Browns vs. Chargers 2021 NFL Week 5 Odds, Analysis and Prediction
Week 5 presents us with a clash between the Cleveland Browns and the Los Angeles Chargers. As of this writing, both teams share the same 3-1 record, making the contest more compelling.
That said, NitroBetting sets things off with this Browns vs. Chargers preview. Here, you will find game details such as event information, crucial team and player statistics, and the latest NFL odds. More than that, we help you find the best picks with timely betting trends and our very own expert betting predictions. Check for the latest sports betting odds at our online BTC sportsbook.
Browns vs. Chargers Game Information
- When: Sunday, October 10, 2021, 4:05 PM ET
- Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
- TV: CBS
- Radio: ESPN WKNR 850 AM (Browns) / KYSR 98.7 FM (Chargers)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Cleveland Browns (+2.5) / Los Angeles Chargers (-2.5)
Why Bet on the Cleveland Browns?
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski gears up to hit the road and face the top AFC West team at SoFi Stadium this weekend. After a disappointing start to the season, the team won three straight games and is now in a race with the Bengals and Ravens for the AFC North top spot.
In their most recent outing, the Browns secured a 14-7 road win against the Vikings. In the end, they dominated the total yards 327 to 255 and the rushing yards 184 to 65. Despite having a relatively subtle evening, Baker Mayfield ended his stint with 155 yards on 15-of-33 passing. Nick Chubb led the rushing play with 100 yards on 21 carries, but it was Kareem Hunt who found the end zone after 69 yards on 14 carries. Meanwhile, Rashard Higgins topped the receiving unit with 63 yards on 4 receptions, while Odell Beckham Jr. was right behind him with 27 yards on 2 catches.
Defensively, Malcolm Smith laid hold of 8 tackles (6 solo) while Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah had the second-best record with 7 tackles (5 solo). Andraez Williams had the only interception of the game to go with 6 tackles (4 solo). Additionally, the Browns defense found 2 sacks courtesy of Takkarist McKinley and the other one shared by Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward.
Three players from offense are listed questionable for Sunday’s game, including left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr., center JC Tretter, and right tackle Jack Conklin. On defense, right defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, middle linebacker Malcolm Smith, and left cornerback Denzel Ward are also questionable after suffering injuries from their previous game. Without these key players, we get to witness the Browns’ depth.
Why Bet on the Los Angeles Chargers?
The Chargers will try to find a three-game winning streak this Sunday. In their most recent matchup, they secured a 28-14 home-field win against the Raiders. By the end of the game, the Chargers dominated their opponents by more than 150 total yards and over 100 rushing yards.
Justin Herbert stole the show when the quarterback passed for 222 yards and three touchdowns on 25-of-38 passing. He had Jared Cook as his number one target, finishing with 70 yards and 1 touchdown on 6 receptions. Austin Ekeler and Donald Parham crossed the end zone and scored a touchdown after combining for 45 receiving yards. Furthermore, Austin Ekeler burned rubber for 117 rushing yards and a TD on 15 carries.
Previewing the defense, Michael Davis took the helm and led his team with 5 tackles (4 solo). Derwin James followed him and had 6 tackles (3 solo) and intercepted the ball once to force a turnover. Furthermore, the Chargers’ defense found the quarterback 4 times after Christian Covington, Kyler Fackrell, Jerry Tillery, and Joey Bosa produced 1 sack each.
The team comes in with a notably healthy lineup, having no injury issues on offense. However, the defense takes a hit with Chris Harris Jr. and Derwin James Jr. listed questionable for Sunday’s game. Harris Jr. is suffering from a shoulder injury, while James Jr. missed the team’s last practice due to an injured toe. At length, the Chargers look solid and are coming off two consecutive games where they scored no less than 28 points. That and a consistent lineup will be their ace card against the Browns.
Browns vs. Chargers Betting Trends
- The Browns are 6-4 in their last 10 away games.
- The Browns are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games against the Chargers.
- The totals have gone over in 2 of the Browns’ last 5 games against the Chargers.
- The Chargers are 5-5 in their last 10 home games.
- The Chargers are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone under in 5 of the Chargers’ last 5 home games.
Browns vs. Chargers Expert Betting Predictions
The Browns are a viable option for those who want to add more diversity to their picks. There’s a good chance that they cover the spread and even fight for the win. As long as they find ways to cover for the injuries, we expect the Browns to stay competitive. On the other hand, the Chargers are eager to get another win now that the Broncos and Raiders are breathing down their necks in the AFC West. They have the luxury of playing in front of their home crowd and a fit starting lineup, which they should put to good use against the Browns. At the end of it all, we look forward to an exciting battle at the SoFi Stadium.
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