Browns vs. Giants: Week 15 NFL Betting Preview – December 20, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 15, 2020

The Cleveland Browns (9-4) are  favorites on Sunday, December 20, against the New York Giants (5-8). The contest has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of December 15, 2020, 2:41 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • Cleveland and its opponents have combined to score more than 45.5 in eight games (61.5% of matchups).
  • New York’s games have gone over 45.5 points on two occasions (15.4% of games).
  • This year’s combined scoring average for these two teams (45.1 points per game) is 0.4 fewer than the total for this contest.
  • These two teams yield a combined 50.7 points per game, 5.2 higher than the total for this matchup.
  • The points total average for Browns games this season is 55.1, 9.6 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Games involving the Giants this year have averaged 40.7 points per game, a 4.8-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.
  • The Browns score the 13th-most points in the NFL this season, while the Giants’ offense puts up the 31st-most.
  • Cleveland is the league’s 27th-ranked scoring defense while New York is the ninth-ranked.
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Browns Betting Insights

  • Most of Cleveland’s games this year — eight out of 13 — have gone over the point total (61.5%).
  • Cleveland is just 5-8 against the spread.
  • The Browns are just 1-3 ATS when favored by at least 4.5 points.

Giants Betting Insights

  • Most of New York’s games this year — nine out of 13 — have failed to go over the point total (69.2%).
  • New York has compiled an 8-5 record against the spread this season.
  • The Giants are just 0-1 ATS when an underdog by at least 4.5 points.

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When the Browns Have the Ball

  • The Browns, on average, score 4.4 more points per game this season (26.8) than the Giants allow (22.4).
  • When they meet or exceed their scoring average this season, Cleveland is 7-1 and 4-4 against the spread.
  • When the New York defense allows 22.4 points or fewer this year, the Giants have put together a 5-3 overall record and a 6-2 record against the spread.
  • The Browns hold a 31.3-yard advantage in total yards gained versus total yards allowed compared to the Giants defense this season (374.2 to 342.9). The Browns average 5.9 yards per play while the Giants give up 5.3 per play.
  • In contests where the Cleveland offense totals at least their average yard output this season, they are 3-4 against the spread and 6-1 overall.
  • When the New York defense allows less than their season average for total yards, they are 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 overall.
  • The Giants have allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 101.5 yards per game, compared to the 156.2 yards the Browns offense has averaged on the ground per contest.
  • When Cleveland rushers gain at least a combined 156.2 yards this season, they are 5-0 overall and 2-3 against the spread.
  • When New York limits opposing teams to 101.5 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 4-3 against the spread and 3-4 overall.
  • The Browns have turned the ball over 1.1 times per game this season, while the Giants have averaged 1.5 takeaways per contest.
  • When Cleveland turns the football over 1.1 times or fewer this season, they are 8-2 overall and 4-6 against the spread.
  • New York’s record this season when they force more than 1.5 turnovers: 4-2 ATS, 4-2 overall

When the Giants Have the Ball

  • The Giants put up 18.3 points per game, 10 fewer than the Browns allow per outing (28.3).
  • New York is 5-2 against the spread and 4-3 overall a season ago when the team scores at least 18.3 points.
  • Cleveland has a 4-4 record against the spread and a 7-1 record overall in games when it gives up 26.8 points or less.
  • The Giants average 62.7 fewer yards per game (300.1), than the Browns give up per outing (362.8). On average, the Giants pick up 4.9 yards per play, while the Browns give up 5.6 per play.
  • In games Cleveland keeps its opponents to 362.8 or fewer yards, it has a 3-4 record ATS and a 5-2 record overall.
  • The Giants rush for 116.5 yards per game, just 2.8 more yards per game than the 113.7 the Browns allow per contest.
  • When New York runs for at least 116.5 yards, it compiled a 5-2 ATS record and a 5-2 overall record.
  • This season, Cleveland is 5-4 against the spread and 8-1 overall when holding opponents to no more than 113.7 yards on the ground.
  • This year, the Giants turn the ball over 1.5 times per game, equal to the 1.5 the Browns force on average.
  • New York is 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 overall when it turns the ball over 1.5 or fewer times.
  • This season, Cleveland has a 5-1 record against the spread and a 6-0 record overall when it forces at least 1.5 turnovers.

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Browns Players to Watch

  • Baker Mayfield leads the team with 2,785 passing yards (214.2 yards per game) and has a 62.3% completion percentage this year (233-of-374) while throwing 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 13 games.
  • Nick Chubb has rushed for a team-leading 881 yards on 150 carries (97.9 yards per game) while scoring nine touchdowns in nine games.
  • This year, Kareem Hunt has rushed for 772 yards on 177 carries (59.4 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns. Hunt also makes an impact in the passing game, catching 31 passes for 252 (19.4 ypg) while scoring five touchdowns.
  • Jarvis Landry has reeled in 60 passes to lead the team with 728 yards while scoring two touchdowns. He has been targeted 87 times and averages 56.0 yards per game over 13 outings.
  • Rashard Higgins’ statline this year shows 31 grabs for 468 yards and four touchdowns over the course of 11 games. He puts up 42.5 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 44 times.
  • This season, Marvin Hall has caught 17 passes on 30 targets for 290 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 26.4 receiving yards per game.
  • Myles Garrett has 10.5 sacks to lead the team, and has also racked up nine TFL and 36 tackles over 13 games.
  • B.J. Goodson’s 84 tackles, two TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two interceptions this season.

Giants Players to Watch

  • Daniel Jones has thrown for 2,462 yards while completing 62.6% of his passes (239-of-382), with eight touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 games this year (205.2 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 55 times for 403 yards and one touchdown, averaging 33.6 yards per game.
  • Wayne Gallman has taken 121 attempts for a team-leading 561 rushing yards (46.8 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns in 12 games.
  • This season, Darius Slayton has 42 catches (on 76 targets) to lead the team with 629 yards (48.4 per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Evan Engram’s statline this year shows 50 catches for 526 yards and one touchdown in 13 games. He puts up 40.5 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 88 times.
  • Sterling Shepard has caught 45 passes on 61 targets for 416 yards and one touchdown, averaging 46.2 yards per game in nine contests.
  • Leonard Williams has registered a team-leading 8.5 sacks, while adding 10 TFL and 42 tackles.
  • Blake Martinez has collected 117 tackles, six TFL, two sacks, and one interception this season.

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