Browns vs. Texans Picks & Props To Bet Sunday: How We’re Betting This Week 2 NFL Over/Under
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Browns vs. Texans Odds
|Browns Odds||-13.5 (-110)|
|Texans Odds||+13.5 (-110)|
|Moneyline||+500 / -720|
|Time||1 p.m. ET|
|Odds via DraftKings. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.|
Browns vs. Texans Picks
Chris Raybon: This is an under spot for me.
The Browns are down receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (knee), while left tackle Jedrick Wills (ankle) didn’t practice all week.
Unlike last week against the explosive Chiefs, Kevin Stefanski doesn’t need to dial up an aggressive game plan to beat the Tyrod Taylor-led Texans. The Browns ranked 25th in situation-neutral pace in Week 1, according to Football Outsiders. And Lovie Smith’s defense played coverage against Trevor Lawrence last week, blitzing just 11.5% of the time, fifth-lowest.
These two teams played a 10-7 game last season in the wind (though it should have been 17-7 if Nick Chubb doesn’t purposely step out of bounds). I see another low-scoring affair coming despite both teams going over their respective totals in Week 1.
Pick: Under 48 (to 47)
Browns vs. Texans Prop Picks
Donovan Peoples-Jones Over 29.5 Rec Yards (-115) at BetMGM
Sean Koerner: DPJ flopped in Week 1 (1/4/0) despite starting in place for Odell Beckham Jr. I’m projecting DPJ for 39.5 yards if he comes even remotely close to seeing similar playing time this week. Rookie Anthony Schwartz is dealing with a knee injury, meaning DPJ should see similar usage this week, with a much better stat line.
- Bet to: 33.5
Anthony Schwartz Under 2.5 Receptions (-125) at DraftKings
Koerner: Schwartz is dealing with a knee injury that will prevent him from playing at 100%. He erupted for three catches and 69 yards in his NFL debut, but I’m expecting him to cool off here. The rookie speedster is a threat to score from anywhere on the field, so taking the under for his receptions rather than for his receiving yards is the more prudent way to fade him.
- Bet to: -140
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