The Houston Texans (1-9-1) welcome the Cleveland Browns (4-7) over to the NRG Stadium on Sunday for a Week 13 matchup. Exactly three wins lie between the teams ahead of this Week 13 matchup. The Cleveland Browns boast the better record of the two, winning four out of a possible 11 to go third in the AFC North. The Houston Texans follow up in fourth place in the AFC South, with just a single win to their account. There seems to be no end to the misery supporters of the Houston Texans have endured this season. Form is appalling, with six defeats on the bounce now, and they look there for the taking when Cleveland Browns rock up at the NRG Stadium.
Houston Texans VS Cleveland Browns Betting lines
Houston Texans VS Cleveland Browns Betting expert picks
Houston Texans VS Cleveland Browns Moneyline
Backing a home win on the moneyline is a red flag here. The Houston Texans are on a six-match losing streak, and we don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel for them either. Take the Cleveland Browns (-312) instead for the win. The visitors are also on a two-match winning streak in this series, and we’re backing them to continue this trend on Sunday.
Houston Texans VS Cleveland Browns Spread
The Cleveland Browns (-109) open as the 7.0-point road favorites against the Houston Texans, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests they should win by over one field goal at the very least. The last five rounds between the Houston Texans and the Cleveland Browns have been rather one-sided, with an average winning margin of up to 12.2 points.
Backing the Houston Texans to cover the spread looks like a red flag here, even on home soil. They’ve failed to cover the spread in their last three outings ahead of Sunday’s matchup. The hosts are also 4-3 ATS in the past seven games at home and 3-7 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The past five visits to the NRG Stadium have seen the Cleveland Browns end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard each time, with an average losing margin of 12.2 points. The visitors are 3-3 ATS from their six most recent road trips, as well as 5-5 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Houston Texans VS Cleveland Browns Total
The points total in matches between the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns tends to sway to the lower side, as they have averaged 35.45 points in their last 11 meetings.
The average total in the last five encounters between the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns was 38.2 points. As the total for their latest showdown is set at 45.0, taking the Under (-109) might be worth its weight in gold.
The total has gone under in four of the Houston Texans’ last five games. Meanwhile, on the other side of the market, the total only went over in two of the last five home games for the Houston Texans. They are 4-6 against the total across their last ten games, whether home or away.
As for the Cleveland Browns, the average total has been 49.9 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 49.2 points in the last five on the road. Interestedly, the total has gone under in five of the Cleveland Browns’ past nine matchups against teams from the AFC South.
Houston Texans VS Cleveland Browns Betting trends
- Houston Texans have failed to cover the spread in their last three games.
- In four of the Houston Texans’ last five games, the total went under
- Houston Texans won the last five H2H matches against Cleveland Browns when playing at home.
NFL Power Rankings Week 13 2022, Houston Texans VS Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans Form
The Houston Texans are having a tough time at the moment. They lost 30-15 to the Miami Dolphins last week and now enter their latest game at the NRG Stadium on the back of a four-match home losing streak. Their overall record for the last 10 games is 1-9.
Scoring clearly isn’t where the Houston Texans’ A-game lies. The offense has only put 15.8 points on board, which is one of the league’s worst points averages. The art of defending isn’t something the Houston Texans excel in either. By allowing 23.6 points per game, their defense has been below average compared to the rest of the league this year.
Unsurprisingly, the Houston Texans are unlikely to make the NFL postseason as things stand. Few people expected the home side to go far, and given their 1-9-1 regular season record, it seems they had good reason.
Cleveland Browns Form
The Cleveland Browns snapped out of a two-match losing streak last time out by beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-17, leaving their current record from the past ten games at 3-7. They are also 1-4 in the last five on the road.
The Cleveland Browns continue to put up decent numbers in offense, scoring 23.0 points in their last five matches. Considering their season average is 23.9 points, this suggests the offensive unit remains as reliable as ever. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The visitors have given up 24.6 points in the previous five outings, which is more or less on par with the 26.0 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
Reaching the Super Bowl is the ultimate dream for the Cleveland Browns. It’s a big ask though. Not only did the visitors exit in the first round of last season’s playoffs, but they’re only 4-7 this year, and unless things pick up soon, even a postseason berth will be out of their reach.
Houston Texans VS Cleveland Browns H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 31-21 win for the Cleveland Browns at the FirstEnergy Stadium in September 2021. The total has gone under 45.0 points in nine of the last 11 meetings between the Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns.
While the Houston Texans averaged 20.27 points, the Cleveland Browns performed an average of 15.18 points in their 11 most recent head-to-head games.