Browns vs. Lions: Week 11 NFL Betting Preview – November 21, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

The Cleveland Browns (5-5) and the Detroit Lions (0-8-1) take the field in Week 11. The Browns (-13) welcome the Lions (+475 on the moneyline to win) on November 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX. Oddsmakers have installed a total of 42 points for the contest.

Before placing a bet on this game, check out this article where we provide the best available odds and dig into everything you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, injuries, weather, and more.

The betting facts in the following article are based off odds valid as of November 21, 2021 at 12:15 PM ET. See below for a table with the latest odds for this matchup and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

Browns Vs. Lions Betting Odds

Browns Vs. Lions Player Props

Browns Vs. Lions Betting Angles

Browns Vs. Lions Weather

A high temperature of 44 degrees Fahrenheit, with light rain and 15 mph winds, are the expected conditions at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday (as of 12:15 PM on November 21).

Browns Vs. Lions Injury Report

Cleveland Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Chris Hubbard OT Triceps Out
Troy Hill CB Neck Out
Jack Conklin OT Elbow Out
Sheldon Day DT Gameday Inactive Out
Takkarist McKinley DE Groin Out
Kareem Hunt RB Calf Out
Ryan Switzer WR Foot Out
Ifeadi Odenigbo DE Gameday Inactive Out
Montrel Meander LB Torn Achilles Out
Drew Forbes G Knee Out
Stephen Carlson TE Knee Out
Donovan Peoples-Jones WR Groin Out
Nick Harris C Covid-19 Out
Jacob Phillips LB Biceps Out
A.J. Green CB Head Out
Anthony Schwartz WR Concussion Out
Tre Harbison RB Concussion Out

Detroit Injuries

Player Pos. Injury Status
Trey Flowers DE Knee Out
Jared Goff QB Oblique Out
Taylor Decker OT Elbow Probable
Joel Heath DE Acl Out
Romeo Okwara OLB Achilles Out
Jamaal Williams RB Thigh Probable
Frank Ragnow C Toe Out
Tracy Walker III FS Concussion Probable
Tyrell Crosby OL Undisclosed Out
Shaun Dion Hamilton ILB Undisclosed Out
Austin Seibert K Right Hip Out
Trinity Benson WR Knee Out
Matt Nelson OT Ankle Out
Hunter Bryant TE Undisclosed Out
Quintez Cephus WR Collarbone Out
Charlie Taumoepeau TE Undisclosed Out
Logan Stenberg OL Knee Out
Jeff Okudah CB Torn Achilles Out
Jashon Cornell DT Illness Out
Jessie Lemonier DE Gameday Inactive Out
Jermar Jefferson RB Ankle Out
Javon McKinley WR Undisclosed Out
Riley Patterson K Gameday Inactive Out
Ifeatu Melifonwu DB Thigh Questionable

Browns Offense Vs. Lions Defense

Browns Offense Stats (Rank) Lions Defense
23.1 (18) Points/Gm 28.9 (31)
0.37 (15) Points/Play 0.46 (31)
363.8 (11) Yards/Gm 379.8 (28)
227.6 (26) Pass Yards/Gm 257.0 (15)
154.1 (1) Rush Yards/Gm 135.7 (30)
5.9 (8) Yards/Play 6.0 (28)
7.7 (9) Yards/Pass 8.5 (32)
5.3 (1) Yards/Rush 4.4 (18)
37.3% (22) 3rd Down % 42.3% (23)
54.5% (23) Red Zone % 77.8% (32)
9 (5) Turnovers 10 (21)
30 (30) Sacks 14 (29)

Lions Offense Vs. Browns Defense

Lions Offense Stats (Rank) Browns Defense
16.7 (29) Points/Gm 24.1 (20)
0.26 (31) Points/Play 0.39 (22)
319.1 (27) Yards/Gm 323.9 (6)
236.2 (24) Pass Yards/Gm 248.6 (13)
108.2 (20) Rush Yards/Gm 94.7 (5)
4.9 (28) Yards/Play 5.3 (5)
6.3 (29) Yards/Pass 7.5 (21)
4.4 (11) Yards/Rush 3.8 (3)
32.5% (31) 3rd Down % 44.4% (28)
47.8% (30) Red Zone % 69.4% (28)
11 (11) Turnovers 8 (27)
26 (25) Sacks 29 (1)

When The Browns Have The Ball

  • The Lions defense gives up 135.7 yards per game on the ground (30th in the league). The Browns will be looking to exploit that fact with the No. 1 rushing offense (154.1 per game).
  • Cleveland’s passing attack averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt (ninth in the NFL). Detroit allows 8.5 per pass (32nd in the league).
  • The Browns’ offense averages 5.9 yards per play (eighth in the league). The Lions’ defense allows 6.0 (28th).
  • Cleveland averages 5.3 yards per rushing attempt (first in the NFL), and Detroit gives up 4.4 per carry (18th in the league).

When The Lions Have The Ball

  • The Lions have given up 26 sacks (eighth-most in the league), and the Browns’ defense has the most with 29.
  • Detroit averages 4.9 yards per play (28th in the NFL), while Cleveland gives up 5.3 per play (fifth in the league).
  • The Browns allow 323.9 yards per game (sixth-fewest in the league), and the Lions gain 319.1 per game to rank 27th.
  • Detroit’s offense is 11th-ranked in the league in terms of turnovers allowed (11), and is facing the 27th-ranked team in turnovers forced, Cleveland (8).
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Browns Betting Trends And Insights

  • Cleveland has won five games against the spread this season, while failing to cover five times.
  • The Browns have not covered the spread this season (0-1 ATS) when playing as at least 13-point favorites.
  • A total of six out of Cleveland’s 10 games this season have hit the over.
  • Cleveland’s games this season have featured more combined points than this contest’s total of 42 points six times.
  • The Browns have won four of the six games they were favored on the moneyline this season (66.7%).

Lions Betting Trends And Insights

  • Detroit has won six games against the spread this season, while failing to cover four times.
  • The Lions have covered the spread when playing as at least 13-point underdogs in their only opportunity this season.
  • Detroit’s games have gone over the point total three out of 10 times this year.
  • Detroit has played six games this season that have had more than 42 combined points scored.
  • The Lions have been listed as the underdog 10 times this season and have failed to win any of those games.

Browns Players To Watch

  • Baker Mayfield has thrown for 1,990 yards while connecting on 65.4% of his passes (161-for-246), with nine touchdowns and four interceptions (199.0 yards per game).
  • Nick Chubb has churned out a team-best 721 rushing yards (72.1 per game) plus six touchdowns.
  • So far this year D’Ernest Johnson has run for 294 yards (29.4 per game), with two touchdowns.
  • David Njoku has hauled in 22 catches for 352 yards, best on his team, and two touchdowns. He has been targeted 31 times, and averages 35.2 receiving yards per game.
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones has been targeted 23 times and tacked on 330 yards (on 16 catches) plus three touchdowns.
  • Jarvis Landry has caught 23 passes for 219 yards, averaging 36.5 yards per game.
  • Myles Garrett has collected a team-leading 13.0 sacks, while adding 13.0 TFL and 34 tackles.
  • Anthony Walker’s 65 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 1.0 sack mean he’s the team’s leading tackler.
  • John Johnson has a team-high two interceptions and has tacked on 34 tackles and three passes defended 10 this season.

Lions Players To Watch

  • Jared Goff has 2,109 passing yards (234.3 per game) with a 66.1% completion percentage (220-for-333), throwing for eight touchdowns with six interceptions.
  • D’Andre Swift has ran for a team-leading 419 yards on 123 carries (46.6 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns. He also averages 46.7 receiving yards per game, grabbing 50 passes for a team-high 420 yards and two touchdowns.
  • So far this season Jamaal Williams has run for 312 yards on 71 carries (34.7 yards per game), with two touchdowns.
  • T.J. Hockenson has hauled in 48 passes for a team best 448 yards and two touchdowns. He has been targeted 65 times, and averages 49.8 yards per game.
  • Kalif Raymond has caught 30 passes on 46 targets for 363 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 40.3 yards per game.
  • Charles Harris has 4.0 sacks to lead the team, and has also added 4.0 TFL and 33 tackles.
  • This season Alex Anzalone has collected 57 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, and one interception, leading his team in tackles.
  • This season Amani Oruwariye leads the team with three interceptions and has added 36 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and six passes defended.

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