Cleveland Browns take a road trip this weekend down to the Deep South to take on the Tennessee Titans. While both teams have been in good form this season winning eight and losing three, the Browns have an appalling recent record on the road. As the race for the play-off places heats up, both franchises will be pushing hard for victory in Nashville on Sunday afternoon. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the key match-ups and stats for you, and give you some ideas as to where to find the best betting value!
Can Henry inspire the Titans?
The Browns are looking good in the AFC North, lying second to the currently unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers. While it would take a lot to catch the Steelers and win the division, the Browns can certainly target a play-off spot. In order to seal a place in the post-season, though, they need to improve their poor away record. In their last 11 games on the road they have lost eight times and won on just three occasions. That kind of record doesn’t inspire much confidence when they are facing a tough Tennessee outfit this Sunday.
The Titans will be looking to Derrick Henry to inspire their own confidence. The running back leads the NFL in rushing yards per game (114.3) and is proving a hard man for defenses to pin down in 2020. The Browns have a running threat of their own on offense, though, in the shape of Nick Chubb, who has rushed for an average of 102.7 yards per game this season. To be a really good team, though, the Browns need to find a passing threat.
Last year, the Titans hammered the Browns 43-13 but it is a different Cleveland team in 2020. The 2020 Browns have a resilient defense for one thing – they have conceded an average of just 17 points per game in their last four games. They are also in the NFL’s top 10 when it comes to stopping the opponents’ rushing game – how Henry matches up against that defense could be key to the result on Sunday.
Our Pick: Titans to win by 1-6 points
We suspect that this game will turn out to be something of titanic battle, if you’ll excuse the pun. While the teams have identical records this season, we expect home advantage to prove crucial in a close game. The Browns have struggled on the road in recent times, and we expect Derrick Henry to produce another strong game and help Tennessee to a narrow victory. 888Sport are offering odds of +400 on the Titans winning by a margin of one to six points and that looks a pretty tempting price to us.
Our pick: Titans to win @ +400 with 888Sport