Browns vs. Cardinals Point Spread: NFL Week 15 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Dec 10, 2019

Cardinals, 2019

The Cardinals have lost six straight games and have scored just 24 points in the last two weeks. Can they turn it around against a Browns defence that gave up 451 yards of offense to the Cincinnati Bengals last week?

Cleveland
6-10
AT
December 15, 2019, 4:05 PM ET
State Farm Stadium
Arizona
5-10
Pointspread -3 -105
Moneyline -164
Over / Under o +49.5

64%

Betting Action

36%

Pointspread +3 -115
Moneyline +136
Over / Under u +49.5

64%

Betting Action

36%

Even in a win, the Cleveland Browns can’t get out of their own way. After edging the Cincinnati Bengals last week to earn their fourth win in five games, quarterback Baker Mayfield criticized the training staff’s handling of Odell Beckham Jr.’s injury. At the same time, reports surfaced the star receiver will want out of Cleveland soon and has been making that known around the league. Can they keep it together and win in Arizona as they’re expected to? They’re currently a field goal favorite in Phoenix over a Cardinals team that simply can’t find their way to the win column any longer.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Browns have been up-and-down, but they’re at least 5-3 SU and 4-3-1 ATS when they’ve been favored this season. They’re also 2-0 SU and ATS against teams with a losing record. However, they’ve lost three straight games at Arizona.

As for the Cardinals, they’re just 5-18 ATS in their last 23 games where the total is between 42.5 and 49 points as it is here. However, they’re a healthy 7-4 ATS as a dog this season and 4-0 when playing against a team with a losing record.

Cleveland Browns

The Browns are clearly a mess but this should be one spot where we they earn an easy win. The Browns have issues with turnovers but the Cards have forced the fourth-fewest in the NFL. Cleveland also has issues protecting Mayfield but the Cards are in the middle of the pack when it comes to sacks (33). The Browns passing offense, which has had a lot of rough patches this season, should thrive in this spot. No team gives up more passing yards than Arizona, who allows 294.2 per game. They’ve allowed a league-worst 32 passing touchdowns and allow opposing quarterbacks to post a 113.9 passer rating, also the worst in the NFL. Their run defense isn’t great either as they allow 120.5 yards on per game, which is 26th. They’re going to have all sorts of problems stopping the league’s leading rusher, Nick Chubb, and will probably make the Browns passing game look very good here.

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals had a brief flicker earlier in the year when they won three in a row to improve to 3-3-1. Since then, the team has lost six straight, which has taken the winds of optimism out of the sails. Their offense, which was the one strength of the team earlier in the season, has totaled just 24 points in the last two weeks. Quarterback Kyler Murray has had 194 passing yards or less in three straight games, which simply won’t cut it.

The good news is that the Browns are a mess. The Browns gave up 451 yards of offense to the Cincinnati Bengals last week and handily lost the time of possession battle. They were lucky to win. If that’s how they play at home to the Bengals, the Cardinals could have a shot now that they have the home-field advantage.

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