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    The Cleveland Browns (11-6) go on the road in the playoffs against the Houston Texans (10-7) in the AFC Wild Card round on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at NRG Stadium.

    The Browns rank 10th in scoring offense (23.3 points per game) and 13th in scoring defense (21.3 points allowed per game) this year. With 22.2 points per game on offense, the Texans rank 13th in the NFL. On defense, they rank 11th, giving up 20.8 points per game.

    Browns vs. Texans Picks

    Game Info: Browns vs. Texans

    • Game Day: Saturday, January 13, 2024
    • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBC
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: NRG Stadium

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    Here’s a look at some betting trends for Cleveland (-2.5) versus Houston on Saturday. The total is set at 44.5 points for this game.

    Game Trends for Browns

    • The Browns’ ATS record is 10-6-1 this season.
    • The Browns are 5-1 against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Browns games with a set total have hit the over 10 times this season (58.8%).

    Stats & Insights for Browns

    • The Browns have the 16th-ranked offense this season (335.9 yards per game), and they’ve been even more effective on defense, ranking best with just 270.2 yards allowed per game.
    • The Browns are averaging 23.3 points per game on offense, which ranks them 10th in the NFL. On the defensive side of the ball, they rank 13th, surrendering 21.3 points per contest.
    • The Browns rank 19th in passing yards this season (217.2 per game), but they’ve been playing really well on defense, ranking best in the NFL with 164.7 passing yards allowed per game.
    • The Browns are averaging 118.6 rushing yards per game on offense (12th in the NFL), and they rank 11th defensively with 105.5 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • While the Browns rank fourth-worst in the NFL in third-down conversion rate at 31.6%, it’s been a different situation defensively, as they rank best (29.1% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • The Browns sport the best defense this season in terms of yards per play (4.9 yards per play allowed), but they rank fifth-worst on the offensive side of the ball (5.1 yards per play).
    • The Browns have forced 28 total turnovers (fifth in NFL) this season and have turned it over 37 times (32nd in NFL) for a turnover margin of -9, 25th-ranked in the league.

    Best Players for Browns

    • Jerome Ford: 204 CAR / 813 YDS / 47.8 YPG / 4 TD / 44 REC / 319 YDS / 18.8 YPG / 5 TD
    • Kareem Hunt: 135 CAR / 411 YDS / 27.4 YPG / 9 TD / 15 REC / 84 YDS / 5.6 YPG / 0 TD
    • Amari Cooper: 72 REC / 1,250 YDS / 83.3 YPG / 5 TD
    • David Njoku: 81 REC / 882 YDS / 55.1 YPG / 6 TD
    • Elijah Moore: 59 REC / 640 YDS / 40 YPG / 2 TD
    • Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: 98 TKL / 20 TFL / 3.5 SACK / 2 INT / 6 PD

    Game Trends for Texans

    • The Texans have gone 9-7-1 ATS this year.
    • The Texans have a 6-2 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 2.5 points or more.
    • Six of the Texans’ 17 games with a set total have hit the over (35.3%).

    Stats & Insights for Texans

    • The Texans are accumulating 342.4 total yards per game on offense this season (12th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 330.7 total yards per contest (14th-ranked).
    • In terms of points scored the Texans rank 13th in the NFL (22.2 points per game), and they are 11th on the other side of the ball (20.8 points allowed per contest).
    • From an offensive angle, the Texans are generating 245.5 passing yards per contest (seventh-ranked). They rank 23rd in the NFL on defense (234.1 passing yards allowed per game).
    • The Texans are generating 96.9 rushing yards per game on offense this season (22nd-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 96.6 rushing yards per contest (sixth-ranked) on defense.
    • The Texans’ defense has been excelling on third down, allowing a 35.7% third-down conversion percentage (fifth-best). Offensively, they rank 19th in the NFL with a 37.9% third-down rate.
    • From an offensive angle, the Texans are accumulating 5.7 yards per play (11th-ranked). They rank 12th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (5.5 yards allowed per play).
    • The Texans have fared really well in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +10 ranks fifth-best in the NFL, with 24 forced turnovers (16th in league) and 14 turnovers committed (first in league).

    Best Players for Texans

    • C.J. Stroud: 4,108 PASS YDS / 273.9 YPG / 63.9% / 23 TD / 5 INT / 39 CAR / 167 RUSH YDS / 3 TD
    • Devin Singletary: 216 CAR / 898 YDS / 52.8 YPG / 4 TD / 30 REC / 193 YDS / 11.4 YPG / 0 TD
    • Dameon Pierce: 145 CAR / 416 YDS / 29.7 YPG / 2 TD / 13 REC / 101 YDS / 7.2 YPG / 0 TD
    • Nico Collins: 80 REC / 1,297 YDS / 86.5 YPG / 8 TD
    • Dalton Schultz: 59 REC / 635 YDS / 42.3 YPG / 5 TD
    • Noah Brown: 33 REC / 567 YDS / 56.7 YPG / 2 TD
    • Blake Cashman: 104 TKL / 9 TFL / 2 SACK / 1 INT / 5 PD
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