New Orleans Saints at Cleveland Browns - 12/24/22 NFL Picks and Prediction
Cleveland Browns (6-8) vs New Orleans Saints (5-9)
Game Info: Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 1:00 pm (FirstEnergy Stadium)
Betting Odds: Cleveland Browns -3 -- Over/Under: 38 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns meet Saturday in week 16 NFL action at FirstEnergy Stadium. The New Orleans Saints have lost 6 of their last 9 games. The Cleveland Browns have split their last 8 games.
The New Orleans Saints have lost 5 straight road games. Andy Dalton is completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 2,403 yards, 17 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Chris Olave and Alvin Kamara have combined for 1,386 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Juwan Johnson has 35 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 111.3 yards per contest, and Kamara leads the way with 641 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 22.5 points and 327.6 yards per game. Demario Davis leads the New Orleans Saints with 89 tackles, Cameron Jordan has 5.5 sacks and Tyrann Mathieu has 2 interceptions.
The Cleveland Browns have won 3 straight home games. Deshaun Watson is completing 60.9 percent of his passes for 568 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones have combined for 1,714 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns, while David Njoku has 51 receptions. The Cleveland Browns ground game is averaging 149 yards per contest, and Nick Chubb leads the way with 1,252 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Cleveland is allowing 23.3 points and 342.4 yards per game. Grant Delpit leads the Cleveland Browns with 88 tackles, Myles Garrett has 13.5 sacks and Denzel Ward has 2 interceptions.
The Saints are 39-19 ATS in their last 58 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Browns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The under is 6-1 in Saints last 7 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Browns last 4 games overall. The Saints are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The New Orleans Saints have watched their season completely fall apart, and now they get to go to freezing Cleveland and play in single digit weather. The Cleveland Browns have the ground game to win in these sorts of conditions, and their defense has improved over the last few weeks. This is a game the Browns should win at home to keep themselves alive in the playoff conversation. I'll lay the field goal.