Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills November 20 Betting Preview

Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills November 20 Betting Preview

Tyler Vaysman
2 years ago
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Cleveland Browns cornerback Denzel Ward tackles Bills running back Devin Singletary

The Cleveland Browns (3-6) take the trip up to Detroit to take on the Buffalo Bills (6-3) this Sunday for Week 11. After both teams suffered losses in their last game, this game will be a test for both teams. 

The Spread: Bills -7.5

The Buffalo Bills open as the significant favorites, and rightfully so. Many think of the Bills as the team to come out of the AFC this year. 

Despite how talented this Bills team is, this is the first time they have lost back-to-back games this season. Quarterback Josh Allen was dealing with an elbow injury from two weeks prior but was able to play in last week's game against the Vikings. This injury showed in some ways as crucial turnovers by the Bills, including an interception in the red zone, losing them the game.

The Bills could surely use a tuneup game, and this week's matchup against the Browns seems to be it. The Browns are in the bottom ten in the league against both the run and the pass this season.

On the other hand, the Bills are notorious for an impressive air attack and a sneaky good running game. The Browns have not been good on the road this year either, as they haven’t won an away game since week one. Buffalo is 4-4-1 against the spread this season, and with the ML sitting at (-385), taking the Bills -7.5 at (-110) seems relatively safe. This one could get ugly fast. 

Browns Moneyline (+290)

This is not the season Browns fans had hoped for. Watching them get shellacked by the Dolphins probably turned off a lot of Browns fans to this current organization.

The Browns are now desperate for a win to save their playoff chances, as falling to 3-7 would unofficially take them out of the running and perhaps spark a new approach and mindset for the organization.

While this game against the Bills is probably the worst opponent in a time of crisis, there’s just enough talent on this team to pull off an upset. 

Optimistic Browns fans would rely on Nick Chubb to carry the team, but the Bills are stout against the run. Jacoby Brissett has overachieved in every aspect, but he still isn’t able to launch a consistent air attack. The absence of high-level quarterback play makes it hard to match up against Josh Allen. 

With the game now being moved to Detroit, the Browns will really have their hands full trying to slow down an angry Josh Allen inside and in perfect conditions. 

Conversely, a team like the Browns, who have been tackling worse than your local Pop Warner team, have been awful against the run.

The point total for this game is set at 49.5, and I have no doubts the Bills will contribute their part of the total. If you want to root for an underdog in a miracle moment, the Browns ML could deliver a big payout.

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