The Cleveland Browns will look for their first win of the 2021 NFL schedule when they host the Houston Texans on Sunday. Cleveland suffered a 33-29 setback against the Kansas City Chiefs last week, while Houston defeated Jacksonville by a final score of 37-21. The Texans have dominated this series over the years, winning five of their last six games against Cleveland.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Caesars Sportsbook lists Cleveland as a 13.5-point favorite in the latest Texans vs. Browns odds, while the over-under for total points is 48. In select markets, Sunday’s matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Texans vs. BrownsDate: Sunday, Sept. 19Time: 1 p.m. ETTV: CBS Streaming: Paramount+Week 2 NFL picks for Browns vs. Texans
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For Browns vs. Texans, the model is predicting the over (48) will hit with ease. The model is predicting both teams to combine for 50 total points, resulting in the over hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations.
The Texans racked up 37 points against the Jaguars in their Week 1 victory, surprising many pundits around the NFL. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor had a strong showing in his first start for Houston, completing 21-of-33 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Mark Ingram also had a big day against the Jaguars, rushing for 85 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries.
The Browns hung 29 points against the Chiefs thanks to their dynamic ground game. Nick Chubb rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns against Kansas City, while Kareem Hunt averaged 5.5 yards per carry and also found the end zone. Chubb had plenty of success against the Texans last season, rushing for 126 yards and a touchdown, which helped Cleveland secure a victory at home.
The model has also taken into account that the total has gone over in six of Cleveland’s last eight games against opponents from the AFC.
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