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Browns vs Chiefs Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 1

Browns vs Chiefs Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 1

by Joseph MistrettaSeptember 7, 2021

Check out our free Cleveland Browns vs Kansas City Chiefs prediction and betting write-up for the upcoming game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. We will provide you with the best information necessary to prepare you for this matchup scheduled for 4:25 P.M (ET) on Sunday, September 12. 

Browns vs Chiefs Predictions and NFL Odds for Week 2

  • This game will be a dog fight, and more than 7 points won’t separate the teams at the end.
  • Browns’ defense causes at least two turnovers.
  • Clyde Edwards Helaire steps up and rushes for over 80 yards.

Cleveland relies on the running game and defense to win ball games. The Chiefs have a mix of everything but have arguably the best offense in the league. These teams match up well, and this will be a must-watch game. 

Betting Odds for Browns vs Chiefs

  • Spread: Chiefs – 6
  • MoneyLine: Chiefs – 275 Browns + 220
  • Total: 53

All odds are courtesy of DraftKings.

Browns vs Chiefs Prediction: Spread

The Chiefs are one of the main Super Bowl favorites, so it is no surprise that they come in as the expected winner. However, Cleveland is talented and will be seeking revenge after Kansas City eliminated them last postseason. The Chiefs should be able to cover the spread, but the Browns are going to make them earn it.

The pressure is on for Baker Mayfield. The Browns’ greatest offensive strength is their run game, and Kansas City knows that. If Mayfield can step up and produce, that might catch the Chiefs’ defense off-guard.

Browns vs Chiefs Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 1

Once again, the Chiefs should be able to cover this spread, but the game will likely come down to the wire.

  • Free Prediction: Chiefs – 6

Browns vs Chiefs Prediction: Moneyline

The current moneyline is extremely fair. It is not lopsided one way or the other, and it helps to predict how close this game may be. As a rule of thumb, the Chiefs are the team to pick regardless of opponent this season, barring a high-profile injury. 

  • Free Prediction: Chiefs – 275 Browns + 220

Browns vs Chiefs Prediction: Total

Both of these offenses are good. The Chiefs boast an offense that features arguably the three best players at their position in Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill. 

The Browns feature a dynamic running game led by Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Although the Browns strengthened their defense during the offseason, expect these offenses to put on a show. 

We will take the over and even up the total by five points. 

  • Free Prediction: 58

Prop Predictions

The Browns will need the passing game to be effective in this one. Mayfield showed improvement last season, and that should continue during this campaign. 

Kareem Hunt is one of the better receiving backs in the NFL and will be used often in the passing game while Chubb will run in high volume. 

Edwards-Helaire could have a breakout season in Kansas City. With most defenses focused on the high-powered passing attack of the Chiefs, he could see less attention and might post up big numbers. 

  • Free Prediction: Baker Mayfield over 250.5 passing yards
  • Free Prediction: Kareem hunt over 19.5 receiving yards
  • Free Prediction: Clyde Edwards-Helaire over 80.5 rushing yards

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