Heading into their 14th game of the season, the Browns are 9-5 overall and 2-4 on the road. The Browns are looking to snap a two game road losing streak. In the AFC-North, they are in AFC-North place.

The Browns’ have a scoring margin of +1.4 this season, which has led to an ATS record of 8-5-1. The average over/under line for Cleveland games this season is 38.5 points. Their over/under record stands at 7-6-1, with an average margin against the over/under of +4.2.

Browns Injury Report

  • Dawand Jones – Knee (Out)
  • Michael Woods II – Suspension (Out)
  • Dawson Deaton – Knee (Out)
  • Grant Delpit – Groin (Out)
  • Jacob Phillips – Pectoral (Out)
  • Jedrick Wills Jr. – Knee (Out)
  • Jordan Kunaszyk – Calf (Questionable)
  • Drew Forbes – Illness (Out)
  • Mike Ford – Illness (Questionable)
  • Juan Thornhill – Calf (Questionable)
  • Jakeem Grant Sr. – Knee (Out)
  • Jack Conklin – Knee (Out)
  • Rodney McLeod Jr. – Bicep (Out)
  • Ty Nsekhe – Bicep (Out)
  • Joel Bitonio – Back (Questionable)
  • Ethan Pocic – Stinger (Questionable)
  • Anthony Walker Jr. – Knee (Questionable)
  • Deshaun Watson – Shoulder (Out)
  • Nick Chubb – Knee (Out)
  • Maurice Hurst II – Pectoral (Out)
  • Ogbo Okoronkwo – Pectoral (Questionable)

The Texans Are Coming Off A Win

The Texans came out on top in their last contest against the Titans, winning with a final score of 19-16. Besides their outright victory, the Texans also covered the spread as 3-point underdogs.

Offensively, Case Keenum totaled 229 passing yards with a completion rate of 63%. On the rushing front, the Texans had 32 attempts, gaining 148 yards. The team converted 4 of 15 third-down attempts.

When it came to defense, the Texans recorded seven sacks and one interception vs. the Titans. Additionally, the team’s secondary allowed 138 passing yards, while the rush defense gave up 66 rushing yards.

As we enter week 16, Houston is in 3rd place in the AFC-South with an overall record of 8-6. In the AFC, they are currently in 8th place.

Houston’s scoring margin up to this point is currently at +0.8. The team comes in with an ATS mark of 7-7. So far this season, the Texans hold an over/under record of 5-9. The average over/under betting line in their games has been 42.4 points, and their games have averaged a combined 42.9 points.

Texans Injury Reporthouston texans betting

  • Scott Quessenberry – Knee (Out)
  • M.J. Stewart – Shoulder (Out)
  • Jimmie Ward – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Eric Murray – Knee (Out)
  • Hassan Ridgeway – Achilles (Out)
  • George Fant – Hip (Questionable)
  • Grayland Arnold – Calf (Out)
  • Kendrick Green – Knee (Out)
  • Nico Collins – Calf (Questionable)
  • Blake Cashman – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Tavierre Thomas – Hamstring (Out)
  • Tytus Howard – Knee (Out)
  • Kenyon Green – Shoulder (Out)
  • Teagan Quitoriano – Groin (Out)
  • C.J. Stroud – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Dylan Horton – Personal (Out)
  • Jarrett Patterson – Ankle (Out)
  • Will Anderson Jr. – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Tank Dell – Leg (Out)
  • Troy Hairston – Back (Out)
  • DJ Scaife – Leg (Out)
  • Jared Wayne – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Jesse Matthews – Knee (Out)
  • Kilian Zierer – Ankle (Out)

Browns Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Browns have an average of 22.1 points per game, which positions them 11th in the NFL.

Looking at their passing game, the Browns come in with an average of 206.3 passing yards per game, which is 21st in the league. Presently, 51.5% of their first downs are credited to the passing game.

Per attempt, the Browns are averaging 3.9 yards while carrying the ball an average of 31.1 times per contest. In terms of yardage, they are 10th in the league.

Texans Offense Breakdown

Coming into week 16, the Texans offense is 13th in the league at 21.9 points per contest.

Heading into week 16, Houston ranks 14th in passing attempts and is averaging 7.3 yards per attempt (3). With 253.4 passing yards per game, they hold the 5th spot in the league.

The Texans hold the 22nd position in the NFL with 100.3 rushing yards per game. This average has come on an average of 26.6 rushing attempts (19th).

Browns Team Defense

On the defensive side of the ball, the Browns give up an average of 158.9 passing yards and 102.2 rushing yards per game. Looking at their sack numbers, Cleveland is currently ranked 7th in the league. So far, they are giving up 20.6 points per game and 261.1 yards.

Texans Team Defense

Thus far, the Texans’ defense has given up an average of 332.6 yards per game and 21.1 points per contest (14th). Going into this game, they’ve allowed a completion percentage of 68.6% and have surrendered 14 passing touchdowns. When it comes to run defense, they rank 6th in the NFL.

Browns vs Texans Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Browns offense has averaged 22 points per game while allowing an average of 25. Cleveland posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 3-6-1 ATS.
  • The Texans are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Browns have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-5-1.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Texans struggled vs the spread going just 1-4. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Browns vs Texans Prediction

Houston didn’t look good in the passing game in their most recent game vs. Tennessee. I’m not expecting them to suddenly turn things around, and like Cleveland as 2.5-point underdogs.

If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, the data we have suggests this game finishing below 42.5 points. For this game, my money is on the under.

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