The Cleveland Browns travel to Minnesota to challenge the Vikings in Week 4 of the season. Currently, the Browns are in a tight race for the top spot of the AFC North. The team is tied with the Bengals and the Ravens, as each has two wins and a loss. If they secure the victory this weekend, it’s a three-game winning streak for the Browns.
Meanwhile, the Vikings return from a win against the Seahawks. It took two games before head coach Mike Zimmer found their groove, and the win gives the team some much-needed confidence before the weekend.
With that, the NitroBetting team arms you with every piece of information you need. We start things off with the event details, team and player statistics, and the latest NFL betting odds. Furthermore, we top things off with timely betting trends and predictions that help you secure the best picks. Check for the latest 2021 NFL odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Browns vs. Vikings Game Information
Watch the best plays from our Week 3 victory over the Bears.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 26, 2021
- When: Sunday, October 3, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- TV: CBS
- Radio: ESPN WKNR 850 AM (Browns) / KFAN FM 100.3 Sports (Vikings)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Cleveland Browns (-1.0) / Minnesota Vikings (+1.0)
Why Bet on the Cleveland Browns?
The Cleveland Browns did well to hold back the Bears to 6 points, 47 total yards, and 46 rushing yards in their most recent game. Baker Mayfield showcased his talent and finished his night with 246 yards on 19-of-31 passing and a touchdown. Odell Beckham Jr. led the receiving end with 77 yards and 5 receptions, closely followed by Kareem Hunt who had 74 yards and 6 receptions.
However, the rushing play made all the difference for the Browns that night. Nick Chubb took the helm and produced 84 rushing yards on 22 carries. Hunt wasn’t far behind with 81 yards on 10 carries and the only rushing touchdown of the team. By the end of the game, the Browns documented 215 total rushing yards.
Defensively, Myles Garrett stole the show when the defensive end recorded 7 tackles (6 solo) and 4.5 sacks. Jadeveon Clowney also had a field day for the Browns when he secured 2 sacks and 3 tackles (2 solo) by the final whistle. In addition, Ronnie Harrison, Malik Jackson, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah combined for 8 tackles and 2 sacks.
Meanwhile, strongside linebacker Sione Takitaki remains out and is replaced by Tony Fields II. Right cornerback Greg Newsome II will be questionable this weekend after recently suffering a calf injury. Jarvis Landry is still out after landing on the injured reserve with a knee problem.
Why Bet on the Minnesota Vikings?
The Vikings are on fire after their first win of the season. In their winning efforts against the Seahawks, Kirk Cousins did an amazing job to throw for 323 yards on 30-of-8 passing on top of 3 touchdowns. He had the services of Justin Jefferson at his disposal, who outclassed everyone else with 118 yards on 9 receptions and a touchdown. Tyler Conklin and Adam Thielen also produced a touchdown each and combined for 120 yards. Moreover, the Vikings produced solid rushing plays with the help of Alexander Mattison who recorded a team-high 112 yards on 26 carries.
Previewing the defense, Eric Kendricks did well to put pressure on the Seahawks’ offense. The middle linebacker recorded 11 tackles (6 solo) and 1 sack. Harrison Smith had 8 tackles (6 solo) and Bashaud Breeland had 6 tackles (5 solo). Everson Griffen is the only other player to record a sack, which includes 3 tackles (1 solo).
This weekend, only running back Dalvin Cook and strongside linebacker Anthony Barr are out of the list.
Running back Dalvin Cook’s status, along with linebacker Anthony Barr’s are worth monitoring this week after both missed Week 3 with injuries.
Browns vs. Vikings Betting Trends
- The Browns are 2-3 in their last 5 away games.
- The Browns are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone under in 3 of the Browns’ last 5 away games.
- The Vikings are 3-2 in their last 5 home games.
- The Vikings are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone over in 2 of the Vikings’ last 5 home games.
Browns vs. Vikings Expert Betting Predictions
It’s going to be interesting to see how the Vikings fare with a Browns team packing plenty of momentum. Although they are the slight underdogs of the game, there’s a very good chance that the Vikings cover the spread while keeping chances of winning at bay. On the other hand, leaving the Browns unattended can spell trouble for the home team. The visitors have the firepower to complete a three-game winning streak, but there’s work to be done along the way. At the end of it all, we get an opportunity to see both teams go all out.
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