Best Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans Prop Bets

Best Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans Prop Bets

Tyler Vaysman
1 year ago
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Best Cleveland Browns vs. Houston Texans Prop Bets

The Cleveland Browns are playing host to the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm EST on CBS. The Browns are coming off of a heartbreaking loss to the Chiefs, where they led for the majority of the game, while the Texans are coming off a stomping of the Jaguars as underdogs in Week 1.

While the Browns are 0-1 and the Texans are 1-0, the Browns are the biggest favorite in the NFL in week 2, boasting a 13.5 spread.

Player props can be really fun to bet because they can provide a lot of interesting correlations and edges that don't exist when just betting a side or a total. This is where you should hang around if you want to beat the books week in and week out, as it's widely known to be where the books have the most issues.

Anytime Touchdown Scorers

Nick Chubb is -190 in this game to score a touchdown, and while I think that this is a very steep price, this may be the best spot in the entire NFL this week when it comes to a touchdown prop. Chubb should get a ton of work and is slated to pick up almost 100 yards via his rushing yardage prop.

The Texans' defense has struggled against the run for years, and I expect that to be the case this season, even if they held their own in Week 1. 

Nico Collins at +800 is worth a dart throw to me. Collins is a big-bodied receiver that could very well turn into a red zone target for Tyrod Taylor, and he played over 50% of the snaps in week one. Collins is also a great athlete for his size and someone that could score outside of the red zone as well.

I think that Collins will eventually at least be the clear #2 in this passing game, and I want to bet on his production early in the season until the books catch up.

Passing Props

Tyrod Taylors' passing props just seem way too low this week. While I don't expect him to be super successful throwing the ball, they just won a game by 20+ points, and they still threw the ball 33 times for 292 yards. In this game, where they are expected to be trailing throughout, I love taking the over 33.5 passing attempts and the over 220.5 passing yards for Tyrod.

While this may not feel great, go watch his highlights from last week. Tyrod looked pretty dang good for a journeyman NFL QB, and he was a player that teams used to start over rookies Baker Mayfield and Justin Herbert before injuries took him out of the lineup, and the rookies never let him back in.

Receiving Props

I love the Donovan People-Jones receiving prop in this game with over 2.5 receptions. DPJ was an elite athlete coming into the NFL and someone I will continue to bet on, given his career trajectory.

The fact that he returns punts at his size and was able to earn the WR3 spot in camp with OBJ healthy signifies that last week's target share was more of a situational fluke. He'll have a nice bounce-back game here.

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