- The Arizona Cardinals are +125 on the moneyline against the Cleveland Browns -145.
- The first-half total is set at 24.5 points with -110 odds on the OVER.
CLEVELAND – The Arizona Cardinals are expected to lose to the Cleveland Browns. The Cardinals are the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL this season.
Betting The Moneyline
Seeing the only undefeated team in the NFL as an underdog on online gambling sites is going to peak a lot of sports bettors' interests. However, before blindly tailing the Arizona Cardinals, they should be aware of the apparent advantages the Cleveland Browns have going into this matchup.
Browns Vs. Cardinals Moneyline Odds
- Arizona Cardinals +125
- Cleveland Browns -145
Cleveland is the top rushing team in the NFL with an average of 187.6 yards per game. Through five weeks, Arizona’s biggest weakness has been their rushing defense that allows the fifth-most yards per game at 139.0. Feeding Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt to a team that struggles to stop the run could make for a long night for the Cardinals’ defense.
Best Game Prop: First Half Total
The total for the first half may be set too low for such high-scoring first-half teams. Arizona averages 17.8 points per game in the first half while Cleveland averages 15.4, both rank inside the top five in the league. However, NFL betting sites have the total set at a seemingly low number.
Cardinals Vs. Browns First Half Total
- OVER 24.5 -110
- UNDER 24.5 -110
Each team has had three of their five games have at least 25 points in the opening half. The Cardinals are averaging 28.8 total first-half points while the Browns are averaging 24.8 total first-half points in their games. This simply seems like a miscalculation by sportsbooks.
Betting On A Close Game
There have been 30 games this season with a spread of 3.0 or fewer points. In those 30 games, they have been decided by 13 or fewer points 22 times. Some sportsbooks, such as Bovada, are offering an opportunity to bet on the exact margin of victory for either team.
Exact Winning Margin
- Cleveland 1-13 +150
- Cleveland 14+ +307
- Arizona 1-13 +209
- Arizona 14+ +578
Getting both teams with plus value on the 1-13 line seems generous given how often the game is decided by less than two scores in these situations. Sports bettors could play both sides and still secure a profit as well.
The game will begin on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. EST and will be broadcast on FOX.