Two teams looking to end the season with some positive momentum meet up in the desert Week 15 as the 6-7 Cleveland Browns travel to play the 3-9-1 Arizona Cardinals.
Cleveland enters Week 15 in third place in the AFC North, five games back of division winners Baltimore, and currently sit in the 8th spot in the AFC. The Browns trail Pittsburgh by two games for the final Wild Card spot and will be eliminated from playoff contention with a loss this week.
The Arizona Cardinals occupy the cellar in the NFC West and right there at the bottom of the NFC as a whole. If the season ended today the Cardinals would have the 5th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Below is my best bet for the Cleveland Browns at the Arizona Cardinals. All lines are from William Hill Sportsbook
Cleveland Browns (-2) at Arizona Cardinals: O/U 48 points (-110/-110)
The Cleveland Browns came away with an ugly 27-19 home win over the Cincinnati Bengals last week and now have won four of their last five games. Cleveland trailed midway through the second quarter, but took the lead with six minutes left in the half and never trailed again. During this little run Cleveland has some good wins over the Steelers and Bills, but couldn’t win the biggest game of their season two weeks ago. The Browns are 2-4 on the road this season with wins over Baltimore and the Jets, but notable losses to San Francisco and New England. Cleveland is 5-7-1 against the spread and the under has hit in seven of their 13 games this season.
The Arizona Cardinals losing streak extended to six games with a 23-17 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Arizona never led in the game, but had the ball with two minutes left and a chance to win the game. Since starting the season 3-3-1, Arizona has lost six straight game, but been competitive in four of those. At home, Arizona is 1-5-1 with their lone win coming against Atlanta and a tie against Detroit. Arizona is 7-4-1 against the spread and the over has hit in seven of their 13 games this season.
Series History: The Cardinals have won three straight meetings between these two, but it is the Browns who lead the all-time series 33-14-3.
Pick: I like Cleveland -2 in this one.
YTD NFL Results: 56-44-1