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NFL Betting Preview: Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans

September 24, 2023


This matchup features a pair of 1-1 teams when the 1-1 Tennessee Titans travel to take on the 1-1 Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon in week 3 of the NFL season. 

Tennessee enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a loss on the road against the New Orleans Saints by a score of 15-16 and a win at home against the Los Angeles Chargers by a score of 27-24 while Cleveland enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a win at home against the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 24-3 while losing on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 22-26. Which team will improve to 2-1 this season with a win in this matchup? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.

The Tennessee Titans enter this game with a record of 1-1 following a 27-24 win in overtime against the Los Angeles Chargers while covering the 2.5-point spread as a home underdog by winning the game outright in week 2 of the NFL season. Tennessee scored 27 points while compiling 341 total yards offensively which included 246 passing yards and 141 rushing yards while allowing 24 points and 342 total yards defensively which included 305 passing yards and 61 rushing yards. 

Ryan Tannehill led the team in passing, completing 20 of 24 attempts for 246 yards and a touchdown while adding 12 yards rushing and a touchdown. Derrick Henry led the team in rushing with 25 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 15 yards. Treylon Burks led the team in receiving, catching three of four targets for 76 yards.

Cleveland enters this game with a record of 1-1 following a 22-26 loss on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers while failing to cover the 2-point spread as a road favorite in week 2 of the NFL season. The Browns scored 22 points while compiling 408 total yards offensively which included 235 passing yards and 198 rushing yards while allowing 26 points and 255 total yards defensively which included 222 passing yards and 55 rushing yards. 

Deshaun Watson led the team in passing, completing 22 of 40 attempts for 235 yards with a touchdown and an interception while adding 22 rushing yards. Jerome Ford led the team in rushing with 16 carries for 106 yards while adding three receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown. Amari Cooper led the team in receiving, catching seven of ten targets for 90 yards.

BookMaker has the Cleveland Browns listed as 3.5-point favorites at home against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon for week 3 of the NFL season. The teams have split the last ten games in the series while Tennessee has won two of the last three matchups, however, the Browns are 6-3-1 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three contests. Tennessee is 2-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS on the road, and 2-0 ATS as an underdog this season while the Cleveland Browns are 1-1 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS at home, and 0-1 ATS as a favorite.

Cleveland is the slightly better team this season, however, Tennessee has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three games. The Titans have also been the better team this season at covering the spread going 2-0 ATS overall while the Browns are 1-1 ATS overall. I look for those trends to continue in this matchup which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the Tennessee Titans +4 on the road against the Cleveland Browns in week 3 of the NFL season on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: Tennessee Titans +4