Browns-Texans Betting Preview: Can You Trust Houston to Keep Winning?

Dec 02, 2018 12:00 AM EST

Troy Taormina, USA Today Sports. Pictured: DeShaun Watson

Betting odds: Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans

  • Spread: Texans -5.5
  • Over/Under: 47
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: CBS

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Betting market: With eight straight wins in the bag, the Texans’ hot streak is overriding Cleveland’s big road W over the Bengals last week in the eyes of the public.

Houston is getting more than 60% of spread bets. Books opened this line anywhere between -4.5 and -6.5, but mostly -6 was available at the time of writing.

There has not been essentially no professional action to hit the game, yet. — Mark Gallant

Metrics that matter: The Browns are tied with the Chicago Bears for the best turnover differential this season at +14. — Evan Abrams

Did you know? The Texans have won eight consecutive games after starting the season 0-3. Since 2003, the Browns have faced a team on at least a three-game winning 34 times and the results are not good.

In this spot, Cleveland is 3-31 straight up and 11-22-1 against the spread, per our Bet Labs data. That makes the Browns the second-least profitable team in the NFL, just ahead of the Rams. — Evan Abrams