Only one undefeated team remains in the NFL, and it’s the Cardinals (5-0 SU, 4-1 Ats). The Browns (3-2 SU, 3-2 ATS) will try to avoid their fourth straight loss when they host the unbeaten Cardinals on Thursday night.In Week 5, the Browns lost a little ground, losing to the Chargers in a high-scoring affair, and they begin a three-game homestand at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Arizona Cardinals vs Cleveland Browns Betting Odds & Line Movement
Given the fact that these teams are trending in opposing directions, it’s hard to believe the Browns are favorites. Despite their recent performance, as we all know, home teams are typically given the benefit of the doubt.The total is, understandably, high – the Cardinals are one of the league’s most prolific offenses, while the Browns scored 42 points in Week 5.
Notes On The Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals are for real. In four of their five games, they’ve outscored opponents by a combined score of 140-29, including the 4-1 Rams and 3-2 Titans, and have responded well to one of the most difficult slates in the NFL.
Kyler Murray is still the team’s on-field leader. Although he didn’t gain many yards on the ground last game, he hasn’t thrown a pick in two consecutive games.Murray’s improvement has been defined by the number of interceptions he has avoided. Murray, who threw four INTs in his first three games, has now thrown none.
Despite all of the attention being on Arizona’s offense, the defense has been a pleasant surprise this season. They are among the league’s top defenses in terms of third-down conversion rate (31.58 percent), allowing the fourth-best third down success rate (34.29 percent).
Notes On The Cleveland Browns
It’s clear that Jadeveon Clowney is vital to this team, as Week 5 demonstrated. The Browns surrendered 47 points to the Chargers after allowing just six and seven points to the Bears and Vikings, showing how important his absence was. It’s unclear if he’ll be available for this game.
Having him in the game would be a major help because Kyler Murray can produce the same results as Justin Herbert.
The Cleveland Browns are the only team who have notched a win over the Cincinnati Bengals this season. Both teams are tied at 6-and-5. The best running back tandem in the league is Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, who have combined for 16 touchdowns in six games.
However, after his best performance of the season, Mayfield must ride that confidence as he faces an outstanding Arizona defense.
Can The Notes On The Arizona Cardinals Cover The Pointspread?
Kyler Murray will tear up the Cleveland secondary if Clowney is unavailable for a second time. The Browns just aren’t equipped to deal with Murray, particularly if he gets more time to locate his star receivers.There’s no doubt Chubb and Hunt will be a tough pair to stop, but Arizona’s defense has looked superior to Cleveland’s.
Can The Notes On The Cleveland Browns Giants Cover The Pointspread?
It will take Mayfield’s best effort of the year to earn a win here. This Arizona roster has few exploitable flaws.The Browns will need to concentrate on pressuring Murray and hope that it is more successful than it was against Herbert.