The clash between Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals is going to be one of the most interesting in the NFL 2021 season Wee 6. The hosts want to get back to the winning track, as they suffered a defeat last weekend. The away side is the only undefeated team in the NFL so far in the season, and they look forward to continuing the winning streak.
Cleveland enjoyed a three-match winning run before losing away to the Chargers in the previous round. The home side wants to challenge for the playoff spot, and they search for another home win on Sunday evening. On the other hand, Arizona has been perfect so far, and the visitors still haven’t tasted a defeat. They want to continue in the same fashion and get back home with another victory.
Cleveland Browns – Can they maintain an excellent offensive play?
The Browns go to this match after losing to the Chargers in an exciting game last weekend. They are now at a 3-2 record, and Cleveland sits in second place in the AFC North. Although they were powerful in the offense scoring 42 points, the Browns still couldn’t secure the victory against Los Angeles. Cleveland gave up 26 points in the fourth quarter, and that cost them a defeat. The Browns generated a total of 531 yards in the offense during that match, while Baker Mayfield threw for 305 yards with a pair of scores.
Cleveland’s quarterback has thrown for 1,240 yards this season, with four TDs and two interceptions, while the opponents sacked him 13 times. The leading rusher is Nick Chubb with 523 yards and four scores, while David Njoku is the Browns’ best receiver with 260 yards and a TD. Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah leads the defensive corps with 21 tackles this season, while Myles Garrett sacked the rivals’ quarterback seven times.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Demetric Felton, Odell Beckham Jr., Donovan Peoples-Jones, Rashard Higgins, Austin Hooper, Johnny Stanton, Blake Hance, Joel Bitonio, Michael Dunn, Wyatt Teller, James Hudson III
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Andrew Billings, Jordan Elliott, Tommy Togiai, Joe Jackson, Mack Wilson, Anthony Walker, Sione Takitaki, Troy Hill, Ronnie Harrison Jr., John Johnson III, Elijah Lee
Quarter Back: Baker Mayfield
Kicker: Chase McLaughlin
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Arizona Cardinals – Will their winning streak continue?
The Cardinals made a powerful start to the season, as they celebrated in all five games played so far. Arizona already booked three wins on the road, and they top the NFC West. The visitors have been giving up 19 points per game on average, while their offense is among the best in all categories. They hosted the Niners in the previous round and held them to only ten points and 338 total offensive yards. Kyler Murray led the Cardinals with 239 yards through the air and a score.
He has thrown for 1,512 yards this season with ten TDs, four interceptions, and a 75.2 percentage of successful passes. The rushing corps is led by Chase Edmonds with 270 yards, while James Conner rushed for 201 yards and five TDs. Christian Kirk and DeAndre Hopkins have combined for 595 receiving yards and six scores. On the other hand, Arizona’s best defender is Budda Baker with 36 tackles, while Byron Murphy Jr. had three INTs and Chandler Jones logged five sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): James Conner, Rondale Moore, A.J. Green, Christian Kirk, Darrell Daniels, D.J. Humphries, Justin Pugh, Max Garcia, Josh Jones, Sean Harlow
Expected Line-Up (Defense): J.J. Watt, Rashard Lawrence, Zach Allen, Dennis Gardeck, Zaven Collins, Isaiah Simmons, Markus Golden, Antonio Hamilton, Jalen Thompson, Budda Baker, Robert Alford
Quarter Back: Colt McCoy
Kicker: Matt Prater
Expert Pick #1 – Arizona Cardinals +4 @-115
The Cardinals have covered the number four times so far, and taking them at +4 against the Browns seems to be a good value. They have already celebrated three away victories, and I believe the visitors could beat the spread this time as well. I’ll take the Cardinals as my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 48.5 @-110
Cleveland tops the rushing offense stats, while Arizona is in the top ten of every offensive category. I anticipate an entertaining match in which the crowd should enjoy more than 48.5 points. That’s why I’ll back the Over as my second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – Both to Score Over 20 @-115
Consequently, both teams to score over 20 points bring pretty decent odds. These two sides failed to score more than 20 points just once this season, and I believe they can continue in the same fashion. Therefore, I’ll take this market as my third pick.