Cleveland Browns (7-4) vs. Los Angeles Rams (5-6)
Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Rams December 3, 2023 – The Cleveland Browns (7-4) will go on the road to face the Los Angeles Rams (5-6) for a Week 13 NFL showdown. This interconference clash features two teams trending in opposite directions as we approach the final stretch of the regular season. Read on for a full betting preview with odds, analysis, and predictions for one of the NFL Week 13 top prediction.
Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Rams December 3, 2023 Game Info
|Sunday, December 3, 4:25 PM ET
|SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles
|NFL Game Pass
Deshaun Watson QB vs. Matthew Stafford QB
Deshaun Watson has excelled as Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson has displayed both agility and precision during this season with an outstanding 61.4% completion rate while accruing 1115 yards in six games played this year. Watson is known for his strong arm and ability to extend plays outside the pocket, making him a true dual-threat quarterback. With seven touchdowns against four interceptions highlighting his risk-taking nature that can result in significant gains but can also result in turnovers. Watson’s ability to quickly read defenses and make quick decisions has kept the Browns’ offense fluid and unpredictable; yet his 84.3 passer rating leaves room for growth under high-pressure situations.
On the other hand, Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams brings experience and a proven track record, boasting a completion percentage of 59.2% over nine games this season and 2,260 passing yards. Stafford’s style differs significantly from Watson, emphasizing pocket presence and accuracy. His experience can be seen through his poise under pressure and ability to lead complex offensive schemes; however, eight interceptions this season raise doubts about his decision-making under pressure. Stafford’s deep ball accuracy and ability to connect with receivers on key downs will be essential against a Browns defense that has shown holes in their secondary. His passer rating of 80.8 is slightly lower than Watson’s due to higher sack rates and more pressure from defenses.
Ground and Air Assault: Analyzing the Browns’ Offense
Jerome Ford has made an invaluable contribution to Cleveland’s running game, racking up 563 yards over 10 games at an average 4.1 yards per carry and showing his dependability through speedy yet powerful rushing styles that offer both speed and power. Amari Cooper stands out in the air as one of Cleveland’s primary receivers; with 749 receiving yards at 16.6 yards per catch and being an integral component of their passing attack.
Rams’ Rushing and Receiving Threats
Kyren Williams has quickly emerged as an integral member of the Rams’ running attack, amassing 456 yards over six games at an average 4.7 yard per attempt rate and making key plays to accelerate through gaps and accelerate past them. Puka Nacua also stands out, amassing 897 receiving yards across 10 games for an offense which tests opposing defensive backfields through critical catches that gain yards after catch.
NFL Betting Odds: Los Angeles Rams -115, Over/Under: 40.5
The odds slightly favor the Rams, despite their less impressive record. The over/under at 40.5 points suggests a moderately high-scoring game, reflecting both teams’ offensive capabilities and defensive vulnerabilities.
Cleveland Browns Betting Trends
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 6 games.
Cleveland are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Browns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against LA Rams.
Cleveland are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against LA Rams.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 15 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
LA Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Rams’ last 7 games.
LA Rams are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Rams’ last 6 games against Cleveland.
Total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Rams’ last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Rams’ last 12 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference conference.
Cleveland Browns vs. Los Angeles Rams Betting Picks
Given the recent trends and the strengths of both teams, this matchup appears to be closely contested. Cleveland’s offensive versatility, especially with Watson and Ford, makes them a formidable opponent. However, the Rams’ home-field advantage and Stafford’s experience cannot be underestimated. For bettors looking at legal betting sites, the Browns might be an attractive underdog bet, especially considering the over trend in their recent games.
Expect a closely fought contest, with the Browns’ offense making just enough plays to edge out the Rams. Bettors should consider the over for total points and may find value in backing the Browns as slight underdogs.