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Browns vs Chiefs NFL Betting Odds, Trends and Picks for Week 1

In a rematch of an exciting playoff matchup from last season, the Cleveland Browns will head to Arrowhead to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams have high expectations, and this first matchup’s result could have relevancy in the standings in a few months, so it will be an important game for both teams. Which AFC contender will prevail?

The following Browns vs Chiefs NFL betting preview will give you the current odds, betting trends and picks for the Week 1 matchup.

Browns vs Chiefs Week 1 NFL Betting Preview

NFL Regular Season — Week 1 Game
Cleveland Browns (0-0) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (0-0)
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Time: 4:25 p.m. EST
Venue: Arrowhead Stadium — Kansas City, MO
Coverage: CBS

The Browns enter this season with sky-high expectations. Have we heard this story before? While the failed expectations from the Browns a couple seasons ago were fun to watch from the outside, this team is different. They are built to compete now, and there are few obvious weaknesses to exploit. Offensively, this team is solid when they get to run downhill at their opponents. However, in games like this where they may be playing on their heels a bit and chasing points, we will see what kind of player Baker Mayfield has truly become. Defensively, again, they will be strong when playing with a lead, since they can unleash the dogs up front. If they’re behind in the score, we’ll see.

The Chiefs entire this season looking to get the bad taste out of their mouth. They feel embarrassed about what took place in the Super Bowl. After rebuilding their offensive line, they will look to come out of the gates strong, playing in front of a rowdy Arrowhead crowd that gives them a true home-field advantage. The Chiefs essentially coasted to 14 wins last season. If they maintain their focus and competitiveness this season, we could be witnessing some historic offensive records.

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Browns vs Chiefs Odds & Spread

NFL betting odds for Browns vs Chiefs are taken from FanDuel Sportsbook.

Moneyline: CLE: (+205) | KC: (-255)
Spread: CLE: +5.5 (-110) | KC: -5.5 (-110)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages via oddsFire: CLE: (25%) | KC: (75%)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: CLE: (+1500) | KC: (+500)

Browns vs Chiefs NFL Betting Trends

– Cleveland went 8-10 against the spread (ATS) last season.
– The over went 10-8 for the Browns last season.
– Kansas City went 8-11 ATS last season.
– The over went 9-10 for the Chiefs last season.

Browns vs Chiefs Stats

– Cleveland averaged 26.3 points per game (PPG) last season (No. 13 in the NFL).
– Cleveland surrendered 26.6 PPG last season (T-No. 22 in the NFL).
– Kansas City averaged 28.5 PPG last season (No. 6 in the NFL).
– Kansas City surrendered 22.8 PPG last season (No. 10 in the NFL).

Browns vs Chiefs Prediction

The Browns vs Chiefs NFL betting prediction uses the NumberFire Picks tool.

Browns+5.5: 40.5%
Chiefs –5.5: 59.5%

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