Arizona Cardinals (1-7) vs. Cleveland Browns (4-3)
As the Arizona Cardinals prepare to take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 9 of the NFL, both teams will be looking to make adjustments to turn their season around. The Cardinals, struggling with a 1-7 record, are hungry for a much-needed win, while the Browns, with a slightly more encouraging 4-3, aim to further establish their dominance. For fans and bettors alike, this showdown offers an opportunity to secure those winning NFL picks.
The Cardinals’ offensive strategy revolves largely around their passing game. Wide receiver Marquise Brown, over his 8 games, has accumulated a commendable 416 receiving yards, proving himself to be a reliable target for QB Joshua Dobbs. With 38 receptions out of 69 targets, Brown’s agility has brought about 4 touchdowns this season. The Cardinals have also found some success on the ground with James Conner, who, over 5 games, has carried the ball for 364 yards and boasts an impressive 5.4 yards per carry.
Conversely, the Cleveland Browns have demonstrated proficiency in both their aerial and ground offenses. Wide receiver Amari Cooper, with 389 receiving yards across 6 games, has emerged as a pivotal target for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Additionally, the team’s rushing endeavors, spearheaded by Jerome Ford, have yielded commendable results. In his six outings, Ford has accumulated 344 rushing yards, averaging 4.4 yards per attempt.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns Game Info
|When:||Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Cleveland Browns Stadium|
|Stream:||NFL Game Pass|
Joshua Dobbs QB vs. Deshaun Watson QB
Joshua Dobbs, the Cardinals quarterback, has struggled this season. Through eight games he’s completed 62% of passes for 1,569 passing yards with an 8 touchdown to 5 interceptions ratio proving that Dobbs has experienced difficulty. Furthermore, 17 times being sacked suggests Dobbs frequently finds himself under pressure and thus negatively affecting overall efficiency and passer rating (81.2).
Deshaun Watson of the Browns boasts a similar completion percentage at 61.7% through four games played; 683 passing yards totalling four touchdowns against three interceptions is evidence that Deshaun is finding his feet this season; his 12 sacks provide some cause for alarm as these may indicate potential weaknesses in their offensive line.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland Browns -350, Total Odds: 40
Given the current betting odds, the Browns are clear favorites, with a spread of -7.5. With the Cardinals at +7.5, the bettors have an intriguing choice. Given the Browns’ better overall record and home advantage, it’s understandable why they’re favored. However, considering the Cardinals’ previous success against the Browns, there’s an opportunity for a potential upset.
Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals’ recent performance paints a challenging picture. They’ve gone 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and have seen the total go OVER in 5 of their last 7 games. Their straight-up record further emphasizes their struggles, with a 0-5 in their last five matchups. Interestingly, the Cardinals have historically performed well against the Browns, holding a 4-1 ATS in their last 5 encounters and being 5-0 SU.
Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The Browns, while having a better W-L record, have their own set of challenges. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 7 games against the Cardinals but has remained UNDER in 6 of their last 7 home games. Their specific struggles against the NFC West and in November games are evident in their 1-7 SU and 1-5 ATS records, respectively.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cleveland Browns 11/5/23 Betting Picks
Analyzing both teams and their current form, the Browns have a clear edge. However, considering the Cardinals’ historic advantage against the Browns, betting on an upset might not be too outlandish. Given the Browns’ recent defensive struggles, an over on the 40 total might also be a worthy consideration.
For those looking for the best online betting experience, this game offers a mix of predictability with the Browns’ dominance and the unpredictability of the Cardinals’ knack for overcoming the Browns.
Free Pick and Prediction: Cleveland Browns 24, Arizona Cardinals 17