Lions vs. Browns 2021 NFL Week 11 Odds, Preview and Pick
The Lions hit the road this Sunday to face the Browns at Soldier Field. Week 11 brings the visitors another chance to break a winless record. Meanwhile, the Browns try to improve their 5-5 record and secure a top-two finish in the AFC North.
Before anything else, take a look at NitroBetting’s Lions vs. Browns preview below. We lay down everything you need to secure the best picks. Get started with the event’s details, team and player statistics, and the NFL betting odds. From there, we share timely betting trends and our very own expert betting predictions. Check out the latest sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Lions vs. Browns Game Information
The Browns will evaluate Mayfield throughout the week after he suffered a knee contusion.— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 2021
- When: Sunday, November 11, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
- TV: FOX
- Radio: WXYT-FM 97.1 FM (Lions) / WKNR 850 AM (Browns)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Lions (+10) / Browns (-10)
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Why Bet on the Detroit Lions?
It’s been a rough journey for the Lions so far. They are yet to secure their first win of the season and head coach Dan Campbell is under a lot of pressure. They came close to ending an eight-game losing streak when they tied the Steelers 16-16. Unless the team secures eight-straight wins before the postseason, it’s safe to say that they are the first to be ruled out of a playoff appearance.
The Lions have to find a way to improve their output. On offense, several areas need to be improved. The team records 321.1 yards (26th) and 228.9 passing yards (22nd) per game. Meanwhile, the rushing side sees a bit of improvement over the aforementioned. The visitors average 93.1 rushing yards (26th) per game.
Defensively, the Lions allow 378.9 opponent yards (25th) per game. They average 134.5 opponent rushing yards (29th) in nine games. The team does slightly better in opponent passing yards with an average of 244.4 yards (14th) per game.
Two defensive players are on the Lions’ questionable list this weekend: weakside linebacker Trey Flowers and free safety Tracy Walker III.
Why Bet on the Cleveland Browns?
The Browns are also last in their division. However, they have a relatively better overall record than the Lions. The team still stands a chance at a playoff appearance and is neck and neck with the Bengals and the Steelers.
The Browns have an overall record of 380.1 yards (11th) per game. We’ve seen the team perform well and at the same time collapse against more consistent opponents. Moreover, the side records 219.9 yards (25th) in ten games.
But what makes the Browns shine is their ability to execute quality rushing plays. The team tops the league in rushing yards, yards per rush, and rushing touchdowns per game. This is where head coach Kevin Stefanski brings out the best in his squad.
The hosts have more consistent numbers on defense. They limit opponents to 309.7 yards (third) and 224.9 passing yards (ninth) per game. Furthermore, as good as they are on rushing plays, they also defend it very well. The Browns hold opponents to 84.3 rushing yards (third) per game.
It will be difficult for the Browns if Baker Mayfield does not get cleared for the game, though Case Keenum is a decent backup with lots of experience as a starter. The quarterback recently sustained a knee injury which puts him on this weekend’s questionable list. Additionally, wide receiver Anthony Schwarz is part of the questionable player’s list.
Lions vs. Browns Betting Trends
- The Lions are 2-1 in their last three regular-season road games against the Browns (2-1 ATS).
- The Lions are 2-8 in their last ten regular-season road games (5-5 ATS).
- The totals have gone over in two of the Lions’ last three regular-season road games against the Browns.
- The Browns are 6-4 in their last ten regular-season games at the FirstEnergy Stadium (3-7 ATS).
- The Browns limited their opponents to 16 points or less in four of their last five wins.
- The totals have gone under in three of the Browns’ last five regular-season road games.
Lions vs. Browns Expert Betting Predictions
The Browns hold the clear advantage over the two teams in this matchup. With a more consistent record and a better squad on paper, they enter the game as favorites. On top of that, home-field advantage plays a huge role in their search for another home win. Nevertheless, the Lions have decent numbers backing them. Covering the spread should be easier for the team to achieve. Although a win is a long shot for the underdogs, it would be exciting to see if they can keep the deficit close on Sunday.
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