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    The Cleveland Browns (11-6) and Houston Texans (10-7) clash in the AFC Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs at NRG Stadium on Saturday, January 13, 2024.

    The Browns are totaling 23.3 points per game on offense (10th in NFL), and they rank 13th defensively with 21.3 points allowed per game. With 22.2 points per game on offense, the Texans rank 13th in the NFL. Defensively, 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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    Check out the betting trends and insights below before placing a bet on Saturday’s Cleveland-Houston spread (Cleveland -2.5) or over/under (45 points).

    Game Trends for Browns

    • The Browns have posted a 10-6-1 record against the spread this season.
    • In games this season they were favored by 2.5 points or more, the Browns have a 5-1 record against the spread.
    • Browns games have gone over the point total on 10 of 17 occasions (58.8%).

    Stats & Insights for Browns

    • On the defensive side of the ball, the Browns have been a top-five unit, ranking best by allowing just 270.2 yards per game. They rank 16th on offense (335.9 yards per game).
    • The Browns are totaling 23.3 points per game on offense (10th in NFL), and they rank 13th on the other side of the ball with 21.3 points allowed per game.
    • The Browns sport the 19th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (217.2 passing yards per game), and they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking best with only 164.7 passing yards allowed per game.
    • The Browns are putting up 118.6 rushing yards per game on offense this season (12th in NFL), and they are giving up 105.5 rushing yards per game (11th) on defense.
    • The Browns have struggled on third down, ranking fourth-worst in the NFL (31.6%) this season. However, they rank best on the defensive side of the ball, allowing a 29.1% third-down conversion rate.
    • The Browns own the best defense this season in terms of yards per play (4.9 yards per play allowed), but they rank fifth-worst offensively (5.1 yards per play).
    • The Browns rank 25th in the league with a -9 turnover margin after forcing 28 turnovers (fifth in the NFL) and committing 37 (32nd in the NFL).

    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 are 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.
    • Out of the Texans’ 17 games with a set total, six have hit the over (35.3%).

    Stats & Insights for Texans

    • With 342.4 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, the Texans rank 12th in the NFL in 2023. On defense, they rank 14th, allowing 330.7 total yards per game.
    • From an offensive angle, the Texans are accumulating 22.2 points per contest (13th-ranked). They rank 11th in the NFL defensively (20.8 points surrendered per game).
    • The Texans are posting 245.5 passing yards per game on offense this season (seventh-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 234.1 passing yards per game (23rd-ranked) on defense.
    • The Texans are accumulating 96.9 rushing yards per contest on offense this season (22nd-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 96.6 rushing yards per contest (sixth-ranked) on defense.
    • The Texans’ third-down defense has been leading the charge for the team, as they rank fifth-best in the NFL with a 35.7% third-down conversion rate allowed. In terms of offense, they are generating a 37.9% third-down rate, which ranks 19th.
    • The Texans rank 11th in the NFL with 5.7 yards per play on offense, and they rank 12th with 5.5 yards surrendered per play on the defensive side of the ball.
    • The Texans have produced 24 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over 14 times, resulting in a +10 turnover margin, which ranks fifth-best in the NFL.

    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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