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NFL Betting Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos

November 26, 2023

This matchup features two of the hottest teams in the NFL when the Cleveland Browns travel to Denver, Colorado to face the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday afternoon in week 12 of the NFL season with the game kicking off at 4:05 PM ET and will air on Fox.

Cleveland enters this game on a three-game winning streak following a 13-10 win at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday which also improved their record of 7-3 on the year and puts them in 2nd place in the AFC North and only a .5 game behind the Baltimore Ravens for 1st place in the division. The success the Browns have had can be attributed to their scoring defense and running game as they enter this game allowing the 6th fewest points per game in the league with an average of 18 points per game while they are averaging the 3rd most rushing yards per game in the NFL with an average of 142.7 rushing yards per game. The success they have had on offense can be attributed to the running back duo of Jerome Ford and Kareem Hunt as they have combined for 827 rushing yards and nine touchdowns this season. The Browns will look to get their 4th win in a row when they travel to face the Denver Broncos.

The Denver Broncos enter this game on the longest win streak currently in the NFL as they enter this game on a four-game winning streak which includes Sunday night’s comeback win against the Minnesota Vikings at home by a score of 21-20. The defense continues to play at a high level during the winning streak as they are only allowing an average of 17 points per game during the streak which has improved the record for the Broncos to 5-5 after starting the season off 1-5. Denver will face another tough opponent this week as they will face a team with a winning record for the 4th week in a row when they host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon.

BookMaker has the Denver Broncos listed as 2.5-point favorites at home against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon in week 12 of the NFL season. Denver has won eight of the last ten while Cleveland has won two of the last three meetings. The Broncos are 6-3-1 ATS in the last ten while the Browns are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The Cleveland Browns are 6-3-1 ATS overall, 1-2-1 ATS on the road, and 2-1-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Denver Broncos are 3-6-1 ATS overall, 2-4 ATS at home, and 1-4-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Both teams enter this game on multiple-game winning streaks with Cleveland having a three-game winning streak and Denver having a four-game winning streak. Cleveland has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games while going 2-1 ATS in those meetings. The Browns are also the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 6-3-1 ATS overall while the Broncos are 3-6-1 ATS overall. I look for those trends to continue which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the points with the Cleveland Browns when they travel to face the Denver Broncos in week 12 of the NFL season. 

Spooky Express Pick: Cleveland Browns +3