Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts 10/22/2023 – The NFL is known for producing action-packed and unpredictable matchups, and this Sunday’s clash between the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts should not disappoint. Both teams are eager for victory as this battle rages at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis; both will seek an important win to cement their dominance. The stakes in this head-to-head contest are high. The NFL betting picks this week are updated below with all the details of this important game at a football betting app.
Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts 10/22/2023 Game Info
|When:||Sunday, October 22, 2023|
|Time:||1:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Lucas Oil Stadium|
Kevin Stefanski vs Shane Steichen
Cleveland Browns enter this matchup with renewed purpose, currently sitting at 3-2 and tied for second place in the AFC North. Fresh off an exciting 19-17 win against San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland displayed both determination and prowess as its defense held them to just 215 total yards while their offense amassed 334 yards overall – with Dustin Hopkins, Cleveland’s reliable kicker, slotting a 29-yard field goal with only 1:40 remaining to seal victory and ensure victory for Cleveland.
Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShaun Watson was sidelined due to injury on Sunday; however, PJ Walker proved more than capable as his replacement and managed to secure a victory despite throwing for just 192 yards and two interceptions despite this fact. Jerome Ford led all rushers with 270 yards and contributed one touchdown while Amari Cooper has established himself as their leader receiver with 367 receiving yards and one touchdown reception. Additionally, Cleveland’s defense has been stellar; Grant Delpit led in tackles with 27 and Myles Garrett led them all in quarterback sacks with an impressive 5.5.
On the other side of the field, the Indianapolis Colts stand at 3-3 and share second place with Houston Texans in AFC South, trailing only the Jacksonville Jaguars by one game in terms of total yards accumulated; but just last weekend, they suffered an embarrassing 37-20 defeat at Jacksonville; though they could have easily won by amassing 354 total offense yards against just 233 total for Jacksonville; unfortunately they committed four costly turnovers which proved fatal to their chances.
Gardner Minshew’s Performance
Gardner Minshew of Indianapolis has passed for 882 yards this season with three touchdown passes and three interceptions, leading his team in rushing with 466 rushing yards and four touchdowns from Zack Moss – who leads them defensively with an impressive 77 tackles; quarterback Samson Ebukam leads in quarterback sacks with four.
Cleveland Browns defense has proven itself a formidable one without Deshaun Watson under center, holding opponents to only 15.4 points per game on average in their most recent match against San Francisco 49ers. Now facing Indianapolis Colts who will have backup quarterback under center and all signs point towards them winning on the road for Cleveland.
Recently, the Cleveland Browns gave an astounding performance against previously unbeaten San Francisco 49ers to earn a stunning 19-17 victory despite being an 8.5-point underdog. Notably, backup quarterback PJ Walker began for the team while Deshaun Watson missed another game due to shoulder pain.
On the flip side, Indianapolis Colts faced a challenging road game against Jacksonville Jaguars that resulted in their second straight-up loss and failure to cover the spread this season versus them (37-20). Notably, Over is winning both encounters; when faced against other opponents however they held an impressive 3-1 mark against spread odds.
NFL Latest Odds: CLE – 1.5 ; O/U 39.5
History between these teams adds another element of intrigue to this upcoming encounter. The Browns and Colts have met before, with their last encounter taking place on October 11 2020 when the Browns edged out a 32-23 win as 1-point favorites at Lucas Oil Stadium – ending a three-game losing streak for them in this series – but in their most recent meeting at Lucas Oil Stadium, it was the Colts who emerged victorious with 31-28 win as 1-point underdogs; In both previous meetings the Over has cashed twice; setting the scene for an explosive battle!
Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland’s last 12 games.
Cleveland is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against Indianapolis.
Cleveland is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against Indianapolis.
Browns are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games on the road.
Cleveland are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Indianapolis.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference conference.
Cleveland is 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games played in October.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cleveland’s last 11 games played in week 7.
Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
Indianapolis are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Indianapolis’ last 12 games.
Indianapolis are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games.
Colts are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Indianapolis are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indianapolis’ last 9 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Indianapolis’ last 9 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference North division.
Indianapolis are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in October.
Indianapolis are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games played in week 7.
Cleveland Browns vs Indianapolis Colts Betting Pick
As we anticipate this exciting matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts, anticipation builds. Both teams are poised to put their skills and strategies on display, hoping for victory against one another. Between Cleveland’s formidable defense and Indy’s determined response following recent setback, this matchup should offer plenty of thrills and intense football action for NFL fans to enjoy this Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Don’t miss this unforgettable battle. The NFL betting odds today are leaning towards the Browns to win this exciting game at a legitimate sportsbook.
Score Predictions: Browns 19, Colts 13.