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Browns vs. Texans Odds, Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under - NFL Wild-Card Odds

Moneyline: Cleveland Browns -130, Houston Texans +110
Spread: Browns -2 (-105), Texans +2 (-115)
Total: Over/Under 44.5 Points (-110) 

NFL Wild-Card Round Schedule – Game info - Browns at Texans2023-24 NFL Wild-Card Round Game
Cleveland Browns (11-6) vs. Houston Texans (10-7)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 13
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Venue: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
TV Channel: NBC
Live Stream: fuboTV, NFL+

The 2023-24 NFL playoffs will kick off late Saturday afternoon in Houston, because the hometown Texans clinched a shocking AFC South division title in Week 18. Despite being listed as +850 divisional underdogs at the beginning of the season, Houston has thrived with NFL Rookie of the Year candidate C.J. Stroud at quarterback. Stroud led the Texans to an impressive 10-7 record this season, and Houston won its division for the first time in four years.

On Saturday, the Texans will face the Cleveland Browns, who are making just their third playoff appearance in this century. Head coach Kevin Stefanski’s team has a had a far from ideal season -- losing several key players to injuries and having to start four different quarterbacks over the course of the year. Despite all of this, the Browns managed to rack up 11 wins and claim the AFC’s No. 5 playoff seed. This game promises to be a close one.

Browns at Texans Preview

The Houston Texans really are this year’s NFL surprise package after having been one of football’s very worst teams in 2022. In Week 18 last season, Houston threw away a golden opportunity to gain the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 draft by securing a dramatic victory over the Indianapolis Colts. With their win, the Texans gifted that first pick to the Carolina Panthers instead of keeping it for themselves.

The Panthers used the No. 1 pick to select quarterback Bryce Young, which enabled the Texans to draft C.J. Stroud at No. 2. That choice paid off, and Houston hasn’t looked back since. The rookie out of Ohio State ranked sixth in the league for passer rating during the regular season and led the NFL in passing yards per game with 273.9 despite missing two games due to injury.

Stroud has also benefited from a breakout year by third-year wide receiver Nico Collins, who finished the season just short of 1,300 receiving yards. In addition, running back Devin Singletary turned in a solid offensive performance with more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage this season.

Overall, Houston’s offense is slightly better than the league average, but Saturday’s game presents the Texans with about as tough a test as there is in the National Football League. The Cleveland Browns’ defense – led by one of the league’s very best players in defensive end Myles Garrett -- has given up far fewer yards than any other team in pro football this year.

As previously mentioned, Cleveland has had to put up with a mixed bag at quarterback this year, but the Browns’ offense has consistently been excellent in both the passing and rushing games. The highlight of the year arguably came in Week 6 at home against the San Francisco 49ers, when the Browns held Christian McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle, and Deebo Samuel to just 215 total yards in pulling off a shocking upset.

Garrett is the star of the show, but he is absolutely not a one-man band. The Browns are tied for fifth in the NFL when it comes to turnovers forced. Eleven different Cleveland players had at least one interception during the regular season. That group includes Martin Emerson Jr., who led the team with four picks in just his second pro season.

Meanwhile, Garrett has been nicely complemented on the defensive line by former Green Packers defensive end Za’Darius Smith, who has racked up 5.5 sacks in his ninth NFL season. Overall, Cleveland defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has assembled one of the league’s premier units that has likely given Houston head coach DeMeco Ryans and his staff plenty of sleepless nights this week.

As great as their defense has been, the real feel-good story of this year’s Browns team – and arguably the entire league – has been the unlikely career renaissance of 39-year-old quarterback Joe Flacco. The former Baltimore Ravens star has thrown for an average of more than 300 yards per game over his five starts in Cleveland. He has also outplayed $260 million man Deshaun Watson -- the Browns’ No. 1 QB until he suffered a season-ending injury.

Whether or not Flacco has a future in Cleveland beyond these playoffs remains to be seen, but for now his sights are set squarely on picking up a second career Super Bowl ring. That quest begins on Saturday in the Lone Star State. A win in this game would be Flacco’s eighth career road playoff victory, an NFL record that would break his current tie with Tom Brady. That would be quite an accomplishment for Flacco, who has had an impressive 16-year career in the league.

Flacco, along with several of his Browns teammates, has enjoyed an extra week of rest after sitting out Cleveland’s regular-season finale at Cincinnati. The Browns’ second-stringers fell to the Bengals 31-14 in that otherwise meaningless game in the same weekend the Texans had to grind out a hard-fought 23-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts to clinch their playoff berth. It will be interesting to see if the Cleveland players’ extra week off makes any kind of difference here.

Browns vs. Texans Predictions and Picks

The Browns go into this matchup as three-point favorites, which makes it one of many games that Vegas is struggling to call this week. For Cleveland to be successful in this one, the Browns will be looking to their league-leading rushing defense to make big plays for all four quarters. They will need to find a way to upset impressive Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud in the rookie’s NFL playoff debut.

These teams met on this same NRG Stadium field just three weeks ago, and the Browns came away with a comprehensive 36-22 win. That day saw a ridiculous 265-yard game by star receiver Amari Cooper. An injured Stroud was not available for the Texans in that game, which highlighted what the Browns can do when in full flow. Indeed, Cleveland already had that game wrapped up in the third quarter. Maybe this one will be closer, but I’ll be taking the Browns on Saturday.

The Pick: Cleveland Browns -2 (-110)

Although neither one of these teams is consistent on offense, both absolutely have the capability and firepower to turn it on and put up points. The Browns’ offense is likely to depend on wide receiver Amari Cooper and tight end David Njoku, who combined for more than 2,100 yards, as well as 11 touchdowns, during the regular season. If both players are healthy, then expect Cleveland QB Joe Flacco to keep feeding them early and often.

Considering that the recent meeting of these two teams reached a total of 58 points in December, the current total of 44.5 seems like a reasonable target. Eleven of Cleveland’s 17 games this year have hit the over, and this could be the 12th.

The Pick: Over 44.5 Points (-115)

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Amari Cooper

This might seem obvious, but (assuming he’s healthy) it’s hard to see Cleveland wide receiver Amari Cooper not emerging as a big factor in this one. Texans fans and coaches are still having nightmares about his magnificent showing on Christmas Eve, and while he might not get 265 yards through the air again, don’t be surprised if Browns QB Joe Flacco dials Cooper’s number more than a few times on Saturday.

Cooper can be dangerous in the red zone, but the fact is that he can score touchdowns from just about anywhere on the field. He’s a 60-minute threat in this offense, and he seems a solid pick to put up six points at some point on Saturday.

The Pick: Amari Cooper Touchdown Anytime (+145)

Myles Garett

On the defensive side of the ball for Cleveland, it’s hard to ignore Defensive Player of the Year front-runner Myles Garrett for this game. Garrett, one of the league’s truly elite players who fits perfectly in this exceptional defense, recorded 14 sacks in the regular season.

Having had a week to rest up – along with many of his teammates – Garrett should be raring to go here in what will be only the third playoff game of his seven-year NFL career. In addition, the Texans’ offensive line is far from elite and ranks in the bottom half of the league for sacks allowed. I like Garrett to get a couple of sacks here.

The Pick: Myles Garrett 1+ sack (-186)

Best Same-Game Parlay Picks for Browns vs. Texans Wild Card Round: 2-Leg Parlay Pick (+240)

Spread Bet

Leg 1: Cleveland Browns -1.5 (-115)

Total Points

Leg 2: Over 44.5 Points (-115)

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