Best Prop Bets: New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns

Best Prop Bets: New Orleans Saints vs. Cleveland Browns

Ryan Knuppel
1 year ago
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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara warms up for game against San Francisco 49ers

This Saturday, the Cleveland Browns (6-8) host the New Orleans Saints (5-9) at First Energy Stadium in an interconference matchup. This game will have cruel winter weather conditions and serves as a great setup for the holiday weekend. 

In what is the last home game for the Browns, quarterback Deshaun Watson will be asked to produce in cold weather, something he hasn’t done in his career. Here are some prop bets that should make for an exciting game of betting. 

Alvin Kamara Anytime Touchdown (+145)

This game may not carry much of an air attack due to the weather. Alvin Kamara has been somewhat of a disappointment for the Saints this year as he’s only found the endzone once this year. 

If Kamara is motivated to get a touchdown, he should have plenty of opportunities in a game where he will be asked to run the ball a lot. He also benefits as the check-down option for the Saints in a game where passing downfield probably won't equate to much success. 

Under 32 (-110)

This is a surprisingly low point total jumper for this fame but tells the story of the kind of conditions we’ll see. The Browns have had some issues scoring with Watson at the helm but fans hope they can build on the momentum that was found last week. The Saints are a huge flop under Dennis Allen and as evidenced by the Kamara tidbit I just mentioned, have not been up to par either.

Combine this with the weather that makes it hard for kickers, and you can see why this point total is as low as it is. Running the ball is going to be the focal point, which heavily benefits bettors taking the under here. 

Deshaun Watson Over 30.5 Rush Yards (-117)

We got to see Watson show off his fresh legs against the Ravens when he scrambled and turned it up field for a huge gain right through the middle of the defense. Assuming that wasn’t just a one off thing, it seems that Watson is very comfortable maneuvering outside the pocket and smart enough to take free yards the defense gives him. 

It was also worth noting that Stefanski had set up a lot of plays in what looked like zone read options for Watson, but he has yet to pull the ball and take advantage. I think in a game against the Saints where passing may not yield results, Watson will almost be forced to take yards on his feet and find soft spots for a first down. 

30.5 rushing yards seems like a lot, but when you consider how much of an improviser Watson is and the plays that are schemed for him, it doesn't seem all that unrealistic. The only downside is that he may not be moving as quick as he usually does considering the weather. 

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