Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals: OVER/51
The Browns are coming off a humiliating loss to the Steelers last week, and I do expect Cleveland’s offense to bounce back after only mustering 220 total yards against Pittsburgh. Cleveland loves to run the ball, and the Bengals allow 142.3 rushing yards per game, which is 6th worst in the league. This will set up Baker Mayfield for easy passes, so the Browns will score at will. On the other side, Cleveland’s defense gives up 271.7 passing yards per game, which is 6th worst in the league. Joe Burrow has proven to be a great Quarterback early in his career, and I expect him to excel against a weak Browns defense.
Carolina Panthers +7 vs New Orleans Saints
This is a fairly even match up when it comes to both teams. The Saints and Panthers give up roughly the same amount of yards on defense, and they total about the same amount of yards on offense. New Orleans is without Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, so the Saints will struggle with passing the ball. The Panthers will keep it close and I think they can even pull off the upset.
Mortal Lock of the Week
Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos: OVER/44
This is an insanely low under for a Chiefs game. Kansas City might score 40 points by themselves. Brandon McManus scored all 18 points for the Broncos last week, and while I think he will attempt even more field goals against the Chiefs, Kansas City should find the endzone at least once. This is an easy OVER bet.