NFL Best Bets: Top Wagers for the Cardinals vs. Browns

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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Oct 12, 2021, 10:44 AM

The Cleveland Browns welcome one of the NFL’s best teams in the Arizona Cardinals this week. It seems strange, but NFL betting lines still have the Browns as slight favorites against the undefeated Cardinals. So, the lack of love getting sent the Cardinals way could be a motivating factor in Week 6.

Both teams are fighting for positions in tough divisions, so this should be an intriguing game to watch. As for NFL best bets, some individual performers might be worth a closer look. So let’s look at the numbers to find the best NFL odds for this Week 6 matchup.

Cardinals vs. Browns

While the Cleveland Browns scoring machine went into high gear, the defense faltered against the Chargers. A big part of Cleveland’s offensive success came on the ground with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Still, Baker Mayfield passed for 305 yards and two touchdowns in a losing cause.

For the Cardinals, Kyler Murray had another solid performance despite only scoring 17 points. Murray was 22 of 31 for 239 yards, with one touchdown, no interceptions, and a 104.1 quarterback rating.

Both DeAndre Hopkins and James Conner provided clutch plays to seal the win. Yet, perhaps the most impressive part of last week’s game for the Cardinals was the defense stepping up with four fourth-down stops, keeping San Francisco out of the end zone.

The most intriguing part of this week’s game for NFL bettors will be the quarterback battle. Both offenses have shown the capacity to score in bunches. So when these two teams square off in Week 6, there are few excellent NFL bets for both sides.

NFL Best Bets for Cardinals vs. Browns

With the over/under set at 50, it might be best to look deeper into other possible outcomes. The number doesn’t seem high for two scoring machines, but both teams have something to prove on defense.

A low-scoring game, in my opinion, favors the Cleveland Browns. Their running back duo will give the Browns a higher time of possession, which will keep Kyler Murray off the field. In that case, I like the under.

Regardless of the point spread, I think the Arizona Cardinals will win this game and go 6-0. I believe that the Cardinals can score at least 21 points, which should be enough to win. Arizona’s defense can put enough pressure on Mayfield to disrupt the flow of the passing game, and Chandler Jones and the Arizona linebackers should be able to contain Cleveland’s running attack.

Looking For Value

This game is crucial for both teams. The Browns have to prove they can beat better teams to go deeper into the playoffs than last year. Their defense needs to show that they can play against an elite quarterback without giving up 30 points.

Meanwhile, The Cardinals enter this game as the underdog even though they’re 5-0. They need to prove that they can win against top teams on the road before bettors start seeing them as an elite team. When looking over the schedule to find NFL best bets, this game stands out.

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