2024 NFL Playoffs: Texans are 2.5-Point Underdogs to Browns

  • The Houston Texans are 2.5-point home underdogs to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday.
  • A 44.5-point total has -110 odds to go over or under in the first game of the 2024 NFL Playoffs.
  • C.J. Stroud has -112 odds to throw over 245.5 passing yards against the Browns.

HOUSTON – The Cleveland Browns are 2.5-point favorites against the Houston Texans in the first game of the 2024 NFL Playoffs. The AFC South Champion Houston Texans have +125 moneyline odds to win as a home underdog.

Cleveland point totals went over in four of five games with Joe Flacco as the starting quarterback. There are -110 odds at USA online sportsbooks for the 44.5-point total to go over on Saturday afternoon.

Cleveland Browns Vs Houston Texans Betting Lines

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Cleveland Browns -2.5 (-110) -145 O44.5 (-110)
Houston Texans +2.5 (-110) +125 U44.5 (-110)

Flacco’s success led to the Browns covering the spread in four of his five starts this season. His 6-0 record in the first round and 5-0 record on Wild Card Weekend also gives value to the Browns -145 moneyline odds.

Cleveland defeated Houston 36-22 on Dec. 24, possibly influencing their position as a road favorite at sportsbooks for the NFL in Houston. However, the Texans will have C.J. Stroud available for this matchup, who missed the Browns game with a concussion.

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C.J. Stroud Passing Yards Projection Vs Browns

Stroud’s impact on the Texans showed with back-to-back wins that clinched the AFC South title after returning from injury. Houston is 6-2 at home with Stroud at quarterback this season.

C.J. Stroud Passing Yards Prop

  • Over 245.5 Passing Yards -112
  • Under 245.5 Passing Yards -117

The betting favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the Year projects to have 245.5 passing yards against the Browns on Saturday. Stroud went over his Texas online sportsbooks passing yards projection in 10 of 15 starts this season.