Who wins on Christmas in Week 16? Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021
There are three weeks remaining in the NFL regular season. The season has flown by, but we still have some time to capitalize on betting before the playoffs arise. Week 16 has some tremendous betting opportunities, so let’s start preparing.
Here is your Week 16 betting outlook.
Browns vs. Packers betting preview: Can Cleveland pull off the upset?
Barring any major setbacks with Baker Mayfield’s COVID status, he and his teammates who missed the Raiders game should return against the Packers on Christmas Day. Let’s take a look at the Cleveland Browns vs Green Bay Packers Week 16 matchup, the NFL odds, and make a pick and prediction.
Despite missing what felt like half their roster due to COVID protocols, the Browns lost on a final-second field goal against the Raiders in week 15. Cleveland started third string QB Nick Mullens as both Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum tested positive. Not only that, but head coach Kevin Stefanski was on the COVID list, too, so he had to leave the play-calling and game management to his staff.
The Cleveland Browns nearly beat the Raiders without the majority of their starters in the lineup. They will likely get some players back for the Christmas Day game against the Packers. Yet, this will not be an easy game against Green Bay.
The Browns need a win to stay in the hunt, and the Packers have already clinched a playoff spot. This hunger will favor Cleveland, but the Packers are 11-3 ATS. 85% of bettors like the Packers at -8.5 ATS.
The total of 45 is low, considering these two teams can score points. If Baker Mayfield returns, I really like the over.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.